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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 80,975
Posted By M Code
Onkyo sales in Panama are managed by Onkyo USA...

Onkyo sales in Panama are managed by Onkyo USA based in New Jersey.
18 Parkway, Upper Saddle River, N.J 07458, USA
Phone
+1-201-785-2600

U better contact them directly to find out who handles...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 38
Posted By M Code
Basic issue is the low output level from the...

Basic issue is the low output level from the Kenwood preamp..
The amplifier needs significantly more input voltage to have higher power output....
Common problem with earlier preamps from Japan..
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 42
Posted By M Code
Dated technology from TriPath... Now owned by...

Dated technology from TriPath...
Now owned by Cirrus Logic, good mid-performance specs..

For multi-media or Zone II applications works well...
If one is after higher sonic quality and increased...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 20
Posted By M Code
Since the turntable is not working, worth very...

Since the turntable is not working, worth very little maybe $50...
Better to drop it off @ the GoodWill and take a bigger charity deduction....

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By M Code
Listening now gives U a point of reference. U...

Listening now gives U a point of reference.
U can always go adjust as needed and/or U can go back as needed. This way U can audibly hear what the changes affect..


Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By M Code
Before changing things... Why not take a listen...

Before changing things...
Why not take a listen and check out how it sounds..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 53,841
Posted By M Code
The Dolby Digital + algorithm was upgraded for...

The Dolby Digital + algorithm was upgraded for better compatibility with smart phones and tablets, as these make up a very large share of the streaming content users. Dolby gave their licensees 18...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By M Code
NorthWest Sound... U can see they received...

NorthWest Sound...
U can see they received credits on some of the Eagles albums..

The problem with the Phase Linear 700 amplifiers were their weaker output stages, they used lower VA output...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By M Code
If the sound is muffled and distorted than most...

If the sound is muffled and distorted than most likely an internal component has taken a dump like a capacitor.
Considering the price of the 591, probably too expensive to fix considering the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By M Code
The MA700s' are good sounding amplifiers.. ...

The MA700s' are good sounding amplifiers..
Should be fine..

The Marantz 510 amplifier was an awesome amplifier, there was (2) versions of the 510 with & without meters. There was also a couple...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By M Code
Live sports though highly desired may be one of...

Live sports though highly desired may be one of the last content available in 4K..
Due to high action when streaming sports, their frame rate puts the highest demand on bandwidth..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By M Code
Patience.. Will be changing soon... :rolleyes:...

Patience..
Will be changing soon... :rolleyes:
Update announcement in mid-August, by late October, there will be 3 other video display brands that will support DirecTV 4K Ready..


Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By M Code
4K Video Streams..

Today Direct TV has available, 4K downloads per On-Demand..
But soon...
They will provide some 4K content on certain channels.
We had a chance to preview some of these, and I must comment all I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By M Code
A better antenna will definitely help.. Though...

A better antenna will definitely help..
Though the IC tuner chips used today in the AVRs don't have very good sensitivity....
For our customers that demand better RF tuner performance we recommend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By M Code
Not exactly.. If they are high sensitivity...

Not exactly..
If they are high sensitivity >89dB, OK..
But if 4 Ohms and low sensitivity (<87dB) maybe not.. :rolleyes:
The majority of lower cost entry-level AVRs (SRP <$499) don't have any high...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By M Code
If long-term reliability is important than go...

If long-term reliability is important than go with Yamaha..
Yamaha has been rated #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for the last 4 years..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By M Code
The Cambridge CXR200 is built @ the same factory...

The Cambridge CXR200 is built @ the same factory in Nanjing, China that supplies the majority of the NAD products. The factory is very unique and has 200 experienced, enthusiastic engineers. This...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By M Code
Primary differences are distribution channels... ...

Primary differences are distribution channels...
Onkyo products are sold to the big box and internet sellers, while Integra is sold through select installer-focused specialists and distributors...
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 516
Posted By M Code
Hmmm. Can't really comment much but suffice to...

Hmmm.
Can't really comment much but suffice to say we have used > 100 of these without a single failure. Today alot of products have marginal quality, and are built cheaply with very bad...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 516
Posted By M Code
Hmmm.. I am using (2) of those smart strips for...

Hmmm..
I am using (2) of those smart strips for over 3 years with no issues.
1 is for my upstairs stereo component music system using a vintage Marantz amplifier (400W x 2), the other is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 516
Posted By M Code
For the small jobs, we have used the...

For the small jobs, we have used the Tripp-Lite/Waber stuff and for the larger installs we use the products from Minuteman.
Here is a link to the Minuteman stuff, however note that these are sold...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 516
Posted By M Code
Really depends upon the amplifiers and their...

Really depends upon the amplifiers and their respective total current draw...
If one is using a stack of the traditional Class A-B amplifiers than yes U need something beefier..
Thats one reason in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By M Code
50-70% of rotation on the L/R gain amplifier...

50-70% of rotation on the L/R gain amplifier controls should be fine...
Some preamps have higher output voltages potential, but U want the gain controls high enough so that preamp has a wide range...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By M Code
The Yamaha AVRs have been rated #1...

The Yamaha AVRs have been rated #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for reliability consistently for the last 5 years..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 196
Posted By M Code
Here is a short bio.. We have done product...

Here is a short bio..
We have done product development/sourcing for multiple CE clients..
Our client list includes:
a. Marantz, Philips, Sony, Kenwood, NAD, Fisher, Sanyo, Onkyo/Integra, Yamaha,...
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