Originally Posted by houseofg
Congrats on the Nautilus center! What are you running for mains? I have 703s with an HTM-7, so I get some Nautilus love too
Easy for you to say, to kill the click conversation, since you don't have it!
I pulled the STB from the other room and connected it in lieu of the Tivo. I did it through V. Aux and had to use composite/optical since this box doesn't have HDMI. It also isn't a DVR, so I couldn't do the pausing and such. Nonetheless, when changing channels I do get the clicking with the audio signals changing.
Oh well...maybe we'll figure it out one day. Now to get batpig's codes on my Harmony.
Again, sorry about the clicking. I just chalk it up for circuit design.
I'm glad this thread is getting busy with owners. As for my system, I just got the new B&W HTM3S Center and wow, does it rock! The low mid's and high bass coming from the much bigger center are great, especially for dialogue. I am using 805n's for Left and Right as well as In Wall B&W Surrounds (I can't remember the model but they are a better pair).
I'm enjoying the comments on internal amp usage for 11.1 as I am not yet prepared to run the full 11 speakers. I am currentlly external amping the left and right fronts with Emotiva XPA-1s. Quite a bit of overkill but I am getting ready to replace the fronts with 803S's or possibly 804's. I'll then send the 805's to Front Wide duty and be done. Well I'll need some front heights as well. This week, I'll be settting up temporary front wides and start fiddling.
Here's my thoughts to everyone. We all spent some pretty big bucks on a really slick Receiver, If you are going to drive 11 speakers, why not spring for a good external amp? I will be either adding the new Emotiva XPR-7 or the XPA-5 to bring external amplification to either 9 or 7 Channels. This may seem crazy but the Denon is going to also power a TV over a bar area and an LCD by the pool table (Not yet built out but scheduled for early 2010.
At a minimum, I expect to power all 5 front speakers externally. I'm as confused as everyone else here and am I to understand that this is doable? Did I also read here that the rears have to be powered internally? With three Zones and 11.1, it appears to me that I need to think further than just an additional 2 channels. This receiver is going to be the absolute center of the improved "Man Cave". I may actually run the Zone 4 optical to my old B&K receiver and power the pool room area with that and use a different zone for a little LCD and speakers in the bathroom. Wow, this is one flexible big beast.
The Emotiva XPA-5 is only $800 I think and compared to a $3,000 receiver (OK less if you haggle or internet shop), a pretty low entry point to power and flexibility. One little problem though is the Emotiva's gain is some 4db greater than the Denon's internals. One run through Audyssey though and your good to go.
Does this all sound doable? The manual is pretty hard to figure out.