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I want to explore the effect that an external amp will have on my 2 channel listening. AVR 4000; speakers B & W CM 10, Turntable is Pro ject RM5. Is there any common pairing that experts like JD Smoothie, or Batpig routinely recommend? I would appreciate experience any users, with similar equipment, will share.
The effects of an external amp will depend much more on your speakers and your listening room than on the source. My B&W 704 speakers have the same 90 dB sensitivity as your CM10 speakers, and they play as loudly as I'd like in my well-damped 12x13 room with the volume (after Audyssey calibration) at -25 to -22 dB. If you have a powered sub, the internal amps in your x4000 are hardly breaking a sweat even at very loud volumes.

I use an external Carver 200 wpc amp for these speakers, and I find that they give me a little more dynamic "punch" in the climaxes. But it's not a huge difference, and I wouldn't be using an external amp if I didn't already own one.

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I am a current owner of a Yamaha RX-V375. I am making the switch to Audyssey. I am trying to decide between the x1000 and the x2000. Most of my movies are in DTS hd ma 5.1. If I get the x2000, will it matrix the DTS hd ma 5.1 to the back surrounds? Thanks.
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Quick Audyssey question. Reading through the first page it says

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Initially just run 1 mic position with the sub volume/gain knob set to 12 o'clock (middle volume) and check to see what the Denon set the sub volume to ... if it's -12db (ie. this means the sub is too loud and the Denon has reached...
Exactly how do I see what level Denon set the volume to? Sorry if it's self explanatory during the setup. Just trying to understand things.
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I am a current owner of a Yamaha RX-V375. I am making the switch to Audyssey. I am trying to decide between the x1000 and the x2000. Most of my movies are in DTS hd ma 5.1. If I get the x2000, will it matrix the DTS hd ma 5.1 to the back surrounds? Thanks.
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