I have an overabundance of stereo/home theater equipment and I need to simplify. Is it possible to hook a second pair of stereo speakers up to an existing 5.1 system in some way? The receiver does NOT have a second zone. [more inside]
In past questions (1, 2), I've described my stereo setup and my desire to build a stereo tube amp. I have no worries about actually building the kit amp, but I'm not sure what I'd do with all my speakers. In thinking about this, I realized I don't know much about my stereo in the first place. Can you help me understand what it actually means to have a stereo amp? [more inside]
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for decent audiophile speakers (for music) that can be mounted on a wall. [more inside]
Speaker and turntable both on the fritz. [more inside]
I'm looking to assemble a home stereo for dirt cheap. What do I need to know and how can I get the most ♪ for the least $? [more inside]
What wiring should I run to facilitate building a decent home theatre setup? [more inside]
I have a pair of vintage Bose 501 speakers that have worked great for the past five years. They are connected to a vintage Yamaha CR-820 receiver. A while ago, my favorite toddler pushed all the buttons on the receiver and the speakers stopped working. She came over again, pushed a bunch of buttons and it started working again. Next time: bunch of pushes, stopped. Now no button pushing seems to matter... is it broken? [more inside]
I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
What's the best set-up to listen to music at home? [more inside]
What speaker set up is best for 120 gbs of mp3s and a two room apartment? [more inside]
Stereo advice needed. [more inside]
Should I not be using my television as a DAC for my home stereo? [more inside]
Do I need to buy speakers? What the hell is an HU? Can someone hold my hand while I try to get the speakers fixed in this pontiac vibe? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a pair of bookshelf or floor stereo speakers that will work well with a 125W amp for $200 or less. [more inside]
Why does my stereo shut itself off at higher volumes? [more inside]
Based on their good reviews and cheap price, I bought a pair of JBL Control 1 Pros for my DJ setup at home without realizing they were passive speakers. Any recommendations for a cheap amplifier? I just need some basic reference monitors for my turntables/mixer so I'm a little out of my depth when it comes to wading though reviews on audiophile websites.
Please help me figure out the best stereo equipment setup to hook up to in-ceiling speakers. [more inside]
[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
I'm on a budget and want to upgrade my audio system. What receiver/speakers I should purchase to get the most for my money? [more inside]
Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio? I need some kind of speaker to hook up to my laptop-used-as-a-desktop, but having three or even two separate components is cumbersome. I also don't think I really need an expensive, fancy system. [more inside]
My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
How to place a good speaker in a corner? After investing in some decent audio gear, I find that I cannot avoid placing the left speaker in a corner due to space constraints. As expected, this emphasizes low the frequencies on that side and makes the sound stage a bit wonky. Short of moving the speaker, is there any way to mitigate this somewhat?
Where can I find the correct speaker for my Panasonic CD Stereo System, model number SC-AK600? It still works quite well except for the left surround speaker. I need to find a replacement speaker. Any websites out there that sell these?
I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
stupid question: why are there left and right stereo speakers? [more inside]
Bi-amping two cheap Sonic Impact T-amps — is it worth it? [more inside]
I just bought a "Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System," thanks to recs from another post on mefi. I'm wondering if I can buy a cable that will connect the system to my computer AND my stereo--some kind of splitter? I'm pretty clueless about this stuff, so the more detail the better. Thanks.
Got great new speakers for my stereo. Now comes the hard part: I need to find a particular kind of stand, and my satellite radio sounds funny. Suggestions? [more inside]
automatic audio switch: Does it exist? (Two computers, One pair of speakers). (an automatic switch, not a manual one) [more inside]
I'm putting together a basic home theatre system but I know nothing about speakers. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Stereo speaker cable length AND connection questions... [more inside]
How do I install these speakers on the front doors of my 1999 Honda Accord? Should I even try to do it myself? [more inside]
Help me replace my big ugly speakers with smaller, out-of-the-way ones. [more inside]
Will two different pairs of speakers work and play well with my new Onkyo receiver? [more inside]
Surround Sound 2.0 setup: What do I do w/ my new amp and old speakers? [more inside]
Looking for advice on stereo speakers (and an amp setup). [more inside]
Help me inexpensively and at least somewhat discreetly wire my place for surround. The problem: Really challenging room layout and a tight budget. [more inside]
Speaker/ReceiverFilter: I have a recently acquired NAD 7240PE receiver, and a pair of older but fairly decent (I think) floorstanding speakers. The input source is clean (its a CD player that has its own headphones jack, and that's clean), but I'm running into a problem with the speakers + receiver. [more inside]
I need some help with home audio. [more inside]
I have a small Soundworks subwoofer with satellite speakers I want to use with my Mac. I need a small, no frills amp just to, well, amplify. Is there such a beast at a reasonable price?
1. I want to buy/install small satellite speakers for my TV and to play music through my computer (AirPort Express). Do I need an amplifier or a receiver? Can someone guide me through this? Please help! [more inside]
When I plug my iBook into my home stereo, it sounds horrible. Way bass-y and mumbly. I can tweak it - setting the iBook volume way low and messing with bass and treble on the stereo - so it's passable, but I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong. (I plug it from the headphones jack into the Phono input.)
Portable amplification for an mp3 player? (More inside). [more inside]
Do you have any advice on purchasing speakers for a home theater / stereo setup in an apartment building with relatively thin walls? [More inside....] [more inside]
Looking for good, small, inexpensive speakers... [more inside]
I have an old Pair of Zenith Allegro speakers (50-watt, 8-ohm) with pre-attached cables and RCA-style plugs (male) for connecting to the stereo. I'd like to use them with a more modern receiver (50-watt max, 8-ohm) that accepts straight wire from the stereo; should I just lop off the ends and wire them in, or is there a better method? Also, can I use them with a >50-watt stereo if I keep the volume down, or is that just bad?