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Old 01-29-2013, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, i have inherited an array of equipment and really need some help. to start this is the stuff: yamaha rx-v640rds amp, sugden a25 mosfet stereo amp, athena c.5 surround sound speakers, a subwoofer with no name just says p.5bc-1 made in canada, epos es11 main speakers, realistic super tweaters and finally an array of cables such as cambridge audio and audioquest indigo. Now the issue is when i plugged them all in it didnt really marry up. Like the subwoofer hummed and you could hear the super tweaters. I am a nobe however i love music and want to get this right. Forgot to mention a maratz cd player. Anyway advice if this will all go together or if the things just wont go together would be great. I can take pictures if you want.
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Is that Yamaha unit a receiver? If so, that will be the center of your system, and everything else will connect to that. You don't need a separate power amp. The owner's manual for the receiver likely shows typical connections. If you don't have the manual you can get it here:

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/197432/Yamaha-Rx-V640rds.html

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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fHi ethan, yeah it is a receiver. Would you know why i can here the tweeters and subwoofer even when no sound is played?
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The subwoofer hum might be caused by a ground loop.

What are you hearing from the tweeters? If it's just a hissing noise, and you can't hear it from more than a couple of feet away, that's fairly typical and nothing to worry about.
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Hi, i have inherited an array of equipment and really need some help. to start this is the stuff: yamaha rx-v640rds amp, sugden a25 mosfet stereo amp, athena c.5 surround sound speakers, a subwoofer with no name just says p.5bc-1 made in canada, epos es11 main speakers, realistic super tweaters and finally an array of cables such as cambridge audio and audioquest indigo. Now the issue is when i plugged them all in it didnt really marry up. Like the subwoofer hummed and you could hear the super tweaters. I am a nobe however i love music and want to get this right. Forgot to mention a maratz cd player. Anyway advice if this will all go together or if the things just wont go together would be great. I can take pictures if you want.

Perchance that sub looks like the one at the bottom of the stack of speakers?



The stack is Athena Technologies Point 5 Home Theater Loudspeaker System. Canadian.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Perfect, thats the one. So seems like i have the whole set. + two epos main speakers. Now to connect
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The subwoofer hum might be caused by a ground loop.

What are you hearing from the tweeters? If it's just a hissing noise, and you can't hear it from more than a couple of feet away, that's fairly typical and nothing to worry about.
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Hi mr bean. The subwoofer now doesnt do snything. I turn it on and the red light shows i play aroubd with the frequency and it goes to green tgen back to red. When the amp does the speaker check no white noise is played through it.

Yeah the tweeters can be heard for a couple of feet away.

Sorry about spelling im using a samsung which is awful to type on
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To add, and please forgive me, i cant afford to spend to much on additional speakers. What would anyone revommend for the surround sound speakers at the rear. Its about 15-20 meters of needed cable. At the moment its cable i found in an empty office very thin. The speakers sound tinny and i swear there is a delay
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To add, and please forgive me, i cant afford to spend to much on additional speakers. What would anyone revommend for the surround sound speakers at the rear. Its about 15-20 meters of needed cable. At the moment its cable i found in an empty office very thin. The speakers sound tinny and i swear there is a delay

If money is an issue, just skip the surround speakers for now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:32 AM - Thread Starter
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good point. the main epos speakers are good enough for now.

I will keep an eye out on ebay for something for the surround sound, would you know what a suitable gauge wire for the surround sound is? Or is that not the main thing to look for? There are some cables on ebay for around £20 for 20M which looks good but it may just be the pretty packaging,
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