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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2017, 12:25 PM
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Posted By jcmccorm
+1 for A4L. I just mentioned in another thread...

+1 for A4L. I just mentioned in another thread that I received a Yamaha A760 from them yesterday. There is no way to tell it from a new unit. All packaged up like brand new and it works like a champ....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jcmccorm
I've never bought a refurb either but just...

I've never bought a refurb either but just received the Yamaha A760 refurb yesterday. When unpacking it, there was no way at all to discern it from a new one. All the packaging was minty-fresh and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 51
Posted By jcmccorm
What's the input to the RS170? L/R analog audio? ...

What's the input to the RS170? L/R analog audio?


Cary
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By jcmccorm
Thanks. Tough call. I usually think that once...

Thanks. Tough call. I usually think that once you're over the infant-mortality that you're good to go (for at least as long as the engineers de-rated their components for). Being a refurb does cast a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2017, 09:54 AM
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Posted By jcmccorm
I'm pretty sure that, as a DI box, this thing...

I'm pretty sure that, as a DI box, this thing just converts unbalanced signals to balanced (ie. microphone to mixer) and wouldn't handle the voltages associated with speaker-level signals.

Cary
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By jcmccorm
That's what I usually do - fans. I'm not familiar...

That's what I usually do - fans. I'm not familiar with those amps but if you're able to get air moving around them they should be just fine.


Cary
Forum: Speakers   03-23-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By jcmccorm
^^^^ Above. If it still buzzes without...

^^^^
Above.


If it still buzzes without the audio source connected, then I'd guess the power supply is on it's way out. How old is it? The power supply output caps get old and can't filter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By jcmccorm
I'll throw this out there since nobody else has;...

I'll throw this out there since nobody else has; wire it.

I always run a dedicated ethernet cable when stuff matters. Like for video and audio. Drill, cut drywall, whatever you have to do. I admit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By jcmccorm
Thank you very much for the help. I guess I just...

Thank you very much for the help. I guess I just missed the cutoff on the V series; I got a 581 vs 681. Luckily I had just bought it at Costco. It can go back. I have an A760 on the way from A4L....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By jcmccorm
Ahhh, thank you very much! PS. Just checked...

Ahhh, thank you very much!

PS. Just checked the price. Woah. Different league :) So I guess I'd have to jump to the Aventage line to get better crossover control. Anyone else have that feature in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By jcmccorm
Any Yamaha AVRs have crossover settings for individual speakers?

Quick question. I recently bought a Yamaha RX-V581 (5810) from Costco and discovered that the crossover setting is universal (affects all speakers). Are there any Yamaha receivers that allow separate...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,227
Posted By jcmccorm
I meant "barely noticeable" but that's not fair...

I meant "barely noticeable" but that's not fair to the NHT. Movie dialog was clearly noticeably better. I had chosen a scene from a movie ("London Has Fallen", maybe not the best choice but it was...
Forum: Speakers   03-21-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,227
Posted By jcmccorm
I very recently tried out the BS22's and C22...

I very recently tried out the BS22's and C22 combo. The BS22's were ok, but I didn't care for the C22. Movie dialog wasn't as clear as I thought it should be. Male voices had a resonance or boominess...
Forum: Speakers   03-20-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By jcmccorm
NHT SuperOne 2.1 as center...

Hey folks, I'm putting together a small system in a new media room (new construction). Although I budgeted more, I owed it to myself to try out the Pioneer BS22's and C22. Amazing for the price, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By jcmccorm
Just picked this one up myself. It was the last...

Just picked this one up myself. It was the last one (the last of *any* receivers actually) on the shelf at my local Costco (TSR5810).
This is the third Yamaha I've put into service in my home. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By jcmccorm
Update - the overlay *does* work if I change the...

Update - the overlay *does* work if I change the resolution to 1080p. All is well. Odd that it won't overlay at lower resolution but that's ok, My display will be the KS8000 so I'll be running 1080p...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By jcmccorm
Thanks for the reply! When I have no video...

Thanks for the reply!

When I have no video source connected, I get the volume indicator in the lower right corner when I adjust volume. When I'm playing a DVD I get nothing. I'm using a Sony...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By jcmccorm
Yamaha RX-V581 Menu Overlay Question

Hey guys, just trying out my new v581 (v5810). Should the unit's internal menus and volume adjustments be overlayed on the currently playing video? My other two older Yamaha's do that but this one...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-11-2017, 12:13 AM
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Views: 1,613,239
Posted By jcmccorm
Hey guys, quick question. Is there a...

Hey guys, quick question.

Is there a mechanical drawing for the KS8000 that shows where the VESA mounting holes are with respect to the edges of the TV (top and bottom)? I'm waiting for my KS8000...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-10-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By jcmccorm
Oh, also, you won't harm the TV if you draw too...

Oh, also, you won't harm the TV if you draw too much current. If they did it the right way, there's a switch controlling the 5V to the USB port which detects an overcurrent situation and shuts off...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-10-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By jcmccorm
If you're handy with electronics, you could use...

If you're handy with electronics, you could use the 5V from the TV's USB port to energize a relay to turn on anything you want.


I found a youtube video on how to do it.


Since I'm in the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-09-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By jcmccorm
Thanks guys. I called Sam's this morning and they...

Thanks guys. I called Sam's this morning and they were good about it. They'll ship out the 800D and pick up the 850D when they deliver. I'll have to wait an extra week or so but I decided to stick...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-08-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By jcmccorm
Samsung UN65KS8000 vs UN65KS8500 Dilemma...

Hey folks, I need some advice on the curved vs flat deal.

I found the UN65KS800D online at Sam's for a couple hundred bucks less than anywhere else I'd seen it. I'd had my eye on this one and a...
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 761
Posted By jcmccorm
"So long as the positive and negative conductors...

"So long as the positive and negative conductors aren't intermixed in the weave it's not a problem"


That's the key right there. It looked like to me that the positive and negative cables are...
Forum: Soundbars   03-03-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By jcmccorm
New to the soundbar section but I do have an...

New to the soundbar section but I do have an opinion. I've started reading the soundbar area because I'm working on a new installation and my wife has made it pretty clear that the TV installation...
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