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View Poll Results: What AV Electronics Do You Use?
AV receiver 842 57.83%
Integrated amp 21 1.44%
AV receiver and one or more separate power amps 291 19.99%
Pre/pro and one or more multichannel power amps 257 17.65%
Pre/pro and multiple monoblock power amps 29 1.99%
Pre/pro and self-powered speakers 16 1.10%
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post #271 of 299 Old 05-18-2014, 07:27 PM
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Maybe not for you, but it is for me. I use headphones when I practice my custom acoustic-to-electronic drums running through my AVR.

It's not a theater if it's only one person able to listen...


What? Its not a Home Theater if one person is able to listen? Since when?
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I definitely agree that a home theater for one viewer is still a home theater. I've been to an actual movie theater where I was the only person in the audience, I don't think that It stopped being a theater just because one person was watching the movie.
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It's not wrong, it's just not home theater. It's like saying a bike is wrong because it's not a car. It's not wrong, but it's not a car. And yes, people living in the city might be able to just have a bike, but if you live out in the 'burbs, then you need a car. OK, I'm going to stop before my analogy goes even rather off the rails. biggrin.gif

That's the thing with analogies: They are only an approximation of the model; I wouldn't use them for "definitions." smile.gif

I understand what you are saying though -- the "intent" of the design of theater implies that multiple people can enjoy the movie / play experience -- traditionally, yes, that is the colloquialism. cool.gif

However, only one person watching a movie doesn't make the experience any less real; limiting how that experience is conveyed based on requirements for X equipment seems completely arbitrary to me. rolleyes.gif

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That's the thing with analogies: They are only an approximation of the model; I wouldn't use them for "definitions." smile.gif

I understand what you are saying though -- the "intent" of the design of theater implies that multiple people can enjoy the movie / play experience -- traditionally, yes, that is the colloquialism. cool.gif

However, only one person watching a movie doesn't make the experience any less real; limiting how that experience is conveyed based on requirements for X equipment seems completely arbitrary to me. rolleyes.gif

Yeah, analogies basically start off the tracks, and usually go downhill from there...

To me, a theater has to have sound in the open air, even if only one person is actually sitting there watching it...
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If something such as DTS headphonex were built into receivers I would probably do a lot of listening to movies in my "theater" with headphones.
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In our family room we have a 2006 Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi for a 7.1 speaker system.



In the living room we have a Yamaha RX-V387 AV receiver for a 3.1 speaker system.



Powering the stereo in-ceiling speakers in the office, the living room, and the master bedroom there is a two-channel Sony STR-DE185 receiver.


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Older onkyo705 running as pre/pro into:
NAD275BEE 2×150w on main l/r
AMC 2n100-3 3×150w on center and l/r surrounds
Behringer Ep4000 2×1400w on subs

(2)RF-83 (1)RC-64ii (2)RF-82ii (2)RC-62ii
(2)Exodus audio tempest-x 15" subs in 200l sealed enclosures
Onkyo 705 pre/pro and rear surrounds
DSPeaker Antimode 8033 sub eq Behringer EP4000 subs
NAD C275BEE mains
AMC 2N100-3 surrounds and center
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Denon 3808ci. Oldie but loving it!

My Movie Library - and still growing!
Family Room: Sony XBR-85x900F + Denon x6500h + Oppo 203, Speakers: LCR: DIYSG Elusive 1099's, S & RH: Polk TC60i, FH: Volt10v2's, Sub: 2x LTD02 Designed UM18-22 Subs w/Nx6000d
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Denon AVR-X4000 running 7.1, and Parasound 2125 v2 2 channel Amp on Zone 3 for other rooms.
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Integrated 5.1 receiver/ Blu-ray driver with outboard amplifier for the surround channel (Samsung HT-F6500W).

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Preamp, power amp, Oppo BDP-105 for music only, and high-end turntable. No video allowed in my listening room.

Listen with your EARS, not your SPECS.
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Pre/pro with 2 monoblocks and 1 multichannel amp.

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Older onkyo705 running as pre/pro into:
NAD275BEE 2×150w on main l/r
AMC 2n100-3 3×150w on center and l/r surrounds
Behringer Ep4000 2×1400w on subs
Someone on the sub thread suggested pics, I agree.

(2)RF-83 (1)RC-64ii (2)RF-82ii (2)RC-62ii
(2)Exodus audio tempest-x 15" subs in 200l sealed enclosures
Onkyo 705 pre/pro and rear surrounds
DSPeaker Antimode 8033 sub eq Behringer EP4000 subs
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AMC 2N100-3 surrounds and center
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Denon 4311CI, 2 Crown XLS 1500 for subs, 3 Inuke 1000dsp for L,C,R. The Denon handles the remaining surrounds and front height/widths.

Marantz 7702mk2, Panasonic 8000 w/ 130" AT Screen HTPC w/60 tb
DIY QSC SC-2150 L,C,R (10) QSC SR-8101 sides, rears & atmos/dst-x
DIY (4) Fusion Tempest, 88 Special
DIY (6) JBL cx12" UM-15", SI-18" subs, BFM Tuba HT, Dayton MKIII 15", (2) PA460 mbm
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Denon 4000 used as a preamp into Emotiva XPA5.
Just have a 5.2 setup atm. I may add heights later and use the Denon for those.
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Yamaha CX-A5000 preamp
ATI AT 2007 (200W X 7)
ATI AT 2004 (200W X 4)
Oppo BDP-95
Sony MD302 Minidisk player/recorder
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Music Hall MMF 7.1 Turntable
Pro-Ject Phono Box S phono preamp
A tech fabrication 7000 HTPC with Sony VGP-XLB2 200 DVD Changer
Antimode 8033 S II
Carver TD-1500 Tape deck with DBX 224x-II decoder
2 x Panamax 5300 power/surge units
Klipsch RF-63 (front left/right)
Klipsch RC-64 II (Center)
Klipsch RB-61 II (Front height)
Klipsch RS-62 II (Surround left/right)
Klipsch RS-52 II (Surround back left/right)
2 Rythmik DS-1510 with peq600xlr3 diy subwoofers
Sharp Aquos 70" led tv
Direct tv HD20 satellite receiver
Diy 20/20 strutted aluminum stand oak shelves trimmed with Cocobolo Rosewood


