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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have a Marantz SR7002 receiver that I connect via HDMI to my laptop which runs Tidal in "Exclusive mode". I am just wondering what people think would be the 'weak link' in my setup (I have high sensitivity DIY speakers set up very well that image wonderfully and the room optimized as best as...
  2. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hi, I've just bought a new Sub for my car and Amp to go with it. A Performance Teknique ICBM 779 Amp and a pbx Powerbase Xtreme 12" Sub The Amp is 2 channel and I've noticed the Sub has 2 inputs on either side, something I've not seen before! I was wondering what the purpose of 2 inputs for...
  3. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    So I have 6 of the Polk VT60 in-ceiling speakers that we're installing for an overhead sound system inside a little store/workspace of sorts. We have an Insignia NS-STR514 Stereo Receiver. What would be the best way to hook these up? Seems like I should be able to parallel wire two of them to...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the current Musical Fidelity M8s PRE and the older M8 PRE other than the name? Thanks, Joe
  5. 2-Channel Audio
    I have recently come in to some B&W 702 S2s, my plan for which is to use as a 2-channel music only system in a more formal entertaining space (open concept great room/kitchen that's like 16'x35'). Space otherwise being tight, I am locked in on an integrated amp for this system. Phono stage...
  6. Audio Gear
    ---SOLD--- XPA-200 Gen 1 (with black trim) $325 plus shipping - I will cover paypal costs myself. 9/10 condition - no problems whatsoever. For those unaware, the Gen 1 xpa-200 is identical to the Gen 2. The only difference is the power button on this unit is chrome and the Gen 2 button is...
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I’m hoping you knowledgeable people can help me out. I originally posted a thread seeking help on selecting a suitable AV receiver and speakers (fronts and centre) for a 3.1 setup. I was originally planning on getting a 7.2 receiver as I may (a very unlikely may) end up getting some surround...
  8. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    hey all about to *FINALLY* begin the process of finishing the basement in my ranch home and building out a living space that will be used for HT, 2 channel listening, music/recording room w/ guitars and amps, and a general chill space - any help would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks ! :D the...
  9. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I am having a very strange problem with my Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver when connected to my PC. The PC has Intel High Definition Audio HDMI chip to provide a 7.1 channel output. When I connect the PC to the 575 via HDMI, the PC states in its sound settings that it only has 2 channel stereo with...
  10. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello everyone, Need a bit of help setting up my system. I have: - Yamaha RX-V381 5.1 amplifier/receiver - 5 surround speakers incapable of efficient bass - Stellar Labs subwoofer amplifier model 50-6269 with a subwoofer speaker The subwoofer amplifier connected to RX-V381 through RCA line...
  11. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Any recommendations for a 2-channel amp, im looking for around $250. It doesn't need to be amazing or have all kinds of features, just a decent amp to power two bookshelf speakers from my computer.
  12. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello all... So in the land of mid-priced AVR's where the specs are all the same I find myself looking for good ol' fashioned higher quality 2 channel audio receivers. (Maybe amps) in and around the $500 mark. Any suggestions for better spec (than mid-priced AVRs) amps or receivers without all...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi guys, Just got a pair of Totem Rainmaker. The place I got them from are telling me to match it with a Pioneer SX-N30. For the same price and roughly the same features, I also saw the Yamaha R-N602. I'm debating between getting both. They are the same price. If I get the Pioneer, I know...
  14. 2-Channel Audio
    I recently was given a pair of Sony APM-615 standing speakers rated 300W at 8ohms. I have been trying to find a suitable amp or receiver for them and there has not been too much information about these speakers online or suggested amp/receiver. Does anyone have any suggestion? I am trying not to...
  15. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi all: I understand how biamping works, and have a question to bounce off you all regarding a very nontraditional way to use it. Quick background (won't belabor the details): Converting an RV garage (17' x 60' with 14 foot ceilings) into an entertaining area. Concrete floors, terrible...
  16. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Wondering which generation the Motiva XPA-200 with the silver corners is. Is this a good amp to bi-amp with or maybe just use as a stand alone 2 channel set-up? Also, is there a way to use a powered sub with this amp? Thanks for the feed back.
  17. Audio Gear
    Brand new Martin Logan 35XT Cherrywood Brand New. Selling for $250.00 I can take PayPal or meet in person Tri-State Area. I will Ship free to 50 States.
  18. 2-Channel Audio
    I need help on purchasing a good record player to go with my Bowers & Wilkins CM5 Speakers, Pioneer SC81 Receiver, SVS PB1000 Subwoofer. Budget $600 I was thinking on getting the Pro_Ject Carbon, but not sure what else is out there. Any recommendation? Thank you.
  19. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello eveyone, I am considering buying another set of speakers to add to my setup, which is currently a pair of Bowers and Wilkins CM1 speakers and a Klipsch SW-110 subwoofer. Currently, the system doesn't provide enough mid-bass. They are hooked up to an Integra 30.3 receiver, which is 5.1...
  20. 2-Channel Audio
    Big Label production vs small (audiophile) labels i.e. Adele vs Carmen Gomes- Does big labels spoil the audio quality by over producing /mixing/ mastering? Or are there examples that proves this theory wrong? quotes from the thread Top 10 albums for Sound Quality Yes that is a lot of...
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