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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
Sounds like calibration to me. If you re-run...

Sounds like calibration to me. If you re-run Audyssey, it should properly balance the system. I would expect volume setting to get the same SPL with the same source after re-running Audyssey, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By MichaelJHuman
JHAz might be right with that analysis but I...

JHAz might be right with that analysis but I don't think of it quite like that. Not saying he's wrong, but this is how I look at it.

Every AVR I know of uses a single transformer to power the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I have used AVRs as processors for years and have...

I have used AVRs as processors for years and have no complaints. Yeah, the amp section will draw some current, and it's probably mainly dependent on how much bias current is used in the amp section....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I don't use one. I did use a cheater plug though...

I don't use one. I did use a cheater plug though as I was not able to eliminate a ground loop
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Sometimes people don't have good reasons for what...

Sometimes people don't have good reasons for what they do and sometimes they do. Years of working as a software engineer has taught me to respect other people's code though. Many times they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Since when are McIntosh amps cheaper than ATI...

Since when are McIntosh amps cheaper than ATI amps? Maybe in this case they are? Or are you saying once you got to that price point you would pay extra for McIntosh or buy used? Just curious...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Rectifier = diode; what FMW posted makes sense to...

Rectifier = diode; what FMW posted makes sense to me, but there are other uses for diodes. For example, for blocking DC

People make a lot of claims in audio that make no sense to me, and this is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Applying flat gives you that dip at 200?

Applying flat gives you that dip at 200?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By MichaelJHuman
X4000 is what I own now, having not been able to...

X4000 is what I own now, having not been able to turn down the sale price for an Audyssey equipped receiver. It's power is light for it's MSRP, but power differences don't seem that big of a deal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-25-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Are the speaker wires really hard wired on both...

Are the speaker wires really hard wired on both ends, or do the speakers just hook into clips and can be unhooked? In which case just buy some wire.

I don't think hooking this thing up is going...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I applaud your energy and love the idea

I applaud your energy and love the idea
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I am not sure how much heat is wasted in voice...

I am not sure how much heat is wasted in voice coils, but they don't seem very efficient. I have often wondered about these woofers that supposedly handle thousands of watts. I am pretty sure they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-25-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I bought a Denon X4000 due to the pricing on it. ...

I bought a Denon X4000 due to the pricing on it. I am pretty happy with it. It has the latest Audyssey processing. Audio quality is an ambiguous thing. Personally, I want audio accuracy which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By MichaelJHuman
One problem I see is that this thing has it's own...

One problem I see is that this thing has it's own subwoofer, and I have no idea how it's hooked up and what sort, if any of bass management the shelf system has. IMO, it's not worth bothering with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Don't overthink it. Only the cheap receivers...

Don't overthink it. Only the cheap receivers have 5.1. The more expensive models, usually have many desirable features and spent the extra few bucks for a few more transistors. They almost...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By MichaelJHuman
There are amps with high level inputs and high...

There are amps with high level inputs and high level to line level converters, but it seems like more trouble that it's worth. You are using 4 ohm speakers with a receiver not rated for them. Make...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,680
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
For people using two subs with XT32. Where did...

For people using two subs with XT32. Where did you place your subs? I am sort of stuck where mine go, but that's no excuse for moving them if it doesn't make much sense where they are at. I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,836
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I admit Atmos enabled speakers seem interesting

I admit Atmos enabled speakers seem interesting
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,836
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Even if it becomes a standard audio format,...

Even if it becomes a standard audio format, receivers should be able to mix down to whatever your speakers are. Time will tell if it becomes a common audio format. Many things have come and gone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By MichaelJHuman
IMO the Denon X4000 makes a good processor. I...

IMO the Denon X4000 makes a good processor. I don't know that you can shut down the amps, but the Audyssey processing seems very solid. I am using it mostly as a processor (it's handling side...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Some AVRs have put out over 3 V RMS before...

Some AVRs have put out over 3 V RMS before clipping. But I would say, that they have some serious issues if they can't put out an unclipped signal, just due to processing as they feed their own amps...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By MichaelJHuman
777 has preouts I think, double check that

777 has preouts I think, double check that
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I am not sure there's any general concensus. ...

I am not sure there's any general concensus. Some people have speculated that removing the amp stage removes some noise, but I have never seen that proved

Processors are generally pricey, which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Rotel used to make some

Rotel used to make some
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Check Denon not Amazon. And I see they say the...

Check Denon not Amazon. And I see they say the same thing, so look at the actual specs on the spec sheet. 75 watts. I suppose if you only drove one channel, measured power until it dropped due to...
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