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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By M Code
The bare wire doesn't go in the hole, a banana...

The bare wire doesn't go in the hole, a banana plug does. To connect a bare wire..

Twist the strands together
Back out the cap
Wrap the wire around the threaded part
Tighten down


Just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By M Code
The 2300 has a Remote-In jack. 1 solution is to...

The 2300 has a Remote-In jack. 1 solution is to use an external remote IR sensor, available in a drill-through mount or small enclosure. Available on many sites such as MonoPrice, Amazon...

Just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By M Code
$400 for a Denon 2300W is a great...

$400 for a Denon 2300W is a great price..:rolleyes:
Assuming the product is new, in a sealed box and includes the factory warranty.
That is very close to the Denon employee accomodation cost and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 993
Posted By M Code
Besides tx/rx components/protocol, cost is...

Besides tx/rx components/protocol, cost is determined by software complexity/development/validation. How many functions does the Roku have vs. an AVR?


Regarding the Logitech/Harmony products...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By M Code
A couple of followups.. 1. U mentioned...

A couple of followups..
1. U mentioned clearance for the sides, also be sure U have the same for the top. And don't place any components on top of the AVR.
2. When the impedance switch is set to 4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,868
Posted By M Code
Normal response... Doesn't matter if it is an...

Normal response...
Doesn't matter if it is an AVR, PC...
If the unit is under factory warranty coverage and the unit is opened the warranty is void..
The brands do this as they have no idea what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 993
Posted By M Code
Key point is... When requesting more...

Key point is...
When requesting more advancement and features "How much are they worth?"

Keep in mind...
Not only additional component material costs and software development as well. Plus if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 993
Posted By M Code
IR remotes are used because they are cheap.. ...

IR remotes are used because they are cheap..
Also to be backward compatible with other legacy audio and video components most are IR only...
There are other ways to control a product such as voice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By M Code
Upgradability is a great thought... ...

Upgradability is a great thought...
Unfortunately many brands have tried it and failed.... :mad:
Either the upgraded boards were either late, simply too expensive or never delivered..

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By M Code
This needs clarification.. The basic AVR has...

This needs clarification..
The basic AVR has built-in gain from input to amplifier/speaker output. The purpose of the -79dB to + 18dB volume level scale is for reference purposes. It means when a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By M Code
If one was aware of the abbreviated...

If one was aware of the abbreviated testing/checkout for refurb units done by the major brands U would think twice about buying B stock products... :rolleyes:

For most AVR brands this is farmed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By M Code
Set the output level of the Mac/iTunes @ about...

Set the output level of the Mac/iTunes @ about 70%, also make sure the EQ(iTunes) is off is minmize distortion...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By M Code
That is just a warning... When (2) pairs of 8...

That is just a warning...
When (2) pairs of 8 Ohm loudspeakers are operating simultaneously the amplifier sees a load of 4 Ohms. A 4 Ohm load doubles the current over 8 Ohms, for extended use this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 185
Posted By M Code
Nope ... Pre-outs/Main-Ins and Tape Loops not...

Nope ...
Pre-outs/Main-Ins and Tape Loops not available on an AVR...
Only solution is to use a an AVR with Pre-Outs and then connect with an external component power amplifier.

If the system is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By M Code
Onkyo/Integra and Pioneer/Elite are using Class D...

Onkyo/Integra and Pioneer/Elite are using Class D amplifiers in their higher end AVRs. Today Class A-B remains the common choice of the entry level and up for AVRs of the other brands such as Denon,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 933
Posted By M Code
Hmmm.. 83%.. Where did that # come from? U...

Hmmm..
83%..
Where did that # come from?
U are aware that beween 2011 to 2014, in North America, Pioneer sold 1.355 million AVRs.
So if the 83% number is correct >1 million AVRs will fail with ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By M Code
Problem is the Samsung TV, it is not HDMI/HDCP...

Problem is the Samsung TV, it is not HDMI/HDCP certified and its CEC software is done outside of standards. Go into the Samsung menu and turn OFF CEC..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 933
Posted By M Code
If the unit failed within the warranty period,...

If the unit failed within the warranty period, bought from an authorized dealer...
Then go back to your credit card company and request they charge back the seller. Today the majority of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By M Code
Buy the Yamaha.. Only AVR brand that is...

Buy the Yamaha..
Only AVR brand that is HDMI/HDCP certified..
The latest changes in the digital protocols is causing multiple issues with other brands especially when connecting with other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By M Code
Hmmm.. Very interesting, could U pls confirm...

Hmmm..
Very interesting, could U pls confirm which brand/models AVRs that permit the user to set the AVR primary pre-outs to a fixed level..

Regarding Zone 2 and/or 3 outputs this is another use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By M Code
Some terms need clarification.. Tape output...

Some terms need clarification..

Tape output jacks are different than pre-out jacks. Tape output jacks are analog but @ a fixed level, pre-out jacks are analog but have variable output controlled...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 449,992
Posted By M Code
Any stereo source input analog or digital PCM and...

Any stereo source input analog or digital PCM and the AVR will output Logic 7. If the source is a turntable with a magnetic cartridge, U need a phono preamp and then plug its L/R line output into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By M Code
Talk to Bryant moore Audio (704.631.8408),...

Talk to Bryant moore Audio (704.631.8408), located in Mathehews.

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By M Code
The Elacs being 4 Ohms is 1 thing.. But the...

The Elacs being 4 Ohms is 1 thing..
But the major challenge is the low sensitivity spec of 85dB..
U will need alot of current capability to drive these, and if the listening room is large U better...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By M Code
Repair or replace the subwoofer.. Or take it...

Repair or replace the subwoofer..
Or take it in for service, sounds like a bad internal connection. A simple fix for most experienced technicians.

Just my $0.02... ;)
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