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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-27-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 611
Posted By commsysman
A 20-foot "RCA" (unbalanced) cord is very...

A 20-foot "RCA" (unbalanced) cord is very susceptible to interference and noise, because the shield wire also carries the return signal. The practical limit is 8 feet or so. Anything beyond that is...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By commsysman
If you would only take the trouble to do the...

If you would only take the trouble to do the research, there are many posts on here where people have commented on how much better their system sounded when they changed from an Onkyo or Yamaha...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By commsysman
Personally, I find Onkyo and Yamaha receivers to...

Personally, I find Onkyo and Yamaha receivers to sound very "bright" and hard to listen to over time.

I think NAD and Harman-Kardon and Marantz to sound much more pleasing to the ear.

You will...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By commsysman
I think Focal makes excellent speakers. ...

I think Focal makes excellent speakers.

Focal would be my top recommendation for you. I have never heard of anyone that was not happy with them.

PSB and Monitor Audio also make excellent...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-25-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By commsysman
For a home high-fidelity sound system, you will...

For a home high-fidelity sound system, you will probably find the sound quality of a Crown amplifier disappointing.

Crown does not even pretend to make home hi-fi amplifiers; only public-address...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-25-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By commsysman
I use a Grace Digital internet tuner (GDI-IRCA...

I use a Grace Digital internet tuner (GDI-IRCA 700), and it is very good. It runs around $130 and has 10 presets and over 10,000 preprogrammed internet radio stations from all over the world in every...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By commsysman
If it was new when you bought it, it should have...

If it was new when you bought it, it should have been in the box. Sometimes they are in a cardboard packing sleeve and are easy to miss.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By commsysman
I am talking about the remote that NAD supplied...

I am talking about the remote that NAD supplied with the 777 (model ZR7).

The one you have pictured is not the correct one.

See the manual for a picture of it (page 43 or 44).

Perhaps you do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By commsysman
Not correct; the thing that is important is that...

Not correct; the thing that is important is that the amp can supply the speakers with enough instantaneous PEAK CURRENT needed to avoid distortion on loud peaks.

The receiver probably does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By commsysman
Just press the SOURCE button repeatedly until it...

Just press the SOURCE button repeatedly until it comes to the one you want.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By commsysman
There is no such thing, nor is it possible. ...

There is no such thing, nor is it possible.

That is a bit like asking for a spoon that will convert a rabbit turd into an ice cream bar.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By commsysman
All that is really required is a couple of 2000...

All that is really required is a couple of 2000 ohm resistors and a y configuration to sum the outputs.

That is probably what is in that box, more or less.

An electronic buffer stage in each...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-11-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By commsysman
No. What are you trying to accomplish? ...

No.

What are you trying to accomplish?

What source are you connecting with those cables; the amplifier is not a signal source.

Some details about your amplifier would help.

If you are...
Forum: Speakers   08-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By commsysman
Get some Pioneer speakers. They are much...

Get some Pioneer speakers.

They are much better IMO than Bose.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By commsysman
I have done business with them for years, and...

I have done business with them for years, and shipping has always been free.

They have always bent over backwards to accommodate me and provide satisfaction.

$20?

I'm sure you can just call...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By commsysman
I bought a 356 and I did not like the sound of...

I bought a 356 and I did not like the sound of it; the bass was poorly defined, and the speakers tested have great bass with other amps. The 326 is a better-sounding amp IMO.

There is something...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By commsysman
Balanced Interconnects

It is not very significant. What is VERY significant is the subject of balanced vs. unbalanced INTERCONNECTS!!!!!


The main thing to understand is that balanced interconnects have a shield that...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-08-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By commsysman
I recommend the Focal speakers. That Rotel...

I recommend the Focal speakers.

That Rotel power amp is rated for 200 watts per channel at 8 ohms, which is enough power for 99% of the speakers
ever made, and quite sufficient for the Focals.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-08-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By commsysman
Internal physical tube construction can vary,...

Internal physical tube construction can vary, making the filament glow more or less obvious; this may mean nothing. Also, looking at the tube from one angle will let you see the filament, while...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-08-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By commsysman
Grace digital internet tuner

The Grace digital internet tuner is excellent, and sells for around $120 on Amazon (IRCA-700). There are other models for around $200.

It can be connected by Wi-Fi or hardwired to the internet,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By commsysman
If your main speakers are rated as being 3db down...

If your main speakers are rated as being 3db down at 45 Hz (for example), then you should run them "full-range". with no limiting, in order to get the best sound quality for your system.

A...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By commsysman
The Monoprice Premium Cables are very good and...

The Monoprice Premium Cables are very good and have gold-plated connectors.

Monoprice #2864 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2864) is a pair of 6-foot cables...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By commsysman
I have the Audioengine 2 speakers, which run...

I have the Audioengine 2 speakers, which run $249.

They are excellent, and come in white or black or red. You can order direct from their website.

I also have an inexpensive Sony subwoofer...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By commsysman
Speakers

I suggest that you look at the Monitor Audio line of speakers. They are sensitive enough to be used with almost any amplifier, and have good bass.

The Silver Series 2 is an excellent speaker, and...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By commsysman
I suggest that you get the center channel, and...

I suggest that you get the center channel, and then add a Marantz MM7025 amplifier for the front 2 channels. Despite the overstated claims for the receiver amps, the 7025 is more powerful and has a...
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