Yamaha CX-A5200, ATI AT 2007 Amp, ATI AT 2004 Amp, Klipsch La Scala II- Main, RB 61's - Front heights, RC-62 - Center, RS-62's - Surround, RS-52's - Rear Surround, 2 Rythmik DS-1510 DIY Subwoofers, Antimode Dual Core 2, Oppo UDP-205, MMF-7.1, Tavish Adagio phono pre w/tube power supply, XBox 360, XBox One, Oppo HA-1, and TASCAM DA-3000 SS Recorder, Kramer VS-88A Matrix Switch, Rogue Audio RP-7 preamp, Atlas Magnum II Amp, Sony HAPZ1-ES
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Parasound C2 pre/pro and Mcintosh MC352 mono for center Vincent SP331 Emotiva UPA-1 mono for left right and backs (5.2).
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Integra DHC 80.3 Pre/Pro
Active Tri-Amped ATC Mains
Active Bi-Amped ATC Centre
2x Active Velodyne HGS 15 Subs
ME 850 Power Amp for Whatmough Signature 303 passive Rears
OPPO BDP 105
Pioneer KRP 500M
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I guess this is what you miss when you don't spend as much time as you once did online


Family room: 7.1


Pioneer Elite VSX32
Pioneer Elite BDP 95FD
Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai
Pioneer Elite CD M53
Pioneer CT M66R
Slim Device Transporter
Panamax 5300-EX
Vizio VF550M






Master Bedroom: 5.1


Pioneer VSX520
Pioneer BDP 330
Logictech Squeezebox 3
Panamax 5100
Vizio E390-A1
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What AV Electronics Do You Use?

Can't vote. No AVR or pre-pro.

TV, cable box, internet, Roku, Oppo 93, audio via stereo.

I'll be back later...


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Pretty simple set up in my living room, Harman/Kardon AVR310 Receiver with a pair of small monitors but I mainly use my cans when I watch movies or play games (Sennheiser 448's)
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Former gear:

McIntosh MX-130 5.1 THX Preamp Processor
Yamaha RX-V995 5.1 Receiver (Dolby Digital & DTS)

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Pioneer Elite SC-05 7.1 Ultra THX2 Surround Receiver
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HT System: Marantz SR-8012 Receiver, Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier, Sony XBR55A9F 55"OLED 4K TV, Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, 4K Apple TV 64GB, Speakers: Altec Lancing A-7's (L&R), Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel, Klipsch RP-600M surround speakers, Advent Marbles, HSU VTF-3 MK5HP subwoofer. AudioQuest cables, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Harmony Elite Remote.
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I use a THX certified 9.2 TX-NR1007 AVR from Onkyo.

The only bummer is that it's a 2009 model and the smart phone apps only apply to 2010 models and newer...

But I still love it!

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An old faithful Onkyo TX-NR1007.

Chose it because it was the cheapest AVR on the market with the combination of Audyssey MultEQ XT (top-of-the-line then) and the assurance of THX Ultra2 Plus certification. It was the price|performance winner IMO, because couldn't see any legitimate added value in the two models above it in Onkyo's 2009 lineup.
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I use a THX certified 9.2 TX-NR1007 AVR from Onkyo.

The only bummer is that it's a 2009 model and the smart phone apps only apply to 2010 models and newer...

But I still love it!
Hey bro!
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Hey bro!
Hello fellow enthusiast! Loved the story about yours. When I got mine (2010), my girlfriend and I were leaving that morning to backpack Mt. Whitney and we had to stop by Fry's for something real quick and while we were there, I wanted to look at the receivers, wouldn't you know it, they had the 1007 on sale for $899, down from $1699, last one left, I couldn't pass it up (also for the same reasons you stated as I was researching it anyway), so we bought it, dropped it off at the house and left for the mountains. It was killing me that I now had to wait til we got home to hook it up. Amidst all the beauty of the mountains, I could not stop thinking about the receiver waiting for me at home…

Been lovin' it ever since!
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Less is more, i use a modify oppo 105d as preamp. It sounds great !!
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Resurrection of a pretty old thread! I like it.
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7.2.4 System: Display: Sony XBR-65X930D; Processing: Anthem AVM60
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Definitive Technology DI8R; Amplification: Class D Audio SDS-470C (4ch. x 300w)
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What was my main surround sound receiver in my previous post is now sitting in the audio rack for my pc.


Former: Pioneer Elite SC-05 7.1 Ultra THX2 Surround Receiver
Before that: Yamaha RX-V995 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Receiver
Before that: McIntosh MX-130 Pre/Pro


My new surround sound receiver is a Marantz SR-8012 11 channel monster!

HT System: Marantz SR-8012 Receiver, Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier, Sony XBR55A9F 55"OLED 4K TV, Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, 4K Apple TV 64GB, Speakers: Altec Lancing A-7's (L&R), Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel, Klipsch RP-600M surround speakers, Advent Marbles, HSU VTF-3 MK5HP subwoofer. AudioQuest cables, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Harmony Elite Remote.
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