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Help me wire this crazy-ass layout for surround sound...

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]
posted by twiggy on Jun 26, 2006 - 16 answers

So now that I have all this stuff...

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 - 10 answers

broken bose triport headphones

I broke the plug on my bose triport headphones and i'm trying to fix them myself. I bought wirestrippers and a stereo headphone jack but when I tried to attach the wires I realized I have no idea what im doing. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me replace my music-player!

I need help figuring out which audio amplifier I should buy. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Feedback from my amplifier's phono setting?

When I have my integrated amplifier set on "phono", I get an annoying 60 cycle hum buzzing out my speakers. [more inside]
posted by Ber on Mar 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Good bookshelf stereos that fit onto a 10.5" deep bookshelf?

I'm looking for a compact bookshelf stereo with decent sound. The catch is that our bookshelf is only 10.5" deep. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by russilwvong on Mar 10, 2006 - 15 answers

How do I connect an old record player to my stereo?

Stereoidiot filter: I recently purchased an older turntable and am unable to connect it to my (newer) stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Mar 4, 2006 - 8 answers

take a home made stereo as carry-on?

I tore apart a bookshelf stereo system and put it in a strawberry crate, as seen here. I love it. I would like to take it with me when I move to hawaii. Can I carry it on? It's nothing more than electronics that work. but i'm afraid TSA might just take one look and toss me into the clink. I realize safety is the TSA's priority but I do want to take this if possible. I've carry'd on my record player before. what's the diff?
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople on Feb 4, 2006 - 11 answers

PC connection to stereo

How can I link my PC and stereo system in a wireless fashion? [more inside]
posted by Todd Lokken on Jan 25, 2006 - 25 answers

Stereo to Mono: Keep Both Channels?

So, I'm gonna DJ tonight using my 12" PowerBook as the source. I know the mixer requires mono--the question is how to do it. I don't want to ignore the right stereo channel. But do I use a stereo-mono adapter? Stereo-mono cable? Software? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Jan 18, 2006 - 7 answers

From Computer to Stereo

What's the cheapest "good" solution for getting my music from computer to stereo? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 10, 2006 - 18 answers

airtunes vs. tivoli deathmatch

i just bought a tivoli system (kloss model 2, extra speaker and cd) and have it on the bookshelf but some questions: [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jan 7, 2006 - 10 answers

A-V Receiver volume malfunction

I own a Pioneer Elite VSX-21 A-V receiver whose volume control is kaput... [more inside]
posted by docpops on Jan 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Grounding appliances in a 2-prong apartment?

Grounding my old Marantz stereo amp in a two-prong outlet? (We're talking American 110v.) [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jan 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Surround sound, without breaking the bank?

Recommendations for a decent surround sound + DVD setup between $250-350? [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Jan 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Can anyone help me with a troublesome home theater problem?

I'm having some problems with my AV receiver and I'm hoping someone here can help. I'll post the details inside. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Dec 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Anyone know about portable mic preamps or recording on mp3 players?

Are my recording needs met by a Creative Zen Nano Plus? If not, what device would easily allow fairly good recording from an unamplified single point stereo mic onto my computer (Mac) at low cost? Alternatively, anyone know much about small, cheap, portable microphone preamps? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 4, 2005 - 12 answers

Spectacularly terrible car stereo...

My car stereo is probably as bad as it can possibly be and still produce sound. But…I think you guys can help me. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Nov 18, 2005 - 15 answers

Looking for a car stereo with a good UI.

The factory-installed stereo in my car has stopped playing CDs, and my commute is fairly long, so this is essentially unacceptable. I've looked into getting it repaired, but the whole stereo'll have to be sent away for weeks, and it'll end up costing a bunch. But I've yet to find an add-on in-dash stereo for $200 or less that isn't terribly ugly. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Oct 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Do I need a new sound card?

Crackly sound in my amplifier... [more inside]
posted by tomble on Oct 15, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I install a car stereo?

I am looking for advice on installing car stereos. [more inside]
posted by gaelenh on Sep 27, 2005 - 9 answers

My stereo's not ready to come out of the closet

Building a media closet in an existing home... [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Car CD Player (without car stereo)?

My friend has a VW Gol (not a Golf). She just had her stereo stolen. The wires that hook into the car's speaker system are fine and dandy. Is there a way to attach a portable CD Player to these wires alone (without replacing the stereo system and using a cd-player adaptor etc.)? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Sep 11, 2005 - 7 answers

Best Stereo For Mixtapes?

If you had $200-500 you could use in obtaining an entirely new stereo system, solely for the purpose of making mixtapes, what'd you do with it? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Cheapskate Filter

Can I record LPs onto CDs by hooking up my PC to my stereo? I have a stereo, I have a PC with CD drive. I don't have a CD burner. Being a big fat cheapskate, I'm wondering if there's a way to record my LPs onto CD without buying yet another stereo component.
posted by scratch on Aug 1, 2005 - 12 answers

Why does my stereo screech at certain pitches?

I recently moved my stereo to a new location. After I reassembled it, it started making screeching noises whenever a certain pitch is hit. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jul 25, 2005 - 11 answers

wireless stereo

I'm wondering if there's a relatively easy way to play a live music stream off iTunes (KCRW) on my "real" stereo. I've got an iBook g4 and an Airport. Is there a way to wirelessly send that signal somehow into my stereo, so I can carry my laptop around to different locations but having the iTunes stream function like a regular FM signal on my stereo... any ideas?
posted by dearleader on Jul 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Stereo to mono?

Seeking a freeware MS Windows Media Player plug-in to play stereo mp3s as mono. [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Jul 6, 2005 - 4 answers

I need some help with home audio.

I need some help with home audio. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jul 3, 2005 - 12 answers

How to foil car stereo theives?

