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  1. Thira

    Yamaha DSP A1000

    I have an old AV unit, the DSP A 1000 which was not being used. I had decided to sell it, and hooked it up today to try it out. The unit powers on, and plays a CD for a few seconds before powering off. I opened the unit and replaced the 10A 250 volt ceramic fuse with the same results. I noticed...
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    AV unit & speakers for $1500???

    Is it possible to set up home theater (A/V unit, subwoofer & Speakers) with a budget of $1500? If so which pieces should I look at? Is it possible to &.1 or will I have to stay at 5.1. The viewing room is about 20' x 20'. Thank you.
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    Problem with SACD on Denon DVD 5900 & HK AVR 7200

    I just hooked it up to the analog inputs. I used 8 channels (Front L&R, Surround L&R, Rear Surrond L&R, Center, & subwoofer). Niiiiiiice! It is simply incredible. Thanks all! Thira
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    Problem with SACD on Denon DVD 5900 & HK AVR 7200

    SO do I need to connect up like Aaron suggests or do I not have an output set correctly as I now have my system wired with inputs? Thanks
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    Problem with SACD on Denon DVD 5900 & HK AVR 7200

    Looking thru Jesse's post below, and looking at SA-CD.net, the Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet is Stereo, hybrid and analogue. So am I correct that my system plays this SACD correct (meaning I must change the settings on my AVR 7200 from digital coax to analog)? When I have this setting the SACD...
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    Problem with SACD on Denon DVD 5900 & HK AVR 7200

    Hi all. Looking for some help. I just added the Denon DVD-5900 to my home theater. My AVR unit is the HK AVR 7200. Speakers are: Monitor Audio Silver S10 fronts/main Monitor Audio Silver S1 rears Monitor Audio Silver S-LCR Monitor Audio Silver SFX Surrounds Velodyne HGS-18 Subwoofer The...
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    thorens turntable

    I had a similar problem with a wood based Sony turntable I purchased in the 70's, which still performed well. I did find a place that does a great job repairing turntables. I sent mine in and had a great turnaround. The turntable is like new. The prices are very reasonable. Try ...
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    Warranty on Denon DVD-5900

    Mort: I did call Denon and spoke with a very nice representative. I asked to the point questions and my take was that his answers were honest. First of all, anyone can go outside of the USA and bring in DENON products. These would be unauthorized. But Denon while not honoring a warranty would...
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    Warranty on Denon DVD-5900

    I am looking at purchasing the Denon DVD-5900. Web pricing showed sellers $500 less than dealers who are Denon authorized. I called one of these unauthorized dealers and asked about this. His answer to this was an offer to purchase a secondary 4-year warranty for an additional $100. This is...
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    Input on HDTV Widescreen 34" Direct View "

    Hi all. Could I kindly get some feedback on the following HDTV 34" widescreen units: Panasonic 34WX53 Toshiba 34HFX83 Toshiba 34HF83 Philips 34PW8520 Philips 34PW9819 JVC AV-34WP84 I am replacing an old 36" Mitshubitsu TV in a family room, which mostly my children watch. There will be no...
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    Turntable preamp question

    Thanks so much for the direction in the worlk of phono preamps. I considered the Creek OBH-8 and Parasound PPH-100, and decided to purchase the Creek. NickScott, I might have been a bit too impatient as I went ahead and ordered the Creek. But the NAD PP-2 sounds very interesting and maybe for...
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    Turntable preamp question

    I have a magnetic cartridge. I would like to stay under $250 and prefer a quality piece.
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    Turntable preamp question

    Just added the HK 7200 to my home theater. Previously I was using the Yamaha DSP-A1 which had inputs for my turntable. Does anyone have a recommendation for a preamp for my turntable? Secondly, which input should I connect the turntable to my HK 7200? Thank you
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    Problem with a Yamaha DSP A1

    Thank you so much for the input. I did finally find and fix the problem. I had added a media room addition to my home. The room was prewired and sheet rocked in during construction. The electrician must have spliced the right front speaker. I disconnected all speakers but the mains. I added...
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    HK 8000 vs HK 7200

    Would you take the HK 7200 over the Denon 5803?
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    Monitor Audio?

