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  1. Review: Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Sports Headphone

    Summary of review:
    * Retail price: $39.99
    * Overall sound clarity: excellent
    * Fit: average at best

    More details:
    I purchased a set of Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Sport Headphones just a few days...
  2. Need Help Well, I've recently experimented with mixing...

    Well, I've recently experimented with mixing Pioneer CS-G203 front speakers with a Polk Audio CSM center speaker and Polk Audio Monitor 40 surround speakers, plus a Polk Audio PSW110 subwoofer.
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  3. 1) Generally speaking, use left in/left out and...

    1) Generally speaking, use left in/left out and right in/right out--let the subwoofer sum both channel's bass into mono.
    2) The Low Pass dial is not a high pass, so the speakers will be full range....
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    Need Help 1) Generally you will use a phase switch setting...

    1) Generally you will use a phase switch setting of 0. Try both 0 and 180 to be sure. If you have more bass at the 0 setting, leave the switch at 0; otherwise, use the 180 switch setting. Tip: use...
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    What do you want out of the sub?

    In my opinion, it's a personal choice depending on what you want from the sub.

    1) Do you want the full home theater boom effect? If so, then calibrate it the same as the mains. To push the sub...
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    Looking at the back panel image of the PSW200: ...

    Looking at the back panel image of the PSW200:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/images/products/gallery/747192102135_1.jpg

    Just to confirm--you have connected speaker wire from the receiver to the R...
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    Need Help Autosurround clarification and more

    Everything below assumes proper speaker setup. If not sure, make sure the speaker settings are set to Yes for front, center, surround, back surround, subwoofer, and height speakers are set to No.
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    In a smaller room the PSW110 may best be used as LFE for movies

    PSW110 puts out ample bass sounds when broken in, but I find that in a smaller room (e.g., 15 feet 3 inches wide x 11.5 feet between the front and rear walls x 8 feet ceiling height) the PSW110 ends...
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    In addition to markers such as stripes or...

    In addition to markers such as stripes or indentations on one side of the wire, another less obvious but usable indicator is some wire will have printing on one side but not the other. For example, I...
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    Took a long time for this subwoofer to break in for me, but it's good now

    So earlier in the thread I wrote:



    What I found is, for me, it took quite a while for the sub to break in properly. Maybe it was because I didn't break it in at higher volumes--I mostly just...
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    Need Help Can someone explain exactly why MP3s are a...

    Can someone explain exactly why MP3s are a problem--even if it is lossy compression? I know that I can hear cymbal washing and warbling at 128 kbps constant bitrate or lower, but the higher bitrates...
  12. Is the source material music?

    Is the source material music, rather than a movie?

    If it is, then from what you describe is seems the Logic 7 Movie is acting very similar to Dolby Pro Logic (original) or Dolby Pro Logic II...
  13. Center width?

    Are you using a mode with a Center Width parameter?

    I can cause something similar with my Pioneer receiver in Pro Logic II Music mode. The Center Width parameter goes from 0 to 7, with a default...
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    Well, it was just an experiment, but I found the...

    Well, it was just an experiment, but I found the limitations of it.

    While the M10's worked well for music listening and video games, they didn't do so well for TV and movies. So, I went back again...
  15. What happens if Phase Control is disabled in...

    What happens if Phase Control is disabled in addition to using Pure Direct?
  16. The fact remains, as has always been, that even...

    The fact remains, as has always been, that even the most dynamic range recording sounds "weak" if it is significantly softer than what ever was previously being listened to, and the volume has to be...
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    It was the Monitor 40's were too boomy for the...

    It was the Monitor 40's were too boomy for the room, even with a car audio style bass blocker (Scosche XOHP high pass crossover) added to them. I am able to control the subwoofer with its amplifier...
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    System downsizing experiment

    I decided to change my system around so I could turn things up a bit more without having too much overpowering bass in my living room area.

    * Polk Audio Monitor 40's: removed and put into storage,...
  19. PCM (see also D-PCM) is going to end up...

    PCM (see also D-PCM) is going to end up downmixing the audio, which the receiver would have to upmix as part of processing it. Keep or set to Bitstream then it will output the direct digital audio...
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    Need Help Unless the subwoofer amp setting is extremely...

    Unless the subwoofer amp setting is extremely high, is it possible it's an amp becoming defective? Do you have another receiver you can use to test the subwoofer with? Does it happen at higher...
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    Need Help I also agree with the recommendation that the...

    I also agree with the recommendation that the jumpers must be installed. Otherwise, the lower set of binding posts is for the midbass/woofer drivers and the upper binding posts are for the tweeter...
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    Need Help The only advantages I had with bi-wiring (in my...

    The only advantages I had with bi-wiring (in my case Monitor 40's) was a slight detectable high end increase and also that my receiver did run slightly cooler than with single wiring and leaving the...
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    15 minutes standby timer

    If I recall correctly, the manual stated that the standby time was around 15 minutes. If the receiver volume is loud enough it would seem it would keep the subwoofer powered on longer since sound is...
  24. Need Help Audio passes through the subwoofer to the speakers

    Yes, do the connection that way.

    What happens is that the signal goes through the subwoofer and then out to the speakers as well. If I recall correctly, the Low Pass dial is not actually a...
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    It may help a little by taking the lowest bass...

    It may help a little by taking the lowest bass loads off of the 50's or 60's and routing them to the sub. In my experience, Polk Audio specifications are UNDER rated in many cases. This comes from...
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