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    need jumpers for hk avr 520???

    Nope, They said that its not a stocked part. Oh well. Mine will do. I did notice however, that the inside of the pre/out and main in terminals is actually plastic and that there is a small wire inside that contacts any RCA or jumper installed. So it doesn't really matter if you use fancy...
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    need jumpers for hk avr 520???

    Thanks guys, problem solved. Called HK and they told me that the jumpers are essential. I made my own out of RCA plugs and 3" cuts of good 12 AWG copper wire. I soldered the wire onto the main terminal of the RCA plug and not onto the ground. Everything works and I'm happy. I've seen these type...
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    Harmon Kardon Reliability?

    Hi, I've had the avr 310 for 3years now and am absolutely thrilled about it. My friend (neighbor) has the 520 and he's also very pleased. The sound is clean and solid, customer service has been great if I've had any questions, and the options and flexibility of these amps is unreal. Regarding...
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    Need some help choosing a receiver

    Hi, I can only comment on H/K. I've had the avr 310 for 3years now and am absolutely thrilled about it. My friend (neighbor) has the 520 and he's also very pleased. The sound is clean and solid, customer service has been great if I've had any questions, and the options and flexibility of...
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    need jumpers for hk avr 520???

    Hi, bought a hk avr 520 on ebay for a grat price used. Doesn't have ANY jumpers between preamp and main in. I don't get any sound from any of the speakers unless I plug a source into the main-in terminals, but then I get no volume control (but the speakers definitely work then). Do I have to...
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    panasonic F65 paired with Infocus 4800. Which to use for deinyerlacing?

    Thanks for the reply, Thats exactly what i did. It was hard to compare because the presets don't look the same with each input so I had to do some calibrating (THX)with both connections. In the end its pretty hard to tell the difference but I do like the flexibility of the s-video/component...
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    panasonic F65 paired with Infocus 4800. Which to use for deinyerlacing?

    Hi,I also posted on A/V sources forum. Not sure which area is better. I'm using my Panasonic 5-disk progressive scan player (F65) with my Infocus SP4800 projector. Which one does better deinterlacing? 1) I can hook up the component output of the player to the s-video input of the projector...
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    frequency vs impedence?

    Ok That makes sense. Now, in principal will the midrange frequency increase or decrease with a decreased impedance, and is there a rule of thumb or formula? Regarding 4ohm or 8ohm crossovers: will my receiver see any difference in the total speaker resistance after I change one of the...
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    frequency vs impedence?

    Hi, I have 3-way DIY speakers that I built a few years back using all Radioshack componetnts. I'm using their standard, convertible 3-way cross-overs, and the crossover points are 800, and 5000. The whole system is 8 ohm, including all thre drivers. My question is how would the crossover...
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    Is DTS processed through DVD player or receiver?

    I have a HK avr 310. I'm buying a new DVD player. The DTS logo is obviously on the receiver, but what if I bought a DVD player without the DTS logo? Do they both have to have decoders in them, or is the receiver enough? Thanks
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    5.1 (6 channel) otputs/ inputs?

    Thanks to all for the responses. I'm getting the idea now. A few questions. If I were to play an DVD-Audio disk through one of these players (hooked up through the 5.1 analog outputs), and selected the 6-channel input source on my HK receiver, would I get anything? How do DVD audio disks sound...
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    5.1 (6 channel) otputs/ inputs?

    Hi,Ive also posted this question on the Audio/ Video Sources forum. Don't know which one's better. Lookin at buying a new DVD player, entry level. I've seen a few with a 6 channel (5.1)output on the rear panel (6 RCA's) in addition to the ususal digital Coax and Optical. These DVD players are...
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    5.1 (6 channel) inputs/outputs?

    Hi, Lookin at buying a new DVD player, entry level. I've seen a few with a 6 channel (5.1)output on the rear panel (6 RCA's) in addition to the ususal digital Coax and Optical. These DVD players are NOT DVD Audio players. My HK 310 receiver has a seperate 6 channel input. What would be the...
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    Composite video cables

    Him my tv only has the yrllow, composite video jack so thats waht I've been using for my DVD. The cable is one of those $20.00 deals, 1/4 " thick, nice gold plugs, insulated, etc. It was labeled as "didgital video cable". Its not Coax. My question is whether I should use a coax cable with RCA...
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    Speaker finishing (please read)

    I've just finished painting my 4-way towers with spray on rocker-guard paint. I got it rom my local auto parts store. Its partially rubberised and leaves a nice textured, satin black finish that covers up most flaws in the surfaces. It dries fast and is paintable. Don't get the stuff with...
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