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post #31 of 37
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I was researching the prices on the Wharfedale’s and noticed that they are a lot cheaper if I purchase the “British Version”. Does anyone know if there any difference? I emailed the company but have not gotten a response. The only thing I can think of would be they run on 220V opposed to 110 like here in the states. Thanks and sorry for having so many questions.
post #32 of 37
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I would like your opinion on a receiver. Again, please forgive me for crossing threads here but you all are familiar with my situation. I am mostly looking at the Pioneers Elites, Denon's, and Onkyo's. The Denon's have a much lower W per channel than the pioneers but are also a bit less money. I am trying to consider so many factors and it seems that this is going to be my most challenging purchase in the system. I have an LED LCD Samsung HD 1080P 3D TV along with a Samsung 3D Blu-ray player so I will need the 3D pass. What would you recommend?
Things I'm looking for-
-Low THD
-Full bandwidth power rating
-High current power
-Video up conversion
-Multi bandwidth remote
-Audyssey MultEQ
-I hear the weight of the unit is important (heavier is better)
-Known for not having overheating issues
-A sufficient power rating per channel for my setup. It may be smart for me to get a slightly higher W per channel so I don’t have to purchase an amp (just a thought of mine)
-Something that meets my needs without breaking the bank. Budget around 1K (I’d rather not spend 1K if I can avoid it)
Am I missing anything? Feel free to recommend receivers (I know a few of you have already recommended a couple).

Thanks again to you all for your time and help.
post #33 of 37
The Pioneer Elites have a reputation for excellent sound, but Pioneer's MCACC is not going to EQ the sub the way that Audyssey on the Denons and Onkyos will.

I'd recommend looking at the Denon AVR3312. Last year's model, so it's possible to get it discounted off MSRP. Here's a review: http://www.hometheater.com/content/denon-avr-3312ci-av-receiver.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Pioneer Elites have a reputation for excellent sound, but Pioneer's MCACC is not going to EQ the sub the way that Audyssey on the Denons and Onkyos will.
I'd recommend looking at the Denon AVR3312. Last year's model, so it's possible to get it discounted off MSRP. Here's a review: http://www.hometheater.com/content/denon-avr-3312ci-av-receiver.
After looking at all my options and doing a ton of research, I have decided to go with the Denon 3312. It seems to be exactly what I am looking for. Thank you very much for the input.
post #35 of 37
That'll be a great setup. Be sure to let us know how it all sounds smile.gif

Also, if you are new to Denon and/or Audyssey, be sure to check out AVS member batpig's guides and FAQ. Great resource.
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

That'll be a great setup. Be sure to let us know how it all sounds smile.gif
Also, if you are new to Denon and/or Audyssey, be sure to check out AVS member batpig's guides and FAQ. Great resource.

Thank you for the info and yes I will be sure to let you know how it all works out. It will be another 5 or 6 weeks before I am able to get everything setup do to the fact that I am in the military deployed right now. But I look forward to setting it all up and posting the how it sounds. Oh, and for anyone reading this, I got a response from Wharfedale about my question asking if there is a difference between the British version of the Wharfedale speaks and non-British versions and they say there is no electrical difference, the only difference is the packaging.
post #37 of 37
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OK, you all are familiar with my situation I would like you opinion about banana plugs and speaker wire. I really don’t want to get too hung up on this because I know there is a ton of controversy on this subject which I would like to try and avoid. I think the GLS Audio Banana Plugs will work well based on my research. I would like to keep it simple with the speaker wire but I have been told to use the thickest wire possible for the best performance. I am thinking of going with 10 or 12 gauge wire for towers, center, surrounds and maybe sub (not sure if I am going to run speaker wire to the sub or RCA, the sub is powered so I don’t know if it matters). I would like to purchase one spool of wire and just cut it to length as needed.

Again my setup is-
Wharfedale Diamond 10.7 (Towers, 200W each), 10CM (Center, 200W) and Diamond DFS (Surrounds, 120W each) with an HSU VTF-15H Sub and a Donon 3312CI. I am going to set this up without an external amp and see how it performs without the external amp and add it I feel it’s necessary. The length of wires being run will be around 6’ for the towers, 3’ for the center, 25’ for the surrounds and 20’ for the sub. My question is focused on the speaker wire here. What gauge would you recommend?
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