Recent content by dardardk

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    Old speakers

    I have a Boston Accoustics 5.1 speaker set. I dropped one and wrecked it. I bought a pair of Polk S15 as replacements. The sound is quite amazing. If there is ever a good deal on an S30 I will probably get it. While I was waiting for my Polk's to be shipped I hooked up my old Audio Research...
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    Streaming Preamp

    How is sound quality of Bluetooth receiver? I and still a purist thinking you get better results with wires. My thinking is to rejuvenate and repurpose an old Mac Mini to a media hub by converting 3.5mmaudio out to RCA
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    Streaming Preamp

    I have an older Amplifier with just RCA inputs. I want to utilize it for a room for just audio playback. Would a streaming preamp such as a Yamaha WXC 50 be a good option?
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    Matching speakers

    I was setting up my AV system in a new room. Yamaha receiver with Boston Accoustic 5.1 bookshelf speakers. I was wall mounting a the surround Right and dropped it. The pegs holding the face (not the cover) onto the speaker body broke. The next morning I Gorilla glued it back together. That...
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    Are speakers on a home theater system interchangeable

    LOL I was just creating a separate post regarding this "taboo"
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    Are speakers on a home theater system interchangeable

    Is there enough adjustment in a receiver to accommodate for some variation in speaker output? Obviously not pairing a pair of Klipsch etc with a Radio Shack center. I have an older Yamaha receiver. How do you connect to Sub's? are they getting the same input or do they act similar to surround...
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    Bluetooth and music streaming

    I have a Yamaha AV receiver that has the option to connect a Bluetooth dock. Has anyone used such as a dock to play music streaming services through their receiver? How is the music quality?
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    Connecting turntable

    I think my old (circa 1985) stereo system had an amp and a standalone preamp. If I still have the preamp I could use it.
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    Connecting turntable

    Any tips on connecting a turntable to a somewhat modern Receiver? It has only RCA out. I was thinking of trying to use the DVD RCA jacks and selecting them in INPUTS. The turntable also has a ground wire which I was planning on connecting to the AM antenna ground .
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    No sound from satellite box

    Thanks everyone for their input.
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    No sound from satellite box

    That did the trick.
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    No sound from satellite box

    I am assuming nothing will work with the TV to get sound to the receiver. But I thought I should at least get stereo audio from SAT box by linking it to receiver with RCA. I am pretty certain they are Audio Out as there is no need to receive audio to the SAT box. My only other option would be...
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    No sound from satellite box

    I am setting up my Yamaha RX V363 to use my SAT TV set top box Motorolla HDDR600. I connect HDMI from SAT to receiver DTV/CBL then HDMI out to TV. The video works when I use the output control on my receiver but I get no sound through the receiver. I do not have ARC HDMI and my Samsung TV does...