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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By afrogt
these are all you need. ...

these are all you need.

http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp

They have other styles on the same page.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By afrogt
The good thing about the TASCAM PAR200 is the...

The good thing about the TASCAM PAR200 is the full set for preouts. Hard to find that under $200.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By afrogt
okay, I see. I only have a few HD audio discs and...

okay, I see. I only have a few HD audio discs and haven't played them in quite a while....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By afrogt
DVD-A and SACD are audio formats. What's...

DVD-A and SACD are audio formats. What's component video going to do for that?
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By afrogt
If you like the sound of Klipsch speakers then...

If you like the sound of Klipsch speakers then its probably a good deal. Have you listened to Klipsch before? Many love the bright sounding horn tweeters but others dislike them because the...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 80
Posted By afrogt
Many receivers can set different crossovers for...

Many receivers can set different crossovers for the front, center and surround speakers. What AVR do you have?
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 122
Posted By afrogt
Like was said above set your sub volume to 30-40%...

Like was said above set your sub volume to 30-40% and rerun Audyssey. The -12 reading means the sub is turned up way too high.

You're probably used to the boominess of your previous sub and it not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 284
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: 77
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: 19
Views: 284
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
Replies: 6
Views: 111
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
Views: 225
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: 19
Views: 284
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: 193
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
...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 315
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
Views: 131
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
Views: 252
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: 318
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: 94
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: 52,184
Views: 3,810,798
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: 236
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: 236
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: 96
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: 3,810,798
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: 409
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
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