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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By afrogt
Depends what version of Audyssey you want. If...

Depends what version of Audyssey you want. If just the basic version of Audyssey MultEQ any of the entry level Denon's will do such as the e300 or e400 or s900BT.

If you want Audyssey MultEQ XT...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By afrogt
There no consensus as we all hear things...

There no consensus as we all hear things differently.

From the two brands you listed I'd take the Ascends over the Klipsch because Klipsch speakers grate on my ears over time. But other people...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By afrogt
Not familiar with the Pioneer A30, must be a...

Not familiar with the Pioneer A30, must be a European model.

But it is rated for 4 ohm loads so it should have no problem driving the 6 ohm Jamo tower speakers.
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,871
Posted By afrogt
I don't think the cost of the display matters...

I don't think the cost of the display matters much. If you have a 32" led display on the patio, a projector or a 70" display in the main room you're still gonna use a HDMI cable. If you have an AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By afrogt
which is the advantage of using banana plugs...

which is the advantage of using banana plugs instead of bare wire!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By afrogt
Since you have the 7.1 speakers already the...

Since you have the 7.1 speakers already the simple answer is to try it. You'll know the answer pretty quickly.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By afrogt
Yes you can connect a passive speaker to the...

Yes you can connect a passive speaker to the center channel terminal.

But you want your center speaker to match your front speakers in tonal quality. If Beolab makes a non powered center that...
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By afrogt
Check your wiring. Could be cable from iPod to...

Check your wiring. Could be cable from iPod to receiver. could be speaker wiring. check all of it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By afrogt
I would step up to something a little higher than...

I would step up to something a little higher than the entry level RX-V377 especially when trying to compare with a top of the line RX-V2092 which has a better power supply and amp section.

And I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By afrogt
If you have a 5.1 setup you must connect the...

If you have a 5.1 setup you must connect the speakers to the surround terminals, not the surround back terminals.

The surround back speaker terminals can be used for 7.1 or Zone 2.
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,871
Posted By afrogt
Speakers: $1000 (2 towers, center, 2 bookshelf) ...

Speakers: $1000 (2 towers, center, 2 bookshelf)
Subwoofer: $250
AVR: $550
Blu Ray: $80
CD Changer: $150 (24 years old)
Harmony Remote: $50

$2080 Total 5.1 system.

Cables:
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By afrogt
Well if you purchase a pair of Q700's and the...

Well if you purchase a pair of Q700's and the Q600 center from accessories4less it would cost you $1500. But you'd also get a 5 year warranty on the speakers.

So is that 10 hour drive worth $500...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By afrogt
The TX-SR700 is definitely an AV Receiver. It was...

The TX-SR700 is definitely an AV Receiver. It was made before HDMI inputs became available and had component video as well as S-Video and Composite Video. It also had Zone Two Outputs.

Every...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By afrogt
Yes they are different. Preouts have a...

Yes they are different.

Preouts have a variable output. It changes with the volume dial on the receiver. The audio out is a fixed output and you cannot change the volume with the remote or volume...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By afrogt
any 5.1 receiver has video too. Whether you use...

any 5.1 receiver has video too. Whether you use it or not is up to you.

If your old system was 5.1, how did you set it up? A stereo receiver doesn't have 5.1 functionality. It had to be some type...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By afrogt
You plug in into any of the remaining optical...

You plug in into any of the remaining optical ports and reassign it to whatever input you'd like.

For instance assign optical 3 to the CD or VCR input. Switch your receiver to CD or VCR when you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By afrogt
I was gonna recommend the Pioneer but didn't care...

I was gonna recommend the Pioneer but didn't care for the 1 star ratings reviews. But I guess all products have lemons....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By afrogt
Get a networked receiver just for the firmware...

Get a networked receiver just for the firmware updates. The Denon e300 would be better....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By afrogt
Good subwoofers are more appropriate for a...

Good subwoofers are more appropriate for a dedicated home theater so I'd get something better than the Martin Logan, especially for the $699 list price.

If you have a good sub or two then quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By afrogt
That's not bi-wiring, it is bi-amping. Two...

That's not bi-wiring, it is bi-amping. Two completely different concepts.
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,374
Posted By afrogt
It would be quicker for me to install banana...

It would be quicker for me to install banana plugs than it would to insert bare wire into the back of my receiver. I can just lean over the top of the AVR and insert banana plugs into the back...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By afrogt
Get a Yamaha. They seem to be more trouble free...

Get a Yamaha. They seem to be more trouble free than the others.
...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By afrogt
Then I guess it might be broken... try doing...

Then I guess it might be broken...

try doing a processor reset, page 90 of your manual.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By afrogt
Press the tuning mode on the front of the...

Press the tuning mode on the front of the receiver so that it is not set to AUTO.

If you no longer have the user manual you can download it here....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By afrogt
Offer $9.99, they might even take $6.99

Offer $9.99, they might even take $6.99
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