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post #31 of 202
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Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

Thought I'd compile a few sites that helped me out with the audio portion of my Home Theatre. Hopefully they will help some of you out there.



©DrPainMD

Doc,

Thanks for taking the time to compile this. I know it was a lot of hard work. I sincerely appreciate this. I have learned so much valuable information from this collection.

My HT and audio is quite modest, compared to many folks on this forum, but I am trying very hard to get the best possible results from my gear. The information in your post will take me to levels that I did not understand... not just "how", but more importantly - "WHY".

Ultra-cool and damn nice of you, man!!!

thanks - steve
post #32 of 202
This really should be a Sticky
post #33 of 202
too many quotes from audioholics and very one sided view about cable is cable. that is why this should not be a sticky

have a more opened mind. this field is still evolving
post #34 of 202
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too many quotes from audioholics and very one sided view about cable is cable. that is why this should not be a sticky

have a more opened mind. this field is still evolving

cable is cable
post #35 of 202
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Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

cable is cable

I'm not the brightest bulb in the box, but this is 99.9999% true.

There is a fair amount of information available to defend this point. Of course, if you just dropped mega-bucks on your high-profile, big name "wire" - you might want to belive otherwise, but for the most part - it just isn't true.

Cable is cable.
post #36 of 202
yea 101 for the newbies alright

wait until you compare 2 cheapo cables and listen (not hear) to the differences
post #37 of 202
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Originally Posted by cpu8088 View Post

yea 101 for the newbies alright

wait until you compare 2 cheapo cables and listen (not hear) to the differences

OK, I'll bite on this...

Please give me a specific example of the comparison between cheapo cables, and premium cables, where you can differentiate.

The classic misconception is that the ultra-special, premium, deluxe, certified, blah-blah-blah speaker cable is better than plain old 12-14 gauge lamp cord that one can buy at Home Depot. It just isn't so

My neighbor is a grade-A audiophile. Details not important, but suffice to say that he knows what he is doing. His lab performed the similar tests, like you read about here, and other forums, on this subject. Bottom line: Measured and audible differences are virtually exact. But, even after telling his customers this, they still need to have the overpriced cables, because "they are audiophiles". So, what does he do? He sells it to them, and banks the profit. Amazing!

So, tell me again, why we would suggest to someone to drop 100-200X the cost for this marketing phenomenon around cable.
post #38 of 202
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take the cable debate to your own thread please.
post #39 of 202
no debate here just discussions

just to make aware that this issue has not become "truth" per se for the newbie as 101
post #40 of 202
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Originally Posted by cpu8088 View Post

too many quotes from audioholics and very one sided view about cable is cable. that is why this should not be a sticky

have a more opened mind. this field is still evolving

Everyone in this thread agrees it should be a sticky. The links from Audioholics make up for less than half and AVS links to Audioholics allot. I don't see you adding anything to make your point. BTW whats your point?
post #41 of 202
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Originally Posted by cpu8088 View Post

no debate here just discussions

just to make aware that this issue has not become "truth" per se for the newbie as 101

Discussions are plenty in other threads

Whats with the newbie talk? I guess you never were one?
post #42 of 202
Very informative thread.. Is there a home theater setup for a small apartment?
post #43 of 202
Stickified!

post #44 of 202
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post #45 of 202
Another great noobie thread! Woo! Thanks for this one too, it's immensely helpful.

I have a quick question. I am thinking of getting a Radio Shack SPL Meter as mentioned in many of these articles. The thing is, most of them point towards the analog one and RS only sells digital now. Is there any significant difference in how these function or should all the old tutorials still work? Here's a link for reference.

EDIT: Whoops, I found the analog one. It's $5 cheaper. I guess my question now would be, is there any reason to spend the extra $5 on the digital one or are they both essentially the same?

Thanks,
D
post #46 of 202
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post #47 of 202
Your ears are by far the best meter.
post #48 of 202
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May 7, 2007

Added:

Receiver, Amplifier, DVD Player - General Setup
Crown's - How Much Amplifier Power Do I Need?

