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  1. KonradN

    pioneer VSX-1014 vs Harman Kardon 235

    I was actually dead set on getting the HK 235 but then after checking this forum again I can't decide between the pioneer or the HK. Ideally I want to take both receivers home for a test drive but I will be ultimately buying one online for almost the same price (350ish for the hk and 375ish for...
  2. KonradN

    SONY ES STR-DA1000ES or is there anything better in the sub $500 range?

    i have heard mixed reviews about the digital amps in the higher es receivers. Some ppl said that is sounded digital (not natural) while others say it sounds very clean... which is it now.
  3. KonradN

    SONY ES STR-DA1000ES or is there anything better in the sub $500 range?

    just wanted to add that i would like my new receiver to match well with other silver components.
  4. KonradN

    SONY ES STR-DA1000ES or is there anything better in the sub $500 range?

    just moved to a new place and my old yamaha 5640 is just not cutting it anymore. When playing movies at reference levels, I notice an electronic burning smell coming from the receiver. It works fine but obviously cannot sustain that level of volume for an extended period of time. Also the sound...
  5. KonradN

    Best DVD player under $1000

    Chris, Here is a good read about the benefits of dvi: http://www.widescreenreview.com/attractions/eqrev2.html its a review of the bravo d1 player , one of the two players out there atm that have dvi output. Basicly if you have a dvi dvd player hooked up to a compatible screen via dvi...
  6. KonradN

    Best DVD player under $1000

    If you are just concerned about dvd video and audio performance, then you just need to get a dvd player with dvi out (the samsung one with dvi out is a good canditate). AFAIK all dvd players sound identical, when sending audio signal via a digital cable to a receiver. The same also applies to...
  7. KonradN

    How to fix a screen geometry problem on a direct view tv

    I just got the samsung tantus hdtv direct view tv and while the overall picture is very impressive the screen geometry is not quite perfect. Any horizontal line through the bottom half of the screen is slighly bend upwards in the middle. This defect is probably within factory tolerance but still...
  8. KonradN

    Best place to purchase a Sony STR-DA2ES receiver?

    Most places don't have this unit in stock anymore, so I'm wondering where I can pick it up for a good price and with full 5 year Sony warranty. Another question I have is, whether Sony will honor the 5 year warranty regardless of where you purchase your ES unit.
  9. KonradN

    suggestion on a karaoke solution...

    I'm looking to buy a dvd player with karaoke function. Would be nice if it has mp3 support and is a changer. Are there any good ones around 200 dollar and I want to stay away from any apex dvd player. I'm buying a new karaoke dvd player to replace an apex that broke down in less than 2 years I...
  10. KonradN

    Axiom M50 vs M60 review

    Rick Radford You have to admit though that the difference in midrange clarity between the m50 and m60 is very small and unoticeable to most people. At least that's how I felt when I compared the m22ti and the m50. The m22ti should match the midrange clarity of the m60 so I have a good idea how...
  11. KonradN

    Why do my speakers hiss?!?

    i think the hiss comes from all the processing of the 5es. anyways i had a sony db receiver before and turning the eq and bass boost off, significantly reduces the noise floor.
  12. KonradN

    Bass management (Klipsch Reference)

    If you want to have a perfectly calibrated system for ht then set all speakers to small and then calibrate your sub to match your system. If you want maximum bass output, which could sound better to your ears then a perfectly calibrated system, then set ur front mains to large and set your...
  13. KonradN

    Convince me that separates are better

    chung, great reference and that test addresses the concerns I had about the dbt posted on the abx site. just a quick question. What's the retail on the pass amp and the yamaha integrated amp?
  14. KonradN

    Convince me that separates are better

    imo, as long as all the amps have a flat frequency response, thd less than 1%, and are are not driven to the clipping point, then the combined voting results of about 10 randomly chosen ppl will not statistically show a difference in sq among the amps. However, I am not precluding the fact that...
  15. KonradN

    budget 6.1 A/V receivers - are these the best options?

    the pioneer 811 sounds really tempting. It has pre outs on all channel, a feature the onkyo 600 lacks, and has adjustable xover, although most will probably just set it at 80hz. If its sound quality is on par with the onkyo then its the best deal you can get right now.
  16. KonradN

    budget 6.1 A/V receivers - are these the best options?

    Fred, what color is the lcd display on the 811? On most pictures it looks blue, but then most pioneer components have an orange dispaly. another question i have is whether the xover point to the main channels is fixed (at what frequency) or adjustable like the sub xover.
  17. KonradN

    Yamaha HTR-5560 or Outlaw 1050

    Bruce, managing to put out 27 watts per channel with all channels driven is respectable performance for a sub $500 receiver. here is what one of the higher end yamahas benched (from s&v mag) yamaha rx-v1200 1 channel into 8 ohm 124w 5 channels into 8 ohms 50w 2 channels 111w in...
  18. KonradN

    Yamaha HTR-5560 or Outlaw 1050

    when all 5 channels are driven it is very likely that the yamaha only puts out 27w per channel just like many other sub 500 dollar receivers. It may put out 100 watts when only one or at most 2 channels are driven. Only few manufactures rate their receivers with all 5 channels driven from 20hz...
  19. KonradN

    Just Got JBL S120PII , first impressions.

    now that you calibrated both subs to the same level did you try to do any comparison between the two and if so what were the results. I own the pb12 so I am very interested to hear what the s120pii has to offer over the pb12.
  20. KonradN

    Level three speakers, CHT.com?

    you should consider axiom or diva speakers as well. I believe both will outperform the htd III.
  21. KonradN

    What is all that power for.Must be more than volume

    richard, try calling 6th ave to negotiate a better price on the 1802. I know at least someone on this forum that received the 1802 for 380 shipped. btw, i mistakenly referred to the 1801 in my first reply to your post eventhough i meant the 1802. The problem is corrected now
  22. KonradN

    Just Got JBL S120PII , first impressions.

    what is the street price of the S120P II ? so far around 470 is the best I have seen.
  23. KonradN

    What is all that power for.Must be more than volume

    richard, try 6th avenue, they offer the denon 1802 for around 380 shipped i believe and the best part is that they are authorized. i don't have a link to their site right now but I am sure other ppl here know.
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