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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Choose multi channel stereo output.

Choose multi channel stereo output.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 11:27 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By jrhooper1963
Also, alot of previews are NOT DTS master audio,...

Also, alot of previews are NOT DTS master audio, even though they are Blu Ray discs . So, you have to wait for the actual movie to start before you reach any conclusions.

The front or back of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Actually, I beleieve mine is the model 5100...

Actually, I beleieve mine is the model 5100 Samsung. It has no smart features, as I have a Panasonic plasma that handles the SMART features. LOL

My Blu Ray player was only $68. LOL I have it in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 291
Posted By jrhooper1963
Taken from owners manual of your Samsung 5700. ...

Taken from owners manual of your Samsung 5700.







Bluray Players: What's The Difference Between Onboard Decoding And Bitstream Pass-through, And Which One Should I Use?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Go into the audio settings of your Blu Ray player...

Go into the audio settings of your Blu Ray player and select bitstream. Most likely it is set to PCM. Bitstream lets the Onkyo do the decoding. PCM lets the Samsung do it.

Selecting bitstream in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I have a Parasound model A 52, which is 125 watts...

I have a Parasound model A 52, which is 125 watts x 5 channels, and I love it.

It is a high current amp, so 125 watts is plenty for my 87 decibels sensitivity 8 ohm bookshelf speakers.

My...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I am quite surprised that you didn't mention...

I am quite surprised that you didn't mention Parasound, as one of your previous amplifiers.


I have had a Parasound Halo A52 for over a year now. I definitely hear an improvement versus my...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Then I take it you had the pleasure of meeting...

Then I take it you had the pleasure of meeting Dave Fabrikant, the owner of Ascend Acoustics.


I have talked to Dave several times on the phone. He once even emailed me on a Sunday night, when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jrhooper1963
You want to be sure the amp is four ohm capable....

You want to be sure the amp is four ohm capable. Also, the Tribe Threes have much more bass than your typical 4 inch woofer. The torrent woofer is hand made. There is over 10 hours labor in one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I would look on Audiogon for a used Parasound....

I would look on Audiogon for a used Parasound. Indeed, you do need a 4 ohm capable amp. I would stay away from Emotiva. I bought an amp from them a few years back. It sounded OK at moderate volumes....
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jrhooper1963
[QUOTE=nik 59;25489578]Exactly , that is my...

[QUOTE=nik 59;25489578]Exactly , that is my thought too for $800 Extra ? Anyhow i am going to see Sierras this coming week and make a decision ,Sierra 2 are about the same price range $1500 , i may...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Seriously contemlplating purchasing the Totem...

Seriously contemlplating purchasing the Totem Tribe Three On Wall Speakers. The trouble is, there are not alot of reviews on this speaker. All the Totem authorized dealers seem to be impressed with...
Forum: Speakers   06-24-2014, 09:11 AM
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Views: 132
Posted By jrhooper1963
Anyone out there, that has ever heard the Totem Tribe Three On Wall Speaker ?

Seriously contemlplating purchasing these Totem Tribe Three speakers. The trouble is, there are not alot of reviews on this speaker. All the Totem authorized dealers seem to be impressed with them....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jbrown15 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24658457)

I read one of your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jbrown15 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24658406)

I just think when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jbrown15 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24658330)

Not bad list of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jrhooper1963 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24658254)

Marantz AV 7005...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jbrown15 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24658178)

So besides having a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by Pain...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pain Infliction http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/7950#post_24657835)

What are the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 227
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Posted By jrhooper1963
I can't understand why people continue to...

I can't understand why people continue to purchase these Onkyo receivers, with all the HDMI related issues that seem never ending.

Is Onkyo that good , that it's worth taking a chance?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 371
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sighbot http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-official-owners-thread-discussion/270#post_24656841)

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2014, 10:53 AM
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Views: 479
Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rodneyiii http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526691/marantz-sr7008-very-hot-with-external-amp#post_24652703)

My SR7008 tends to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-22-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By jrhooper1963
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/600#post_24633939)

What sort of cable(s) connect it...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 91,395
Posted By jrhooper1963
I purchased a Samsung Blu Ray player over the...

I purchased a Samsung Blu Ray player over the weekend for $69 at Best Buy. It was a closeout model, that does not do 3D. The video and audio are every bit as good, if not better, than the "long in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By jrhooper1963
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/receivers-marant...

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/receivers-marantz-sr5008-receiver-almost-brand-new-2014-04-10-miscellaneous-85743

This Marantz has much better Room Correction. Offer him $550 or $600. This...
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