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Pictures Covering Home Theater Speakers [closed]

So I have some in wall speakers that I've installed. I would like to put pictures in front of them. I was thinking that a silk screen or similar should have essentially no sound distortion. I reason ...
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How to setup an audio system for TV and other audio sources?

I'm finally breaking out of the attic that served me as a room for many years at my parents for a fresh appartment I'm about to finish renovating. First furniture I buy, well already bought actually, ...
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Can audio be transmitted over composite cable? [closed]

I have to transmit audio from point A to point B and all I have connecting those two points is a composite video cable (RGB). (History. Old setup was: Computer->AVR[Video->Projector by composite, ...
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What kind of sound input socket is this?

I have this surround sound system at home that is very old and have these strange sound input sockets that I have never seen before. Does anyone know what kind of input socket this is?
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wall mount speaker's input jack

I bought a house built in 2000. I has wall built-in speakers, two in family room and 2 in game room. Both rooms have a jack panel, mounted in wall. They have rotating cups on them. I tried to put the ...
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1/2" drywall ceiling support 7lb ceiling-mounted speakers?

I recently purchase some JBL SP8II wall-mount speakers that I would actually like to use in the ceilings. However these speakers don't come with a between-the-studs support of any kind (there is a ...
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How to turn a cut component video cable into coax?

I need to use a component video cable whose connectors have been cut off as a coax cable. Is that possible? Here's the story: My TV is at location A). The OTA signal arrives by coax to location B) in ...
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Workaround for outputting HDMI audio from PC to Onkyo TX-SR506 receiver [closed]

I bought a used Onkyo TX-SR506 receiver after the seller told me it supports HDMI input. I connected it in the following setup: PC HDMI out ➡ receiver HDMI in receiver HDMI out ➡ TV HDMI in Doing ...
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Why Projector Keep Re-syncing?

I bought an HDMI booster to help my 5 meter HDMI to get signal boost without any Audio or Video Dropout. I joined two different HDMI cable to use it on my projector but my projector keep re syncing ...
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What is causing Projector Audio Drop out?

I've been having issues for some time now, but still unable to identify the real cause of the issue. So Basically I've a Projector installed in my room, but I've been having issues with the Audio ...
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Can anyone help me identify this old audio cable?

I have this old Bang & Olufsen vinyl record player, with a old connector for the speakers. Do anyone know what type of connector this is? And if there exist some converters? Looks like DMX, but ...
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sound absorption material for home cinema

So I've started my home cinema project, read a ton of websites and have the basics planned. What I don't know yet, and the Internet is full of conflicting opinions, is what the best material for ...
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How to wire ceiling speakers where each pair of speakers has only two wires total

I bought a house which has 5 pairs of ceiling speakers (10 speakers total). The panel in the wall has 5 pairs of wires, (10 wires total). This is confusing to me, since I thought each speaker would ...
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Running a generator on the back of a flatbed - Safety Concerns

Fourth of July is coming up, and we're doing music for the parade off a 1990's Dodge flat-bed truck. Equipment Electric drum kit... the brain is the only electronic (see below) PA system (2000 watts)...
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Home cinema echo reduction

Bought a house and moved in, I decided to turn one of the basement rooms into a home cinema. Turns out the room has a lot of echo, way too much to enjoy a movie. The walls are stone (plastered bricks)...
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Wrapping fibreglass/ rock wool to seal in fibres in acoustic panels (bass traps)

I'm Making acoustic panels to treat my home studio and plan to use mineral wool or fibreglass insulation to do so. Likely Owen's Corning 703 or something marketed as safe insulation like Bradford ...
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Why are there no tv projectors with optical out? [closed]

I must be missing something obvious here. I'm looking at TV projector for a home theater setup and non of them seem to have optical out. I initially thought it was because I was just looking at the ...
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Best setup for 5.1 speakers in room

I've got a 5.1 speaker system and I need guidance to place the speakers(5 sub-woofer/speaker and 1 main-woofer). I heard that, for best experience there are specific guidelines for placement. Like, ...
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How do I identify the speaker setup for these ten in-home speakers?

