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post #5791 of 5904
Thanks, now I have to see if he still has it. I'm a noob so what speakers would I need to match up with it? I'm thinking for now I want a sub, center and both front and will get the others when later when I can afford them.
post #5792 of 5904
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Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post

Thanks, now I have to see if he still has it. I'm a noob so what speakers would I need to match up with it? I'm thinking for now I want a sub, center and both front and will get the others when later when I can afford them.

You should probably search other threads for speakers but I have Energy brand hooked up to this receiver and they sound amazing. Look here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=630450
post #5793 of 5904
Thanks, I have some old pioneer hmp 100 speakers. Would this amp kill them?
post #5794 of 5904
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Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post

Thanks, I have some old pioneer hmp 100 speakers. Would this amp kill them?

I'm sure you'd be fine for awhile. Just be reasonable with the volume. The receiver is awesome!
post #5795 of 5904
If I get this what would the correct hookup be?

I have an
Insignia Plasma NS-50P650A11
Comcast Motorola DCX3400 dvr
And might get a blue ray player with hdmi


Do I plug everything into the pioneer with hdmi and then connect the pioneer to the tv hdmi and then connect audio out from the tv via optical to the pioneer.

I feel so dumb when it comes to this.
post #5796 of 5904
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post

If I get this what would the correct hookup be?

I have an
Insignia Plasma NS-50P650A11
Comcast Motorola DCX3400 dvr
And might get a blue ray player with hdmi


Do I plug everything into the pioneer with hdmi and then connect the pioneer to the tv hdmi and then connect audio out from the tv via optical to the pioneer.

I feel so dumb when it comes to this.

HDMI carries audio and video. There's no need for the optical cable if the rest of your components have HDMI. And yes, all into the Pioneer and one out from the Pioneer to the TV in.
post #5797 of 5904
Great and I will get the best and or correct audio this way as in whatever the signal is giving? If I get a subwoofer I would need a powered one?
post #5798 of 5904
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Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post

Great and I will get the best and or correct audio this way as in whatever the signal is giving? If I get a subwoofer I would need a powered one?

Yeah, get a powered sub. HDMI will give you great audio, yes. This receiver allows you to use "Direct" settings so you will hear the programming the way it was intended.
post #5799 of 5904
OK, I talked to the guy again and he said that the hdmi doesn't work on his tv.

Should I steer clear of this one?
post #5800 of 5904
Perhaps the guy just doesn't know what he's doing. However, since you admit you don't really either, you probably won't be able to easily identify whether or not there's an issue.
post #5801 of 5904
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post

If I get this what would the correct hookup be?

I have an
Insignia Plasma NS-50P650A11
Comcast Motorola DCX3400 dvr
And might get a blue ray player with hdmi


Do I plug everything into the pioneer with hdmi and then connect the pioneer to the tv hdmi and then connect audio out from the tv via optical to the pioneer.

I feel so dumb when it comes to this.

To get 5.1 from your Motorola, you could run an optical cable from your dvr into the Pioneer for those channels that are broadcast in 5.1.... then you can switch on the optical input for the dvr input in the Pioneer to get the 5.1 while watching those programs
post #5802 of 5904
worked fine last night turned on my system and only got audio no picture, its not the cables i tryed them directly to the tv, im out of warrenty only had the thing for 20 months no smoke or anything near it.


UPDATE: seems fine now. just replugged the cables, wierd
post #5803 of 5904
Where to connect subwoofer? Please see picture. This is a Pioneer 1018AH-K. Thanks
post #5804 of 5904
^^^

to the "sub pre-out"...

note: your pic doesn't work...
post #5805 of 5904
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

to the "sub pre-out"...

note: your pic doesn't work...

Thank you, but there's 2 sub pre-out. Can I use the reg. red and white wire?
post #5806 of 5904
^^^

no, there's only 1 subwoofer pre-out... look closer...
post #5807 of 5904
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

no, there's only 1 subwoofer pre-out... look closer...

this is the link for 1018 (back) the highlighted with gray are the one that i'm talking a about.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ep...X-1018AH-K.pdf


Thanks
post #5808 of 5904
^^^

there's only one...

the one you want is the little box that is labeled "pre-out"... you want the one that says "subwoofer" under it (it's the one that has a "pattern" around it)...

you'll use a single rca cable (anything you've got lying around will do)... connect that cable from the "subwoofer pre-out" to the input on your subwoofer...
post #5809 of 5904
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

there's only one...

the one you want is the little box that is labeled "pre-out"... you want the one that says "subwoofer" under it (it's the one that has a "pattern" around it)...

you'll use a single rca cable (anything you've got lying around will do)... connect that cable from the "subwoofer pre-out" to the input on your subwoofer...

