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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 61,966
Posted By Thunder240
Resurrecting this thread from the dead. After 4+...

Resurrecting this thread from the dead. After 4+ years of solid peformance as the 2nd owner, tonight my Power 5 finally began giving me trouble. While watching The Fast and the Furious, 4 times...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,276
Posted By Thunder240
If it were me, I'd start by powering my mains...

If it were me, I'd start by powering my mains with the 2-channel power amp and use the receiver's amplified channels for my surrounds. I can't speak to the Yamaha AVENTAGE specifically, since I...
Forum: Speakers   01-26-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32,968
Views: 2,370,002
Posted By Thunder240
Hey dabsim, thanks for describing your mod. Did...

Hey dabsim, thanks for describing your mod. Did you ever get a reply from Sandy Gross, and if so, what did you learn?

Here is the thread I referred to on Emotivalounge.
...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 32,968
Views: 2,370,002
Posted By Thunder240
Hey guys, over on Emotiva Lounge (and Audiogon)...

Hey guys, over on Emotiva Lounge (and Audiogon) someone is selling a pair of modded BP7002s. In describing the mods, he says that he upgraded the caps and resistors on the crossovers to Mundorf...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,249
Posted By Thunder240
I agree -- although my experience with the...

I agree -- although my experience with the aascend CMT-340 SE was comparing them to the Pioneer FS52 as opposed to the Infinity Primus (I haven't heard the Primus).

IMHO the Ascends are a...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Thunder240
Last year while I was in the market for New...

Last year while I was in the market for New towers, after extensive listening my top contenders ended up being Ascend Sierra Towers and Dali Mentor 8s. (My comparisons included the Paradigm Studio...
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,245
Posted By Thunder240
Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper,...

Hey Mudslide, no question the Pioneers go deeper, and they are less expensive, but I've seen them for between 300 and 400 INCLUDING the stands on Audiogon, so if the OP is willing to go used, they do...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,245
Posted By Thunder240
Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340...

Another speaker to consider is the Ascend CMT-340 SE. New they go for 570 per pair, but you can easily find a used pair under 450. I'm in love with these speakers. They have airy highs that I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20,525
Views: 3,035,529
Posted By Thunder240
Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain...

Right. I've got a 200wpc amp, but voltage gain is only a little over 27dB, meaning that with a 1.2V preout I can only get a 50-60% of my rated power.

But I thought 2V was supposed to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20,525
Views: 3,035,529
Posted By Thunder240
According to the specs published on pg 86 of its...

According to the specs published on pg 86 of its user manual, the 3808ci has an analog rated output of 1.2V, and a D/A rated output of 2.0V. Can someone explain what this means? I *think* the analog...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 60,208
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by anthony...

Quote:Originally Posted by anthony fremont http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430959/netflix-bds-without-dts-hd-master-audio-dd-5-1-instead/720#post_24039855)...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 60,208
Posted By Thunder240
I guess I feel a little better knowing that the...

I guess I feel a little better knowing that the 2007 release only had a lossy audio track, since I was imagining that this signified that WB was joining Lionsgate in pulling HD audio tracks from...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 60,208
Posted By Thunder240
Last night I watched Deliverance on BD, which I...

Last night I watched Deliverance on BD, which I got from Netflix. Audio was DD 5.1 only, no DTS-MA track. I was very disappointed, since there is a ton of wildlife sound all around you.
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Thunder240
Arnyk, thanks for the helpful response! Your...

Arnyk, thanks for the helpful response! Your logic makes sense, and it's also consistent with the hometheatershack post that GIEGAR referred me to.

Regarding the hiss, it is most noticeable from...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Thunder240
I'm posting to find out what if anything I can...

I'm posting to find out what if anything I can do to maximize the SNR in my 2.1 stereo system given the equipment I'm using, which includes a piece of pro gear (and therefore may be causing problems...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 61,966
Posted By Thunder240
At the time I bought mine (2010) I recall...

At the time I bought mine (2010) I recall several used Power5 amps on the market for between 800 and 1100, with the oddball who was asking for a lot more thinking his was special because it was...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19,631
Views: 2,986,047
Posted By Thunder240
Two years ago (and 3+ years after I purchased...

Two years ago (and 3+ years after I purchased the TV from Best Buy), my TV started going through several power cycles before starting up. I'd push the power button, the read light would start...
Forum: Speakers   06-08-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32,968
Views: 2,370,002
Posted By Thunder240
Hey guys, I've been reading all the happy...

Hey guys, I've been reading all the happy customer reviews of the 8060s, as well as the Absolute Sound review, and it got me wondering, what's different between the 8000 series and the 7000 series...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,029
Posted By Thunder240
Here's my review of the Sony BDP-S580: ...

Here's my review of the Sony BDP-S580:

http://www.avsforum.com/products/sony-bdp-s580-3d-blu-ray-disc-player-with-built-in-wi-fi-accessory-kit/reviews/4172
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,351
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by postrokfan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23358438)

Well,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Thunder240
I just sold my Emotiva UPA-2 on Audiogon, to be...

I just sold my Emotiva UPA-2 on Audiogon, to be replaced by an Odyssey Stratos Plus, and while I wait for Klaus to build me my new amp, a buddy of mine offered to let me borrow his Parasound Halo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20,525
Views: 3,035,529
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by oldprof http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/860539/the-official-denon-avr-3808ci-thread/19860#post_23318495)

Also check out the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-21-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 292,779
Posted By Thunder240
So, I've been playing hi-res WAV files up to...

So, I've been playing hi-res WAV files up to 24/192 on my BDP-S580 via the USB port, and they sound fantastic, but I've always wanted to set up a music server for greater flexibility. So I recently...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,351
Posted By Thunder240
Indeed, alac is a great lossless format (it uses...

Indeed, alac is a great lossless format (it uses a .m4a wrapper, meaning its essentially aac except lossless). For OSX there is a free ap called Max that you can download from download.cnet.com to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,351
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kiwiguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23309049)

listening to...
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