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    What are you listening to right now?

    OH, CANADA!!
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    Logitech bows out of the Harmony Universal Remote market

    I would send them an email explaining how your other 3 remotes are working wonderfully so you can't understand what is wrong/happening with this one. They might feel compelled to send out a replacement. Never know until you ask.
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    Logitech bows out of the Harmony Universal Remote market

    I'd be sending them an email, without expectations, but with nothing to lose, why not? Explain your other 3 Logitech remotes are working fine so you are confused by this one. They might send out a replacement. Never know, until you ask.
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    I would totally agree if they sounded bad, but they don't, even coming through computer speakers/headphones.
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    I asked because you look to have some serious amps and such powering the speakers. I have a rather oldish Yamaha pushing 85W per 2 channel. Just wondering if you had the speakers first running off of some lesser amp/receiver. What is your amp outputting watts-wise?
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Those Fluance sound awesome. I could only imagine what they sound like live!! Great value too. Tell me, though, how much of that sound is the speaker and how much is what they're attached to? Did you run them with "lesser" components (more like what I have :().
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    Pioneer Plasma F.O.G needs a new TV

    7 1/2' for an 80+" TV may be too close according to any graphs/calculators I have seen that deal with that issue. However, who knows other than you? Try to find a seller that will let you try in home and go from there. The one thing I learned recently is the affect that the amount of ambient...
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    4K Firestick Help

    To ask the dumb/obvious question, are your sources 4k? I know some streamers (Netflix) you have to upgrade your service to be able to achieve 4k. When I first started with Netflix I had the standard service. I had to upgrade to HD service before i would get 1080p. I don't have 4k TV yet but I...
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    Pioneer Plasma F.O.G needs a new TV

    Were your friends' TVs top of line in that $5k range you're talking about? I've heard some good things about the new Samsung flagships where they are comparing them head-to-head with LG and Sony OLEDs. Don't know where the real-world usage reviews are falling but the early discussions were quite...
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    4K TV is where exactly?

    It's 2022, and we were told about 4k 6/8/10 TV years ago, so I would like to know, where is it? Our providers have some sports channels and the rest is movies that I can stream elsewhere at way less cost than renting a 4K PVR from them. Everyone has 4k TVs but they can't just be for watching a...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Thanks Clinton. I guess that's what I'm trying to achieve. Buy a set that will last me a while.
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Thanks John. What AVR or amp or ? are you powering them with?
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    I have a pair of Altec Lansing 96 that I heard in the store. The main difference is that I was just buying a 2-channel back then, with them about 8-9 feet away and didn't need to worry about everything else we have to worry about today with home theatre. And, these days, AV stores are so...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Just came across another issue. Was listening to a Youtuber explaining why he was selling his Brand XYZ speakers which he believed he was going to have for the long stretch. Turns out there are better speakers out there. That's fine. All kinds of different speakers out there for different...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    My issue with Jones leaving is that once the bin empties of parts designed by him (figuratively, not literally) then what? I'm sure his contract allowed Elac to own some of his intellectual property but how much did he get to retain, once he's gone. I haven't heard anything specifically. It's...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Not even close! I've actually gone down the speaker rabbit hole, as well as the AVR one, (you'd think they would intersect at some point, but they don't!). I was ready to order Elacs and then I saw Fluance, and then Monoprice, and then... and that was just on the budget side of things. Then...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    A thought came to mind listening to the first podcast (John): Is there any real value/need to go with a preamp if I am going to have a 5.1 system? My initial reaction is that there probably isn't any need to add a preamp given the main argument of having an amp is letting the amp handle the...
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Complex and confusing! I've seen some people talk about amps that only output 5,10, 20W. Of course it's not powering all of the speakers, but 10W? Off to that podcast to get some insight!! Do you have a link available?
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    Speaker wattage ratings vis-à-vis AVR rating

    Just another question arising as I plunge deeper into this rabbit hole! If a speaker is rated as capable of handling 20-200 watts, will it sound the same if I have an AVR feeding it 20W compared to one pumping in 150W? Asked another way, is it better to run the speakers at the higher or lower...
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    AVRs with wireless rear speaker support

    In my search for a new AVR I've come across some that include a feature for "rear wireless speaker support". Does anyone have some knowledge on this feature? Is it just a matter of buying some compatible speakers and adding them or is there more equipment needed, etc.?
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    Sound United to be acquired

    Just stumbled on this post as I was asking a question about logitech remotes and it hit me: Massimo should buy the harmony tech! Perfect fit. Hands on remotes can lead to many instantaneous health system measurements; sensors attached can read the room environment/air quality/lighting, etc. all...
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    hdmi control with Harmony Remote

    Just a twist on the hdmi control questions out there. Do I need hdmi control activated if I'm using a universal remote such as the harmony models? This is premised on my limited understanding that hdmi cec fundamentally gives us control over different components of the system which is what I...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    Oh, I had a good laugh with that one _Man_!! I'm not that sensitive, although my speakers should be (insert rim shot here)!! You know what, though, that model was 2 down from their flagship of the time (in that series). Like most things electronic, that are mass marketed, off to the dump with...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    I have been watching/reading Gene's work for some time now but I always get this feeling (personal opinion) he isn't speaking to me and those like me. As I mentioned above, I don't know my ohms from my watts from my pre outs (watts an ohm, anyway?) so when I watch Gene do his thing, he's way...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    Fire -- shorter life... same thing, really, and something I would like to avoid. Your last sentence really highlights the problem for people like me (non audiophile types/gear heads). We don't bring graphs and charts with us when shopping. So, when faced with the reality that "the interaction...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    I just worry about all the talk of AVRs or speakers bursting into flame (exaggeration mine) when ohms are not matched or done correctly. Also, _Man_ pointed out that this receiver is a little long in the tooth and won't pass through 4K properly or at least to today's standards. Might be time to...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    That has to be the most polite way of saying this AVR sucks I've ever heard!! :lol: This receiver was purchased years ago so I can't return it but I understand what you're saying about upgrading it especially if the goal is to go 4K on the TV. Then it might be easier to match up speakers with...
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    Never thought to set impedance via settings. Thanks Al! Any thoughts on the 4 vs 8 ohm speaker?
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    AVR and speaker impedance matching

    In my search for new speakers for my home theatre in a family (great) room setting, it now seems that the AVR I have (Yamaha RX-V577) may or may not drive what I may or may not buy speaker wise. I didn't want to buy a new AVR, at this point, as I thought I was clever future proof buying when I...
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    SVS pinnacle or equivalent Elac (?)

    Can I just ask, SVS or Elac? And how about Elac without Andrew Jones?
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