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About 15 minutes ago I ordered a regular y adapter with 2 female ends and a 35 ft sub cable for 25 bux shipped. I love amazon.
Its too late at this point, but I'd honestly suggest buying some non bottom of the barrel stuff off Amazon, and instead use a single of the adapters I mentioned (which is one solid piece and really nice) and a pair of LC-1 sub cables from Blue Jeans Cable. They let you custom order the number of feet you need, and the cable isnt super pricey (IMHO) and is MUCH better than your basic monoprice/Amazon interconnects. And if you feel like really upping your game, look at the Audioquest Black Thunder

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I recently got 2 psw505s for 169 each, excellent subs for a normal home theater system. I put my older 12" sony on craigslist for $50, but now knowing that I can add it to my system via the Y adapter I'm gonna just keep it. Maybe I'll stick that one behind my couch or option 2 is behind the tv (I've got a corner set up).
I'd highly suggestion you just sell it.

Non-matching subs can wreak havoc on your system. Since you have 2 matching subs coming in anyway, the Sony is likely the weakest link and your system will probably sound better without it.

Getting multiple subs of different make/models/spec's to play nice requires some serious skill, and honestly the Sony you have doesn't IMHO warrant that type of effort for what will largely be little to no gain, and likely a loss in sound quality.

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Hey folks,

Adding a pair of LSi9 to my LSi7s I got in December... so of course I now need an upgraded AVR with pre-outs. I was just going to step up to the Yammie Aventage 840 from my 720, which Amazon had at the really nice price of $499.95... but that was apparently an after-Christmas deal that ended at the end of January and now it's $50 more - still not bad, but then I went looking at A4L and found some refurbished Aventage units but also some refurbished Denons at similar price points. Also, the research I have done has indicated a concern about Yamaha's low pre-out voltage being a problem for some brands of external amp... so the Denons seem more attractive for that reason. I'm considering picking up a used 5 channel Rotel RB-985 from the guy I'm getting the 9's from next week, and I want to make sure my AVR doesn't introduce any extra problems into that equation.

Any input from the group? Looks like Yamaha Aventage A840 ($480) or A1040 ($550) vs. Denon X3100W ($450). Ready... GO!


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Hey folks,

Adding a pair of LSi9 to my LSi7s I got in December... so of course I now need an upgraded AVR with pre-outs. I was just going to step up to the Yammie Aventage 840 from my 720, which Amazon had at the really nice price of $499.95... but that was apparently an after-Christmas deal that ended at the end of January and now it's $50 more - still not bad, but then I went looking at A4L and found some refurbished Aventage units but also some refurbished Denons at similar price points. Also, the research I have done has indicated a concern about Yamaha's low pre-out voltage being a problem for some brands of external amp... so the Denons seem more attractive for that reason. I'm considering picking up a used 5 channel Rotel RB-985 from the guy I'm getting the 9's from next week, and I want to make sure my AVR doesn't introduce any extra problems into that equation.

Any input from the group? Looks like Yamaha Aventage A840 ($480) or A1040 ($550) vs. Denon X3100W ($450). Ready... GO!


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The only issue I'm aware of with pre-out voltage problems with any AVR is the use of a pro-amplifier. Some AVR's cant provide enough to fully drive the pro amp.. So if your planning on using a Crown, Behringer, etc amp then you need to pay attention a bit more.

If your using a regular home theater amp (Adcom, ATI, B&K, etc) thats not an issue so I would ignore it.

Personally I went Denon not for that reason, but that I prefer Audyssey XT32 over YPAO, MCACC and barely over ARC....

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Also, the research I have done has indicated a concern about Yamaha's low pre-out voltage being a problem for some brands of external amp... so the Denons seem more attractive for that reason.
Yamaha rates their receivers' preamp outputs very conservatively. The RX-A840 you are considering, like my RX-A2020, is rated at 1.0V output. The 2020's preamp section has far more than enough output to drive my Adcom GFA-5503 (1.4V input sensitivity rating) power amplifier. The Rotel RB-985 has a rated input sensitivity of 1.0V, so you will have no problem driving it to full output.

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The only issue I'm aware of with pre-out voltage problems with any AVR is the use of a pro-amplifier. Some AVR's cant provide enough to fully drive the pro amp.. So if your planning on using a Crown, Behringer, etc amp then you need to pay attention a bit more.

If your using a regular home theater amp (Adcom, ATI, B&K, etc) thats not an issue so I would ignore it.

