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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2014, 12:39 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
This pioneer 1124 has a decent amp/power supply...

This pioneer 1124 has a decent amp/power supply built in for $400 new.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1039083&gclid=CNHmu_OqpMICFRJcfgodjDcAXg&Q=&is=REG&A=details
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By kikkenit2
Neither one of those prices is that great. Newegg...

Neither one of those prices is that great. Newegg sold the 775 for as low as $430 six months ago.
They have the 677 at $400 for 1 day. Watch newegg for a better deal on the 775/777 models.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By kikkenit2
You do have all 5 speakers set to small correct?...

You do have all 5 speakers set to small correct? What crossover settings? Try just the klipsch towers (small 60 or 80hz) with the subwoofer (2.1).
Now try just the def tech monitors as fronts (small...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By kikkenit2
When bi-amping remove the jumper plates between...

When bi-amping remove the jumper plates between the two speaker binding posts.
Better to leave plates on and turn off bi-amping. It is a mostly useless feature.
Either way you have it wired very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By kikkenit2
The mx-a5000 is a weak amplifier. Stay away from...

The mx-a5000 is a weak amplifier. Stay away from that thing. The cx-a5000 sounds good, but has weak room eq
and is really a 2013 model as far as features. For that budget atmos is a must. Good stuff...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By kikkenit2
If you have more problems there is a way to...

If you have more problems there is a way to reset. Yamaha calls it 'initialize'. Search the manual for that word and the proper button command is described. Unit must be off and then a few certain...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By kikkenit2
This cable is slightly better for not much more...

This cable is slightly better for not much more $.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023603&p_id=2683&seq=1&format=2

You might be able to find some mounting brackets...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By kikkenit2
These guys can probably fix it....

These guys can probably fix it. http://www.repairaudio.com/
Even though that was a very expensive flagship receiver it is 13 years old and obsolete in many ways.
Probably not very reliable either...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By kikkenit2
There you go. Family should always come first....

There you go. Family should always come first. The xpa is a beast. I have the 5 channel model.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By kikkenit2
Build a backing plate with speaker binding posts...

Build a backing plate with speaker binding posts the same shape as the plate amp on the subwoofer.
Connect the speaker wire from driver to backing plate and move plate amp to receiver area.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By kikkenit2
You would be better off with a subwoofer amp like...

You would be better off with a subwoofer amp like this.
http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sa230-230w-subwoofer-amplifier--300-813?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla

Or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By kikkenit2
I have an emotiva 5 channel and 7 channel amp....

I have an emotiva 5 channel and 7 channel amp. Although decent I think Outlaw is improved enough to pay more for.
Lower noise floor, super clean sound and better built. Both will outperform even...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By kikkenit2
To do 5.1 and 2.0 (or 4.0) at the same time get a...

To do 5.1 and 2.0 (or 4.0) at the same time get a 7 channel amp receiver like this pioneer 1123.
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-1123-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00BKXCKRC

Connect only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By kikkenit2
It says here that the 5800 has about 145 watts...

It says here that the 5800 has about 145 watts per channel 8 ohm 6 channels driven.
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-avr-5800-av-receiver-measurements

I would consider this Outlaw....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By kikkenit2
I meant the volume knob on the amp. Looking at...

I meant the volume knob on the amp. Looking at the pics it doesn't have one. Unusual.
Speakers only handle so much power. You are overpowering the bookshelfs with double the power set to full range....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By kikkenit2
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/...

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrx2000/denon-avr-x2000-7.1-ch-4k-ultra-hd-networking-receiver-airplay/1.html...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By kikkenit2
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-X4000-7-2-Channel-...

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-X4000-7-2-Channel-Networking-Receiver/dp/B00CALM17C
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10827&cs_id=1082704&p_id=7364&seq=1&format=2
If you need any more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By kikkenit2
http://www.stereophile.com/content/totem-acoustic-...

http://www.stereophile.com/content/totem-acoustic-mani-2-loudspeaker-measurements
Stereophile review figure #3 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) shows they play...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By kikkenit2
Yamaha has analog audio out, but only from analog...

Yamaha has analog audio out, but only from analog inputs. Most all brands work this way.
The 777 (Bluetooth) and 775 have the full multizone operation you want including party mode.
The next model...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By kikkenit2
Looks like you need to split the rca input into...

Looks like you need to split the rca input into two and connect the same source to both input a and b.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By kikkenit2
Not every website has Yamaha #1...

Not every website has Yamaha #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Cnet is not that hardcore at home theater compared to the others I linked.
Onkyo is a sucker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By kikkenit2
The Onkyo 2.1 system is rated poorly in this...

The Onkyo 2.1 system is rated poorly in this link. The speakers are the most important piece of the puzzle.
http://www.cnet.com/products/onkyo-htx-22hdx/2/
Concentrate both time and money on those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By kikkenit2
Don't look now, but sound & vision has the newer...

Don't look now, but sound & vision has the newer version of your Yamaha #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) & #2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By kikkenit2
Jdsmoothie is the #1...

Jdsmoothie is the #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) denon guru. Batpig is his sidekick and #2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By kikkenit2
The preout/main in? You need both. What rca port...

The preout/main in? You need both. What rca port are you connecting to the subwoofers? Speaker wire also?
Put both amp jumpers in and try just full range speaker wire only. That stereo has no...
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