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]
posted by devilsbrigade
on May 23, 2006 -
My PC is in the living room. I want to be able to listen to iTunes in the kitchen and the bedroom. I have a linksys router, if that helps. What sort of setup works best for this? Wireless speakers? Which ones. I mostly listen to talk radio and audio books, so I don't need amazing sound. I would love a relatively cheap (under $200) solution.
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 15, 2006 -
What's the best combination of soundcard, speaker bundle and/or receiver I can get to work with a standard PC running MediaPortal
that I'm using as a HTPC? [more inside]
posted by mmcg
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Millionaire Mind Intensive? What are your thoughts/opinions on this "$1300" seminar by T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind? [more inside]
posted by jeffmik
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Calling all DIY speaker enthusiasts! I'm packing off to college next year and my anticipated roomate and I are both interested in building a sound system of sorts. We are both somewhat experienced with audio systems (theatre sound techs) but have never tackled any sort of speaker construction project. More inside... [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Jan 16, 2006 -
hifi-lter: I want to add an extra pair of speakers to my Panasonic (sa-pm25) hi-fi. But each of the existing speakers have 4 wires (2x 2pairs). [more inside]
posted by blacksky
on Jan 16, 2006 -
For all ye audiophiles:
I have Digi 001 with ASIO sound drivers installed on WinXP, how can I control the volume? [more inside]
posted by Edible Energy
on Dec 6, 2005 -
some speakers, ive noticed, "chirp" when around cell phones. Car speakers, my old clock radio, and some large speakers in a lecture hall at my school all audibly click and buzz right before a cell phone begins to ring. Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon, and why would a speaker and cell phone signal interfere?
posted by Kifer85
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I'm curious about all the hype surrounding the Sonic Impact Class T integrated amp
, and would like to use this curiosity as an excuse to finally set-up a small bedroom stereo system. The TNT Audio review (linked above) suggests >90 dB speakers - any suggestions on speakers to pair with this amp? I want to keep the price down, but I'm willing to pay enough so I can enjoy the sound. [more inside]
posted by istewart
on Oct 3, 2005 -
My laptop speakers are terrible. Can I replace them? It's an Acer TravelMate 4400.
posted by punishinglemur
on Sep 24, 2005 -
Anyone have an iBoom
? If so, how does it sound? If not, what speakers do you use with your iPod?
posted by tetsuo
on Sep 9, 2005 -
I'm thinking about moving to a more minimalist home theater -- in-wall speakers, all components in a nearby closet, nothing in the room except the TV attached to a wall. I'm not finding much in the way of resources for doing this in existing construction. Anyone ever try something like this? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 17, 2005 -
A small round plastic planter has "burned" a white round stain into the rosewood cabinet of my audiophile tower speakers. How did this happen and what can I do? These are one-of-a-kind speakers (no longer produced and very expensive).
posted by omidius
on Aug 1, 2005 -
Sound output of notebook computer (Powerbook) too low to drive Bose Wave Radio input; inexpensive solution? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Jul 26, 2005 -
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?
posted by cccorlew
on May 8, 2005 -
HomeTheaterFilter: My friend currently owns a Rotel surround receiver
and DVD player
and six B&W 600 series
speakers. He wants to upgrade speakers, and has budgeted $8,000-10,000 to do so. Should he, or is there another part of the system that needs upgrading more urgently?
And if speakers are the way to go - keeping in mind that high-end home theater can be highly subjective - what should he get?
posted by joshuaconner
on Apr 11, 2005 -
I have a 1984 Toyota Tercel, and would like to install some new rear speakers in it. I don't want anything fancy, and don't need advice on what actual speakers to get. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Speakers. I have a new set of computer speaker. I'm really happy with them, except they make a loud popping noise anytime I or any of my neighbors turn off a light. (I live in an apartment building.) So I have two questions: Is this harmful to the speakers? Is there anything I can do to eliminate those noises?
posted by epimorph
on Mar 31, 2005 -
How in the world can I keep Windows XP from automatically muting the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [more inside]
posted by Stunt
on Mar 16, 2005 -
What's up with the noise in speakers when a Blackberry or GSM/GPRS cell phone is nearby? [more inside]
posted by sublivious
on Feb 28, 2005 -
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]
posted by scazza
on Feb 26, 2005 -
My laptop can't produce sound clearly, but last night it could. I know next to nothing about computers. What's with this?
