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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2013, 06:09 AM
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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: 20,232
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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: 991
Views: 47,385
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: 991
Views: 47,385
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: 991
Views: 47,385
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: 469
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: 469
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: 583
Views: 58,690
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: 19,612
Views: 2,944,549
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: 31,371
Views: 2,239,980
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: 8,685
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: 88
Views: 13,261
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: 0
Views: 461
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: 20,232
Views: 2,973,632
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: 795
Views: 279,401
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: 88
Views: 13,261
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: 88
Views: 13,261
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...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   05-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,261
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Martycool007 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458693/yamaha-cd-n500-networked-cd-player-owners-thread#post_23289950)

So I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20,232
Views: 2,973,632
Posted By Thunder240
Guys, my apologies if this was discussed years...

Guys, my apologies if this was discussed years ago in this thread -- I did a quick thread search and didn't see anything.

Can the Denon 3808 stream 96/24 or 192/24 files from computer over the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 524,616
Posted By Thunder240
Yeah, since it doesn't bother me that much, and...

Yeah, since it doesn't bother me that much, and since I know that a lot of guys have XBR9s with far worse problems, I'll probably wait til Feb 2014 and make a decision just before the extended...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 524,616
Posted By Thunder240
My XBR9 shows no sign of picture anomalies...

My XBR9 shows no sign of picture anomalies except that blacks are very uneven (one corner is noticeably lighter than the rest of the panel). I honestly had just chalked this up to poor quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Thunder240
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stratoholic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471061/which-multi-channel-amp-for-my-system-with-intro#post_23284513)

Thanks for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Thunder240
If I had your rig and your budget, I'd look...

If I had your rig and your budget, I'd look closely at a Parasound amp to match. I've always loved my buddy's Halo A23, and have a standing offer to take it off his hands for use in my stereo if he...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31,371
Views: 2,239,980
Posted By Thunder240
Thank you Joe! After this experience, I've...

Thank you Joe! After this experience, I've gained a renewed appreciation for all of the components in my rig including my speakers. Though I don't mean to suggest that others should ever remove...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 2,944,549
Posted By Thunder240
I have a LN-T4066F, and indeed it does pass...

I have a LN-T4066F, and indeed it does pass audio from its HDMI inputs to its optical out.

However, I think I recall that it requires the source be PCM 2.0. In other words, I believe that it will...
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