Determine speaker polarity
Color coding: red ( + ) / black ( - )
To be clear: it’s not dangerous if you connect the speakers the wrong way, it just makes it sound poor because the signals are out of phase.
If one of these connections is reversed (ie. positive to negative instead of positive to positive) the speakers are ‘out of phase’, which can cause serious sound quality problems. It won’t damage any components, but you can probably hear the difference.
Generally, the center pin is positive, and the outer shell of an RCA connector is negative.
Another way to check is to connect up the cable to your speaker but not to the amp. On the other end put a small battery across the exposed ends of the cable, the + terminal of the battery on one wire and the - terminal of the battery on the other wire. If the speaker cone pops out when you do this then the one you have the + battery terminal on is indeed the + wire. If the speaker cone pops in, then the one you have the + terminal of the battery on is the - wire.
Only use a small battery, ie 1.5v, and only do it for a second, to see the cone move, or you could damage your speaker.
Mixing speaker brands
The fronts and center really should be as close as possible since the often are re-producing the same sounds. This is particularly important for vocals which might sound different with speakers from different speaker brands.
Choosing and placing speakers
About my Logitech G51
You can just buy the drivers. Logitechs' drivers are commonly made by TangBand. In G51, the drivers are probably 2-inch fullrange driver.
One of the way to fix your speakers is to get a pair of 2" tangband full range driver, ~10W at 4 ohms, and connect them in series (to get the 20W @8ohms) to replace your failing satellites. example: http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/1230_04/w2-835sl.htm but the problem is they can be expensive and thus not worth the investment.
Around $17 per driver.
Sound speaker system / postavka zvučnika
Logitech G-51 (155W / 310W RMS) ide u dnevnu sobu, a Tannoy ide u spavaću. Pošto je subwoofer down-firing, napravićeš rupu u osnovi ormara.
Dimensions (DxWxH) Satellite Speaker 14.2 x 10.7 x 21.6 cm Center Speaker 9.9 x 20.3 x 14.2 cm Sub-Woofer 26.4 x 19.6 x 33.3 cm
Dakle, visina woofera je 34 cm.
Treba mi i dekoder digitalni optički 5.1 koji izlazi iz TV-a na obične činčove. To se zove “5.1 decoder”. Međutim, pošto su kineski modeli “krš”, čitajući recenzije, ostaje jedino da kupim neki AVR polovno. Ima za oko 60-70 eur.
Ali AVR ne mogu da povežem na aktivne zvučnike, tako da imam problem.
A postoji i mogućnost da TV ne emituje pravi 5.1 na optičkom izlazu, osim ako nema ulaz takav. A mene interesuje Plex i ništa drugo - a to izgleda radi.
Samsung TV: pass through another device doesn’t work for me (5.1 audio source (HDMI) –> TV –> Receiver (optical) doesn’t work for me but TV as source (Plex app in this case) to the receiver works great.
I know that the DTS signal will be transfered to the digital audio out (optical) of the Samsung TV when the source is the tuner, and that it will be just stereo if the source is a HDMI connected
I have had to use an optical cable from the TV to my AMP for sound when using the Smart Apps. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT OUTPUT DOLBY DIGITAL THIS WAY TO THE AMP which was very annoying.
Samsung ima i HDMI (ARC)
The newest HDMI standard, 1.4, adds another useful feature to the cable that other connections lack. HDMI 1.4-compliant devices can use “Audio Return Channel,” where a cable that sends a video signal upstream can receive audio downstream. With the increasing popularity of HDTVs that can access web-based content, this means the same cable that pipes video from the receiver to the HDTV can pull the audio signal from the HDTV’s web-based features down to the receiver.
HDMI ARC is used exclusively for sound the TV tuner and the TV Media Player
Samsung only supports PCM Stereo (2.0 channels) from external sources such as cable box or Blu-ray player. Internal tuner and streaming will send up to Dolby Digital 5.1 through HDMI ARC
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We have put downward firing subs in a LOT of cabinets. We always find the buzz and eliminate it. And we always make sure it is vented out the front kickplate. It never sounds as nice as a sub out in the room, but 90% of our clients want them in the cabinet.
