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just bougt NEW DENON AVR 2310 7.1 RECEIVER AVR2310 avr 2310ci
$639.99 USD
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cpl ?'s.. What cables do I need for receiver to EP4000's? RCA to XLR? Do I need a splitter or is this .2?

Also, I got a cheap Samsung Blu-Rey with the Netflix live stream capability player at walmart... it is LOUD! Sounds like an old printer! Any known issues? I went thru hell and back for it...they were sold out..tried to reorder more for me..couldn't..thought maybe discontinued..so I bought the floor display for full price..wouldn't give me the usual 20% disp discount.
post #34 of 615
Check Cnet.com for reviews and news on your model.

Some of those Samsung models were/are plagued with issues.

The great thing about Wal-Mart is that they take anything and everything back.

You could use RCA to XLR or 1/4" I prefer XLR.
You can use a Y-cable on either end.
post #35 of 615
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Originally Posted by jpmst3 View Post

Check Cnet.com for reviews and news on your model.

Some of those Samsung models were/are plagued with issues.

The great thing about Wal-Mart is that they take anything and everything back.

You could use RCA to XLR or 1/4" I prefer XLR.
You can use a Y-cable on either end.

Probobly why they wen't from $240 to $128... and yes, that is why Walmart is my 1st stop... cheap, but, take everything and anything back! XLR it is! I have splitters
post #36 of 615
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Before EP4000

You do NOT need to turn it down! NEW CAMERA!

WOTW's:

Semi trucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z08-wdYLYnA

Litening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOgvx6-pXYg

road break/church break

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVfQeNr3V4Q

Pod emerges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6foAbdbIkYk

10Hz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmgeztgZPpE

15Hz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66JzHHVooXA

several sine waves... 18Hz 20Hz 25Hz 30Hz 35 40 and 45 I think. pretty loud considering!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ZkwbHEi6Q

To me it is all about airspace. I have 100 watts, a super low tuning, and a "weak IB sub".
post #37 of 615
That port is rather long. Are you concerned about it rezonating with all that surface area in there?
post #38 of 615
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14" long
post #39 of 615
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if you have a strong stomach... my house needs a lot of work. i could care less, so all "fix your house then get a stereo" comments will get ignored along with "get better gear from better stores" comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw2AgXgqzns

1st with low then pushed hard for more output. I sealed up my kitchen window a couple days ago because it used to flop around so bad from the subsonics...but it still has a little rattle to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urB51cFyjm0
post #40 of 615
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just purchased 6 Fi Audio IB3 18's custom dual 4 ohm. Why? cuz it's double the coil in the gap. Double the wire to split the current flow.
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The Samsung Blu-Rey player I got let me down.. it's loud, sounds like an old printer. If you take the disc out it forgets where it was at and starts over. It can't read any of my burnt CDs, DVDs, or... other material. Sometimes the words don't match the faces on screen. This is compared to the last 2 DVD players I've owned over the years that each cost 30 bucks. So I bought the $100 Blu-Rey .. Magnavox.. so I could give the Samsung to my mother who won't care about all that and wants Netflix live stream. This one is the same... can't read burnt CDs or..other material. Forgets where it was at.

I had $35 of best buy rewards to use up...I figured about $20-$40 for a pair of RCA to XLR cables... they were 99c a piece! So I bought the last 5 they had! So then I had $35 rewards to still burn up, so I got a 100ft spool of Monster Cable I HATE them. Walmart years ago had 50ft spools of yellow 12gauge for 10 bucks. I still have 1 or 2 left cuz I bought like 6 of them 6 or 7 years ago.

Bought rear drums and shoes for the van, as well as plugs, air and oil filter, and oil. The AC clutch is the fan noise problem. I may just pull the entire AC system like I did on my Accent GT and put the HO alt in it's place? Good idea?

I went to Sears today.. $190 for DieHard platinum. $805 for 4 of them. What ya'll think? get those tomorrow morning or order the Shuriken or Delta?

HT receiver and EP4000's shipped yesterday.




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I am lost.....
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Should have just got a Panasonic BD player off Amazon. It goes for $130 usually. I have recommended it to many friends and family and they all use it with zero issues.

