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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By afrogt
Yes, its a good receiver although about 5 years...

Yes, its a good receiver although about 5 years old. But it does have 4 HDMI inputs which is nice.

you can get blu ray players with netflix streaming for $55 - $70 nowadays. Best buy has several....
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By afrogt
You guys could pick up the phone and talk to a...

You guys could pick up the phone and talk to a sales rep. They know the current price is $99. They'll adjust it! Just mention the ad.

1-408-350-1484
1-877-688-7678 toll free

If going to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By afrogt
Where are you located? That might help as your...

Where are you located? That might help as your local Craigslist could have some deals..
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By afrogt
How to reset the 2809...the Power, Standard the...

How to reset the 2809...the Power, Standard the DSP Simulation buttons are circled in red in the second image.
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By afrogt
They're $99 right now at Fry's with free...

They're $99 right now at Fry's with free shipping. And you can get two P163's for surrounds at $49 each. Sale ends Saturday Jan 31.
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By afrogt
I have RC-10's, RC-70's and LCR. The 70's are...

I have RC-10's, RC-70's and LCR. The 70's are much fuller sounding, can handle more power (will not compress at louder volumes) and obviously have more bass.

I'd recommend getting the RC-70's,...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By afrogt
Its not your speakers, its the receiver or the...

Its not your speakers, its the receiver or the source causing the pop. My guess is the receiver...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By afrogt
If you think the speakers are not much of a...

If you think the speakers are not much of a upgrade from your TV then either you have one of the best sounding TV's, or your hearing is gone. :)

You didn't mention what AVR you have.....
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By afrogt
Energy RC-10's were just on sale for $199/pr...

Energy RC-10's were just on sale for $199/pr during a one day sale earlier this week. They're going for $229/pr now which is still a good price.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 93
Posted By afrogt
Yeah, its called turning the center channel OFF....

Yeah, its called turning the center channel OFF. Go into the speaker setup menu and set the center to OFF or NONE. Then the two front speakers will handle the dialogue audio.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 93
Posted By afrogt
You could try running phantom mode which means...

You could try running phantom mode which means the center speaker is set to off and the front left and right speakers handle the dialogue. Give that a try.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 93
Posted By afrogt
[quote}The problem is, the only speaker that's...

[quote}The problem is, the only speaker that's really putting out sound most of the time, when using the amp speakers, is the center speaker. The left/right speakers compliment it with background...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 93
Posted By afrogt
The receiver is the stopping point for the audio....

The receiver is the stopping point for the audio. It has better sound that your TV speakers which is why people build a home theaters.

You can have the audio go directly to the TV or thru the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By afrogt
I see a Roku3, AppleTV or Amazon FireTV in your...

I see a Roku3, AppleTV or Amazon FireTV in your near future. $99 and they all work better than built in TV apps anyway.
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By afrogt
As long as you like the Klipsch sound its...

As long as you like the Klipsch sound its probably a pretty good deal. Sounds like he takes good care of his equipment. The receiver is a little older with ver 1.3a HDMI so you can't do 3D or send a...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,611
Posted By afrogt
15 foot terminated 12ga speaker wire. This is the...

15 foot terminated 12ga speaker wire. This is the most you need to spend.
https://sewelldirect.com/Silverback-Speaker-Wire-by-Sewell-15ftTerminated.asp

I'm guessing your $150 receiver accepts...
Forum: Speakers   01-28-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By afrogt
Sign up for email deals and you'll get a promo...

Sign up for email deals and you'll get a promo code. Currently $249 each thru Thursday which is the cheapest I've ever seen them.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By afrogt
I bought a Crown X1000 amp last year when they...

I bought a Crown X1000 amp last year when they were on sale for $99 at Guitar Center. it has the same specs as the Crown XLI800 you're looking at now.

I couldn't tell a difference when I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By afrogt
According to the specs the RP-280F has a...

According to the specs the RP-280F has a sensitivity of 98db which means it could be powered to loud levels by pretty much any receiver.

Your DH550 should be fine
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By afrogt
Nobody's opinion is going to be better than your...

Nobody's opinion is going to be better than your own. Hook 'em up and try 'em out!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By afrogt
Why don't you try them both out and keep the one...

Why don't you try them both out and keep the one you like better? You might find one has better features or ease of use than the other.

The Yamaha comes with a 2 year warranty, the Pioneer only 1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By afrogt
I also think the Marantz SR5009 is the best deal...

I also think the Marantz SR5009 is the best deal for the money from what you listed.
Forum: Speakers   01-26-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By afrogt
What receiver do you have? Did you originally...

What receiver do you have? Did you originally calibrate it for the take classic system?

If so, the crossovers are possibly set at 100hz or 120hz which would explain why the Polks don't sound any...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By afrogt
you're better off posting this in the speakers...

you're better off posting this in the speakers forum instead of HTIB. Much more traffic in Speakers forum.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By afrogt
For instance... ...

For instance...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/ele/4863112788.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/4862406555.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/4824434436.html
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