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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By afrogt
No AV receivers have coax video inputs, nor do...

No AV receivers have coax video inputs, nor do they have tv tuners.

If you've dumped cable then connect your digital antenna directly your HDTV and take advantage of its built in HD tuner.

If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By afrogt
The e200 does not have networking, Airplay or...

The e200 does not have networking, Airplay or Audyssey room correction. It's just like the 1513. Maybe you're thinking about the e300?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By afrogt
it won't sound any worse than it did connected to...

it won't sound any worse than it did connected to your computer...

Start searching for some used speakers on craigslist. You might find a nice deal.
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
Posted By afrogt
Since you never answered my question about your...

Since you never answered my question about your location I'll just assume you live near a Fry's Electronics.

Get the Energy RC-70 towers which come on sale for $299 each about every other week...
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
Posted By afrogt
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By afrogt
If you want to use your Yamaha speakers for LP,...

If you want to use your Yamaha speakers for LP, CD, DVD's etc why do you hook them up to Speaker B?

Zone 2 is only analog and you'd have to run an analog cable from each device to the receiver....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By afrogt
Don't get the S3500. Very limited receiver and...

Don't get the S3500. Very limited receiver and doesn't use a powered subwoofer either.

When using speakers A & B on the s3500 you are limited to 2.1 audio in the main room. I don't think that's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By afrogt
or maybe this Pioneer VSX-1124 for $399. ...

or maybe this Pioneer VSX-1124 for $399.
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-1124-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00ITHKJDO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce


He can add external amps for the front channels...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By afrogt
If you use the calibration mic and software built...

If you use the calibration mic and software built into your AVR you'll be perfectly fine.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By afrogt
Depends what version of Audyssey you want. If...

Depends what version of Audyssey you want. If just the basic version of Audyssey MultEQ any of the entry level Denon's will do such as the e300 or e400 or s900BT.

If you want Audyssey MultEQ XT...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By afrogt
There no consensus as we all hear things...

There no consensus as we all hear things differently.

From the two brands you listed I'd take the Ascends over the Klipsch because Klipsch speakers grate on my ears over time. But other people...
Forum: Speakers   10-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By afrogt
Not familiar with the Pioneer A30, must be a...

Not familiar with the Pioneer A30, must be a European model.

But it is rated for 4 ohm loads so it should have no problem driving the 6 ohm Jamo tower speakers.
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,194
Posted By afrogt
I don't think the cost of the display matters...

I don't think the cost of the display matters much. If you have a 32" led display on the patio, a projector or a 70" display in the main room you're still gonna use a HDMI cable. If you have an AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 167
Posted By afrogt
which is the advantage of using banana plugs...

which is the advantage of using banana plugs instead of bare wire!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By afrogt
Since you have the 7.1 speakers already the...

Since you have the 7.1 speakers already the simple answer is to try it. You'll know the answer pretty quickly.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By afrogt
Yes you can connect a passive speaker to the...

Yes you can connect a passive speaker to the center channel terminal.

But you want your center speaker to match your front speakers in tonal quality. If Beolab makes a non powered center that...
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By afrogt
Check your wiring. Could be cable from iPod to...

Check your wiring. Could be cable from iPod to receiver. could be speaker wiring. check all of it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By afrogt
I would step up to something a little higher than...

I would step up to something a little higher than the entry level RX-V377 especially when trying to compare with a top of the line RX-V2092 which has a better power supply and amp section.

And I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By afrogt
If you have a 5.1 setup you must connect the...

If you have a 5.1 setup you must connect the speakers to the surround terminals, not the surround back terminals.

The surround back speaker terminals can be used for 7.1 or Zone 2.
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,194
Posted By afrogt
Speakers: $1000 (2 towers, center, 2 bookshelf) ...

Speakers: $1000 (2 towers, center, 2 bookshelf)
Subwoofer: $250
AVR: $550
Blu Ray: $80
CD Changer: $150 (24 years old)
Harmony Remote: $50

$2080 Total 5.1 system.

Cables:
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By afrogt
Well if you purchase a pair of Q700's and the...

Well if you purchase a pair of Q700's and the Q600 center from accessories4less it would cost you $1500. But you'd also get a 5 year warranty on the speakers.

So is that 10 hour drive worth $500...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By afrogt
The TX-SR700 is definitely an AV Receiver. It was...

The TX-SR700 is definitely an AV Receiver. It was made before HDMI inputs became available and had component video as well as S-Video and Composite Video. It also had Zone Two Outputs.

Every...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By afrogt
Yes they are different. Preouts have a...

Yes they are different.

Preouts have a variable output. It changes with the volume dial on the receiver. The audio out is a fixed output and you cannot change the volume with the remote or volume...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By afrogt
any 5.1 receiver has video too. Whether you use...

any 5.1 receiver has video too. Whether you use it or not is up to you.

If your old system was 5.1, how did you set it up? A stereo receiver doesn't have 5.1 functionality. It had to be some type...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By afrogt
You plug in into any of the remaining optical...

You plug in into any of the remaining optical ports and reassign it to whatever input you'd like.

For instance assign optical 3 to the CD or VCR input. Switch your receiver to CD or VCR when you...
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