• What is the best acoustic b410mk2 replacement speaker?

    I made the mistake of buying a bass cabinet with a blown speaker. What speakers would you recommend I use to replace it? (under $50 if possible)
    I made the mistake of buying a bass cabinet with a blown speaker. What speakers would you recommend I use to replace it? (under $50 if possible)
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Problem connecting bluetooth sound bar with bluetooth TV?

    Best answer: I wish I had better news for you! Yup I've seen and even own a TV that has Bluetooth capability but it's only in there hidden in the engineering menus. Your problem is pairing the two together, as you are going to have no "pairing interface" to play with. Even then, it may be that the Bluetooth... show more
    Best answer: I wish I had better news for you! Yup I've seen and even own a TV that has Bluetooth capability but it's only in there hidden in the engineering menus. Your problem is pairing the two together, as you are going to have no "pairing interface" to play with. Even then, it may be that the Bluetooth implementation will not carry the sound streams. I don't really have a solution for you to be honest other than it is usually not to hard to "bodge" a broken optical SPDIF port!
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Home theater system has no power. Please help?

    I have this Philips HTS3544 home theater system with no power and no standby light. I've opened up the unit and there appears to be no burns or signs of faulty components on the motherboard. The fuse and power cable are fine too. I've already contacted Philips support and I still couldn't get it to turn... show more
    I have this Philips HTS3544 home theater system with no power and no standby light. I've opened up the unit and there appears to be no burns or signs of faulty components on the motherboard. The fuse and power cable are fine too. I've already contacted Philips support and I still couldn't get it to turn on. This has happened once before and I got it to work again but can't remember how. Please send give suggestions on how I can fix it.
    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • I am trying to plan a hypthetical ultimate stereo system that can also be transformed to souround sound, any help?

    Best answer: There are two basic ways to do both. One is a surround sound receiver system. Like all receivers, these incorporate the amplifiers, a pre-amp a power supply and a radio tuner all in one box.For almost all surround receivers, stereo is achieved by simply selecting "stereo" from the control panel or... show more
    Best answer: There are two basic ways to do both. One is a surround sound receiver system. Like all receivers, these incorporate the amplifiers, a pre-amp a power supply and a radio tuner all in one box.For almost all surround receivers, stereo is achieved by simply selecting "stereo" from the control panel or remote. disconnecting speakers physically is not required. In addition, the wattage of all the amps is usually consolidated to drive the two front speakers in doing this. Most surround sound receivers are rated for output with 2 speakers, four speakers and full complement, in there advertising and literature. You are left to supply the speaker set. In this case, the various surround decoding is also done in the Pre-amp section. If considering some stereo or music usage, your speakers need to be full range stereo type speakers of quality. - At least in the front. A center channel, or "fill" speaker is not required, but does aid in centering dialog to the TV screen, and these are normally part of most surround sound systems. Surround receivers do provide a powered, amplified output for them. The bass unit is normally self powered,and the output from the receiver is just a whisper, a pre-amp, or line level, as it is called, output. The bass unit amplifies this all by itself from a built in amp.

    The second choice would be a component system, in which you purchase the preamp / decoder ( or preamp and decoder system) separately, and add channel amplifiers of your choice as separate purchases. These are generally high end audio components, and are not competitive overall with the less expensive receiver market. These components generally are of much better quality,build, and performance and hold their value better. Many end up reselling for more than their purchase price, while most receivers end up on shelves at goodwill. Also the component route allows you to upgrade piecemeal, without having to swap out everything to make improvements to your system as time goes on. Building up a component system requires more thought and personal involvement. Expect to do more than read a few adverts. In fact, do that now. start looking at audio specialty magazines, and make a list of audio shops in your town, and expect to visit them. Listen to the equipment. Then decide which way you want to go, and define your short list of purchases. Last of all, do your bargain shopping from that list.


    Music is in the details and better speakers offer more detail, and better imaging. Movie sound is more focused on impact and dynamics, and usually do not reproduce music as well, since they do not need to, for the price paid. They tend to bemore beamy, as they can depend on the support of several speakers to "spread the sound around". This is not a two way street. Speakers that are suitable for music reproduction are dynamite with film scores and theatrics.
    8 answers · 4 months ago
  • Can i connect my (Wired) Speakers to My Amazon Alexa Dot?

    Best answer: Yes, you can. The jack on a dot is standard and will take that green 3.5 mm plug just fine. What more, Dots on external speakers sound GREAT.
    Best answer: Yes, you can. The jack on a dot is standard and will take that green 3.5 mm plug just fine. What more, Dots on external speakers sound GREAT.
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • How to Connect Xbox One to surround sound?

    I have an oldish flatscreen TV. It has no audio outputs other than a Digital Coax output (the orange port). The speakers I am connecting to are cheap 5.1 speakers, that use an aux 3.5mm input. I bought a coax cable and linked it from the tv to a digital Coax to analog converter, and then ran a red and white RCA to... show more
    I have an oldish flatscreen TV. It has no audio outputs other than a Digital Coax output (the orange port). The speakers I am connecting to are cheap 5.1 speakers, that use an aux 3.5mm input. I bought a coax cable and linked it from the tv to a digital Coax to analog converter, and then ran a red and white RCA to aux cable from the converter in to the speakers but there is no sound! Please help! Thanks so much in advance.
    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • Connecting a polk audio 10 inch subwoofer, to a 2channel stereo receiver without a sub out line.?

