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Originally Posted by ss9001 View Post

I'd have to look at the block diagram in a service manual I have for the SC-57 & do give you my interpretation of the circuit paths. the 57 has similar design topology. when I get a chance today or tonight, I'll take a look.

are you not getting 5.1 out and checking or asking before you try it?
Oh, don't bother trying to figure that out. I don't think it would work for me, anyhow, to restrict inputs to just the optical inputs. I was just curious.

I was thinking about ordering Turtle Beach XP400 Dolby surround headphones which take a 5.1 digital optical input, and it would have been convenient for me to just take that from the AVR's digital output. I guess I'll have to either get a toslink switch (since my output devices have unused toslink outputs) or an hdmi audio extractor to get a toslink signal out of one of the AVR's hdmi outputs.

Thanks.

Added: Since the AVR doesn't ordinarily pass audio to its hdmi outputs, I'm going to get a toslink switch to feed the headphones.
Edited by GregLee - 3/19/14 at 11:59am
post #362 of 373
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Added: Since the AVR doesn't ordinarily pass audio to its hdmi outputs, I'm going to get a toslink switch to feed the headphones.
I did buy XP400 Turtle Beach headphones -- they were on sale at Amazon for $130. I gave up on the idea of using my Pioneer to supply them with optical digital input, as advised above, and I did instead buy a toslink switch, on Amazon it's "ViewHD SPDIF | TOSLINK Digital Optical Audio Connector (Matrix 4x2)", for $50.
Since I'm bypassing the Pioneer AVR entirely for the headphones, this is off-topic, and I'm keeping it short.
It all seems to be working, basically, except that the base unit for the headphones won't accept some DD ("Master Audio") from my blu-ray player, and the headphones sound rather muffled, compared to the AVR with my speakers. Not so good with music. The headphones do a nice job with surround effects in TV movies, though. The wireless feature works fine.
post #363 of 373
Hi guys, I just snagged a SC 65 for a great price. I have an SC-05 as well that I will retire to my secondary system (still love that receiver).

I was wondering, can you set it to upscale everything to 1080P *unless* it's already 1080P, and in that case, just pass it through?

Or is my only option if I want 1080P passthrough to set everything to passthrough?

Thanks!
post #364 of 373
Hello,

I've just got a new sc-65 on the week-end to replace my old vsx-1018,
everything hooked up, runs fine so far,
connected 7.1 speakers, again all runs fine.

On the back of the receiver it says: "caution speaker impedance 4 ohms" on front height and wide

my question is: can i hook up some older JBL 50 watts 8ohms speaker for front height?
are they going to hold up or blow up?

The rest of the set-up has 125-150 watts speakers connected, i just wanted to re-use these older speakers.
btw I'm running my fronts Polk rti10's on a pre-out NAD amp to alleviate the load on the sc-65.

Also i was wondering if i connect another set to front wide as well as having front height will they all play ?
receiver is 9.2 but connections for 11.2, i'm a bit confused here.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

thank you
post #365 of 373

should be fine just make sure in the settings of the reciever set them to small speakers , also if im not mestaken you can change the Oms also in the speaker settings

post #366 of 373
Thank you very much
post #367 of 373
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Originally Posted by harleybla View Post

Also i was wondering if i connect another set to front wide as well as having front height will they all play ?
receiver is 9.2 but connections for 11.2, i'm a bit confused here.
No, the receiver won't do front wides and front heights at the same time (at least if you have all 11 connected up and enabled). Having 11 speakers connected just gives you some choice about which 9 speakers to use. It can't be more than 9 and may well be only 7, depending on what sound mode you've set the receiver to. I think it's true that the Dolby Digital modes only do 7. Neo:X can do 9.
post #368 of 373
I hope someone can help. My SC-65 is having remote/network issues. I hit the NET button and can cycle through the network functions but cannot go up/down on the remote to select anything. In addition I get server error messages on internet radio/sirius/pandora. This happens on the stock remote and a universal. If I reset to factory settings will I have to re-program my remote/hdmi settings/network settings all over again?

Anyone else have this issue?
post #369 of 373
Hi again, when I power off the receiver the message zone 2 on appears. How do I remove this? Also, just added a Martin Logan sub whose manual says I should customize the subs frequency range through the receiver but I can't seem to find the page to set the subs range.hanks
post #370 of 373
I figured out that I had turned on multi zone accidentally. Sorry for the unnecessary post
post #371 of 373
Two problems I'm currently having with my sc-65, cbl-sat hdmi output quit working ( now using bdr-dvr). I get a pop in my speakers when I hit ff along with a super high pitch sound , like it's some type of ground fault, if I unplug the unit it goes away. Now when I turn the unit on sometimes I get no sound, I change the channel & sometimes in get sound & sometimes I don't, unplugging will usually reset but sometimes I have to do it a couple of times. Any ideas ?? I'm in California & never had these problems with the oink yo I had before.
post #372 of 373

I'm new to AVS Forum - great resource and I look forward to helping out in some way.  I'm ripping my small (~150) CD collection to a lossless format.  I haven't decided between FLAC and ALAC, though I do use iTunes on my iPhone. I have WiFi, but thought I'd just buy a 128GB USB stick and plug it directly into my receiver to minimize connectivity and speed issues.  As I see it, the pros/cons to this setup are as follows:

 

Pros

* Great quality sound (not audiophile quality, but my 50 year old ears can't tell the difference)

* Inexpensive ($55 for a 128GB stick)

* No network headaches

* No quality hits due to streaming hiccups

* Simple, convenient 

* Quiet, low power 

 

Cons:

* limited storage/expansion for the future

* Need to dedicate usb stick or plug/unplug everytimg we want to enjoy music

* No easy way to make/use playlists (I think this is true...maybe the iControl AV helps?)

 

A bit about me and my needs:

* I'd be an audiophile, but prefer to keep my retirement plan funded ;-)

* Much of my equipment was purchased open box to save money.  I tried to hit the "sweet spot" with my modest budget

* Simple is preferred though I can handle most things technically (networking, tweaking settings, etc.)

* My music library grows very slowly...maybe 1 or 2 CDs each year

 

Any suggestions or thoughts? Thanks!

 

TV: Panasonic 60GT50

Receiver: Pioneer SC-65

Blu-Ray: Oppo BDP-93

Turntable: Project Audio Carbon

5.1 Speaker system: Polk Invisible in walls + SuperCube 2000 sub (sounds great and wife friendly!)

Content: Lots of 3D blu-rays

post #373 of 373
I personally didn't like the media server on my SC-65.
No easy way to search, which may not be a big deal for most people but I have 1,000 plus artists in my collection.
I ended up getting a Raspberry Pi (with a USB DAC) and listen to my digital media that way.
Much, much better.
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