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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By kikkenit2
That level of yamaha only has a global crossover...

That level of yamaha only has a global crossover so setting towers and satellite surrounds to the same lowest midrange frequency
is not the preferred setup. All five speakers with matching midrange...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kikkenit2
I would keep what you have and try to add the...

I would keep what you have and try to add the center speaker and subwoofer. The center will help with dialog volume adjustment/clarity
and the subwoofer will help provide deep bass tones and improve...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
Marantz will play all network sources independent...

Marantz will play all network sources independent to zone2. Yamaha will play everything independent from the network connection except airplay
in zone2. Airplay requires party mode (multi-zone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
I watch recorded shows with directv. Recently...

I watch recorded shows with directv. Recently some playback broke up etc. I called directv.
They came out and checked my whole system. They swapped out my dvr. Problem went away. Call dish network.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By kikkenit2
The high end yamaha models have discrete...

The high end yamaha models have discrete crossover for each channel. I originally called it adjustable instead of non-global maybe.
I didn't say it was worthless. I said for the op and me it is a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By kikkenit2
I find the use of a global crossover a...

I find the use of a global crossover a non-factor. Detecting the surround and/or center speakers outputting undesirable sounds between 80 and 100hz is not easy.
Most people tend to match those 5...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By kikkenit2
The 7009 should be out in 2 weeks. ...

The 7009 should be out in 2 weeks.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1526385-2014-marantz-lineup-4.html#post26754834
Here is a recent small review....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By kikkenit2
When I mentioned adjustable crossover that means...

When I mentioned adjustable crossover that means front tower xover at 60hz, center speaker xover at 80hz and small satellite surrounds xover set to 100hz. Yamaha should be offering that feature at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
Bluetooth is convenient for streaming music and...

Bluetooth is convenient for streaming music and doesn't use the network/internet, but is usually lower quality sound. Avoid.
Assuming any brand receiver is connected to the network airplay with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
Manual is weak. Glad to help. #1...

Manual is weak. Glad to help.
#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) Yamaha subwoofer preamp level is normal to low if anything. 2volts is standard and minidsp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,789
Posted By kikkenit2
Measuring a room eq is somewhat...

Measuring a room eq is somewhat complicated/tedious no matter the equipment/software used.
I generally only recommend it to buyers of expensive receivers, especially yamaha. This thread fits that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
I subscribed to stereophile online just for this...

I subscribed to stereophile online just for this review. When I read it I posted pics of the graphs in the 3030 receiver thread. They weren't available online yet. Then I questioned why he used 40hz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By kikkenit2
Beware of the nad 748. I did some research and...

Beware of the nad 748. I did some research and found it to be bug ridden, low powered and no eq. For example....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kikkenit2
Marantz has bass auto eq through audyssey and no...

Marantz has bass auto eq through audyssey and no manual subwoofer eq adjustment. Most brands have some manual sub eq. To do manual eq accurate measurement of frequency amplitude must be done first....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,544
Posted By kikkenit2
The following filters are used on all main...

The following filters are used on all main channels for all yamaha receivers from model 677 and up including all aventage models. Both manual and auto eq....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,544
Posted By kikkenit2
The 7 band eq has 28 fixed frequencies to pick...

The 7 band eq has 28 fixed frequencies to pick from. The subwoofer 4 band eq has 10 fixed frequencies to pick from. Realistically 31.3hz, 39.4hz, 49.6hz, 62.5hz and 78.7hz are available. Anything...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By kikkenit2
Yamaha party mode allows zone1 on mute with zone2...

Yamaha party mode allows zone1 on mute with zone2 volume still active. The only weakness is airplay can't play discrete to zone2 on any model. Which is stupid by yamaha. And digital discrete to zone2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By kikkenit2
Kal messed up and I kind of chastised him about...

Kal messed up and I kind of chastised him about it in the official receiver thread. Most of which I have since deleted for respect. Yamaha auto eq and manual eq work exactly the same way. The lowest...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By kikkenit2
The onkyo has hdcp 2.2. The pioneer has 3...

The onkyo has hdcp 2.2. The pioneer has 3 discrete zones with hdzone including 2 discrete hdmi outputs + another usb/network 2.0 zone.
Also preouts to zone2. The denon has lots of component video...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By kikkenit2
The receiver needs ethernet or wifi. The...

The receiver needs ethernet or wifi. The smartphone or tablet need wifi to the same network. I use a windows 8.1 laptop with airplay inside iTunes software to play my huge mp3 library. Better sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,544
Posted By kikkenit2
Emotiva is a boutique brand. Their new receiver...

Emotiva is a boutique brand. Their new receiver has no working room correction (dirac). No mainstream brand comes close to yamaha in manual eq. Most audyssey xt32 products have no subwoofer eq at all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By kikkenit2
That is plenty of power. I wouldn't use much...

That is plenty of power. I wouldn't use much more. Klipsch tower specs.
Very sensitive speakers. Plenty of power. I have a few of their amps. Good stuff.

frequency response 35-24,000 Hz (±3dB)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By kikkenit2
Ethernet is better more reliable into receiver...

Ethernet is better more reliable into receiver than wifi. And Bluetooth is super simple. Good call by Costco and decent price.
The 775 will do 5.1 main zone + 2.0 zone2(patio, kitchen etc.) with usb...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By kikkenit2
Yamaha is weak in the power supply/raw power...

Yamaha is weak in the power supply/raw power spec. For a bigger room definitely gofor the 675 and above.
Or my favorite model is the 775 with full preouts for external power. It sold new as low as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By kikkenit2
I should have said the yamaha 840 will play all...

I should have said the yamaha 840 will play all those sources discrete to zone2. A few models below that will also. Except airplay(party mode only). For some reason Marantz only offers something...
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