The key however, is to cut out the bottom of the cabinet (as you already plan on doing), or you will establish a very boomy resonance with the cabinet. You will be just fine. We place subwoofers inside of cabinets in multi-purpose rooms ALL the time.
The placement in the room is by far the most important factor. Normally, subwoofers play loud in a corner or against the walls. The worst position for a sub is in the middle of the room. There are scientific reasons for these.
- Obavezno kupi kablove za zvučnike, licnaste, prečnika 2 x 2.5mm. Kod amerikanaca se kaže 12 gauges (12 AWG), što je promer od 2mm.
yst fsw050 review - Google Search Choosing Speakers for Home Theater Speaker Placement for Home Theater Getting started - Installing In-wall, In-ceiling, and On-wall Speakers Every Room Reserves Great Sound
Gledam koliko bi koštao novi 5.1 sistem za stan, da kupim možda kad budem išao na skijanje.
Mora da ima “downfiring” subwoofer, i da izmerim dimenzije pre nego što napravim ormar.
S-22W-P - sir 230mm, visina 418 mm, dubina 358 mm Ili na primer Logitech Z553 2.1: visina downfiring subwoofera je 381 mm
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/45/66/42/HTP-072/page.html http://www.homesound.ro/manuals/htp-073_4.pdf http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ephox/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Home/HTP-072%20Single%20Sheet.pdf
- da bude šminka (marka kad neko pogleda da kaže woow). Ujedno će se i lako prodati.
- da ima downfiring subwoofer
- da košta oko 200-250 eur jer nemam više a i trend budućnosti ide ka Sonos-zvučnike
My Picks, by the order of wishes:
JBL Cinema 610 (h-min 220€) ~ Sat: 3"+1.25", Cent: 2x3"+1.25", Sub 8" Amazon.de (299€)
Harman Kardon HKTS 5 (h-min 180€) ~ Sat: 3"+1/2", Cent: 2x3"+3/4", Sub 8" (HKTS 160SUB) Amazon.de (220€)
~ Canton Movie 125 MX ~ Sat: 3"+1/2", Cent: 2x3"+1/2", Sub 8" Great reviews, but not for its successor 130 MX. Amazon.de (183+MwS=218€, 26. nov ~ 150€+MwS = 179€)
Pioneer S-HS100 (h-min 70€) ~ Satellites: 3", Subwoofer 6" 100W RMS Amazon.de (120+MwS=142€)
JBL Cinema 510 (h-min 180€) ~ Sat+Cent: 1x3" (75mm), Sub 6.5" (16.5cm) 60W RMS Amazon.de (220€, 15. dec ~ 175€+MwS = 209€)
Harman Kardon HKTS 16 (h-min 320€) ~ Sat: 2x3" (75mm) + 1/2" (13mm) tweeter, Cent: 3"+3"+3/4" (19mm) tweeter, Sub 8" (HKTS 210SUB) Amazon.de (399€, 10. dec ~ 280€+MwS = 333€)
Harman Kardon HKTS 9 (h-min 230€) ~ Sat: 3"+1/2", Cent: 2x3"+3/4", Sub 8" (HKTS 210SUB) Amazon.de (311+MwS=370€, 26. nov ~ 245€+MwS = 289€)
Harman Kardon HKTS 9BQ Review The lack of a bass port makes the sub more flexible placement-wise, because this allows you to put it closer to walls than you otherwise would be able to.
Polk Audio TL1600 Blackstone 5.1 (h-min 230€) ~ Blackstone TL1 satellite 2.5" + 1/2" tweeter, TL1 center 2.5"+2.5"+1/2" tweeter, Sub 8" 100W RMS The bass leaves something to be desired. Comparable with HKTS 16. Easy to “blow” satellites. Amazon.de (360€, 28. dec ~ 202€+MwS = 240€)
Teufel Consono 35 Mk3 Amazon.de (329€)
Onkyo SKS-HT648 ~ Sat: 3"+1", Cent: 3"+3"+1", Sub 8" Amazon.de (280€)
Onkyo SKS HT 528 5.1 ~ Sat: 3", Cent: 3", Sub 8" Too weak. But cheap. Amazon.de (199€)
Logitech G51 ~ Sat: 2x2", Cent: 2x2", Sub 5.25"
- Yamaha YST FSW 050 (h-min 83€) ~ 6" driver / 100W RMS