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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
Your speakers may be better than most, but I have...

Your speakers may be better than most, but I have yet to own a speaker that was not improved by crossing over the bass to the subwoofer
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I have used AVR setups for synths and I liked the...

I have used AVR setups for synths and I liked the sound, but I have this suspicion it's a little easier to get a good mix with powered monitors in a near field setup.

I wonder if in the long run,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I really like my Denon X4000. Biggest thing I...

I really like my Denon X4000. Biggest thing I noticed compared to my old Yamaha Z7 was a a better ability to control dynamics such that audio is more clear without the volume getting to loud. I can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 158
Posted By MichaelJHuman
You could try bumping the center channel a dB or...

You could try bumping the center channel a dB or 2. Sometimes the dialog vs other sounds is too quiet for me with my hearing being that of a 49 year old ( who went to a lot of rock concerts :)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Normally you would have to add amps to augment...

Normally you would have to add amps to augment the receiver. What receiver are you using with that many pre outs?

I would download the receiver/processor manual, and carefully read it to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Placement can be a problem. Bookshelf speakers...

Placement can be a problem. Bookshelf speakers should really be placed on stands not next to walls, say a meter away, but many people's rooms require compromises.

Very small bookshelf speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 507
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Living in an apartment, I just use two subs and...

Living in an apartment, I just use two subs and Audyssey as a compromise

For doing music work, I live with powered monitors close to my synthesizers. Mix seems ok*, but one can always use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,122
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Here is my experience. First off, I never...

Here is my experience.

First off, I never run my speakers full range. I ignore YPAO and Audyssey. I have yet to hear a speaker that was not improved by using the subwoofer for bass. The low...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
You are right that was not clear. I meant, why...

You are right that was not clear. I meant, why buy an external amp which is not significantly better than the amp in the receiver ( including power supply) ?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,122
Posted By MichaelJHuman
If by real amp you mean external amp - More...

If by real amp you mean external amp -

More transistors possibly, but that's to reduce the load on each transistor ( to ensure each transistor remains within the VA curve.) That has nothing to do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By MichaelJHuman
No idea what your budget is, but this is probably...

No idea what your budget is, but this is probably not a bad system, including sub. Probably over your budget, and I know it's a bad time of year to spend money. Just throwing it out there
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By MichaelJHuman
No such thing as future proof in my experience. ...

No such thing as future proof in my experience. You may find that the 830 has a built in lack of futureproofing if it lacks HDCP 2.2 ( that is to say, it will pass 4k at 60hz, but may not work with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 507
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Warmer has an implication of loss of fidelity to...

Warmer has an implication of loss of fidelity to it IMO. Neutral would imply high fidelity to me
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 507
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Define hi-res? Resolution if it makes any sense...

Define hi-res? Resolution if it makes any sense in audio could refer to bit rate or bit depth, both of which would better resolve audio. A pure analogy would call for bit rate only, as that would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By MichaelJHuman
No one has convinced me putting the same chip in...

No one has convinced me putting the same chip in a fancy box with a fancy power supply makes it any better. Even the rank and file DAC chips used in your mid level receivers seem blameless

But...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,635
Posted By MichaelJHuman
My goal one day is to get speakers that can...

My goal one day is to get speakers that can handle movies at near reference level. I know I have enough power, but sometimes I suspect by B&W 600 series speakers can't quite keep up at -10 dB or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,635
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Note how honest Outlaw is about this amp, and how...

Note how honest Outlaw is about this amp, and how most customers would need nothing more. And my instincts and experience tell me they are not joking
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,635
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Take a look at Outlaw 7125. Looks like one of...

Take a look at Outlaw 7125. Looks like one of the best deals for the money.

Massive transformer, filter caps on each board. Power Output: 7 x 125 watts RMS at 8 ohms, all channels driven from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,635
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Best not to make general statements about...

Best not to make general statements about amplifier sound.

Any competent amplifier will put out lower THD than a human can hear, so it's not clear where differences in sound come from. Amps might...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-14-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,635
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Tried them both. Main problem was ground hum...

Tried them both. Main problem was ground hum with pro amps as they use a grounded plug. And they sometimes require going from RCA to 1/4". And they sometimes have less gain than some consumer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 152
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Of course you will need an AVR with pre outs, or...

Of course you will need an AVR with pre outs, or a processor. Personally, I see no reason to believe processors are inherently better than AVRs, and AVRs give you some flexibility in terms of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-10-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By MichaelJHuman
You can hook any 8 ohm speaker to your receiver. ...

You can hook any 8 ohm speaker to your receiver. Power handling is not of much importance.

Note that one watt of power will put out roughly 90 dB SPL from a typical speaker. It takes little...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Covering last question first. I would not worry...

Covering last question first. I would not worry about power handling capacity. I have connected up a 300 watt amp to speakers that can handle maybe 50 watts before. It's not usually a concern. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 314
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Space above and space in back is what I give it. ...

Space above and space in back is what I give it. As much as possible on top, but I admit I have crammed receivers into too small of a space, but it was open on all sides except for the top
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By MichaelJHuman
How does it connect? RCA? Phone jacks? ...

How does it connect? RCA? Phone jacks?

Problem with RCA is that may not work except through the use of a zone output. If a receiver had a zone output, I would try that first

Problem with...
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