I inherited a rat's nest of speaker wires (USA), where each of the 10 cables (8 are purple, 1 is gray, 1 is blue) contains 4 wires: black, white, red and green. There are five rooms with 2 speakers ...
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Running audio wire in office, wall or ceiling location?

I am running speaker wire before drywall. I have an office, square shape, that I want to later install 5.1 or 7.1 surround for playing certain movies or video games on the computer. I know that the ...
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Connecting TV to receiver via HDMI

I just installed a new wall-mount tv. So far so good. I have a nice Onkyo receiver with 3 HDMI inputs and one HDMI out. I know that the "right" way to do it is to hook the TV to the receiver via the ...
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Muting PC audio when doorbell rings

So the setup is as follows. I've got one of those wireless doorbells in which the button is powered by a 9V battery and is stickied to the door and the sound comes from a speaker plugged in a wall ...
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What reasons are there to rewire an ungrounded circuit instead of adding GFCI protection?

The NEC allows replacing non-grounding-type (2-prong) receptacles with grounding-type (3-prong) receptacles by adding GFCI protection at the breaker or first outlet. What reasons might there be for ...
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Subwoofer in a 5.1 surround Possible with outputs?

I am collecting speakers for a 5.1 surround! Now I have found a subwoofer which looks nice it's an active subwoofer. But it has this connections: it has stereo input and output for speakers! My ...
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Can I use coaxial cable for audio over 30 feet?

Want to buy a mid range AV Reciever model, but my concern is that can I provide input audio from another room(away from 30feet) by coaxial cable (or only RCA audio cable required). 2nd, for output can ...
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Interrupt whole house audio with arbitrary source, post-receiver but pre-amplifier

I want to setup my home audio so that I can inject a source of audio (which could be anything from a doorbell to computer audio) more-or-less "in-between" the receiver and the amplifier, so that audio ...
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Can 18/2 CL2 barostat cable be used for speakers?

We're wiring our kitchen for a stereo speaker system. There was only enough 18 gauge speaker wire for one speaker, so the electricians used 18/2 barostat wire for the other. The speaker cable seems ...
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What's causing the popping noise from my speakers?

Several weeks ago, I moved into a new home. In office, I have my computer set up with a set of media speakers (older model of Logitech Z-550's). Every now and then the speakers will make a popping ...
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What type of equipment do I need to complete this audio setup?

I am trying to figure out how to setup audio and TV in a new home. I've got my TV in the family room. I want to buy a surround sound system for that room. I'm guessing i need 5.1 channel speakers for ...
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How should I connect these two yellow wires?

I don't know what this cap is... is it ok to cut it off and splice the two yellow wires together as I have been with the previous splices.
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Can I send audio through coax cables?

I'd like to be able to pipe some audio from a computer in my basement to some speakers upstairs. When thinking about the best way to do this, I realized that my house is already wired with coax cable, ...
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How do I properly cut pre-existing kitchen backsplash tile for new low voltage wall plates?

I'm doing a little bit of kitchen remodeling, overflow from my home theater remodeling. I'm adding some RCA input ports to a pre-existing low voltage wall plate that previously hosted just Cat5 and ...
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Does the listed gauge on a crimp cap take into account that two wires would go in the same end?

What size of crimp cap be used for 16 AWG wire? I could use butt splice of size 22-18 AWG but prefer crimp cap connector where both wires go in the same end (so double the diameter). Should I buy ...
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What are my options for multi-room audio?

Multi-Room Audio I've been tasked by the wife with setting up a multi-room audio system. We've broken the house down into the following zones: Kitchen (Stereo) Office (Stereo) Master Bed/Bath (...
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Do speaker wires need to be protected at exposed end-points?

Ah the joys of new home ownership. In preparing to prime/paint our family room ceilings, we took down some old (really old) speakers the previous owner had set up. We're not planning to use them ...
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What are some ways to wire rear speakers in a home theater system?

I have two rear speakers, that I never use, since I don't have a good way (yet) to wire them. I have a hardwood floor. And the side of the room that is nearest to the TV+Audio source is open. So I don'...