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Forum: Speakers   05-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 426
Posted By afrogt
No, just the fronts and sub if there is one. If...

No, just the fronts and sub if there is one. If you switch to multichannel stereo then all speakers are playing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By afrogt
Also check the warranty of the item you're...

Also check the warranty of the item you're buying. Pioneer generally has a one year warranty except for the Elite models whereas Yamaha, Denon, Sony and others come with a 2 year warranty standard....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 62
Posted By afrogt
Are you connecting a BD player to this input? ...

Are you connecting a BD player to this input?

If so, does your BD player also have analog outputs? (red/white rca jacks)

If so, also connect those to your BD player and receiver. Since your...
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53,864
Views: 3,978,438
Posted By afrogt
Clearly, they just get the information from the...

Clearly, they just get the information from the vendor or mfrs and pass it off as truth. :(
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53,864
Views: 3,978,438
Posted By afrogt
An inexpensive tripod camera stand is all you...

An inexpensive tripod camera stand is all you need for room calibration. I use one just like this.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By afrogt
Why just those two receivers? What's your budget?

Why just those two receivers? What's your budget?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By afrogt
Yep, it's heavy. My AVR 325 is 40 lbs and I...

Yep, it's heavy. My AVR 325 is 40 lbs and I believe the 525 is 44 or 45 lbs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By afrogt
What devices will you connect to this receiver? ...

What devices will you connect to this receiver?

You might be able to get away with a stereo receiver depending on your needs.
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53,864
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Posted By afrogt
They ship in the original boxes with no extra...

They ship in the original boxes with no extra packaging. RC-10's and RC LCR won't be a problem as they are smaller and packaged very well. The RC-70's would be the ones that could end up with some...
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53,864
Views: 3,978,438
Posted By afrogt
Back in July 2014 at Fry's. They have never been...

Back in July 2014 at Fry's. They have never been that price again. Best deals recently have been for $199/pr....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By afrogt
I have the AVR 325 which is the little brother to...

I have the AVR 325 which is the little brother to the AVR 525 you purchased.

Good receiver with lots of power. It is a dozen years old and doesn't have HDMI or network streaming and other newer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By afrogt
No, you cannot take HDMI audio in and send it out...

No, you cannot take HDMI audio in and send it out of the optical out. No receivers will let you do this.
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By afrogt
Fry's currently has the Energy RC-70 for $199ea...

Fry's currently has the Energy RC-70 for $199ea with promo code this week.

The RC LCR speaker for the center is also $199.
http://www.frys.com/product/7815829

Then spend $400 on a decent...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53,864
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Posted By afrogt
They must have a lot of inventory if they're...

They must have a lot of inventory if they're lowering the price to $199.

They should keep the price at $249 in stores instead of jacking them up to $399 - $599 each as is often displayed when I...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 53,864
Views: 3,978,438
Posted By afrogt
^^^ Considering you can get the RC-70's new for...

^^^
Considering you can get the RC-70's new for $200 each today I'd say the used deal isn't that good. Previously it was a good deal.

Now if you have to risk the new speakers being shipped then...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By afrogt
If it is the speaker you may be able to find one...

If it is the speaker you may be able to find one at Frys, depending where you live.

http://www.frys.com/product/7285763


They're a couple on ebay too.
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 580
Posted By afrogt
I've seen these recommended often... ...

I've seen these recommended often...

http://www.musicdirect.com/p-139677-focal-chorus-806v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx?source=igodigital&
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By afrogt
Why just those two models as options? The newer...

Why just those two models as options? The newer sr6009 is available.

Are you looking for certain features?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-08-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By afrogt
Denon x4100 ...

Denon x4100

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrx4100w/denon-avr-x4100w-7.2-atmos-receiver-w/wi-fi/bluetooth/airplay/1.html
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By afrogt
For $225 its a good deal for two larger tower...

For $225 its a good deal for two larger tower speakers and the matching center...if you like how they sound!

I agree with the above poster, try them side by side with your Ascend speakers and keep...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By afrogt
Many of those AVR's are actually made in...

Many of those AVR's are actually made in Indonesia, Malaysia or somewhere around there.

But probably made for US consumption.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 119
Posted By afrogt
I'm guessing his blu ray player doesn't have any...

I'm guessing his blu ray player doesn't have any analog outputs.

The newer models from the last few years tend to have HDMI only and maybe optical or coax. But usually no analog anymore.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By afrogt
OSD probably only works on composite or s-video...

OSD probably only works on composite or s-video but not component video.

How is the receiver connected to your TV?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 119
Posted By afrogt
Oh, that is a really old AV receiver. Oh...

Oh, that is a really old AV receiver.

Oh well....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 119
Posted By afrogt
Doesn't your Vizio TV have an optical output? ...

Doesn't your Vizio TV have an optical output?

Connect all your devices via HDMI to the Vizio and then via optical out to the receiver. But that may limit you to stereo instead of 5.1.

Or buy a...
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