Hello diy/! maybe hifi/audio speakers thread?
We just baught this second hand.
A philips hts 3357
And of-course it wasn't as simple as just plugging it in and play.
there are some issues with this system
-only main center speaker works
-cant play sound from tv(samsung)
- digital audio outputt on speaker and optic audio input on tv
So i started with the sub-woofer.
The 1,5 mm cobber wire leading to the speaker was broken so i had to solder it back on
even though ive heard it doesn't matter if you polarize a speaker or not.
Is this true?
And then troubleshooting the tv-speaker connections.
On all tutorials ive seen, people have a different output layout on their Samsung TV. so im a bit stuck here.
Anybody have any good suggestions on where to connect the hts to the tv?
or know why it might not work?
(since ive allready tried the obvious connections)
back of philips hts
is it so (and please correct me if im wrong)
that a hdmi cable only transfers signals one way?
So the tv might not recognize the hts-system as speakers because it also has the dvd-sloth
The speaker will still make sound, but it will be out-of-phase with the other speakers. If the right and left speakers are out-of-phase, the sound waves will cancel each other out in the middle. In practice, it will sound distant and hollow. That's essentially how some older 2-speaker systems emulated surround sound - they messed with the phase of the rear channels and played that through the front speakers.
Anyway, about your home-theater-in-a-box system:
- There's no THD rating, but the SNR is 60dB. That's the equivalent of 10bits. In other words, it's SHIT.
- The speakers are 3ohm. Systems like that use 3ohm speakers because they "pull" more power through the amplifier (at higher distortion), therefore artificially bumping up the "wattage" spec they can claim on the box. It's rated 600W, but those 3ohm have such low sensitivity, a normal 100W amp and full size 8ohm speakers would probably sound louder.
It belongs in the trash. The speakers are such shit it's not worth salvaging them to use with a different amplifier.
yeah. Tnx for all help.
it works fine enough with the aux output. i dont really know why i need the hdmi there but that's how it is.
with that said,I'm agreeing with this guy
the speakers are shit. this system is not worth it. Unless you get it for free. and if its all working.
the amount of time i spent on getting the speakers up and going, it would be nice with some good sound.
and the aux out on the tv doesnt make sense. ive tried it with many combinations before whitout result.
it only seem to work with the hdmi. dont know why.
in general ive had problems with hifi and speakers. everything from my first carstereo to something as simple as a headset for my computer.
everything i buy that involves speakers or audio never work 100%
There is a huge mark up on speakers. Some htib's sound really good for what they are and how cheap they are. The next step when you start buying individual speakers the mark up is insane.
I've been into home theater stuff for about 10 years. I finally built my own speakers and can never go back to buying again after hearing how they sound.
Since you're on diy check these out, super entry level little project. I've never heard them but someone on /g/ had a pair and raved about them. Wouldn't be a bad place to start your own surround system.