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  1. 2-Channel Audio
    I'm new to this higher end stuff. I'm looking to add an amp to my marantz 5007 which seems to underperform with my new Klipsch speakers. I'm finding a lot of used crown amps, intended more for live music performance. Are these in option to use for home audio? Don't really care much for HT...
  2. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi all, I have a HT and using this APC power bar to plug everything into it. the wall outlet is 15 amp. this power bar has a yellow light to indicate when the unit is loaded above 12 amps. The light turns on even if just my PC is plugged in and the PC is turned off. Does that make sense?
  3. Speakers
    I have an older Kenwood KA-76 Stereo Amplifier (100 watt & 4 to 8 ohms) that I use for listening to music and I have a pair of Kenwood JL-997 3 way speakers but they don't sound that great. So, what I currently use Is a 10" Mitsubishi M-S4200 speaker, a 8" Polk Audio Psw50 Powered subwoofer, And...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hello, so I have a Sony D9000ES AVR I believe is the entire name. I'm having an issue figuring out what KIND OF AMP I NEED to go into the pre outs. I thought I ordered a 4 channel 2000 watt Stereo Power Amplifier ( pyle) pos really.....and it didn't do what I wanted and sounded like crap...
  5. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi everyone! I have four bookshelf speakers that I would like to set up on my laptop. They came off of a Pioneer Radio/CD unit (first picture). The larger speakers have bare wire connectors, 70W max, and 8 ohm impedance. The smaller speakers are 20W, 24 ohm impedance, but were plugged into...
  6. Speakers
    Hi everyone! I have four bookshelf speakers that I would like to set up on my laptop. They came off of a Pioneer Radio/CD unit (first picture). The larger speakers have bare wire connectors, 70W max, and 8 ohm impedance. The smaller speakers are 20W, 24 ohm impedance, but were plugged into...
  7. 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...
  8. AVS Forumยฎ Articles
    One of the most important mandates for the AVS Forum editorial team is to evaluate as many audio/video products as we can with direct, hands-on experience. To recognize the best products we find, we are proud to introduce the AVS Forum Review Awards. The products we deem worthy will receive one...
  9. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi guys, Im currently working on this boombox project. I want to make it a 2.1 system without using an all-in-one 2.1 amp due sound quality, plops when turning off/on and the hiss. plus many 2.1 amps are 24v, i rather work with 12v. ive used the sure bluetooth receiver with an amp in the past...
  10. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi Guys, I have got a pair of ascend acoustics SIERRA 2 Speakers and set it up with my old YAMAHA HTR 5790 and soon enough my tweeters on sierra were busted ( clipped ) ... oh well now I need to replace those parts , anyhow I need your advice for a good not too expensive receiver , I connected...
  11. Audio Gear
    WTB: Gen 3 Emotiva Amps (XPA 2 and XPA 5) I feel like i'm going in circles here. I am looking for some Gen 3 Emotiva amps. I would need 9 channels in total, so im thinking maybe a XPA 6 and XPA 3. I am currently selling my XPR Emotivas, as I would like to pocket the savings from...
  12. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi, I am kinda new to posting in the forum. So excuse me if I do anything wrong or looked down apon, lol. So This is for mainly audiofiles who have experience installing systems and what not. OK, so here is the situation. My goal is to have a very nice sounding SQ sound system in my 350Z...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have been lurking on this forum for the past couple years planning my theater build. I am finally in the new house and have started the build. Although I am a long way from completion, I came across manufacture refurbished Outlaw 7125 (7 channel) amps for $500 each. I recognize this is a...
  14. Latest Industry News
    Recently, I wrote up a press release about the StormAudio I.ISP 3D.16.12 Master integrated AV processor/receiver that's available through custom-install channels. Thanks to its extreme specs, it qualifies as one of the most badass AVRs around. In that article, I promised to visit the company at...
  15. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Canadian high-performance electronics manufacturer NAD announcedย its latest Master Series integrated amplifier, the M32 DirectDigital ($3999), is shipping. This is a true digital amplifier (not merely class D), meaning that amplification occurs in the digital domain, with conversion to an analog...
  16. Headphones
    The THX AAA-0 headphone amplifier is the first electronics component from THX, the company founded by George Lucas in 1983 that is synonymous with high-fidelity sound. According to THX, this new amplifier offers the world's best specifications when it comes to measurable distortion, noise...
  17. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Decision time, pulling trigger this week... jumping from 7.2 to 7.2.4 ... considering the X4300h & X6300h Current setup: - Onkyo NR818 - Paradigm Monitor 9 v5 front - Paradigm CC290 v5 center - Paradigm Atom v4 surrounds (x4) - SVS SB-1000 sub - Velodyne F1500 sub amps unused at the moment...
  18. Marin Logan Theatre Upgrade (FINAL 2016)

    <p>Emotiva\'s final upgrade to the theatre.ย </p>
  19. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi All, I have an older receiver, Pioneer Elite SC-05 that I purchased new some years ago. Early 2015 I watch movies over the weekend and powered my system off for the night. Monday afternoon I went to power on the SC-05 and the blue power button lit up and the unit just sit there -- no self...
  20. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Audio amplifiers have exactly one job to doโ€”take an electrical signal and magnify it without adding distortion. That goal was elusive in the vacuum-tube era, as well as in the early days of solid-state amplification. However, modern amplifier designs have evolved to the point where measurable...
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