Ah ok, the one that said single pre out, the other sub woofer that I'm talking about is the one that's under in multi ch in.

Thank you very much for the clarification.
post #5810 of 5904
^^^

you are welcome... post back if you have any other questions...
post #5811 of 5904
I've had this AVR for a while now, and I've always had a 5.1 system with the Virtual SB option set to Auto. I noticed when playing music in EXT STEREO (all 5 speakers) with the V.SB on, it boosts the surround speakers quite a bit -- so much so that I decided to just disable it and make sure all of my playing devices output 5.1 rather than 7.1.

Now my question is, even if I disable the V.SB option and play a 7.1 audio track, it still displays 7.1 on the 1018's display. I'm using a HTPC with Win7 using ffdshow to bitstream DTS-HD MA/DTS, TrueHD/DD etc.. I've tried both Direct and Auto Surround with V.SB Off. Yes SB is disabled in the SP Setup.

Will the 1018 always display how many channels are in the audio track? Does the V.SB setting (with a 5.1 system) simply simulate SB speakers? If V.SB is off, does it properly move the extra channels, or will they be lost?
post #5812 of 5904
I have the Pio 1018 Receiver matched with an Acculine aSub. I have tried to no avail to get the sub to produce any sound, it used to just fine, now it won't.

Here's all the checks and balances I've done:

I checked the sub, the fuse is not blown.

I have verified power to the sub, both in "ON" and "AUTO" positions.

If I put the subwoofer cable slightly into the connection on the back of the sub, it produces a loud bass sound, as would be expected when the cable is being half-way inserted into the connection.

I have set my LFE on every different volume on the 1018, currently it's a +2db.

I have verified that the SW cable is connected to the "Pre amp" subwoofer output on the 1018, not the multi-channel out.

I have tested the sound on TrueHD tracks on Batman Begins Blu Ray, as well as I Am Legend. The LFE icon on the front display of the 1018 shows LFE activity (little bars going from each side of the LFE icon) whenever LFE should be heard.

I have tried other blu rays, the PS3, cable, and different audio formats including Dolby Digital, Stereo, HDMASTER, NEOstuff, etc. Everything.

I have set my speakers to LARGE and my sub to PLUS. I have tried every variation known to man beyond that, including speakers to SMALL, sub to YES, etc.

When I run a Manual MCACC(a), the SW channel produces no noise, whereas the other speakers do produce the expected noise. I cannot perform an auto MCACC, because my microphone for the process is lost.

I have confirmed all cable connections, tried different connecting wires from the amp to the sub.

I have tried all forms of adjustments on the volume knob and the frequency knob on the back of the sub, and currently they are set to "max volume" and approximately 100Hz.

I did all of this, and then reset my 1018's settings, and started all over, and there is still no LFE, where there clearly should be, especially since the LFE icon on the front display is indicated that the LFE channel should be producing sound.

I have tried the Phase adjustments. I have no Zone 2 set up.

I have tried connecting the subwoofer cable (and other cables) both singly to the L channel, then the R channel. I have also tried Y cables to both on the back of the sub, although this was never previously necessary.

The rest of my setup includes a 5.0 Energy RC10 fronts and center, Sony Surrounds, Pioneer 51FD Blu Ray Player, PS3, Pioneer Kuro 5020 TV. Everything works great except for the sub.

My thought is the sub is toast, but how can that be? The sub produces tremendous bass when the cable is 1/2 way inserted into the R channel on the back of the sub. The power is working. The cables have all been tried with other cables. The fuse is not blown. The 1018 indicates the LFE is being sent via the PREAMP out subwoofer connection.

I hope that someone might have some insight. I greatly appreciate it!

Thank you.

**** ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

I just went and looked at the back of the sub, which was set to "AUTO" power, not "ON". The light which is normally GREEN was RED. This gives me a hint. I'm thinking that for whatever reason, the sub is OK, it's just not receiving an LFE signal from the 1018.

