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    Pioneer Elite owners - reliability of 56TXi ?

    Like everybody already mentioned, they are very reliable and built like a tank. The dealer probably didnt' sell PE so he was talking them down to try to get you to buy one of his. Dealers have a tendency to do that.
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    Maggie update

    Patrick, I agree 100% about letting moss go. He's a great receiver, when he feels like playing. Unfortunately, that's about 20% of the time. The first few years he was with us he was unstoppable. Now he's just wasted space.
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    Maggie update

    Has anybody ever compared the MMG's side by side with paradigm monitor 7's? What did you think? I currently have monitor 7's for mains and have been looking for something in the similar price range to replace them. Something with a bigger soundstage, And the MMG's may just fit the bill...
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    Best Buy 1014 vs. 1014TXK

    They're both the same. One just has the wrong specs.
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    What do you use for rear in 6.1?

    Please anything but bose. Does your receiver have the option to wire up 2 SB's? I know some do. Even if they are only 6.1 receivers. If so I would recommend picking up another pair of atoms. I've tried both 6.1 and 7.1 in my room, and I like 7.1 far better than 6.1. 7.1 seemed to create a...
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    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    "Seismic 12: MAX SPL: 123 dB at 50 Hz , 108 dB at 30 Hz Servo 15: 112 dB at 40 Hz, 112 dB at 18 Hz." What this tells me is that the seismic has big hump in the output at 50hz. And drops off a good deal after that. The servo will play a hell of a lot deeper, and alot flatter at...
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    Why Is It With Receivers.....

    Pat, Don't worry about what the volume says, turn it up til it's loud enough for you and call it good. Pay no attention to what the receiver says. You said it annoys you that you have to turn it up so high to get it loud, and you don't like being that close to max vol. Trust me, once you...
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    THX, should I be impressed?

    I never use THX processing either. Like John said, everything sounds too flat for me. For me DD+PLIIx or dts+neo6 are more than enough to keep me happy.
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    What receiver is this.. Need Model #

    Why are you a bit sketchy on having a 770 watt receiver? The 1014 believe it or not, will do every bit of 110X7. Including all channels driven. I can't look at the front to confirm if it is a 1014 cuz the link don't work anymore. If it is indeed a 1014 for that price, I would be running in...
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    XR50 and 4ohm loads?

    I'm not sure what tweeters return policy is. I would hook them up and see what happens. If it doesn't shut down, stick with em. If it does, I'd say return em, again I dont' know what tweets return policy is. If it was circuit city on the other hand. :)
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    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    John_FE Dont' change the vol. when running mcacc. When you hit start it should automatically set the vol. at 0. Don't change it while it is running or your settings could be way off.
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    1014tx Osd?

    Nope, you're not missing anything. The setup menu is the only thing that is displayed.
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    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    ^^Agreed! I have heard a 55txi right next to a 52tx before, and I really couldn't tell a difference. I would have double checked the settings, make sure both of the mcacc's were run properly. Was one turned on and the other off? One might have been in a music dsp while the other was in dolby...
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    Where to buy Pioneer Elite 54TX?

    I bought mine from the same place. I would definately buy from them again. I never received a sales receipt though, I emailed them and they said that if I ever need warranty work to let them know and they would mail me a receipt.
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    dv-45a vs. dv-656a

    Anybody have experiences with both of these players?