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    Home AV setup

    I have recently upgraded my home AV system from a Yamaha v685 with monitor audio bronze speakers to a Marantz SR8015, B&W 607’s, B&W HTM6 and SVS PB3000 micro and I can’t seem to get a good bass response at low/medium volumes. I’ve completed the auto calibration and the 607’s sing but the...
  2. K

    new home AV and security estimate

    Hi I have a new home that is hard wired. I am not a professional and need help from the members here. Basement will have a projector, living room will have a 65 inch tv. zones- 5.1 in basement, 5.1 in living room, 2 speakers in kitchen, 2 in patio next to living room, bathroom/bedroom...
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    Home Cinema replacement

    Hello! I decided to upgrade my old 5.1 Home Cinema to a 7.2. Presently I have a Marantz NR 1504 and an Aragon 4004. I use for front speakers the Infinity Kappa 8 and for rear (2x75watts + 2x75watts), center (150 watts) and subwoofer 75watts all the Rock Solid series. I have decided to keep...
  4. PsbakerEight2

    Modernising an old home

    Hiya, This summer I will be getting my house rewired. While me and my electrician hack away at my house I thought it would make perfect sense to look at running speaker, AV, network and other cables around the house. I will eventually have a hub under my stairs where a network hub will be...
  5. EggDaddy06

    Question New Home AV Setup Advice

    Hi, I am looking to upgrade my living room AV setup in the new year. I currently have a 10 y/o Panasonic Plasma, 5 y/o Yamaha 5.1 AV Amp, and various devices connected to either the Amp or the TV. I am planning on picking up a PS5 in the new year, and want to upgrade and simplify my setup at...
  6. Phil Hinton

    Podcast: Home AV, TV, Tech News & Reviews, Plus The Best of July 2020

    This week it's the best of the month with Ed's vinyl, album and playlist suggestions along with the best films, 4K discs and TV shows. 00:00:00 - Start 00:00:20 - Welcome 00:03:49 - Tom's Thumbs - new videos from AVForums 00:04:30 - Competitions 00:06:30 - RIP Alan Parker 00:08:40 - RIP Wilford...
  7. S

    Q B12 subwoofer or.....

    Hi I am settling up my home cinema 5.1. With a Q Acoustics consisting of 2 x 3020i, 2 x 3010i, 1 x 3090Ci. The question is about the £499.00 subwoofer. Should I go with the sealed beast Q B12 or is there a better alternative (sealed or ported) for the same price? I am using the Onkyo tr...
  8. J

    Question New Home AV Setup Help/Questions

    Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to the home AV setup and have just purchased my first proper system since I have recently moved into my new house. Just a few quick questions regarding setup and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (probably a boring subject on here but I'm sorry!) So, my AV receiver is the...
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    Home AV Set up - new home - Recommendations & help

    Hi! I'm a new member to this forum and about to take possession of my new house on April 9th - however have been struggling with understanding how to set up my new homes network and AV equipment and was hoping someone on this forum would be able to assist and give me suggestions. Within our...
  10. Gary Ostrich

    What would you do with this room and budget?

    Hi guys, I wondered if you may be interested to give me your thoughts and expertise towards my project. So I have the front reception room (see images 3.5 X 3.9m) that I wish to turn into an adults evening room, away from kids sh*t everywhere (have a separate room with other TV in, family...
  11. N

    Help with new home AV Setup / HDMI over LAN

    Hi there, I am looking for some assistance with a new AV setup in our new build property: What I'm looking to do: - 4x HDMI devices (Xbox / Satellite Box / CCTV NVR) to be distributed over my home network (via CAT6) - The CAT6 infrastructure will be installed by the builder and has to function...
  12. P

    Creating Home AV network

    Apologies if this an old subject but I'm new to this and looking to install a home av network. After research I'm thinking: 1. Fibre broadband and router 2. Install Ethernet cable around home (renovating old house so whilst sparky is re-doing electrics) 3. Connect switch to internet router 4...
  13. Stowy91

    Complete home av installation DIY

    So I'm about to buy my first home and my partner has agreed I can make the whole house as techy as I want. Basically I want to know before I spend out. Firstly is there any reason why this wouldn't work? Secondly what is the best way to achieve multiroom audio cheap using the hdmi source that...
  14. chownsie79

    Advice please ref Home AV

    So a year ago I started to run cat6 cables around my upstairs areas but due to one reason or another I've not had all my AV equipment set up yet. So far (and I'm not entirely confident this was the right call) I've run: 2 x cat6 to corner locations of 3 bedrooms In wall positions - 4 cat6...
  15. Astraeus

    How do you plan/scheme your home AV setup?

    Afternoon all. Just a very quick straw poll to see how you all go about scheming your masterplan for home AV. We are due to move in to a new property early next year and it will be our first proper home together. My OH's ambitions relate to wallpaper, carpets and furnishings. Mine relate to...
  16. Paul burks

    Getting in Home Av

    Just a bit of advice really, I've been installing AV for about 4/5yrs now but only in offices schools ect nothing like home automation, but it's what I really want to get into, is there a massive change in what I'm already doing apart from different control systems we use crestron amx? Any...
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    Question Which 5.1 setup (speakers + AV) should I buy for music and movie (50/50). Budget £1000,

    Hello Experts, I am new to this and planning to buy 5.1 speaker package. I am currently using Bose Companion 3 for music and movie (projector + TV). While they're not bad, I am now looking to spend some money to enhance the overall experience. Also (a long shot), what's the best use of Bose...
  18. T

    Question Home AV setup - Matrix/IR/Sky/DVD-Blueray

    Hi, Being a new user and not overly technical I am looking for some advice on my home AV setup. I have 5 Samsung 4k UHD TV's in separate rooms, each room is connected via 1 x coax and 2 x Cat6. All connections route back to a cupboard in the front room where I have 2 x Sky boxes and 1 x...
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