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GavinVoy
03-20-2009, 07:03 PM
so i wanna get into home audio, where is a good place to start?

also, who should i ask about design and/or building a box for the sub and speakers?

JimJ
03-20-2009, 07:06 PM
Home audio or home theater, specifically? Is this for movies mostly, or music...

jdawg
03-20-2009, 07:11 PM
ask away
a good place to start? Well a good receiver obviously. partsexpress has some projects that you can look through and get ideas, as far as sub, well there are options, huge boxes tuned low in the 20s are the norm

GavinVoy
03-20-2009, 08:28 PM
i guess its goning to be more for movies, but im less intrested in the picutre / tv.

i guess im starting at the wrong end, i should be starting with the reciever. i have an idea of using a car sub for the HT, checked out parts express for plate amps. they have a datyon 250ish amp for about $110 atm. The sub boxes are intresting, i need more info about them. as far as recievers, i plan on hitting up some yard sales this summer, hopefully find something in the 100+ maybe even 120+, 5.1, anything but sony.

checked out a friends setup, learned that you can just use bookself speakers for the rears, so save some money there. wondering what kind of box or even speakers to use, espically for the center channel.

as far as subs, i wanna use my Kappa perfect or a treo TSX or TSI. ive heard people using the infinity sub before. and the treo, i love my treo in my car, but my ssi isnt efficent enfough for home audio. plus a 750 watt sub would be kinda extreme in price and for my application.

i started searching on parts-express cause i was looking for plate amps. i think ill hit up diy next. any other good places to check out. ive got a HT shop near by, ill have to take a look in the next few days.

thanks.

JimJ
03-20-2009, 08:33 PM
If you're serious about the sound, skip the receiver and go with a separate multichannel amp and processor. Figure out what you can spend on speakers - going DIY will help out the budget.

bonesninja
03-20-2009, 08:34 PM
try the diyma forum....if i remember right they are more serious about home theater over there.

bball09124
03-20-2009, 08:40 PM
try the diyma forum....if i remember right they are more serious about home theater over there.

Nah, DIYMA has a ****** home audio section. AVS Forums is where it's at.

jdawg
03-20-2009, 08:44 PM
dunno if you will find a good receiver at a yard sale, youre likely gonna want one with hdmi inputs, nothing wrong with a sony receiver, they make great ones. I have a couple 18s for sale that would work great on a 1000w plate or rack mount amp

bonesninja
03-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Nah, DIYMA has a ****** home audio section. AVS Forums is where it's at.

THATS the one i trying to remember...thanks

GavinVoy
03-20-2009, 09:03 PM
checking out NVS now.

good point about the HDMI...

perfecxionX
03-20-2009, 09:22 PM
i like avsforum and hometheatershack

They've got some cool build logs to browse:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/diy-subwoofers/9265-members-diy-subwoofer-database.html

:eek:
4 18' 5400
:eek:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/diy-subwoofers/9281-4-18-5400s-8-passives-wow.html
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee292/robertcharles123/5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee292/robertcharles123/100_2058.jpg

GavinVoy
03-20-2009, 10:20 PM
a lot of people are digging the ep2500. seems like a bunch of power for HT setups. (2x 1200 at 2 ohms or 2400 @ 4 ohms)

perfecxionX
03-20-2009, 10:35 PM
a lot of people are digging the ep2500. seems like a bunch of power for HT setups. (2x 1200 at 2 ohms or 2400 @ 4 ohms)

if you can get a bigger budget i would definatly do that. 2 18 Qs off one :drool:

then again i think the ep4000 is only like 100$ more :naughty:

Blazin_Jason
03-21-2009, 08:07 PM
EP4000 came out just after I bought the 2500. Haven't seen test on the 4000 yet.

bball09124
03-21-2009, 08:59 PM
EP4000 came out just after I bought the 2500. Haven't seen test on the 4000 yet.

ep2500 and ep4000 are the exact same amp :fyi:

that pisses me off that behringer uses some really seedy business practices just to try and make a sale.

perfecxionX
03-21-2009, 09:10 PM
ep2500 and ep4000 are the exact same amp :fyi:

that pisses me off that behringer uses some really seedy business practices just to try and make a sale.

yea i just read that; same amp , 4000watt max

http://www.behringerdownload.de/EP2000_EP4000/EP2000_P0A38_M_Web_EN.pdf

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 12:30 AM
so i hit up a home audio/theater store.

this is what im thinking:
3x B & W m1's
2x rear fill like polk or something
make my own sub enclosure for a Kappa perfect or Treo tsx with a dayton 240 or 500 watt amp.
reciecer: pioneer
found this on parts express (HDMI) if anyone can tell me if its good or not.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=250-503

and then i still need a blu-ray and a 1080p tv.

jdawg
03-22-2009, 12:39 AM
you said you wanted to get into ht, i though you meant build, if you just want to buy **** then just go buy it

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 12:44 AM
this avs forum dosent really tell you about how to build speaker boxes or what kind of speakers to buy.

i havnt found any information about diy other than subs.

jdawg
03-22-2009, 12:45 AM
did you look on partsexpress diy projects?

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 12:46 AM
plenty of info about subs, but other than that...

jdawg
03-22-2009, 12:48 AM
i think you missed it
http://www.parts-express.com/projectshowcase/projectindex.cfm

look at hometheatershack too, they have some stuff. Do you own your own house? If you can do a IB sub

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 12:51 AM
i do not own.

ill check out the links.

thanks.

Blazin_Jason
03-22-2009, 12:53 AM
htguide.com is good for building your own speakers.

jdawg
03-22-2009, 12:54 AM
well it requires cuttin a hole in your wall/floor/ceiling lol http://ibsubwoofers.proboards51.com/index.cgi
gotta register to access to view but they have some reall cool **** like 8 18s in manifolds

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 12:57 AM
i think you missed it
http://www.parts-express.com/projectshowcase/projectindex.cfm


now this is what im talking about, :D


well it requires cuttin a hole in your wall/floor/ceiling lol http://ibsubwoofers.proboards51.com/index.cgi
gotta register to access to view but they have some reall cool **** like 8 18s in manifolds

i saw a coulpe of IB's on AVS, guys mounting subs in the crawl space or in the attic. cool stuff, maye when i own.

jdawg
03-22-2009, 01:07 AM
now this is what im talking about, :D



i saw a coulpe of IB's on AVS, guys mounting subs in the crawl space or in the attic. cool stuff, maye when i own.

thats what im talkin about. I just like building my own stuff. HT can be a pain. But its fun. Build something. I cant mess around a whole lot with it in my current status. But build some speakers, save some money, throw in some 18s in a 10cu ft enclosure ea, tune low 20s, 1000w amp. Do you have an apt? If so well i wouldnt suggest that lol. Check out some sonotubes to save space. ex
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1092618/ava15sonotube004.jpg

GavinVoy
03-22-2009, 01:19 AM
i will be moving out soon. got an apparment for next semester of school. i made it one semester in the dorms, and im like im done.

on parts-express how do i get better instructions about designs? also, im gonna need some help in the xover deparment. they have technical desings but thats about it. any help there?

thanks.