Sound Treatments and Acoustics
Acoustical Concepts of Contemporary Home Theaters by Ryan O. Allen
post #49 of 202
Hello Dr. pain

I just hooked up my Yamaha 6090. LOVE the sound, but feel the need to always improve. Two questions, and hopefully you can help me out.

1. What button do I push to access the "crossover" so that I may set this to 80 or 100, or whatever? I have tried to find this without success.

2. I put on a DVD (Gladiator) last night and the sound comes and goes. Is there a setting I am unaware of? Or something I need to set?

I thank You for taking the time.


Allyn Drew
post #50 of 202
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Try the main thread on the 6090

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=718988

but I'll look into it, by reading the online manual:

http://www.yamaha.ca/av/PDFs/Receive...ls/HTR6090.pdf

look on pages 86-90 of the online manual
post #51 of 202
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June 8, 2007

Added:

Interconnects, Cables and Connections

Audioholics - Home Theater Prewire Basics - Introduction
post #52 of 202
Thank you so very much. Extremely helpful.
post #53 of 202
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post #54 of 202
Thanks DrPainMD for this valuable information. I am a newbee and it is very usefull.
post #55 of 202
THANK YOU DR.PAIN!!

This is exactly the type of noob information I've been looking for on this site but have not been able to find.

I do have a question though as it pertains to the "Audioholics - DVD player setup " section. I recently purchased a JVC XV-N652s dvd player (specs here ) and a JVC RX-D401S reciever (specs here ) and I was wondering about the 6 analog connections in addition to the digital audio and the HDMI. Is it necessary to hook up the 6 analogs? (just so you know, all of my equipment is still in unopened boxes in storage and I haven't even looked at them yet; I'm couch-hopping in between leases for another 2 weeks)

Here is specifically the wiring suggestion I'm speaking of:

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1) Connect the digital audio output (S/PDIF) output to your A/V receiver's input. (either optical or digital coax). This will provide the best possible audio to your receiver and will allow your receiver to decode Dolby Digital or DTS if available.

2) In addition to the S/PDIF digital output to the receiver you'll want to use your analog audio outs. Six separate RCA cables will connect each channel's output from the Universal DVD player to the A/V receiver for playback of high resolution audio.

3) In this example the HDMI output on the Universal DVD is connected directly to your HDTV with an available HDMI input. The HDTV will have its digital video input selected separately from the A/V receiver to watch DVD.

Should I hook up my RCA's in addition to my digital audio and HDMI?
post #56 of 202
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Originally Posted by philiptraum View Post

I do have a question though...............

I recently purchased a JVC XV-N652s dvd player............... and I was wondering about the 6 analog connections in addition to the digital audio and the HDMI. Is it necessary to hook up the 6 analogs? (just so you know, all of my equipment is still in unopened boxes in storage and I haven't even looked at them yet; I'm couch-hopping in between leases for another 2 weeks)

Should I hook up my RCA's in addition to my digital audio and HDMI?

Based upon the picture of the back of the JVC XV-N652S DVD player that you linked to, that particular player doesn't have the 6-channel analog outputs, so it's a moot point. The 6-channel analog connections are for players that can play DVD-As and/or SACDs.


post #57 of 202
lol ok.

I knew the DVD player had an HDMI and an optical out, I wasn't really concerned with the rest.

thanks.

and btw....Rintrah roars!
post #58 of 202
Thread Starter 
July 24, 2007

Added:

Receiver, Amplifier, DVD Player - General Setup
Audioholics - Heat Buildup and Your AV Components

Interconnects, Cables and Connections
Audioholics - Whole House Wiring Basics, Part 4

Sound Treatments and Acoustics
Audioholics - Reducing HVAC Noise in Theater Rooms
post #59 of 202
I also want to say thanks! This thread has been very helpful for several questions that I had. Thanks!
Greg
post #60 of 202
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I also want to say thanks! This thread has been very helpful for several questions that I had. Thanks!
Greg

your welcome
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