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AV receiver 810 57.86%
Integrated amp 19 1.36%
AV receiver and one or more separate power amps 283 20.21%
Pre/pro and one or more multichannel power amps 245 17.50%
Pre/pro and multiple monoblock power amps 27 1.93%
Pre/pro and self-powered speakers 16 1.14%
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post #271 of 291 Old 05-18-2014, 07:27 PM
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Maybe not for you, but it is for me. I use headphones when I practice my custom acoustic-to-electronic drums running through my AVR.

It's not a theater if it's only one person able to listen...


What? Its not a Home Theater if one person is able to listen? Since when?

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I definitely agree that a home theater for one viewer is still a home theater. I've been to an actual movie theater where I was the only person in the audience, I don't think that It stopped being a theater just because one person was watching the movie.
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It's not wrong, it's just not home theater. It's like saying a bike is wrong because it's not a car. It's not wrong, but it's not a car. And yes, people living in the city might be able to just have a bike, but if you live out in the 'burbs, then you need a car. OK, I'm going to stop before my analogy goes even rather off the rails. biggrin.gif

That's the thing with analogies: They are only an approximation of the model; I wouldn't use them for "definitions." smile.gif

I understand what you are saying though -- the "intent" of the design of theater implies that multiple people can enjoy the movie / play experience -- traditionally, yes, that is the colloquialism. cool.gif

However, only one person watching a movie doesn't make the experience any less real; limiting how that experience is conveyed based on requirements for X equipment seems completely arbitrary to me. rolleyes.gif

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That's the thing with analogies: They are only an approximation of the model; I wouldn't use them for "definitions." smile.gif

I understand what you are saying though -- the "intent" of the design of theater implies that multiple people can enjoy the movie / play experience -- traditionally, yes, that is the colloquialism. cool.gif

However, only one person watching a movie doesn't make the experience any less real; limiting how that experience is conveyed based on requirements for X equipment seems completely arbitrary to me. rolleyes.gif

Yeah, analogies basically start off the tracks, and usually go downhill from there...

To me, a theater has to have sound in the open air, even if only one person is actually sitting there watching it...
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If something such as DTS headphonex were built into receivers I would probably do a lot of listening to movies in my "theater" with headphones.
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In our family room we have a 2006 Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi for a 7.1 speaker system.



In the living room we have a Yamaha RX-V387 AV receiver for a 3.1 speaker system.



Powering the stereo in-ceiling speakers in the office, the living room, and the master bedroom there is a two-channel Sony STR-DE185 receiver.


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Older onkyo705 running as pre/pro into:
NAD275BEE 2×150w on main l/r
AMC 2n100-3 3×150w on center and l/r surrounds
Behringer Ep4000 2×1400w on subs

(2)RF-82ii (1)RC-64ii (2)RC-62ii
(2)Exodus audio tempest-x 15" 200l sealed enclosures (1)Velodyne CHT-12Q
Onkyo 705
Behringer EP4000
NAD C275BEE
AMC 2N100-3
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Denon 3808ci. Oldie but loving it!

Argyl Home Theater - Indefinitely Delayed

My Movie Library - and still growing!

Family Room: Sharp LC-80uq17u + Denon 3808ci + Oppo 93, Speakers: C: Polk CSi-A6, F(L+R): Polk Rti-A7, S(R+RS) Polk TC60i, Sub: HSU – VTF3-MK4
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Denon AVR-X4000 running 7.1, and Parasound 2125 v2 2 channel Amp on Zone 3 for other rooms.

Denon AVR-X4000, Panasonic TCP-55VT50, OPPO BDP-103, DirecTV HR44-700, Apple TV
Polk Audio RTi-A9, RTi-A7, RTi-A3, CSi-A6 & DSW PRO 660
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Integrated 5.1 receiver/ Blu-ray driver with outboard amplifier for the surround channel (Samsung HT-F6500W).

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Preamp, power amp, Oppo BDP-105 for music only, and high-end turntable. No video allowed in my listening room.

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Pre/pro with 2 monoblocks and 1 multichannel amp.

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Older onkyo705 running as pre/pro into:
NAD275BEE 2×150w on main l/r
AMC 2n100-3 3×150w on center and l/r surrounds
Behringer Ep4000 2×1400w on subs
Someone on the sub thread suggested pics, I agree.

(2)RF-82ii (1)RC-64ii (2)RC-62ii
(2)Exodus audio tempest-x 15" 200l sealed enclosures (1)Velodyne CHT-12Q
Onkyo 705
Behringer EP4000
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Denon 4311CI, 2 Crown XLS 1500 for subs, 3 Inuke 1000dsp for L,C,R. The Denon handles the remaining surrounds and front height/widths.

QSC 2150 for HT
DIY Tempest
DIY Ultimax Sub's
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Denon 4000 used as a preamp into Emotiva XPA5.
Just have a 5.2 setup atm. I may add heights later and use the Denon for those.
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Yamaha CX-A5000 preamp
ATI AT 2007 (200W X 7)
ATI AT 2004 (200W X 4)
Oppo BDP-95
Sony MD302 Minidisk player/recorder
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Music Hall MMF 7.1 Turntable
Pro-Ject Phono Box S phono preamp
A tech fabrication 7000 HTPC with Sony VGP-XLB2 200 DVD Changer
Antimode 8033 S II
Carver TD-1500 Tape deck with DBX 224x-II decoder
2 x Panamax 5300 power/surge units
Klipsch RF-63 (front left/right)
Klipsch RC-64 II (Center)
Klipsch RB-61 II (Front height)
Klipsch RS-62 II (Surround left/right)
Klipsch RS-52 II (Surround back left/right)
2 Rythmik DS-1510 with peq600xlr3 diy subwoofers
Sharp Aquos 70" led tv
Direct tv HD20 satellite receiver
Diy 20/20 strutted aluminum stand oak shelves trimmed with Cocobolo Rosewood


Yamaha CX-A5000, ATI AT 2007 Amp (7X200W), ATI AT 2004 Amp (4X200W)Klipsch RF 63's - Main, RB 61's - Front heights, RC-62 - Center, RS-62's - Surround, RS-52's - Rear Surround, 2 Rythmik DS-1510 DIY Subwoofers (With PEQ600XLR3 Amp) each connected with Antimode 8033S-II, Oppo BDP-95, MMF-7.1, Project Phono Box RS, XBox 360, XBox One
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Parasound C2 pre/pro and Mcintosh MC352 mono for center Vincent SP331 Emotiva UPA-1 mono for left right and backs (5.2).
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Integra DHC 80.3 Pre/Pro
Active Tri-Amped ATC Mains
Active Bi-Amped ATC Centre
2x Active Velodyne HGS 15 Subs
ME 850 Power Amp for Whatmough Signature 303 passive Rears
OPPO BDP 105
Pioneer KRP 500M
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I guess this is what you miss when you don't spend as much time as you once did online


Family room: 7.1


Pioneer Elite VSX32
Pioneer Elite BDP 95FD
Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai
Pioneer Elite CD M53
Pioneer CT M66R
Slim Device Transporter
Panamax 5300-EX
Vizio VF550M






Master Bedroom: 5.1


Pioneer VSX520
Pioneer BDP 330
Logictech Squeezebox 3
Panamax 5100
Vizio E390-A1
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What AV Electronics Do You Use?

Can't vote. No AVR or pre-pro.

TV, cable box, internet, Roku, Oppo 93, audio via stereo.

I'll be back later...


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Pretty simple set up in my living room, Harman/Kardon AVR310 Receiver with a pair of small monitors but I mainly use my cans when I watch movies or play games (Sennheiser 448's)
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