I have an IR sensor and a connecting block set up so that I can control a bunch of equipment that I keep in a different room from my main setup. I am currently using IR emitters, placed on or near the device's sensor, which works fine (but not perfect). On some of my equipment, (namely my...
I'm considering an HT integrated receiver in the $2000 range and have been trying to decide between the upper-end Denon and Yamahas, versus the Rotel RSX-1065, which has been suggested to me by my local dealer. It seems that the Rotel might be the better product, but I'm not sure. I'm...
I've been messing around with the cables, and it seems that the problem gets much better (but not completely gone) with a regular audio cable. Maybe this means that there is a problem with my sub cable? It may be a ground loop, but my experience with groud loops in the past is that the buzz...
I have a Sunfire True Subwoofer MKII, going into an Integra Research RDC-7. I recently moved, and since I moved, for some reason, I now am getting a very annoying on-again off-again (though mostly on) buzz coming out of the sub. IT IS DRIVING ME NUTS! It is loud enough to drown out any...
Bill, That is not true - the RDC-7 is both audio and video in the 2nd Zone - I've done it before, so I am 100% sure of this. The only difference was in my old setup, the RDC-7 was in the 1st zone. I think that the only answers are: 1. Put the RDC-7 in Zone 1 (which I don't feel like...
OK - here's my situation. I am about to move into a new apartment, and one of the things I plan on doing is having all my HT equipment in my bedroom, with wires running into the living room (which is the main listening room). But I also want the bedroom to be the 2nd zone, so that I can watch...
I'm wondering if anyone know of any reputable High-End dealers who sell Audio Physic speakers, located in Berlin, who would ship back to the US.
I have been thinking about the Avanti IIIs for a while a figure since I'm in Berlin for the next three days, I may want to take advantage of the...
I'm pretty unimpressed with both of these options.
Cable companies have:
You'd think that both DirecTV and Dish would be at least as good!
Anyone know about any plans to improve this lineup anytime soon?
I am about to move, and will need to decide...
I saw one yesterday at J&R Music in NYC - they have it on display.
Bear in mind that J&R does an awful job of showing off their equipment, so take my opinions with a grain of salt.
My basic opinion was that it looked OK for a RPTV, but still nowhere nearly as good as a top quality plasma...
I'm dying to hear more about this also!
It seems to fit a bunch of the criteria I've been looking for, including:
LCD - so it should have better viewing angles than the normal RPTV, and I can use my PS2 on it
How bad is it to use generics?
I had been using them until recently, and switched to Memorex. I back-up lots of things that I want to last forever and would be real pissed if they died in a few years.
Has anyone figured out a solution to this problem, or has Sony done anything about it?
Its really making me nuts - I go out and spend good money on the 555ES SACD player, and I can listen to RW 1/10 tries!
I've done a bunch of reviews on the HTF on the RDC-7 already - the long and the short of it is that I think it is an excellent pre-amp, with all the features I would need, as of today.
It sounds great, and is very user friendly.
I don't think anyone should underestimate the impact...
For those of you who are considering the AVM vs. the RDC-7, I went thru the same thought process a few months ago, and went with the RDC-7.
1. Available immediately
2. Has DPLII built in, which makes a huge difference and , IMO, a bigger breakthru for Dolby than DD - the idea of...
I currently have an Integra Research RDC-7 pre-amp paired with a Krell KAV-500 power amp. Obviously I am only using 5 of the 7 possible channels on the RDC-7.
My basic feeling about the system is that it is fabulous on HT (5.1), but can be better on 2-ch music.
Here's my idea.
I buy the...
What is the difference "why" one recording sounds better than another? Maybe it is some Sony conspiracy to remix their SACDs better than their CDs so that we all run out and buy SACD players (I bet the guys at Sony also had something to do with JFK getting shot as well) - the fact is...
BTW, I do 100% agree with the fact that we need a digital connection, and that it is completely ridiculous that we don't have one, but I'm not about to deny myself years of enjoyment on principle.
I'm sure that this will go like DVDs went - the studios spend years arguing over formats and copy...
There is absolutely no question that SACD sounds significantly better than CD.
I also have a Sony 555ES SACD - I recently did a Pepsi Challenge between a number of the same SACDs and CDs with both my mother and my wife.
My wife, who has spent many years in music, noticed a clear and...
It does have balanced outputs.
The website is very flaky - over the last few months there have been many occasions where it is not up and running - just in case:
I was faced with the same decision too, and ultimately chose the RDC-7 (for reasons which I...
I gave the AVM-20 quite a bit of thought, before buying the Integra Research RDC-7. Here were my thoughts:
Pros for the AVM-20:
- Full ability to convert between digital and analog sources for recording.
- Real analog and multi-ch inputs (instead of the DB-25 input on the RDC-7).
Again, I agree with your assessment of SACD, and I agree that what we really need is a digital input, but ...
Sony's latest SACD player (555ES) offer bass management on BOTH multi-ch and 2-ch audio, so long as you have a multi-ch input on your pre-amp.
Is this ideal? Definately not...
There's no question that the MC-12 and the MC-12B is superior to the RDC-7 - my only question is how that difference compares to the price differential.
But I would still argue that as far as features go, the RDC-7 is closer to the MC-12 than it is to the MC-1.
Also, analog audio is...
I think that these two are actually hard to compare.
The RDC-7 has many more features:
- Component video switching
- Analog direct
- Multi-channel input
Wouldn't the better comparison be between the RDC-7 and the Lexicon MC-12? They have basically the same features, but the Lexicon is more...
Is there any reason why one wouldn't use the 2ch + SW mode for 2ch playback, through the analog multi-ch output, rather than the 2ch Direct mode through the L&R 2ch outputs?
Since analog-direct receivers do not offer bass management, it would seem that this is the only way to get bass...
OK - I've done more testing and it is definately the Krell KAV-500 power amp (Ugh!).
I have tested moving the inputs around, as well as removed the inputs from the power amp. I have also switched speaker wires, and it is clear that the problem is the power amp.
Is it possible to blow a fuse...
Its definately not the speaker - I have switched them twice, and it keeps happening in the Left Surround.
I will now try to see if it the cables. Then I will try to figure out if it is the pre or the power amp (neither of which I would be too thrilled about!).