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    How do you control volume for DVD Audio?

    Controlling volume is one of the jobs of the receiver/pre-pro. That's why people typically don't hook a DVD player directly to an amp in most cases. Very few (probably more like none, but I know if I generalize someone will pipe and and say that such and such a model does) DVD players have any...
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    Need Some Friendly Advice

    Paul, I'm not really sure where to point you towards. For reference level volume, www.dolby.com is probably a good place to start. You'll be able to find some background there on reference volume and where it came from. As for all the other info about wattage and distance and soundlevels...
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    Need Some Friendly Advice

    Paul, The sensitivity of your speakers is pretty good. Now, what the sensitivity means is that is the volume they will have with 1 watt of power at 1 meter distance from you. For example, your fronts will give you 92dB with only 1 watt of power if you sit 1 meter from them. Most people sit a...
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    Need Some Friendly Advice

    Paul, Your friend is part right, but I beleive he misunderstands exactly what he's talking about. Under powering speakers can damage them. This is true. What happens, when an amp is ask to do more than it's capable of, it goes into clipping. What this does is truncates the waveform in the...
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    WTB: Mirage BPS-150i or BPS-400

    Nevermind everybody. I just found a dealer today that made me a pretty sweet deal on a 150i demonstrator they still had.
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    Monster Cable Z2 Reference Speaker Cable

    sorry bout the mail problems. You got mail again
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    WTB: Mirage BPS-150i or BPS-400

    Looking to add a second BPS-150i to my setup or to replace my existing 150i with a BPS-400. The BPS-150i must be an "i". I'm not interested in the older non "i" model. Would prefer lacquer top in excellent to mint condition and the sub have original packaging but will consider others for an...
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    Yamaha C940

    ok, apparently the 45a does have burr brown dacs, pioneer just doesn't bother listing them as such on their site. Anyway, the rest of my questions still stand.
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    Yamaha C940

    I guess I should also ask how this compares to some of the other single disc players in its range like the Pioneer 45a? Pioneer seems to be really fond of pushing the fact that they have triple dacs (although is would seem not burr browns in the 45a?) Does this make any sort of difference?
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    Yamaha C940

    Has anyone had a chance to audition this unit yet? It doesn't seem to be getting much attention. It looks very respectable on paper especially for a sub $500 player. What are the shortcomings? I've heard things about how the C920 can't be turned on by remote. Does the 940 have the same...
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    Old Realistic Equalizer

    Thanks Wayne. That makes a lot of sense. After that explanation, I'm kind of leaning toward the ME-60 for the mains and eventually when I move up to another sub, a parametric of some sort for that. Thanks again for all the thoughts and advice.
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    Old Realistic Equalizer

    This is pretty much what I was thinking. Unfortunately, The Yamaha has very minimal EQ abilities. I think their assumption is that providing you with pre-ins on the mains, that you'll go buy a real EQ if you care that much about flatening response. Guess I'm off to do some research about...
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    Old Realistic Equalizer

    I just inherited an old Realistic 12 band stereo equalizer. It's a model 31-2010. Anyone know anything about these things? I don't have an EQ currently and my Yamaha RX-V3300 does have pre-ins on the mains so I could make use of this one but don't know anything about it or it's quality so I...
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    Mirage Speakers and Sub (opinions wanted)

    Micheal, Mirage builds a good speaker for the money. I have a pair of OM-10's (the original "low end" of the OM line which basiclly places them as the next notch above the 260's) and love them to death. Mirage's Omnipolar speakers will hold their own in sound reproduction with any other...
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