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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:30 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Really tempted to take one of these bad boys for...

Really tempted to take one of these bad boys for a test run. Hoping to sell my Parasound Halo A52, to offset the cost. Just wondering if I would be underwhelmed? Also have AV 7005 Marantz ,along with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-03-2015, 02:56 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=see...

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=pattern&id%5Bq%5D=4520
Best deal out there right now. 4 OHM compatible!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-02-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Audio4life you are absolutely right! The deals on...

Audio4life you are absolutely right! The deals on this model are CRAZY cheap at this time. I am trying to have my cake and eat it too. LOL

Also, I currently have a Marantz AV7005 paired with a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-02-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I was considering purchasing a 4520 through...

I was considering purchasing a 4520 through Amazon Warehouse deals recently. I contacted Amazon and they informed me that the receipt would clearly state USED on it. Then I called my local Denon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Probably 95% of people use the internal amps in...

Probably 95% of people use the internal amps in the receiver, versus using external amps.. You should have done a master reset before shipping it.

It's a bummer that you got it back in damaged...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jrhooper1963
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-psb-spea...

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-psb-speakers-ht-1-5-1-alpha-speaker-system-nib-was-1099-00-free-shipping-2014-11-20-speakers-92843-garden-grove-ca

Get these and a mid level receiver....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
X4000 Price

I see the Denon X4000 is $759 today on Amazon, with full three year warranty. That's a smoking hot deal on this Cyber Monday. Denon must have sold less of these than they anticipated, hence the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I am soooooo glad I did not purchase one of these...

I am soooooo glad I did not purchase one of these from Accessories For Less, back when they had new ones on sale for $999, with full 3 year warranty warranty. It seems that this model seems to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-01-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I would love to hear your thoughts on the 4520,...

I would love to hear your thoughts on the 4520, after you get it set up and dialed in to your liking.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
My speakers are 8 ohm, and 87 decibals...

My speakers are 8 ohm, and 87 decibals sensitivity.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Anyone out there that has went from separate...

Anyone out there that has went from separate components,to using just the 4520 for amplification? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you feel you are missing out on anything?

THANKS !!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I currently have a Marantz AV 7005 in my system,...

I currently have a Marantz AV 7005 in my system, along with a Parasound Halo A52 125 watts x5 amplifier. I really like tha Halo amp. But, the sweet deals out there right now on the Denon 4520, have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Well, the perfect track record of my AV 7005 has...

Well, the perfect track record of my AV 7005 has now ended after 18 months of ownership. HDMI input number one has failed. The audio is good, but the video is all green, and or flickering. I tried...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
No, I have not. And I still haven't heard them...

No, I have not. And I still haven't heard them either.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Choose multi channel stereo output.

Choose multi channel stereo output.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Also, alot of previews are NOT DTS master audio,...

Also, alot of previews are NOT DTS master audio, even though they are Blu Ray discs . So, you have to wait for the actual movie to start before you reach any conclusions.

The front or back of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By jrhooper1963
Actually, I beleieve mine is the model 5100...

Actually, I beleieve mine is the model 5100 Samsung. It has no smart features, as I have a Panasonic plasma that handles the SMART features. LOL

My Blu Ray player was only $68. LOL I have it in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By jrhooper1963
Taken from owners manual of your Samsung 5700. ...

Taken from owners manual of your Samsung 5700.







Bluray Players: What's The Difference Between Onboard Decoding And Bitstream Pass-through, And Which One Should I Use?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By jrhooper1963
Go into the audio settings of your Blu Ray player...

Go into the audio settings of your Blu Ray player and select bitstream. Most likely it is set to PCM. Bitstream lets the Onkyo do the decoding. PCM lets the Samsung do it.

Selecting bitstream in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I have a Parasound model A 52, which is 125 watts...

I have a Parasound model A 52, which is 125 watts x 5 channels, and I love it.

It is a high current amp, so 125 watts is plenty for my 87 decibels sensitivity 8 ohm bookshelf speakers.

My...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I am quite surprised that you didn't mention...

I am quite surprised that you didn't mention Parasound, as one of your previous amplifiers.


I have had a Parasound Halo A52 for over a year now. I definitely hear an improvement versus my...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By jrhooper1963
Then I take it you had the pleasure of meeting...

Then I take it you had the pleasure of meeting Dave Fabrikant, the owner of Ascend Acoustics.


I have talked to Dave several times on the phone. He once even emailed me on a Sunday night, when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jrhooper1963
You want to be sure the amp is four ohm capable....

You want to be sure the amp is four ohm capable. Also, the Tribe Threes have much more bass than your typical 4 inch woofer. The torrent woofer is hand made. There is over 10 hours labor in one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I would look on Audiogon for a used Parasound....

I would look on Audiogon for a used Parasound. Indeed, you do need a 4 ohm capable amp. I would stay away from Emotiva. I bought an amp from them a few years back. It sounded OK at moderate volumes....
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By jrhooper1963
[QUOTE=nik 59;25489578]Exactly , that is my...

[QUOTE=nik 59;25489578]Exactly , that is my thought too for $800 Extra ? Anyhow i am going to see Sierras this coming week and make a decision ,Sierra 2 are about the same price range $1500 , i may...
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