    I use Monitor Audio Silver series for my Home Theater. My mains are the S10 and the rears are the S1. I thought the Silver series were noticeably an improvement over the Bronze series, just as I thought the Gold series were better than the Silver. But no matter which, I am sure any Monitor...
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    HK 8000 vs HK 7200

    Thanks. Which would you consider between the HK avr 7200 or the Denon 3803?
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    HK 8000 vs HK 7200

    I am interested in the HK avr 7200. While looking at prices, I saw an HK avr 8000. The site claimed this to be a new model. Yet when I went to HK's site the HK avr 8000 was listed as a "previous model". Can anyone help out in this? Is the HK avr 8000 this latest model? Thanks
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    More HDTV Antenna Questions

    Recent antenna post has me wanting to improve my OTA HDTV reception. First, according to antenna.org, I live in a yellow reception area. Presently I use a Terk 44 antenna with a satellite dish. My reception is not up to snuff if I should pick up what antenna.org says. Plus I do have...
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    HK AVR-7200 vs HK AVR-525

    Hmmmmm...lot to consider. Right now I am in the market for a new A/V unit. My system includes a 50" Panasonic plasma TV, two Monitor Audio S-10 mains, two Monitor Audio FXi fronts, two Monitor Audio S1 rears, Monitor Audio SLR center and a Velodyne HSG 18 subwoofer. The velodyne rep suggested...
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    HDTV antenna question- Indoor antenna?

    Great...next two questions.... One do I do I put the channel Master onto the eave of my second story (Is it better to place the antenna as high as possible?) or can I put it in my attic? Secondly, if I place the antenna outside, is there a way to join the terrestial antenna with the satellite...
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    HK AVR-7200 vs HK AVR-525

    I am also considering the HK 7200. Just curious, what are similar models from other manufacturers worth condidering?
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    HDTV antenna question- Indoor antenna?

    If I go with the Channel Master 4221, what do I do for VHF reception?
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    HDTV antenna question- Indoor antenna?

    Hi all: These posts have tweaked my interest in antennas. I have a home theater with a 50" plasma TV. I am presently receiving HDTV via satellite and terrestial antenna. From my past post, I am using a Terk TV 44 which is amplified and clamps onto my satellite dish. I know most are not fans of...
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    DirecTV HDTV Tuners

    Hi: I am using the Samsung SIR-TS160 HDTV Multi-Platform DIRECTV Receiver. Satellite HDTV, Cable TV, and terrestial HDTV all are hooked to my unit. I am very satisfied, & the unit was $200 less than the Sony or Zenith.
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    HDTV antenna question- Indoor antenna?

    Hi all: I see a lot of you do not care for Terk antennas. I recently purchased a Terk 44 which clamps onto my satellite. It allows for one cable to enter each TV site in your home instead of two (one for satellite, one for terestial TV) and your surge surpressor only needs one cable connection...
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    Best home theater speakers

    Steve: I think that the room the Home Theater is going into factors into the choice. Do you have an acouctically sound room? Does the room have a lot of windows? What kind of floor is in the room? What are the walls and ceiling made of? I am using Monitor Audio silver series speakers and am...
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    Problem with a Yamaha DSP A1

    My Yamaha DSP A1 shuts off when the volume is slightly more than 1/4 max. Does anyone know why it does this? I am new to home theater and recently built a media room, 22'x20'. The room was pre wired during construction. Along the front wall is a Panasonic 50' plasma TV. The components include...
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    Q: Denon DVD-5900 ordering?

    I too am interested in this unit. My Yamaha S900 just died. I have replaced it with the Pioneer 563A-s as a temporary solution. Are there any other quality DVD players out there that anyone recommends or knows of reviews on quality units? Thanks
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    Denon DVD-2200

    I am interested in the 5900. Besides the price what does one think on the specs on this unit? Thanks