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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2017, 01:21 PM
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Posted By M Code
Have U contacted Harman Europe? Just my...

Have U contacted Harman Europe?

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By M Code
Pretty simple.. 84% of the HT systems don't use...

Pretty simple..
84% of the HT systems don't use external amplifiers..
The brands have chosen to put their $ into more popular features..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By M Code
Amplifier clipping distortion can/will destroy a...

Amplifier clipping distortion can/will destroy a loudspeaker regardless of cost and/or brand...
Contrary to what was posted above.... :rolleyes:
More loudspeakers are blown due to being used with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By M Code
Why don't U go to the Yamaha site.. They have a...

Why don't U go to the Yamaha site..
They have a nice comparison tool, U can line all of the AVR choices into 1 grid and see the differences...
Also check the warranties as they may vary from line...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By M Code
Only caution would be... Are they an authorized...

Only caution would be...
Are they an authorized Marantz dealer?
If yes, things are fine...
If no, then U won't have a warranty..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By M Code
Onkyo TRZ610, 710, 810 Price Reduction...

Note that effective in March, Onkyo is lowering the respective dealer costs about 22-28% for the mentioned models.
This is to help move out high inventory buildups, and getting things ready for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By M Code
The bare wire doesn't go in the hole, a banana...

The bare wire doesn't go in the hole, a banana plug does. To connect a bare wire..

Twist the strands together
Back out the cap
Wrap the wire around the threaded part
Tighten down


Just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By M Code
The 2300 has a Remote-In jack. 1 solution is to...

The 2300 has a Remote-In jack. 1 solution is to use an external remote IR sensor, available in a drill-through mount or small enclosure. Available on many sites such as MonoPrice, Amazon...

Just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By M Code
$400 for a Denon 2300W is a great...

$400 for a Denon 2300W is a great price..:rolleyes:
Assuming the product is new, in a sealed box and includes the factory warranty.
That is very close to the Denon employee accomodation cost and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,472
Posted By M Code
Besides tx/rx components/protocol, cost is...

Besides tx/rx components/protocol, cost is determined by software complexity/development/validation. How many functions does the Roku have vs. an AVR?


Regarding the Logitech/Harmony products...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By M Code
A couple of followups.. 1. U mentioned...

A couple of followups..
1. U mentioned clearance for the sides, also be sure U have the same for the top. And don't place any components on top of the AVR.
2. When the impedance switch is set to 4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 50,080
Posted By M Code
Normal response... Doesn't matter if it is an...

Normal response...
Doesn't matter if it is an AVR, PC...
If the unit is under factory warranty coverage and the unit is opened the warranty is void..
The brands do this as they have no idea what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,472
Posted By M Code
Key point is... When requesting more...

Key point is...
When requesting more advancement and features "How much are they worth?"

Keep in mind...
Not only additional component material costs and software development as well. Plus if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,472
Posted By M Code
IR remotes are used because they are cheap.. ...

IR remotes are used because they are cheap..
Also to be backward compatible with other legacy audio and video components most are IR only...
There are other ways to control a product such as voice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By M Code
Upgradability is a great thought... ...

Upgradability is a great thought...
Unfortunately many brands have tried it and failed.... :mad:
Either the upgraded boards were either late, simply too expensive or never delivered..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By M Code
This needs clarification.. The basic AVR has...

This needs clarification..
The basic AVR has built-in gain from input to amplifier/speaker output. The purpose of the -79dB to + 18dB volume level scale is for reference purposes. It means when a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By M Code
If one was aware of the abbreviated...

If one was aware of the abbreviated testing/checkout for refurb units done by the major brands U would think twice about buying B stock products... :rolleyes:

For most AVR brands this is farmed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By M Code
Set the output level of the Mac/iTunes @ about...

Set the output level of the Mac/iTunes @ about 70%, also make sure the EQ(iTunes) is off is minmize distortion...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By M Code
That is just a warning... When (2) pairs of 8...

That is just a warning...
When (2) pairs of 8 Ohm loudspeakers are operating simultaneously the amplifier sees a load of 4 Ohms. A 4 Ohm load doubles the current over 8 Ohms, for extended use this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 187
Posted By M Code
Nope ... Pre-outs/Main-Ins and Tape Loops not...

Nope ...
Pre-outs/Main-Ins and Tape Loops not available on an AVR...
Only solution is to use a an AVR with Pre-Outs and then connect with an external component power amplifier.

If the system is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By M Code
Onkyo/Integra and Pioneer/Elite are using Class D...

Onkyo/Integra and Pioneer/Elite are using Class D amplifiers in their higher end AVRs. Today Class A-B remains the common choice of the entry level and up for AVRs of the other brands such as Denon,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 945
Posted By M Code
Hmmm.. 83%.. Where did that # come from? U...

Hmmm..
83%..
Where did that # come from?
U are aware that beween 2011 to 2014, in North America, Pioneer sold 1.355 million AVRs.
So if the 83% number is correct >1 million AVRs will fail with ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By M Code
Problem is the Samsung TV, it is not HDMI/HDCP...

Problem is the Samsung TV, it is not HDMI/HDCP certified and its CEC software is done outside of standards. Go into the Samsung menu and turn OFF CEC..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 945
Posted By M Code
If the unit failed within the warranty period,...

If the unit failed within the warranty period, bought from an authorized dealer...
Then go back to your credit card company and request they charge back the seller. Today the majority of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By M Code
Buy the Yamaha.. Only AVR brand that is...

Buy the Yamaha..
Only AVR brand that is HDMI/HDCP certified..
The latest changes in the digital protocols is causing multiple issues with other brands especially when connecting with other...
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