posted by saysthis
on Feb 10, 2005 -
Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker
on Feb 4, 2005 -
I want to buy some speakers for an Ipod. Altec Lansing and Bose have both made speaker sets that use the docking port, so that's kind of cool, but are the speakers worth it? The Bose ones in particular are $300, which seems really high. Anyone have any experience with these? Or is it just better to buy some regular powered speakers and plug them into the earphone jack?
posted by jasper411
on Jan 4, 2005 -
We are looking to buy a set of 5.1 speakers for this receiver
, but we're pretty clueless. Can we get something decent for around $200?
posted by muckster
on Dec 27, 2004 -
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.)
posted by booth
on Dec 21, 2004 -
My girlfriend recently got a new car (Hyundai Elantra) and I would like to get her something so she listen to her Ipod through her speaker system. Tried the iTrip, but the range is to small for the car (antenna in the rear), and the sound quality leaves something to be desired. What are some other more moderately priced solutions to this problem? [more inside]
posted by mhaw
on Dec 18, 2004 -
I recently acquired some Altec Lansing powered speakers that are loud enough that I don't have to keep my MP3 player and Windows volume settings at maximum in order to be able to hear anything. So what should I set them to? Should I mainly rely on the external speaker volume knob?
posted by grouse
on Nov 25, 2004 -
I don't believe in headphones. Does anyone make an mp3 player with speakers built in, like a small boombox perhaps? Seems like an obvious market (even people who DO use headphones sometimes want to share their music with others in the room), but I have yet to see one.
posted by rushmc
on Nov 22, 2004 -
I've inherited some Polk Audio speakers - old ones from the 80s, and I need to get an amp to drive them. I don't know much about stereos. I think they are Monitor 7 series speakers
, based on the model number inscribed on them. I'm taking them to Burning Man, so the amp should be cheap, but capable of making the music loud. I don't want to spend lots on a high-end amp. Just something that will work. What does "Recommended Amplifier Power 20-150 w/channel" mean?
posted by scarabic
on Aug 5, 2004 -
When I got home from work yesterday, my computer speakers were making an incredibly
horrible noise. When I unplugged them, the transformer was hot to the touch. There were storms in the area yesterday, although the surge protector plugged into the same outlet wasn't tripped and nothing else in the house seems to have been damaged. (The speakers were plugged directly into the wall, not the surge protector, because I had run out of room.)
So my question: would it be dangerous to plug them back in tonight and see if they're a lost cause? Should I just buy some new speakers and be done with it? (The speakers were expensive, but about 6 years old.)
posted by JoanArkham
on Jun 23, 2004 -
One of my beloved Paradigm 7se stereo speakers (circa 1985) has gone south. Woofer and tweeter are distorting, leading me to think it's a crossover issue. Should I get it fixed or start looking for new? Any suggestions for a good speaker under 400.00 per pair?
posted by davebush
on Jun 21, 2004 -
Early this morning I was woken up to my computer speakers making a very loud, awful static noise. I got out of bed, shut them off, turned on the monitor, found that my computer was restarting itself, and went back to bed. This afternoon when I got home from work I turned the speakers back on and they were still making the static noise AND I discovered that my second hard drive was no longer being recognized. So I restarted the computer and now everything is fine -- what's going on here? (Windows XP Home) [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Jun 21, 2004 -
anyone made their own speaker mounts for walls? i can't find any to buy here and am considering what i can make myself (i don't own a welder, but could buy one and have done welding in the past - i also have assorted woodworking/handyman tools). i'm assuming that a fairly rigid mount is important for sound quality, would like it to look good, probably be adjustable for toe-in, and the speakers are fairly large/heavy (b&w 602s2). advice, please. [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke
on May 12, 2004 -
Speakers! - Any opinions about a good quality speaker system - unobtrusive satellite speakers combined with a subwoofer - in the $100-$300 price range?
posted by troutfishing
on May 2, 2004 -
I want to buy these speakers
, but it seems they are only available from Japan
, and other far-eastern countries
. Does anyone know of anywhere I can buy some that will ship to the UK (Amazon JP don't), and have a site in English? (Or be easily decipherable by a stupid Brit?) Alternatively, can anyone recommend any 2.0 or 2.1 speakers available to the UK that have optical digital input? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi
on Apr 22, 2004 -
Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way
to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 8, 2004 -
Suggestions for decent-sounding but relatively inexpensive computer speakers?
posted by biscotti
on Feb 5, 2004 -