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  1. David John

    Yamaha 2200/3200

    I don't believe the HTR series has pre-outs. So there is more than a cosmetic difference. I got my RX-V1200 from Onecall....i think. I'll check if I can find the receipt. $650 shipped. New in unopened box, all paperwork, etc.
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    How do you measure the wattage output of your receiver

    how do you measure? i think what you want to know is how much can your receiver output, correct? usually they state the maximum output per channel in either: -all channels driven (all 5 at the same time) -with 2 channels driven -each channel (only 1 channel at a time) this makes a...
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    I don’t understand the volume in my Yamaha RXV-530

    it's like a fader on an audio board, except you can't go above 0db. At 0 db, you are sending the max signal to the amp stage, or to the pre-amp outs. -99db = volume at 0 0db = volume at 10 just a different way of setting the scale. signal attenuation, not volume, and it should be...
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    Receiver suggestions Yamaha vs Denon

    I also am very pleased with my Yamaha RX-V1200. I bought it for the price/features and I also liked it's sound. I use it mainly for HT and it's 5.1 and 6.1 performance has been fantastic. Denon are also very rock solid, however only you can decide which you like the sound of better. Go...
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    Yamaha Receiver Video Switching Question

    It will only pass same type signals...meaning: the composite video out will only display what you have hooked up with composite cables. The S-video will only switch what you have hooked up with the s-video. The component video.. etc. You will have to switch the TV's inputs between...
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    H/K 520. Pre-outs volume

    The pre-amp is supposed to adjust the volume level. That is one of its functions. The amplifiers in a receiver are not adjustable as with a separate amp. (gain) The pre-amp adjusts the signal that goes to the amps. so if you use the pre-amp outs from your receiver going to any external...
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    Which amp do you own and why?

    Adcom GFA-5006 6 x 50 W. 2 channels running my rear surrounds. 4 channels bridged to 2 running 2 subwoofers. I bought it because I needed something to run my subs and my rear surrounds. This fit the bill, plus I got a great deal on it and I've always liked the Adcom amps. I may get a...
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    Not impressed with Pro Logic II

    Well... I never referred to DPL2 when I was saying people are wooed by DSPs. I meant in general, many newbie HT'ers use DSPs too much and incorrectly in many cases. I know, I've helped a dozen or so people at work set up small HT systems and most have no idea what the desired result is really...
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    New Yamahas less power??

    I have the Yammi RX-V1200 and it is only rated at 80w X 6 and I can tell you that it has plenty of power. I have JBL N38 mains and Ncenter and I have found it to sound very accurate and plenty of power to boot. I think you'll be fine with what you are looking at. Power ratings are sketchy...
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    rx-v2200 opinions

    I love my 1200, so I'm sure you'll love the 2200. They are great receivers. I am not the biggest fan of the remote for the 1200, so a better one with macros would be a great improvement.
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    Not impressed with Pro Logic II

    I find that 2 channel music sound best in 2 channel playback. I have a yammi rx-v1200 and when i sit in the sweetspot, i hear sound coming from all around. I think that too many people are wooo-ed by DSPs and false surround creation. With a clean receiver and good speakers, you shouldn't...
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    HK vs. Lexicon: what are the Logic 7 differences?

    What alex is missing is the simple reason that if Harman Int'l put the same features on a $500 H/K receiver as on a $3000 Lex processor, why would anyone shell out the extra money for the Lex? They are owned by the same company, but they have to make a discernable difference between the 2...
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    3802 or rx-v1200

    the main difference is pre-amp outputs on the RX series. I have the Rx-V1200 and i know it "supposedly" sounds a little better than the htr-5490. Is this true? I doubt it, but this is a subjective thing anyway. so add pre-amp outs to the list of the few differences.
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    Denon 3802 and Digital Cable TV

    I have a Scientific Atlanta digi-cable box, and I've found that the Digital audio output is fixed, and the analog audio output is variable and controlled by the volume on the cable box. So if yours is similar, just adjust the analog (volume control) to match the level of the digital output...
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    Are watts all the same?

    Many receiver manufacturers state the power of all channels, but not all channels driven simultaneously. Meaning each channel can output 100 watts, but if all 5 or all 6 are driven simultaneously, they can only output say 60 watts or so. That is what that sound and vision test was showing...