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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 479
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Posted By M Code
Referencing Harman/Kardon for loudspeakers is a...

Referencing Harman/Kardon for loudspeakers is a major error....
All of Harman/Kardon's marketing and product development decisions are made in China not in the USA. Regarding Harman/Kardon branded...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By M Code
Very sad that HK dropped Dolby Volume.. It was...

Very sad that HK dropped Dolby Volume..
It was the best dynamic range compression scheme available in an AVR..
But I guess having more stretched published watts per channel and more HDMI inputs is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By M Code
The Yamaha is much more reliable, and of higher...

The Yamaha is much more reliable, and of higher build quality..

Just my $0.02.. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By M Code
$150 won't buy much... For $300, U can get a...

$150 won't buy much...
For $300, U can get a new Yamaha 475 in the box with remote, microphone and warranty....

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-29-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 174
Posted By M Code
One can talk about antenna, gain, height and...

One can talk about antenna, gain, height and directionalty...
However suffice to say what brand/model AVR is he using?
Today the majority of the FM tuner sections within an AVR (especially a budget...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By M Code
Buy the Yamaha... The Denon AVRs are 4th in...

Buy the Yamaha...
The Denon AVRs are 4th in reliability compared to Yamaha in 1st....

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
Though plasma did have some performance...

Though plasma did have some performance advantages they had multiple negative factors..
1. Energy consumption too high, failed Euro green standards
2. Screen burn-in issues
3. As market demand for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By M Code
Integrated amplifiers are an audio component... ...

Integrated amplifiers are an audio component...
Audio components are 5% of the market compared to AVRs..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
Certainly having the latest, greatest helps to...

Certainly having the latest, greatest helps to build sales, exposure & momentum....
However note that Yamaha which doesn't hype their AVRs like Onkyo/Integra or Denon yet they still outsell those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
No.... Just my $0.02... ;)

No....

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
The latest stats from the primary CE retailers...

The latest stats from the primary CE retailers indicate Onkyo & Integra AVR sales are up 31% while Denon AVR sales are down 17% for 4th quarter 2014...
Apparently the choice of Onkyo & Integra to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
Pioneer sold off their home theater and DJ...

Pioneer sold off their home theater and DJ segments, and will concentrate only on the 12V infotainment markets for aftermarker and OEM. Onkyo bought their home entertainment division, and now...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 72,783
Posted By M Code
Yes... The 7200 can be used as a 7 channel...

Yes...
The 7200 can be used as a 7 channel power amplifier, with an AVR that has a 7 channel Pre-Outs..
Plug into the 7 Channel Direct inputs, set the 7200 volume control @ 0dB...
Will work great...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By M Code
Correcto.. The AVR130 is a 5.1 AVR but the...

Correcto..
The AVR130 is a 5.1 AVR but the comments still apply if either a 5.1 or 7.1...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By M Code
Check E-Bagger there are several older but...

Check E-Bagger there are several older but working surround AVRs for < $100 including shipping...
U can check Craig's List but @ least with E-Bagger U have some buyers protection..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By M Code
The AVR 130 though somewhat dated but is a...

The AVR 130 though somewhat dated but is a well-built AVR...
As Selden posted check very carefully all of ur loudspeaker connecting wires, @ the AVR rear panel and loudspeaker terminals...
Any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,885
Posted By M Code
I just got my DTS-X prototype AVR for...

I just got my DTS-X prototype AVR for evaluation...
So tonite I will play the DTS CES 2015 demo disk and advise back my comments..
But I can tell U I have played the demo disk back through my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 66,094
Posted By M Code
Audyssey has moved on... Check out the Audyssey...

Audyssey has moved on...
Check out the Audyssey web site, Intel has made a major financial investment and they are concentrating on tablets and laptops moving away from home theater..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 827
Posted By M Code
Lets kleer the air... The HDCP 2.2 standards...

Lets kleer the air...
The HDCP 2.2 standards were finalized in December 2012 by Intel, however previous drafts were available to Denon and other brands in November 2011.. The prototype chips were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 827
Posted By M Code
The HDCP 2.2 standards have been out for 2 years...

The HDCP 2.2 standards have been out for 2 years (December 2012)...
There is no reason why a new AVR shouldn't include this, technologies are changing rapidly and to buy a new AVR with obsolete...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By M Code
Yamaha has much better reliability... Just...

Yamaha has much better reliability...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-21-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,530
Posted By M Code
They own many more brands including dBx,...

They own many more brands including dBx, AudioCraft, AMx..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By M Code
The stats are from an industry study done by...

The stats are from an industry study done by NPD...
Denon previously was #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , but after the D&M/Bain Capitol (Mitt Romney)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By M Code
Looks around for a Marantz 2230 or 2270... ...

Looks around for a Marantz 2230 or 2270...
These had great amplifiers and phono circuits..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By M Code
The Yamaha has much better reliability than the...

The Yamaha has much better reliability than the Denon...
The Yamaha is rated #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , the Denon is #4...
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