To confirm, I am currently using a Monoprice Subwoofer cable, 5 footer. I have tried other "Red and White" cables too, to no avail. I have confirmed the connection from the subwoofer to the 1018 PRE AMP Subwoofer OUT is how it is all connected. So, short of trying a 4th or 5th cable (which I know the others work, because I've tried them in other usages), how do I get sound from the 1018 to the sub?

Thanks in advance for any help you might have. Cheers!
post #5813 of 5904
Anybody have some insight to my problem above? Much appreciated!
post #5814 of 5904
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Originally Posted by analogBalrog View Post

Anybody have some insight to my problem above? Much appreciated!

Looks like you've done your homework- I'd try hooking up a different subwoofer or taking your subwoofer somewhere you can test it separately... good luck!
post #5815 of 5904
I have a 5.1 speaker system connected to the VSX1018AH-k with a sub connected to the sub out. I would like to configure it to play a stereo source through my fronts and sub.
I have all speakers set to small with a sub and crossover at 80. But when a stereo source plays I get no sound from the sub. When I play a multichannel source with an LFE signal the sub plays fine.
I thought if the speakers were set to small the low freq sound would be routed to the sub. Is there another setting I am missing?

Thanks
Tom
post #5816 of 5904
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomander View Post

I have a 5.1 speaker system connected to the VSX1018AH-k with a sub connected to the sub out. I would like to configure it to play a stereo source through my fronts and sub.
I have all speakers set to small with a sub and crossover at 80. But when a stereo source plays I get no sound from the sub. When I play a multichannel source with an LFE signal the sub plays fine.
I thought if the speakers were set to small the low freq sound would be routed to the sub. Is there another setting I am missing?

Thanks
Tom

You have answered your own question. The sub is represented as the LFE channel or the .1 or .2 in the numerical presentation. In stereo there is no LFE channel, so no sound. If you want the sub to play bass in stereo mode, you could either change to 5.1 or 7.1 stereo mode (check your manual) or go into the speaker and change the subwoofer setting. From memory there is 3 values: off, on , both. If you set it to both, it will play the LFE channel + any frequencies below the crossover value (default is 80hz).

let us know if u need more guidance.
post #5817 of 5904
Thanks for your information. I have been looking at the manual and in the Manual Speaker setup section under subwoofer quote:
SW - LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels
set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer when
YES is selected.

I have Yes selected. I cannot locate the sub settings your referred to of off, on or both in the manual.
post #5818 of 5904
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomander View Post

Thanks for your information. I have been looking at the manual and in the Manual Speaker setup section under subwoofer quote:
SW - LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels
set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer when
YES is selected.

I have Yes selected. I cannot locate the sub settings your referred to of off, on or both in the manual.

the subwoofer setting is a tri-state value: off, on, plus or both..

when you have the YES selected for the subwoofer option, using the left arrow will turn it OFF, but if you use right arrow, it will changed from YES to BOTH or PLUS (I can't recall).

then magic will happen
post #5819 of 5904
Has anyone ever had a similar problem to this?

I have a Directv HD-DVR (hr23/700) connected to the 1018 via HDMI 1.3. I try running it to my brand new LG PK550 plasma through the HDMI out on the 1018 to the HDMI input 1 on the LG. I have 1080i selected as the output on the Directv source.

I get sound, but no picture.

What I know.....

1 - the cables are ok. (i ran each cable seperately from the directv to the LG, no problems with sound or audio.
2 - the tv works (see above)
3 - the input selected on both tv and reciver are ok.
4 - I CAN get a picture running through the 1018 when i select the 480i as the output on the Directv box (picture is not nearly as nice as when i run hdmi directly from the directv to the LG with 1080i elected).

The other thing that is frustrating me is that my other tv was working fine before i hooked up the new LG. It was a sony 55'' lcd 720p. i was assuming it could just swap tv's and not have to mess with anything else.......5 hrs later, i'm thinking thats not the case.

I'm sure it's just one option I need to change but i cant figure it out. any ideas? thanks!
post #5820 of 5904
zzr600,
Have you checked the HDMI Audio setting in the audio parameters? If you want to hear audio from the AVR you should set the HDMI Audio setting to "AMP". If you want to hear audio from the TV you should set it to "THROUGH".
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