    Yamaha R-s202 receiver.
    Yamaha R-s202 receiver.
    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • Hi, I have a Sony BDV-E4100 Home Theater System. Also, I have a movie in google play. How do I play it in my home theater system offline?

    Best answer: Why dont you just connect the device that has the film directly to the tv, and be happy with that. there are ways to re-record to disc media using the proper software, junction boxes and signal splitters, if not having enough HDMI inputs is your issue, but for a single movie or occasional file, why bother?
    Best answer: Why dont you just connect the device that has the film directly to the tv, and be happy with that. there are ways to re-record to disc media using the proper software, junction boxes and signal splitters, if not having enough HDMI inputs is your issue, but for a single movie or occasional file, why bother?
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Should I buy a dedicated 4k Blu-ray player or continue using my Xbox One X.?

    I want the one that gives me the best possible 4k HDR quality. I'm not really sure if blu-ray players do it better or if they're the same or what. Yes. I do have a capable tv
    I want the one that gives me the best possible 4k HDR quality. I'm not really sure if blu-ray players do it better or if they're the same or what. Yes. I do have a capable tv
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • How long do Blu ray players last?

    Best answer: Predicting the lifetime of any electronic device is very difficult.

    Even the best brands can fail in a short time.


    Panasonic has a Very good reputation for quality
    and I would not hesitate to buy any of its products.
    Best answer: Predicting the lifetime of any electronic device is very difficult.

    Even the best brands can fail in a short time.


    Panasonic has a Very good reputation for quality
    and I would not hesitate to buy any of its products.
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • Sound on speakers on PC keeps cutting in and out and also volume setting doesn't work, completely out of place, is it time to buy a new set?

    Best answer: Probably, a lot depends on how much the speakers are worth to you...I mean if they are easily replaced at a moderate price then that might be the easiest way to go...If you wanted to try and fix them you might be able to do so...You would have to take the Volume mechanism apart clean it with Caig Deoxit D-5 put it... show more
    Best answer: Probably, a lot depends on how much the speakers are worth to you...I mean if they are easily replaced at a moderate price then that might be the easiest way to go...If you wanted to try and fix them you might be able to do so...You would have to take the Volume mechanism apart clean it with Caig Deoxit D-5 put it back together and maybe that would solve the problem maybe not ...So a lot depends on how much hassle your willing to go though and what the price would be to replace the speakers...I mean a bottle of Caig Deoxit will cost you about $15...and the time involved can be one or three hours depending on how difficult it is to take the speakers apart and then put them back together..Its also possable that you would need a soldering iron and some electrical solder (another expense) .If its a common problem often there will be tutorials on you tube showing how to fix it.......So buying new speakers is a lot easier but it does not mean they cannot be fixed maybe they can?
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • Will CDs and DVDs work in a blue ray player?

    So I bought a DVD player because my laptop didn't come with one (they are trying to eliminate CDs all together), the movies I rent only come in DVD form and we usually don't buy blue ray. I was then wondering if I buy a Blu-ray player so I can play Blu-ray and still play CDs and DVDs. Thing is i don't... show more
    So I bought a DVD player because my laptop didn't come with one (they are trying to eliminate CDs all together), the movies I rent only come in DVD form and we usually don't buy blue ray. I was then wondering if I buy a Blu-ray player so I can play Blu-ray and still play CDs and DVDs. Thing is i don't know if its backward compatible.
    8 answers · 5 months ago
  • Any drawbacks to using 2 4ohm speakers instead of 1 8 ohm.?

    My receiver is really not liking trying to push 4ohm speakers, so any drawbacks to getting another set of 4 ohms and wire them in series?
    My receiver is really not liking trying to push 4ohm speakers, so any drawbacks to getting another set of 4 ohms and wire them in series?
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • What home theatre audio system should I buy?

    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my... show more
    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my discount. Im currently thinking about the Samsung HT-J5500W and the samsung HW-MS6500. Im not sure if those would even work well with each other but its a bit above my price range. I appreciate any help but i dont want to hear "walmart sucks" or "$500 is nowhere near enough" only positive help please.
    12 answers · 5 months ago
  • What home audio system should I get?

    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money... show more
    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money would be simply a soundbar, which at least will offer better than TV sound output. Surround sound requires five independent speakers, a self amplified sub-woofer, a disc player, several cables, a spool of connecting wire, and a receiver or better with five internal amplifiers, and a system of signal decoders, a remote... that's what, nine purchases? Simple division should tell you, what you intend to pay per item is not going to offer a quality, long lasting solution, just a chinzy make do HTiB system not worth the even minimal investment you intend. Such equipment will usually barely outlast is 90 day warranty. Don't go there.
    11 answers · 5 months ago
  • Ceiling speakers in new house, what do I need to run them?

    Best answer: You will most likely need an amplifier. Depending on whether you want to plug a cable into the headphone port or not, you may also want a Bluetooth audio receiver - or one of the integrated BT-receiver-with-amplifier like David suggested.
    Best answer: You will most likely need an amplifier. Depending on whether you want to plug a cable into the headphone port or not, you may also want a Bluetooth audio receiver - or one of the integrated BT-receiver-with-amplifier like David suggested.
    5 answers · 5 months ago