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    Mounting speakers in older home

    The setup is a Yamaha RX-V385 5.1 with Klipsch R-25C center, R-41M bookshelves for front and sides and R-100SW subwoofer. The setting is a rectangular 12x28 living room with the tv on a short wall, close to the corner and the usual sitting area diagonal from it, on the long wall. The mood is a...
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    Logitech bows out of the Harmony Universal Remote market

    I'm a novice HT enthusiast. My "theater" would not impress most of you. A Yamaha V385 with some basic speakers, Dish, Roku, BluRay. I had a drop down screen and overhead projector but no room in the new place for now, so a 55" flat screen is holding the fort. I would like to press a button and...
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    Crossover frequency for full range + tweeter

    It's a bit surprising to find the cost of these of these components so high! I'm used to prices like $10 for a bag of 1000 capacitors LOL So about two votes for 6k. I think that's the answer then.
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    Crossover frequency for full range + tweeter

    Thank you. That helps.
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    Crossover frequency for full range + tweeter

    I'm building a set of five speaker cabinets each with a full range driver and a tweeter. Drivers are a GRS 8FR-8 full-range 8" speaker, 8 ohms, 39 to 16,000 Hz and a Goldwood GT-302/S 1/2" Mylar Dome Tweeter, 8 ohms, 4,000 to 19,000 Hz. A separate sub woofer will handle that end of the spectrum...
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    The Official "What Speakers or Subwoofer Should I Buy" Assistance Thread

    FWIW I didn't invent the technique, but I could have followed bad advice... It does work and it's an improvement over driving the speakers via the AA. Still, I came here for advice so it sounds like I'm shopping for a powered(?), dedicated subwoofer first. Then later, upgrade the others. Will...
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    The Official "What Speakers or Subwoofer Should I Buy" Assistance Thread

    The existing speakers are an inexpensive audio-only 5.1 tuner which is "ok" (Acoustic Audio). I connected the 5 to speaker outputs on the Yamaha and the Yamaha's subwoofer output to the AA set at 1/2 volume. Basically turned it into a powered subwoofer. Overall it's significantly more "present"...
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    The Official "What Speakers or Subwoofer Should I Buy" Assistance Thread

    My home theater isn't going to WOW any of you, but it suits my needs and didn't break the budget. Setup is a Yamaha RX-V385, really basic speakers originally from an Acoustic Audio AA5170, Dr. J 4500L projector and a 92" front projection screen. I'd like to upgrade the speakers without breaking...
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