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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By afrogt
I think that Tascam AVR is basically a rebadged...

I think that Tascam AVR is basically a rebadged Onkyo or Integra unit. Onkyo was still using Audyssey 2EQ even though other brands were using MultEQ or MultEQ XT.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By afrogt
Never seen a AVR under 4" tall. Marantz, HK and...

Never seen a AVR under 4" tall. Marantz, HK and Yamaha all have receivers under 5" tall but not 4".

Plus you'd need room for ventilation or you'll shorten the life of the receiver.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By afrogt
* The AVR-X1000 has a longer warranty (3 years)...

* The AVR-X1000 has a longer warranty (3 years) than the AVR-1713 (2 years).
* The speaker connections on the back of the AVR-X1000 are color coded for easier setup. Last year's model did not have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By afrogt
Have you tried using a Denon AVR Remote app? I...

Have you tried using a Denon AVR Remote app? I have the AVR 1613 and can do internet radio, Pandora, etc from my Samsung Smart phone. Don't need to have the TV on.

Your AVR 1613 doesn't support...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By afrogt
[QUOTE]I can not get DD 5.1 on any HD...

[QUOTE]I can not get DD 5.1 on any HD channel/program via my cable box. I verified that a channel and program that is also being broadcasted over the air is being done so with DD 5.1 but cable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 257
Posted By afrogt
What about a refurb x1000 for $199 instead of the...

What about a refurb x1000 for $199 instead of the x2000? Or do you need more than a 5.1 setup?

The x1000 and x2000 both have Audyssey MultEQ XT just like your 1713, so what upgrade are you...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By afrogt
You might want to save some money and get a P153...

You might want to save some money and get a P153 or P163 for the center channel. You could save up to $125 over the price of the PC351
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Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 311
Posted By afrogt
With $789 to spend I wouldn't get those Dayton...

With $789 to spend I wouldn't get those Dayton 652 speakers either. They're not as good as the original Dayton 652 from a few years ago. Are they worth $35-$40? I guess but is that what your want for...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By afrogt
you might even like them more than the F30.

you might even like them more than the F30.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By afrogt
The Marantz NR1504 goes for $499 Denon x2000...

The Marantz NR1504 goes for $499

Denon x2000 is $399

Denon x1000 is $279. X1000 and NR1504 have similar features and Denon has better version of Audyssey.

I'd still opt for x2000 because it...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By afrogt
Based on where you speakers are now you don't...

Based on where you speakers are now you don't need to use the center speaker. Just set the center to NONE and let the front speakers handle the dialog.

You should pull the B1's to the front of the...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By afrogt
Your room and someone else's room will not be the...

Your room and someone else's room will not be the same, so we can't tell you what the distances should be. Go with whatever distances the calibration measured for you.

You need to plug in the...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52,183
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Posted By afrogt
You're in Canada so who knows? It could happen....

You're in Canada so who knows? It could happen. The production run of new Veritas was much shorter than RC speakers though. Maybe youll get lucky and find someone selling some Veritas used.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By afrogt
The Panasonic XR50 was very highly rated during...

The Panasonic XR50 was very highly rated during its time. There's a reason it keeps holding its value. The XR55 and XR57 are going for $239 and $269 used on Amazon.

I think it's your best bet...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By afrogt
How bout something like the Panasonic digital...

How bout something like the Panasonic digital receivers that came out a few years back. They were very popular and powerful. They have optical and digital coax inputs and are very slim.

Sure its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By afrogt
does insurance cover lightning strikes?

does insurance cover lightning strikes?
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 04:20 PM
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Views: 3,810,361
Posted By afrogt
^^^ ^^^ It wasn't an error, it was a 1 day...

^^^ ^^^
It wasn't an error, it was a 1 day clearance sale. Luckily I got to take advantage of it. Nobody buys those at $429/pr. Frys put them on sale for $199/pr occasionally.

I remember about...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By afrogt
One of these subwoofers should suffice for $500 -...

One of these subwoofers should suffice for $500 - $600

http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000

http://outlawaudio.com/products/lfm1plus.html
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By afrogt
Those modular upgrades are a great idea, but what...

Those modular upgrades are a great idea, but what do they actually cost in stores?

I see the AM200 module that upgrades the T758 receiver to Audyssey MultEQ XT, Audyssey MultEQ Pro, Dyanamic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By afrogt
Denon e300 or x1000. These are refurbs with 1...

Denon e300 or x1000. These are refurbs with 1 year warranty.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavre300/denon-avr-e300-5.1-3d-networking-receiver-airplay/1.html...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By afrogt
Onkyo makes a stereo receiver with digital inputs...

Onkyo makes a stereo receiver with digital inputs but it is probably too tall for your needs at 5.9" tall. Plus it cost $245 which is over your budget.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By afrogt
Major mfrs still make stereo receivers, but...

Major mfrs still make stereo receivers, but generally they do not have digital inputs.

I know the Harman Kardon 3490 does have digital inputs but it is quite large. I haven't seen any stereo only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By afrogt
Where are the speakers connected? You failed to...

Where are the speakers connected? You failed to show that part. I notice there's a Main A and B plus Front Effects Speaker terminals. You should be using Main A. My guess is you have the speakers...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By afrogt
Why would you keep the tuner and not the amp?...

Why would you keep the tuner and not the amp? What would you use the tuner for?

I don't think the cassette deck has any value except to a collector.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By afrogt
They make plenty of stands that hold AV equipment...

They make plenty of stands that hold AV equipment easily.

Finding AVR's under 5" tall and less than $200 is going to be tough even if you go for used items. And if 5" height is all you have, your...
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