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    A decent inexpensive AV surround processor

    Any receivers with preouts fit the bill?
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    Low end AV prepro vs receiver

    Unfortunately, Outlaw isn't available down here
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    Quick Bi-amping question...

    You can do it without active crossovers. The headroom benefit won't be as significant since the amps will be outputting the full voltage waveforms but the current draws will be less so there will be some additional headroom as the cahnce of power supply sag will be reduced. I'd try the...
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    Low end AV prepro vs receiver

    OK, no response to my post in the other thread so here it is again! In the past, I have been happy to use a mid level receiver as an AV prepro since the dedicated units cost ridiculous (to me) amounts of money. Now that NAD have the T163 prepro at RRP of A$1499, I'm tempted to look at this as...
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    difference between using a receiver and a pre-amp processor

    Matt, did you try using the MCA power amps with the Pioneer Elite receiver as a prepro? I'd be interested in how it sounds vs the Anthem AVM In the past, I have been happy to use a mid level receiver as an AV prepro since the dedicated units cost ridiculous (to me) amounts of money. Now that...
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    New, cheap ($200-300) HT receivers are pretty bad:

    The way power specs are measured (one channel?, one channel others 1/8th loaded?....), it's like qualifying the above claim by adding "0 - 60 time of 4 seconds if you push it off a cliff". Greg
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    dynamic range compression?

    Anyone remember this thread ? :D
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    What dose 350k buy one for 2-Mono Block Amps

    That's pretty tough on Bose - they look like bargains vs those Wavacs.
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    At Last! a High End pre and amp for music AND movies

    Well you just need a DVD player with it's own DD/dts decode and bass and time management.
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    Sytem clipping at high volume

    How about trying the system with all the powered woofers unplugged?
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    Sytem clipping at high volume

    It does sound like amp protection circuits are cutting in but could be that this protection occurs when the preamp circuit senses it will clip the internal amps in the receiver - my Sony receiver goes into protection mode if the volume is cranked too high even though I'm using it purely as a...
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    Interesting tube vs transistor article

    Rich, does your girlfriend know how much entertainment value she is providing to us here on HTF? ;) BTW Good signature quote
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    Audiophyte Shopping List: Stereo Receiver.

    Why not just buy another TV for her to watch this rubbish in the spare room? Or is this really just an excuse to start your next system? ;)
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    Electronics Break-In, The Easy Way!

    Where's the address to send the money to? I'm sick of waiting for my gear to break in properly - I want to be able to listen ASAP.
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    Testing wattage?

    They stick resistors across the output (usually 8 ohm, sometimes quoted for other resisitance) and then measure the RMS voltage across them at the THD they want to quote (using sine waves). Then P = V * V / R.
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