Personally I went Denon not for that reason, but that I prefer Audyssey XT32 over YPAO, MCACC and barely over ARC....
The new crown series (XLS 1502 etc) has variable voltage control, so you're pretty much guaranteed not to run into problems as such.
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Thanks man! And for the record........you ARE from the core group


So um, you want fire power? I have already gotten permission to grab the XPA-7 once we're settled into a new place. My wife is dying for me to have a dedicated room so she doesn't have look at foam

I will employ an 11.2 for starters, eventually moving up the sub chain. I will have my four A9 front stage again and powering the mains with 400wpc and the wides with an XPA-2.


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The only issue I'm aware of with pre-out voltage problems with any AVR is the use of a pro-amplifier. Some AVR's cant provide enough to fully drive the pro amp.. So if your planning on using a Crown, Behringer, etc amp then you need to pay attention a bit more.

If your using a regular home theater amp (Adcom, ATI, B&K, etc) thats not an issue so I would ignore it.

Personally I went Denon not for that reason, but that I prefer Audyssey XT32 over YPAO, MCACC and barely over ARC....
The new crown series (XLS 1502 etc) has variable voltage control, so you're pretty much guaranteed not to run into problems as such.
I'm aware but that's one brand from a sea of options so it's still a problem...

And the new models are pricey for what little they added over the original models....
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Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat


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Hmmm, let's try again


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Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat


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Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat


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Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat


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Hey folks,

Adding a pair of LSi9 to my LSi7s I got in December... so of course I now need an upgraded AVR with pre-outs. I was just going to step up to the Yammie Aventage 840 from my 720, which Amazon had at the really nice price of $499.95... but that was apparently an after-Christmas deal that ended at the end of January and now it's $50 more - still not bad, but then I went looking at A4L and found some refurbished Aventage units but also some refurbished Denons at similar price points. Also, the research I have done has indicated a concern about Yamaha's low pre-out voltage being a problem for some brands of external amp... so the Denons seem more attractive for that reason. I'm considering picking up a used 5 channel Rotel RB-985 from the guy I'm getting the 9's from next week, and I want to make sure my AVR doesn't introduce any extra problems into that equation.

Any input from the group? Looks like Yamaha Aventage A840 ($480) or A1040 ($550) vs. Denon X3100W ($450). Ready... GO!


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Im using a Yamaha tsr 7790bl and running 2 crown xli amps. A 1500 going to 2 polk tsi 500 and a 2500 going to 2 rti12's. Plus 2 subs with absolutely no problems but pissed off neighbors!!!
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Hmmm, let's try again

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Geoff, I'm not seeing any of your images, just a minus sign inside a circle. And Google says the above link does not exist.

When you post there is a rectangle below the text box where you can drag your thumbnails. That's all I know about posting images.

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Its too late at this point, but I'd honestly suggest buying some non bottom of the barrel stuff off Amazon, and instead use a single of the adapters I mentioned (which is one solid piece and really nice) and a pair of LC-1 sub cables from Blue Jeans Cable. They let you custom order the number of feet you need, and the cable isnt super pricey (IMHO) and is MUCH better than your basic monoprice/Amazon interconnects. And if you feel like really upping your game, look at the Audioquest Black Thunder



I'd highly suggestion you just sell it.

Non-matching subs can wreak havoc on your system. Since you have 2 matching subs coming in anyway, the Sony is likely the weakest link and your system will probably sound better without it.

Getting multiple subs of different make/models/spec's to play nice requires some serious skill, and honestly the Sony you have doesn't IMHO warrant that type of effort for what will largely be little to no gain, and likely a loss in sound quality.


got it all hooked up.

and honestly IMO it sounds excellent.

I have the 2 polk subs in front of me, and the 12" sony behind my couch (3 feet away). It sounds pretty dam awesome and the only people who may be able to tell any negatives would be the super high audiophiles and even then it would be competely nit-picking. My couch now rumbles and can completely feel it in my chest and i am completely surrounded by bass, a very nice compliment to the system i just set up. a much better option than simply selling the sony sub for $50.

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got it all hooked up.

and honestly IMO it sounds excellent.

I have the 2 polk subs in front of me, and the 12" sony behind my couch (3 feet away). It sounds pretty dam awesome and the only people who may be able to tell any negatives would be the super high audiophiles and even then it would be competely nit-picking. My couch now rumbles and can completely feel it in my chest and i am completely surrounded by bass, a very nice compliment to the system i just set up. a much better option than simply selling the sony sub for $50.
Well if you are happy with it, it's all that counts. But if I may add a little something, I think Enders was right. You can feel some more boom with your Sony sub behind you, and it might be good...But to say that only super high audiophiles could tell any negatives is quite a big assertion. Did you EQ your subs? Did you take any measures? Because I'm pretty sure your Sony sub, that isn't in the same league of your Polks maybe be only bringing more bass, but probably boomy bass. And if it does, it will hurt your overall sound detail... And while it may sound good, maybe it could sound better. I'm not saying that to sound condescending, but Enders is a really knowledgeable person and I'm pretty sure he's right. I would lend an ear to it's advice for sure.

