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    ok i'm starting to phase out on car audio and i want to start getting into home audio but i do not know the first thing about home audio. i was wondering if someone can give me some websites, or explain the basics to home audio. a buddy of mine said to get started get a dvd player, 2 towers and something else i forgot







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    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    ok i'm starting to phase out on car audio and i want to start getting into home audio but i do not know the first thing about home audio. i was wondering if someone can give me some websites, or explain the basics to home audio. a buddy of mine said to get started get a dvd player, 2 towers and something else i forgot
    Well, Ice, are you wanting very basic as in 2 channel stereo (simple left and right) or basic 2.1 channel (left and right plus a sub) or are you wanting to go whole hog into a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 channel surround setup?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    Well, Ice, are you wanting very basic as in 2 channel stereo (simple left and right) or basic 2.1 channel (left and right plus a sub) or are you wanting to go whole hog into a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 channel surround setup?

    see i don't know what the hell you are talking about lol. basically i don't need something big, li gues like the 2.1. i want a sub but nothing big.




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    How much money do you have to spend?




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    not looking to buy right now, i just wanna know how everything works. i want to know what components i need to have a small system




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    2 channel stereo and a 2.1 channel setup will be home audio but not home theater (attempting to recreate the movie theater audio/visual experience in-home)

    A very basic 2 channel setup will have the audio source (usually a stereo or home theater receiver ~ which is a tuner, a preamp source selector, sound contouring controls, and the amplifier all in one box) and two speakers to play the same left and right audio channels you have in your car.

    A 2.1 channel setup is the same as the above with the addition of a dedicated LFE (Low Frequency Effects) output and driver.

    From there it gets more complicated moving to a 5.1 channel surround setup. 5.1 includes Front Left, Front Right, Front Center, Rear (Surround) Left, Rear (Surround) Right, and the aforementioned LFE.

    It gets more complicated from there



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    Re: Help...

    this is basically what i have now http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...3A96890%3A4479 (not that exact one but a similar)

    i'm looking to hook my xbox 360 and dvd player through it. my friend said i could use a dvd player as a receiver.




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    Re: Help...

    A DVD player is not a receiver.

    Like I've said before here, a receiver is an integrated amp with an AM/FM tuner. As you get more and more insane, I mean, involved in home audio, you may want to ditch the integrated amp for seperate preamps/power amplifiers, as that gives you more system flexibility but eats your wallet faster




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    Re: Help...

    If you want to do a little more reading on the seperate components, which is what I'm in the process of trying to do, read http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=140398 this thread that I just made, they guys explained everything pretty darn well.




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    Re: Help...

    i was actually considering using 1 of my rl-p's cause i might scale back my car audio system, so is home audio similar to car audio? is it basically low/mid/high?




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    Re: Help...

    so basiaclly i would need a cd player, recevier and speakers?




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    Re: Help...

    so when looking for home audio speakers, do i buy a pair of 6.5 mids, tweeters and a subwoofer?




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    so basically for a starter system i just need 2 full ranges and a subwoofer? (not 100% sure if i'll use my rl-p for home audio) so then the cd player will hook up to the receiver, and the receiver will power the speakers?




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    Precisely. The HiVi B3s (square frame) and the Tang Band 871s are both great speakers to try in small sealed enclosures. The output and quality of the sound will surprise you.




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