Help me secure my car: For the seventh time in two years, I'm buying replacement window glass for my car. For the third time in two years, I'm shopping for a new stereo. For the second time in two years, I'm wondering what in the heck petty thieves want with my car registration and insurance forms. [more inside]
posted by u2604ab on Jun 14, 2005 - 31 answers

Multimedia Jukebox with Web Interface?

Does anyone have any reccomendations for multimedia jukebox software with a web interface? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on May 12, 2005 - 7 answers

Small audio amp?

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 - 4 answers

Fix my Denon CD player?

We have a Denon UD-30 minisystem with CD player and radio. The CD tray will no longer open. Help? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Apr 26, 2005 - 3 answers

home stereo advice

I've always played music through my PC & PC speakers, or through a cheap boombox/stereo. I get decent quality through my PC, but I'd really like to separate it out and get some good speakers for just for music. The problem is, I don't exactly know how to go about this. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Apr 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Bargain Stereo Component solution

I'm moving into a new apartment in a couple of weeks. It's completely wired for sound and has a rack in a closet for components. I know nothing about components, but think it would be great to hook something up. Help? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Mar 3, 2005 - 10 answers

Build my stereo system

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 - 12 answers

Subwoofer Recommendations

stereofilter: I'm interested in replacing my subwoofer. I have some cheap RCA thing that really overemphasizes a single note. I'd like to replace it with something that has better frequency response, preferably a self-powered sub, and I don't want to pay a fortune for 'stereophile' stuff like so many people seem to do.
posted by delmoi on Feb 13, 2005 - 9 answers

How Dangerous Is It to Drive With Earphones?

How dangerous is it to drive with earphones? I drive a noisy, noisy little car with a crappy stereo, and the tempation to just listen to my flash mp3 player with some Koss isolating earbuds is pretty strong, yet I don't want to endanger others or die in a fiery wreck. But at some point, with the car as noisy as it is, what's the difference?
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2005 - 26 answers

Strange Electrical Happening with My Car and Two Car Stereos

Apologies for CarFilter, however: some weeks ago my car stereo began behaving badly before finally dying. [mi] [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie on Jan 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Wireless home theater, possible?

In considering the home entertainment setup for the house I've just purchased, I'm looking for suggestions and advice on going wireless and streaming music from a PC to, well, everywhere. How best to do this? The main PC doing the work can be located anywhere, but I'd sure like some sort of control over what's playing in each of the main locations. Stereo in the living room, maybe some small speakers in the kitchen and upstairs... whatever. Your experience and product recommendations, please.
posted by danwalker on Dec 27, 2004 - 12 answers

RCA vs Coax Cable

Stereo/home theater cable question(s): Can you use a "regular" RCA cable as a "Coaxial digital" interconnect for digital audio from, say, a DVD player to a receiver? The plug seems the same size, but don't know if it carries the same signal. Similar question: can you use a standard AUDIO RCA cable (red or white) to carry a standard VIDEO RCA signal? Or does it have to be the yellow-labeled RCA?
posted by robbie01 on Dec 25, 2004 - 27 answers

iBook sounds terrible on my home stereo.

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 - 13 answers

Opening up the dashboard of a Hyundai Tiburon

Anybody know how to get into the dashboard of my Hyundai Tiburon? I am getting an aux adapter cable to plug into the back of Pioneer head unit, but poking around doesn't show any easy way to get the dash off. It might be there are some screws on the front of the head unit that will release it without taking apart the car. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Dec 20, 2004 - 6 answers

Car Stereo Mysteries

Why is my car stereo cutting off and on? [+] [more inside]
posted by lynda on Dec 16, 2004 - 15 answers

How to set clock on JVC stereo?

I have a JVC FS-6000 micro stereo system that I plug into my reciever to play cds. I'd like to know how to set the clock on it. I lost the manual years ago, but I can turn the clock off, but everytime I play a cd, the clock comes back on, and I have to turn the display off again. I've tried every sort of combination of buttons pressed on both the unit and the remote, but can't seem to get it to work. Anyone know how?
posted by corpse on Dec 11, 2004 - 2 answers

Is there such a thing as a good compact stereo?

Is there such a thing as a good compact stereo? Not a boombox, mind you. Just a small system that will neatly fit into the entertainment center beneath the TV. Something reliable that will play the radio and CDs. It would also be nice if I could route the TV audio through it. I am not an audiophile, and buying individual components scares me. But my budget is also only $200-$300ish. Any hope for me?
posted by piskycritter on Nov 21, 2004 - 15 answers

How can I make my stereo quieter?

How can I make my stereo quieter? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Nov 15, 2004 - 14 answers

Clever uses for a receiver

What to do with a Receiver? Someone in my building left a decent Pioneer receiver near the dumpster, obviously hoping that someone would put it to good use. I believe I might be that person, but am not sure what to do with it. I've already got a reliable radio that I enjoy listening to, my record player has it's own pre-amp, and I don't feel a need to add surround sound to the TV (in part because it would mean buying a mess of speakers). But I'm betting someone out there in MeFi land has a clever and novel idea for how it might be employed. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 5, 2004 - 11 answers

iPod with Hearing Aid

My father is thinking about buying an iPod. One problem though is that he has a hearing aid in one ear (90% hearing loss in one ear due to a childhood ear infection), and he'd like in-ear 'phones, like those that come with the ipod, with independent volume control - so he can turn one ear off, and shunt the stereo > mono when he has the hearing aid in, and turn one way up when he has the hearing aid out. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Oct 20, 2004 - 7 answers

Hooking up a hard drive

Is there any way/device to hook up an external harddrive full of my mp3'ed cd's and tapes to my stereo? I am not thinking of going the ipod way.
posted by FidelDonson on Oct 2, 2004 - 3 answers

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