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  1. Matthew BW

    Ascend Speakers

    I tried it and I can sometimes feel it scrape a little bit, but it does that on every speaker including the 340's. You have to push in a little ways though. I pushed gently to avoid damage.
  2. Matthew BW

    Ascend Speakers

    Thanks. I will try that.
  3. Matthew BW

    Ascend Speakers

    I just received my 340's across the front and 170 surrounds and I love them so far. The only problem seems to be some static I am hearing from one of the 170's during really loud scenes. I am not sure if it is a connection issue or a speaker issue. It sounds like a scratching noise, and it is...
  4. Matthew BW

    new speakers

    They will be used mostly for Movies. Mostly action movies but also some others. I am looking for what I guess I would describe as a neutral speaker. Neither laid back or to bright. I currently have wharefedale 8.1's and they are decent but seem to be lacking something and it seems to be midbass...
  5. Matthew BW

    new speakers

    Any other suggestions. They are a little out of my price range
  6. Matthew BW

    new speakers

    I just recently ordered a new set of ascend speakers. The 340's across the front and the 170's for surround. Unfortunatly I got an e-mail today that they have been backordered. Most likely I am just going to wait for them because they appear to be so popular, but during the wait are there any...
  7. Matthew BW

    Time to buy a new receiver...but I have no clue.

    I just bought an Integra 5.4 And I love it so far. I got it for 545.00 U.S. So if you dan find it in Canada it should be right in your price range. Iwas comparing it to the Denon 2803 which was more expensive and the Integra just sounded better.
  8. Matthew BW

    Calibration question

    I used the discs test tones.
  9. Matthew BW

    Calibration question

    Thanks. I was thinking that If I had started with the left speaker and turned up the volume until it reached 0 on the meter than I would have had to drop the input volume of the other speakers to compensate. I was just concerned because i thought i read that raising the input level to much on...
  10. Matthew BW

    Calibration question

    I just want to make sure I did this correctly. I am using s/v's video essentials. Using my Radio Shack sound meter set at 70, I started with the center channel and turned up the main volume until it was just over 0 on the sound meter. I then changed the input levels for the other apeakers to get...
  11. Matthew BW

    switched outlet

    Thanks
  12. Matthew BW

    switched outlet

    I am probably going to use a small clip on type fan than when it is on slow is very quiet.
  13. Matthew BW

    switched outlet

    Does the outlet on the back of the receiver use any power from the receiver or is it just a pass thru. I want to plug a fan into it that comes on with the receiver but I do not want to draw power from the receiver. Thanks
  14. Matthew BW

    reciever recomendations

    I have wharfedale diamond 8.1's all around and the diamond center. I am currently using a kenwood vr 507 receiver. I was looking at replacing it with either the new pioneer 812 or 912 or maybee one of the lower priced yamaha's. I am wondering if anyone thinks it will be worth it or if this is...
  15. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    actually i was checking the tape on another VCR because I did not have the output hooked up at the time. Fortunatly I have figured it out finally. My question now is the recorded quality is not very good. I am wondering if usin the record out from the reciever would be better. I would have to...
  16. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    Yeah thats what I thought but it does not seem to work.
  17. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    The VCR is is connected to the Cable box using Coax. I use the s video from the cable box to the reciver and then out to the TV. After reading the manual it sounds like I can try this, Using two s video to RCA adapters. I would go from the VCR to VCR in and from record out to the VCR. It...
  18. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    Yes I checked to make sure it was going to the input. I checked the tape on another VCR because I currently do not have the output of the VCR hooked up. The cable box has an s video out a composite out and a coax out. I was trying to use th s video out to the reciever and the coax out to the...
  19. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    The path is wall to Cable Box, S video from cable box to reciever, svideo from reciever to TV.
  20. Matthew BW

    hookup question

    I have a question on how to hook up my VCR to my system. I have a keenwood VR 507 reciever with my Cable box and DVD running into it using s video connectors and one cable going out to the TV. The cable box also has a coax out to the VCR but when I try to use that to record it does not seem to...
  21. Matthew BW

    Denon reciever

    Thanks for the info and link.
  22. Matthew BW

    Denon reciever

    Does anyone have any experience with the denon 982. I am looking for a replacment for my kenwwod vr 507. The specs I have read seem pretty good but I cant find any reference to it on denons website. It will be driving wharfedale diamond 8.1's. The keenwood just seems a little underpowered. The...
  23. Matthew BW

    panasonic reciver

    I am looking at getting this receiver (panasonic sa-he200) but the only thing that concerns me is that it says in full home theater mode it has .9 THD. In stereo mode it is only .07. Is the .9 something to worry about? I am looking at replacing my kenwwod vr 507. Is the Panasonic going to really...
  24. Matthew BW

    reciever around 450-500

    I need some suggestions on a receiver in the 450 to 500 price range. I currently have a kenwood vr-507 receiver and ever since getting my wharfedal diamond 8.1's I have noticed that they do not sound very good with this receiver. The sound is very harsh. The kenwood is rated at 100 X 5. I am not...
  25. Matthew BW

    Wharfedale Speakers (comments and mini review)

    I have the diamond 8.1's and the diamond center. I love them except that The center seems a little harsh especially on th s's. I hjave also noticed almost like a buzzing like something is blown. It is not all the time and is mostly present on analog cable stations. I hope I did not hurt them...
  26. Matthew BW

    Sony SA-WM40 Power On and Off problem

    I have the same problem with my keenwood sub. Try what they suggested. I have the level on the reciever at 10 and use the sub volume to adjust. It still turns on and off but not nearly as often. The keenwood sub does not allow you to turn off this feature.
  27. Matthew BW

    wiring suggestions

    I have decided to try bi wiring my speakers. I replaced the jumper with a piece of speaker wire and there was a definate improvement so I figured I would give bi wiring a try. My question is I currently have 12 guage wire run and my thoughts are to run that to the low frequency and 14 to the...
  28. Matthew BW

    bi wiring

    I am looking for a few opinions on bi wiring speakers. I am looking at bi wiring my new speakers and I have a few questions also. If I were to build my own bi wire speaker cable, would all I have to do is get to sets of wire per speaker and twist them together at one end and then connect them at...
  29. Matthew BW

    Banana connection

    On my new speakers the binding post is not very deep so my banana posts stick out quite a bit. Is this ok or should I just go the bare wire route. They stay in and seem to be making a good connection.
  30. Matthew BW

    wharfedale speaker hookup

    Thanks. So far I like them. they have already started sounding better as they have broken in.
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