Blu-ray movies don't usually have the ability to playback from a stop/power off point. It's a dumb "feature" with BD's unfortunately. One day, some smart engineer will figure out how to make these players remember where we left off when we stopped our movies.

Nice go on those DVC IB subs. You can series each driver and then paralell sets of three and bridge each one of those to an EP4000.
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Should have just got a Panasonic BD player off Amazon. It goes for $130 usually. I have recommended it to many friends and family and they all use it with zero issues.

Blu-ray movies don't usually have the ability to playback from a stop/power off point. It's a dumb "feature" with BD's unfortunately. One day, some smart engineer will figure out how to make these players remember where we left off when we stopped our movies.

Nice go on those DVC IB subs. You can series each driver and then paralell sets of three and bridge each one of those to an EP4000.

thanks for the good input Scott! I guess the Samsung really isnt that bad if I factor out that it's a BD thing on remembering and that it's only loud when its loading and things like that. Another thing though, both of them have frozen up more than once! Brand new discs... just mid movie freeze. I let em go for a few seconds and they continued on their own.
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Got the Denon today, should I run optical audio out from the Samsung or HDMI?



post #46 of 615
HDMI 100%, dude. That is, unless you don't want HD audio.
post #47 of 615
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but I just bought an optical cable and the packing says HD audio! :-O

in the red bubble says HD audio

post #48 of 615
Just use the HDMI for both the video and audio. Optical won't be needed, but it will pass the same audio as the HDMI.
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Just use the HDMI for both the video and audio. Optical won't be needed, but it will pass the same audio as the HDMI.

I simply want to use whatever is better... my Blu-Rey and receiver both have both options. Cables are cheap in comparison to the equipment!
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Although I use hdmi to connect from the blu-ray player, I need to use optical to go from the TV to the receiver and use the better 5.1 system for sound (instead of TV speakers).
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Just use the HDMI for both the video and audio. Optical won't be needed, but it will pass the same audio as the HDMI.

so HDMI and optical will do the same thing
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Originally Posted by Wallboy View Post

Just use the HDMI for both the video and audio. Optical won't be needed, but it will pass the same audio as the HDMI.

I was under the impression that optical didn't have the bandwidth needed for the hd audio on bluray, and that if you use optical from the player to the avr then it will only send the core version of the hd audio track. Even if that's incorrect, using only hdmi is easier anyways since it's less clutter and the cables are very cheap as long as you don't buy the ones with the consumer ignorance tax priced in.
post #53 of 615
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alright I'm taking back the optical and getting another HDMI.. thank you!
post #54 of 615
Use the HDMI... if you want to pass the new lossless True Dolby and Master Audio DTS.
post #55 of 615
So what's all going on?

Did you get the whole HTPC thing figured out? And did you know you can stream netflix to your HTPC? No need to pay more for a blu-ray player with that capability.
post #56 of 615
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I purchased a blu-rey player about a week and 1/2 ago and another about 1/2 a week ago... I'll worry about HTPC later. I have a buddy that works at the local PC Gold... he's gonna get me set up on a tuner card or something to get my HULU and everything else to the receiver for now. I got another HDMI. I'm going to order 7 Anarchy's and I get my wood monday to start the builds. Is there a particular bookshelf dimension for the Anarchy MT/bookshelves? I'll pay HomeDepot to cut the 7 bookshelves for me... way too much for me to do with a circ saw.
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UM, how am I clipping an EP4000 @ 4ohms with an IB3 18?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmRwYGAGjs

ok ya it does when the gain is set to full, Denon at -12, sub level +12 (full) but the sub should bottom/die well before I reach clipping! EP4000 all switches left except 3 6 and 7. BTW, notice the low note doesn't clip and I get awesome excursion..sounds good... impedance helped.
post #60 of 615
i almost pissed myself laughing so hard at the enormity of that enclosure.

have you considered that after fully bracing them, you may not be able to move them? with drivers, i'd think you'd be looking at 600-700lbs+ per box. lolol... or, that if you don't fully brace them, that they are going to blow apart at the seams? are you planning to use stuffing in order to get extra effective volume...j/k. ;-)

i love crazy builds and yours certainly falls in that category. i dig that your lady is into them too (literally, haha)...that's really cool.

i'll be following along with interest!
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