• Trying to get the right connectors for my 40+ year old receiver so I can listen to records. Involves bare wires, RCA or AV connectors, etc.?

    I have an old Technics SA-EX110 receiver that I dug out of the closet and an old record player. The back of my receiver has these little tabs that you press down and feed the speaker wire into and release the tab (that holds the wire in place). I want to connect RCA connectors to those somehow so I can hear the... show more
    I have an old Technics SA-EX110 receiver that I dug out of the closet and an old record player. The back of my receiver has these little tabs that you press down and feed the speaker wire into and release the tab (that holds the wire in place). I want to connect RCA connectors to those somehow so I can hear the records through my equally very old bose sound system. I'm guessing there is some sort of special connector/converter that would allow me to do this. I'd appreciate some help. I'm reduced to listening on headphones until I someone helps me out. Thanks!!!
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to make my center and rear speakers work in surround sound systems ?

    Best answer: What you have is an 5.1 or 7.1 ANALOGUE speaker system designed to work with sound cards that output multi-channel audio over multiple jacks. So the Green, Black, and Yellow jacks would all plug into sockets of the same color on a compatible sound card. If you don't have a compatible sound card then all you... show more
    Best answer: What you have is an 5.1 or 7.1 ANALOGUE speaker system designed to work with sound cards that output multi-channel audio over multiple jacks. So the Green, Black, and Yellow jacks would all plug into sockets of the same color on a compatible sound card.

    If you don't have a compatible sound card then all you are going to get from this set up is stereo!

    UNLESS!

    Some of these speaker sets also had an SP/DIF connection, some were coaxial, some were optical, some had both! The computer you are using may have such abilities and you may net eve know it! But you need the same type of connector, capable of the same formats on transmitting device and receiving device.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 171meters in feet is how much?

    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Anyone have one of the "monster receivers" of the late/early 1980s from the "receiver wars" era?

    Looking for info on those who have one of those "warm beasts" like the Pioneer SX-1980, Sansui G-33000 ,Nikko NR-1415....... and speaker pairing selections(old school 1970s speakers, mid 1980s, today's speakers....), cost of having a pro tuneup/repair and such..... Thanks
    Looking for info on those who have one of those "warm beasts" like the Pioneer SX-1980, Sansui G-33000 ,Nikko NR-1415....... and speaker pairing selections(old school 1970s speakers, mid 1980s, today's speakers....), cost of having a pro tuneup/repair and such..... Thanks
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • What are your thoughts on the JBL BoomBox?

    This is not an audiophile geared speaker it is gear for thunderous sound, so since audiophiles dislike thunderous and loud sound I am disregarding audiofool-based answers.
    This is not an audiophile geared speaker it is gear for thunderous sound, so since audiophiles dislike thunderous and loud sound I am disregarding audiofool-based answers.
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is the best AV receiver to manage many devices in a small room with 6 speaker and sub woofer home theater set up?

    I currently have a Yamaha RX773 that is failing and use an older HK TS7 6 speaker system with a TS7 big subwoofer. I have an android box, PS3, Xbox1, Xfinity DVR, Amazon cube and at least one other HDMI device that I want to run from the receiver. Room is a small 12x8 rectangular with a Haier 75in 4k TV on the... show more
    I currently have a Yamaha RX773 that is failing and use an older HK TS7 6 speaker system with a TS7 big subwoofer. I have an android box, PS3, Xbox1, Xfinity DVR, Amazon cube and at least one other HDMI device that I want to run from the receiver. Room is a small 12x8 rectangular with a Haier 75in 4k TV on the wall. Are these speakers still considered ok by today's standards? What is the best receiver for my situation and do I need a 7.2 for this small room or can I go with 5.2? I want to spend under 1000. Thanks
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Which would be a better buy: a 7.1 surround system or a 5.1.2 Atmos-enabled soundbar w/ sub?

