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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
I would not buy Onkyo having been a regular here...

I would not buy Onkyo having been a regular here for a long time and having read so many complaints. But even Yamaha fails, I have a dead RX-A8xx here that won't stay turned on, and that thing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By MichaelJHuman
1) Hard to say what gives better sound. If we...

1) Hard to say what gives better sound. If we are talking fidelity measured via the usual THD, it's hard to fault nearly any amp. Power of course is the answer to distortion because distortion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
black is the new...black

black is the new...black
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
Tested the Yamaha 375 had plenty of power for...

Tested the Yamaha 375 had plenty of power for movies IMO. Matters how loud you want it, but it had plenty of power for any level I listen at.

Part of the reason is the law of diminishing returns...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Good point, if you have a sub with high level...

Good point, if you have a sub with high level inputs you don't need an AVR

Not all subs have a crossover setup like that and I find bass management in the receiver to be easier to use so like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By MichaelJHuman
Yamaha makes one in your general price range -...

Yamaha makes one in your general price range - http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022AS500/Yamaha-A-S500.html?tp=34948&awkw=75620905825&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47439151345&awdv=c

( Not saying to buy it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Very cool. Wonder how well it works with a...

Very cool. Wonder how well it works with a modern 8 ohm speaker
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I find specs almost useless. I would rather sort...

I find specs almost useless. I would rather sort through any reviews and user feedback you can find.

Not sure why you want to change anything, but if you want to experiment in my opinion it makes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By MichaelJHuman
The simple answer given above is a good one. ...

The simple answer given above is a good one. This question can't really be answered as there's too many variables

If you run out of power with a receiver and the amp gives you more power then the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By MichaelJHuman
In sufficient info. Why a 5 way "splitter" ? I...

In sufficient info. Why a 5 way "splitter" ? I don't even know what you mean by that. Do you want something to playback movies with? If so I suggest an audio video receiver. You will probably...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By MichaelJHuman
You can connect powered speakers to AVRs. The...

You can connect powered speakers to AVRs. The AVR must have pre out inputs. Otherwise it's not so simple. They do make speaker to line level converters, but they seem to have a limited power...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By MichaelJHuman
My guess is there's no standard. UL probably...

My guess is there's no standard. UL probably does it a specific way, but how would you find out?

Seeing how it does not seem directly related to the power output spec, I would say a person could...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By MichaelJHuman
If a person really wants to know average power...

If a person really wants to know average power consumption they could hook up a kill-a-watt meter
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By MichaelJHuman
My best guess is that you can't directly map...

My best guess is that you can't directly map power consumption to power output specs. I don't know how they come up with the power consumption number, but it seems like it should be some average and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By MichaelJHuman
There are more factors than weight. Most of the...

There are more factors than weight. Most of the weight is from the transformer which is loosely correlated with the VA rating ( volt*amps) of the transformer. But transformers don't have to have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By MichaelJHuman
I would guess that gear that is shielded from...

I would guess that gear that is shielded from direct sunlight and kept dry should not suffer too badly. Anything will degrade over time to some extent, but it will do that just sitting around in any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,778
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Never tried it myself but their sensitivity is...

Never tried it myself but their sensitivity is good, so it's probably ok. Near reference level is always more of a challenge so I can only make general guesses :)

Given how SPL vs power works,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By MichaelJHuman
It's mainly about features. Power goes up with...

It's mainly about features. Power goes up with price to some extent but not by a lot at each jump.

I think the Aventage line of Yamaha has the better warranty, but if you can get the feature you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,171
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Fair points I guess if/when object based audio...

Fair points I guess if/when object based audio streams become common. I remember EX, I have maybe four DVDs out of hundreds that used that, for example. My experience with new tech makes me...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,171
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Seems niche like quadraphonics, presence and...

Seems niche like quadraphonics, presence and height/wide. I am sure some people will do Atmos installs but I guess it's a small percentage.

Atmos seems interesting for theaters but will it make...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By MichaelJHuman
No real difference in power if that's the whole...

No real difference in power if that's the whole story.

There is possibility the Adcom works better into lower impedance loads which could be of help ( even 8 ohm speakers dip down to lower...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,313
Posted By MichaelJHuman
Either you only have one speaker or two amps? ...

Either you only have one speaker or two amps?

Anyway, I would email Crown. Normally I expect the gain controls to be an attenuator on the input. If there's only one input in crossover mode it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By MichaelJHuman
In theory a system which can handle 3 ohms can...

In theory a system which can handle 3 ohms can handle 4. I guess I can't offer any more specific advice
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By MichaelJHuman
You might want to compare using the speakers full...

You might want to compare using the speakers full range (large) and small. I have always found small to sound better with any speakers I have owned. It might be different with the big CV speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,778
Posted By MichaelJHuman
We have not seen a reliable benchtest for those...

We have not seen a reliable benchtest for those receivers. Look at the one for the RX-A3000 as done by Audioholics. That's pretty helpful and likely close to the current models. At least I have...
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