I have tried searching... but I may not be using the correct terms. I have a 3808, and I used to have separate amps, NAD 2400, NAD 2100 and an Accurus (spell?). Anyway, I gave the Accurus to an Engineer friend because one channel stopped working, (the amps were over 16 years old). The NADs were clipping, and going into protection circuit too much which was aggravating. I was using the 2400 (I think) as a center channel amp, but I started to hear what I thought was a blown speaker.
So now I'm just running everything through the 3808 without any separates. I have 3 B&W 805 Matrix speakers (FR, FL, Center), and I had some Phase Techs for the surrounds... but I switched them out for some Focals I had in another room. And I have a Martin Logan Dynamo Sub (forget the number)
I haven't put the surrounds back into the mix, but I still get a overmodulated/distortion feel from my system. I ran Audyssey for the 3 speakers, and it sounded much better yesterday... but today, I feel like I'm hearing some of that distortion again.
Is there a way to tell if a speaker is blown? And how do I know if the Denon can/can't handle my speaker load at a particular volume?
I was thinking of going out and buying the new B&W CM5 (I think that's the model), but I don't really want to spend the money if my speakers are still good. Granted, I know they are over 16 years old, but still, if they work well... I'm fine with keeping them.
I have good cables and speaker wire. The wire is the 2-wire > 4-wire thick type, may be audioquest, I forget. The cables are mainly Audio Quest and Monster.
Anyway, any help you all can give would be great. I'm willing to try some tests.
I'm not super happy with the 3808... I didn't like the fact that I had to buy the HDMI extra device so it wouldn't take forever to change channels, the menu system is not very good, and the main remote is a travesty... I never use it.
Thanks for any help,