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    DVD player for Tosh 51H83 4080 i or 480P

    I have done a lot of reading and some testing and it appears that the best picture quality with my 51h83 TV though component inputs actually comes from sending a 480 i signal to the TV and allowing the TV to upconvert to 1080i. I am still alittle fuzzy on how this conversion works but I gather...
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    What configuration to use for Amps

    I am considering purchasing a used 5 CH amp in the 125 W per ch range. My current set up is Paridigm Monitor 7s, CC 370, Mini Monitor and Pw2200 powered by Rotel RSX 1055 PW 2200 Sub. Room is about 2000 cubic feet but opens up onto stairs up to the kitchen. Probaly 70% HT 30% music...
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    Anyone know about Hafler DH500 Amp?

    I was browsing though audiogon looking at Canada listings. I came upon this Hafler DH500 for a very reasonable price in Canada. 255 W x2. I'd love to add some nice clean power to the front for my Rotel RSX 1055. I have not been able to find much info on these amps. Are they good, bad etc...
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    Canadian needs more power for Rotel 1055

    I have had my Rotel RSX 1055 and Monitor 7, CC370 Mini Monitor Pw 2200 setup together for almost 2 months now. I am pretty happy with it the Rotel has very clean sound and the Monitor series are a good jack of all tradeds for the price. Here is my "issue". My room is 15 X 17 in the...
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    2 Inches Does Matter (Speaker related REALLY)

    Yes strange title but.... I have been meesing with my new setup for almost a month now. My Room is 15 X 17 but the front wall oppens up onto the landing on the stairs so the front wall is rally about 20 feet compared to 15 in the back. there is a small 3 foot wall with winow opening in line...
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    replacing jumpers

    I had a length of 12 GA wire left over from setting up my syatem. I was going to wind it up and put it away but I figured I got some spare time(wife was out) So I made some short jumpers out of them, fooled around for a while trying to get them to fit in the binding posts and still accept the...
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    Took the plunge Rotel RSX 1055 on the way

    After months of searching, lots of great advice from forum I finnaly made a commitment by putting a deposit on a Rotel RSX 1055. I was "this close" to buying the NAD T752 becuase it had excellent power, sounded almost as good as the Rotel and cost a lot less. But I still had quality concerns...
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    Very small very cheap decent speakers?

    The WAF looms its ugly head. I was going to move my Paradigm Atoms upstairs for my wife in the new house. This will be a 2 speaker only system. Mostly for background CD music, watching TV and the occasional DVD. She does not care about surround sound and isn't a critical listener. The...
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    Uneven Surround Speaker Placement

    My new HT room is 15 Wide by 17 long. There is a 3 foot "wall" (well 3 feet up the wall there is a big opening like a window) that just outso here is my question. The best place to put my couch will mean if I sit in the middle of the couch one surround will be 3 feet farter away then the...
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    HK, Denon, Rotel and NAD help me narrow it down more?

    Back again looking for more advice. Thanks for input on the value of buying locally, I think I have just about decided that the extra couple hundred dollars will be worth it in the long run because if I ever need to upgrade and I buy online my local guys are not gonna want to help me out the...
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    At what point does price stop you from supporting llocal dealers?

    am having a bit of a dilema and don't know if there is a solution but maybe people would share their feelings. All names and numbers have been changed to protect the innocent I am moving into a new house and have been given permission by the "finace chairperson" (read wife) to make a home...
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    Ordering from Next Big Thing Electronics?

    After posting regarding ordering an HK 525 from etronics to be shipped to Canada I recieved and offer from a Canadian online retailer. Next Big Thing Electroincs. The price although not quite as inexpensive was still what I felt very attractive and becuase it is a Canadian retailer I feel I...
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    Ordering HK from Etronics.com to Canada?

    I am looking at a new receiver for my new home. The room is 17 x 15 and I have Paradigm Monitor 7 cc370 and PW 2200 sub rears will probably be Mini Monitor. I would love to have a Rotel 1055 but it would be close to 2000 Canadian. My other 3 options would be Denon 2803 $1100 CAN Denon...
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    Hole in Bass Response HELP!

    Hope this belongs here and not in setup thread. I have Denon 1603, Paridigm Monitor 7s CC370 and Pw 2200 Sub. Room is 12 by 20. Sub is 3 feet from side wall 18 inches from back wall next to left speaker. Crossover on reciever set to 80 HZ crossover on sub wide open at 150HZ. All speakers...
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    Tilting CC370 Center?

    I have my CC370 on top of my 29 inch TV (That I will replace someday when I get the $$). It appears that the tweeter may be firing up a little. Should I tilt the speaker down, if so how much (what do I use to measure??? and what do I place under it that is secure and will not allow vibration...
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    Future Amp upgrades for $1500 or less

    Good thing my wife doesn't read this forum as she would kill me for even thing about this. Sometime in the next 6-8 months we will move into a house with a room I can have just for HT. I'll be keeping my Monitor 7s CC370 and PW 2200 Sub. I'll probably sell or trade my Denon 1603. For $1500 US...
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    Analog or Digital for CDs INTO a 1603

    I currently have my Hitachi DVD player using Coax intot the coax digital in on my Denon 1603. I have read a lot of posts regarding internal DAcs etc. I was wondering what opinions people would have on if I would be better to use an anolog connection ALSO and run it into the CD input of my...
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    Bi Wire Experience from Paradigm Owners?

    I have Monitor 7s (only a week old) driven by a Denon 1603 (80 wpc x5). I have done a search read lots of debate but thought I would ask for expereinces from owners of the same brand and more specifcally similar or same speakers. I currently have cables I made myself using 12 gauge Thunderbolt...
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    Help on "direct Mode on Denon 1603

    I did a search but most of the info was on other Denon modles that are much more expensive than my 1603 and may work in a different manner. I have denon 1603, Paradigm Monitor 7s and Pw 2200 subwoofer. I am usin the coax output from a Hitachi DVD player. In the setup I have front speakers set...
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    Should I swap for the Brand New Ones

    I was very excited to pick up my Monitor 7s, CC 370 an PW 2200 system on staurday. The dealer gave me what I though was a pretty fair deal about 16-17% off (altough I have heard of better their service has always been good). Here was the ting they did not have any of these in the box they would...
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    B&W 602.5 or Monitor 7 or Energy C5 ?

    I listened to all 3 today in both stereo and with their matching centers. I also listened to JMLabs (too bright), Axiom M60 (liked them but dealer was way too critical of competing brands I know what I like I don't need someone to tell me what to like) ans PSB (not bad not great). I have...
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    Speakers under $600 (USD) with Denon 1603 Advice Please

    I have a Denon 1603 (80 watts x5). I will probably be keeping my PDR12 Sub and Atom rears for Now. I am ready to do listening tests and get some new fronts (and a center form the same manufacturer). I want to spend about 1000 USD ($1500 Canadian) for the fronts and a center. I know I need to...
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    Ordering Online Good Deal in Canada?

    I have read a lot of good reviews regarding the Rocket speakers. I had been thinking about maybe Paridgm Studio 20 or 40s. I think I saw the 20s (might have been 40s but think it was 20s) for 799 Canadian (you could get 10% off probably so around 700 street price + 15% HST r 805 out the door...
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    What to spend my $1500 Canadian on SPEAKERS

    Looking to narrow things down before I listen and shop and listen some more. Here is my current system: Fronts Definitive Technology DR7 Towers (for those of you who don’t know them they are the tower version of the bookshelf with 17 cm woofers) Center Definitive Technology C2 Rear...
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