    I know atmos is much better than regular surround sound and that standard surround sound is better than a soundbar but since atmos costs several grand to get all the enabled speakers and receiver, would an atmos soundbar be good enough to warrant its purchase over a standard surround sound system? And yes, I do... show more
    I know atmos is much better than regular surround sound and that standard surround sound is better than a soundbar but since atmos costs several grand to get all the enabled speakers and receiver, would an atmos soundbar be good enough to warrant its purchase over a standard surround sound system? And yes, I do have atmos supported content to use it with
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • What are hdmi cables that can run 240hz?

    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Connecting two speakers to existing sound system?

    I have a Sony sound bar with subwoofer and was thinking about connecting two desktop studio speakers to the system. The speakers and soundbar have 3.5mm jacks so in theory could I just hook them both up to a 3.5mm hub or would that cause audio lag? Or what other solutions would you guys suggest. Any help is welcome... show more
    I have a Sony sound bar with subwoofer and was thinking about connecting two desktop studio speakers to the system. The speakers and soundbar have 3.5mm jacks so in theory could I just hook them both up to a 3.5mm hub or would that cause audio lag? Or what other solutions would you guys suggest. Any help is welcome and thanks for your time.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is better jbl or cabasse or bose?

    11 answers · 3 months ago
  • Why do tannoy ceiling speakers in large shops sound so tinny and have far to much treble?

    Best answer: Ceiling speakers are usually the cheapest thing available in a tin box and using an undersized 70Volt transformer because the shop needs dozens of them to cover the space for the least amount of money. The use of another 70Volt transformer at the amplifiers doesn't help. Odds are that the transformer taps are... show more
    Best answer: Ceiling speakers are usually the cheapest thing available in a tin box and using an undersized 70Volt transformer because the shop needs dozens of them to cover the space for the least amount of money. The use of another 70Volt transformer at the amplifiers doesn't help. Odds are that the transformer taps are messed up by incompetent installers. Tannoy has nothing to do with it.
    11 answers · 3 months ago
  • How do I wire a bookshelf speakers (pair) to a DAC/RCA only?

    Best answer: You cannot power those speakers with that headphone amplifier. Those are passive, not active (self-powered) speakers and they can handle up to 120 watts apiece. You need a stereo amplifier or receiver with AT LEAST 30 watts RMS power per channel @ 6 ohms to get decent sound out of them. That ARC headphone amp only... show more
    Best answer: You cannot power those speakers with that headphone amplifier. Those are passive, not active (self-powered) speakers and they can handle up to 120 watts apiece. You need a stereo amplifier or receiver with AT LEAST 30 watts RMS power per channel @ 6 ohms to get decent sound out of them. That ARC headphone amp only puts out a maximum of 1 watt.

    Unless you buy used, a decent amplifier or AV receiver is going to cost more than the speakers do for something decent. Otherwise, scrap your plans for the Elac 2's and get some active speakers instead. Elacs partner amp intended for those speakers costs a whopping $1000, but if you've got $400 to spend on an amplifier, I'd recommend this: https://nadelectronics.com/product/d-302... You might pick a refurbished one up on eBay for half that.

    Now, get some sleep and afterward read this to educate yourself: https://www.themasterswitch.com/how-to-m...
    8 answers · 3 months ago
  • Help hooking up audio to a projection system?

    I work at a small non-profit and we are trying to update our projection system. We have an existing mounted projector that puts out VISUAL ONLY through HDMI. WE have a surround sound system that was put in a while ago but damaged in a flood. I got a new DVD/Bluray player that hooks up to the projector and my... show more
    I work at a small non-profit and we are trying to update our projection system. We have an existing mounted projector that puts out VISUAL ONLY through HDMI. WE have a surround sound system that was put in a while ago but damaged in a flood. I got a new DVD/Bluray player that hooks up to the projector and my visual output is fine. We purchased new speakers that have Bluetooth, auxiliary, and Coax (red and white) input options. This speaker system/projector combo works with a laptop using the auxiliary method/ It does NOT work with the dvd player which has a single Coax output. (we bought an adapter turning the red white to a single and it does not work.)
    3 answers · 3 months ago