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Well if you are happy with it, it's all that counts. But if I may add a little something, I think Enders was right. You can feel some more boom with your Sony sub behind you, and it might be good...But to say that only super high audiophiles could tell any negatives is quite a big assertion. Did you EQ your subs? Did you take any measures? Because I'm pretty sure your Sony sub, that isn't in the same league of your Polks maybe be only bringing more bass, but probably boomy bass. And if it does, it will hurt your overall sound detail... And while it may sound good, maybe it could sound better. I'm not saying that to sound condescending, but Enders is a really knowledgeable person and I'm pretty sure he's right. I would lend an ear to it's advice for sure.

I would consider Enders and yourself to be of the higher end audiophiles. You guys could probably hear negatives, luckily I won't be having you guys over any time soon

I do like how having the sub behind the couch (which is also against a wall), creates a box-like effect.

I haven't really had a good chance to test out movies because my blu ray player remote is broken and I'm awaiting the replacement. So far I've only listened to youtube music and a few movies via the tvs built in app.

If the polk psw505 ever drops to a ridiculous low price, maybe I'll get it so all 3 match. But til then I've spent quite a bit upgrading my towers and subs. I've got a uhd blu ray player on order along with almost 10 uhd discs. Sh*ts getting expensive around here!

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If couch rumble is what your after just buy a Buttkicker or two or three.

I did and it gave me the tactile feel I was lacking and takes up no space at all.

And it goes down to 10hz and lower east which in sure is a lot lower than your subs lol....
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When you post there is a rectangle below the text box where you can drag your thumbnails. That's all I know about posting images.
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Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat


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Can anyone see anything in the last two posts? Are you able to open the link?

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Can anyone see anything in the last two posts? Are you able to open the link?
No the forum does not like your pictures link.
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I need some advice...

Over twenty years ago, I bought four PolkAudio Monitors, s/n MR29xyz and a Klipsch KV-2 CC speaker to use with a Yamaha RX-V480. A few RS 12" passive subs were added over the years and the AVR was replaced by a newer Yamaha and it by an Onkyo 7.1 AVR. The old Monitors just didn/t have the LF of the Infinity P163 bookshelves I tried, so I replaced them with four of the P163's, the old passive subs having given way for a powered Sony 10" sub. I moved right after that and replaced the bookshelf Infinity's with P363 towers. My problem is hoarding old audio equipment - among other items. My spare/hobby room now has a pair of Yamaha AVR's, four each Polk Monitors and P163's, and a Klipsch KV-2, among other things. I can Craig's List most items - but the Polks have some sentimental value. Are they worthy of keeping... and, if so, should I update the crossovers? Are the crossovers more than just a high pass capacitor to the dome tweeter? The 6.5" LF drivers' have vg surrounds. I believe these speakers were made in the US, too - a verification on that would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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Polk CSi3 vs CSiA6 size comparison

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OK. A second try. A size comparison between Polk Csi3 and CsiA6 center speakers, for those who may find it useful. The CSiA6 being the bigger one.
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Wowza!! Thx, I have the Csi3 in one of my set-ups and its fine
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Wowza!! Thx, I have the Csi3 in one of my set-ups and its fine
Yeah, we use a Csi3 under the TV in a video console and it works fine. It is compact and can be easily placed due to its sealed back, and has the Rti's signature clarity and definition. But the Csi5/A6 is 50% larger and easily twice the weight and puts out a HUGE amount of sound, helped in part by the double rear ports.
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The CSi A6 is indeed a monster! I was shocked at how big it was and had to do a lot of rearranging to make it fit, but 100% worth it.

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The CSi A6 is indeed a monster! I was shocked at how big it was and had to do a lot of rearranging to make it fit, but 100% worth it.
I am sure it is. I just got a new CSi5 and holy smokes it is BIG. Quite heavy as well. Just got my set of RTi8's. Hope to get them un-boxed and running soon. Will move my RTi6's to the rear and my RTi4's for front Height speakers. Just have to find the time as things are quite hectic right now. Congrats on the CSiA6!

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The CSi A6 is indeed a monster! I was shocked at how big it was and had to do a lot of rearranging to make it fit, but 100% worth it.
I agree. I was also surprised at how big it was, even though I measured it out. Seeing it in front of you is always a bit different. It barely fit in the same spot as the CSi3.

I've only watched two movies with the new CSiA6 (Sicario and Pixels) and I can say it made a huge difference. I was kinda surprised at how much of a difference a center speaker can make. It was like my home theater came to life.

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