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    Looking for new A\V receiver

    HK???
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    harman/kardon avr225

    Jeremy, Time to get up.........
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    harman/kardon avr225

    Check out the Intercepter Radio by Boston Acoustics - at BB for $159 - a great alternative!! Good luck!
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    DENON AVR-4306 vs YAMAHA RX-V2600

    Chris, I can tell you that years ago, I was impressed with the tech info that HK put out that others did not (for obvious reasons) - slew rate, rise time, negative feedback, ultrawide bandwidth - all of these affect the overall SOUND of the receiver. I was pleased with HK, then got talked in...
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    DENON AVR-4306 vs YAMAHA RX-V2600

    Well, it looks like he should wait and evaluate the HK. Many kick their heat and build quality, but many can tell you once you own one, and appreciate the significant improvement in sound quality, you will never go back. Marantz is similar. Good luck!!
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    DENON AVR-4306 vs YAMAHA RX-V2600

    Have you looked into HK?
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    DLP rainbows

    Is the "rainbow effect" prevelant in projectors, or just the projection units? Thanks.
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    Where to audition B&W or Monitor Silver in Northern VA?

    Let us know how ME is...I used to buy from them years ago.
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    Yammy 2500, Denon 3805, Marantz 7500? Musical, neutral, even laid-back

    You mention they ordered your third Rotel? That must tell you something - there is a problem somewhere - either with Rotel or with your desire for the sound quality. Do not settle for something you do not like. As with some of the other comments, here is my take on the evaluation: HK is...
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    POLL: leaving your electronics ON

    John, First, it is the switching that has the wear and tear. Secondly, the power up and power down impact electronics rather than letting it idle. Ask any electronics shop and they will tell you to leave it on rather than on and off, on and off. Finally, an excellent example is a light...
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    POLL: leaving your electronics ON

    It is the reoccuring on and off that takes more wear and tear on equipment than just leaving it on all the time. Your only exception would be video, where you probably want to turn off the monitor each evening. Ditto for computers. Finally, be sure you have all equipment tied in to brand...
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    Over fireplace mounting

    Just don't run the fireplace without a deflector shield sitting on the mantle to deflect the heat. Rising heat from a fireplace impacts a plasma TV, especially when on. Good luck!!
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    Pioneer Elite owners - reliability of 56TXi ?

    Ron T Tell me more about NAD and Arcam. Personal experience? HT or music, or both? What speakers do you recommend? Thanks
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    Upgrading receiver, but has to be from Best Buy

    It must be all in what one is comfortable with. I looked at the following and found flaws with all - Yamaha - harsh, bright sound HK - build quality and heat issues Denon - extremely thin sound quality Pioneer - thin sound quality - some say the Elite line is smoother Onkyo - Reliability...
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    Advent Speakers

    MATCH THEM WITH SOME EPI-110'S, IF YOU CAN FIND THME!!
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    Which amp for 4 sets of 2 in-ceiling speakers?

    I built our home 2 years ago and we did whole house audio - speakers in the ceiling in the kitchen, family room, and outside. We hid the receiver and CD player in the pantry. It is an entry level HK. The format is laid out as one feed to each set, with a managing volume control for each set in...
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    RX-V1500 RX-V2500 DACs

    NO
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    cambridge sound works

    Ever been to Fenway Park - they are the supplier and they sound very good. Like others say, go audition them.
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    Onkyo TXSR601 or Yamaha HTR-5760

    Yamaha - good balance
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    Denon 2805, 3805 @ Costco

    WHY??
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    Denon 2805, 3805 @ Costco

    The same units are also on the Amnerican Express Rewards program - for free - if you have enough points. Actually, the point requirement is not that high - if you want Denon.
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    2805/3805 or 1500(5790)/2500

    You pick'em and tell us why----Denon vs Yanaha. Anyone have any wildcards?
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    "bright" and "warm" receivers

    So what about owners of the 3805 - any comments?? Also, a key might be what speakers you are running. Please let us know a good/great combo with 3805. Thanks
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    "bright" and "warm" receivers

    Tom_Mack, I am not clear on your perception of the Denon. You state: Brighter receivers: Integra 7.1, Yamaha 2400, Yamaha 596 Neutral receivers: Denon 3805, Marantz 8200 Warmer receiver: H/K 525(?), Denon 3802 How can 2 different Denon models sound completely seperate? Don't you think...
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    Better In Wall Speakers

    It has been about a year since I have looked for in wall speakers. It apprears to be a growing category for almost every manufacturer from Infinity to Polk to Klipsch to Martin Logan to DnyAudio. Anyone know the latest? Who has the best sound for music and movies - something that I can have...
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    Arcam AVR-250

    How do you think they stack up against Marantz?
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    Mini-Review: Yamaha HTR-5760 Receiver

    Wayne, Please elabrate on my situation. I have cable, but do not use the cable boxes. We simply go direct in to the TV set with the coax cable, as most channels are unscrambled and we watch a lot of DVD. So will I get on screen display and how? As you might suspect, we have the DVD...
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    Ceiling Stereo Speaker Hook-up

    I need to know if this will work. Some in ceiling speaker manufacturers make a ceiling speaker designed for small areas, that actually have 2 tweeters and one woofer. The tweeters shoot out at oposite diirections, providing the stereo imaging. What I want to do is replace my 2 ceiling...
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    Marantz or Yamaha?

    Boston also makes a great clock radio for $150 - check that out and it will be the best $150 you ever spent!
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