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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By smitty8451
Still lovin mine and I got it 2 days after...

Still lovin mine and I got it 2 days after release in the USA. No problems to date and a rock solid unit.

:):)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 06:15 PM
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Views: 364,442
Posted By smitty8451
I have a CX-A5000 that I stream too from a home...

I have a CX-A5000 that I stream too from a home server and once I had this happen. I just physically unplugged the power cord from the back of the unit for a minute or two then plugged it back in,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By smitty8451
I have an ATI AT 2007 and an ATI AT 2004...

I have an ATI AT 2007 and an ATI AT 2004 amplifier, combined they give me 11 channels at 200w each. There build quality is impeccable and with a 7 year warranty what's not to like. If there 600...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 11:10 AM
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Views: 364,442
Posted By smitty8451
Yep, your correct I did mean straight. Thanks...

Yep, your correct I did mean straight. Thanks for the clarification as I don't wish to direct anyone in the wrong direction.

:)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-15-2015, 03:36 PM
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Views: 364,442
Posted By smitty8451
OK, couple of things that can throw the sound off...

OK, couple of things that can throw the sound off and you would want to check on the Yamaha; (this would pertain to any newer receiver/pre pro regardless of brand although the nomenclature of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,239
Posted By smitty8451
Those would work fine, you may also want to look...

Those would work fine, you may also want to look at the isopod cones. There a little bit spendy but do a very good job. If you know a woodworker with a lathe you can also have some exotic hardwood...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,239
Posted By smitty8451
I myself would not stack them, my cx is on a...

I myself would not stack them, my cx is on a dedicated shelf with about 8" of space on the top, this leaves my unit running extremely cool (not even really warm after hours of playing) and easy to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,239
Posted By smitty8451
Sorry to hear its your amp, oh well you got a lot...

Sorry to hear its your amp, oh well you got a lot of good years out of it. I myself would have ordered the Yamaha amp but I had ATI amps already. When I was doing my research on the Yamaha amp the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,239
Posted By smitty8451
Do you have another set of speakers to connect to...

Do you have another set of speakers to connect to the amp to rule out the possibility that you blew the speakers and not the amp? If so, and there is still a loud hum then you probably blew the amp,...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   04-02-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By smitty8451
Received the TEAC PD-501 HR

[QUOTE=RayDunzl;32679457]None at all...[/QUOTE


I received the TEAC PD-501HR transport yesterday and it works as well as I had hoped. It has an outstanding build quality (I must say as good as...
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44,606
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Posted By smitty8451
I just used the supplied adhesive rubber strips...

I just used the supplied adhesive rubber strips in the upright parts of the clamps, and some felt squares (to eliminate the possibility of scratching the speaker) where the bottom of the speaker will...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-26-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 66,064
Posted By smitty8451
Good choice, I made a pair last year and have not...

Good choice, I made a pair last year and have not regretted it one bit. If you have enough room and funds I would suggest you build a pair of them. Three years ago I built a single sub consisting...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-16-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,127
Posted By smitty8451
Thanks guys for the help and info, it's greatly...

Thanks guys for the help and info, it's greatly appreciated:)
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By smitty8451
Yes, you are correct, and you can thank Sony for...

Yes, you are correct, and you can thank Sony for that. You cannot output SACD through coax or optical but since my HA-1 has analog inputs I would utilize those for SACD output. HDMI can output SACD...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By smitty8451
I apologize, actually I am looking for a CD/SACD...

I apologize, actually I am looking for a CD/SACD transport with more of an emphasis on the CD side. I have a few SACD's but about 2000 CD's in my library. Call me old fashioned, but myself and the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-16-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,127
Posted By smitty8451
If you don't mind, may I inquire as to what brand...

If you don't mind, may I inquire as to what brand trim pot you are using. I have also been looking at a goldpoint passive volume control to place between the HA-1 and power amp, do you forsee an...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By smitty8451
Advice Needed for CD/SACD Transport

Hello All

Here is my question. I have an Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier that I also use as a dedicated 2 channel preamp. I am looking for a no thrills SACD player that meets the following...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,127
Posted By smitty8451
Rich Thank you for the reply and insight, I...

Rich

Thank you for the reply and insight, I do have to say this unit sounds incredible especially playing back DSD files.:)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,127
Posted By smitty8451
Hello folks I have a quick question for the...

Hello folks

I have a quick question for the owners of the HA-1. I noticed when I use my unit as a premp that I have very little volume control before the music is extremely loud. I am feeding...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44,606
Views: 2,488,760
Posted By smitty8451
Go for the RS-62's!!! I had 2 pairs of RS-52's...

Go for the RS-62's!!! I had 2 pairs of RS-52's and upgraded my surrounds to 62's (kept the one pair of 52's for rear surround) and could not be happier. The 62's IMHO do make a difference. Right...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44,606
Views: 2,488,760
Posted By smitty8451
My wife who I love dearly always complained that...

My wife who I love dearly always complained that turning on my system required a degree in engineering so a couple of years ago I sat down and talked to her and came up with a very simple but nice...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44,606
Views: 2,488,760
Posted By smitty8451
Here is a quick money saver, the tilt rod is just...

Here is a quick money saver, the tilt rod is just a threaded rod with a rubber bumper on the end of it, i bet if you find out what thread it is i.e. 1/4 20 or equivalent you can go to your local...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44,606
Views: 2,488,760
Posted By smitty8451
I have a Yamaha CX-A5000 which also supports 11...

I have a Yamaha CX-A5000 which also supports 11 channels and last year I was pondering the same thing as you. What I did was purchase a Pair of Klipsch RB-61 II and place them as high up on my 8'...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 942
Posted By smitty8451
I agree, but we adopted them from a no kill...

I agree, but we adopted them from a no kill shelter and they were already declawed

:)
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-04-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,127
Posted By smitty8451
Thank you Rich, I was hoping you would weight in....

Thank you Rich, I was hoping you would weight in.

Good talking to you again

Smitty
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