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  1. sean1976

    Win a Denon X5200W 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos AVR with a copy of Insurgent on Blu-ray!

    I'd love to give my Height speakers in my 9.1 setup some real use with Atmos. I've found that PLII X, Audyssey and the DTS DSPs rarely give much of any noticable content up there. I'm a real Denon / Marantz fan, and although currently enjoying a Marantz 7008, I'd love to be able to take it...
  2. sean1976

    Win an Onkyo TX-NR1030 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

    After my dog died and my pickup truck broke down all I had to console me with was my old Marantz. Unfortunately when my girl left me she took that with her, so now I'm here just crying in my beer.... In REALITY though, I went back to school 1 1/2 years ago to persue an accounting degree, and...
  3. sean1976

    Pain & Gain Giveaway

    I could use a blender...
  4. sean1976

    Will Audiosource AMP -100 be enough to power my Heights

    Well I ran it anyways - didn't make too much of a difference, seemed to adjust my heights by .5 lower for both the left and right, but that could just as well be a slight variation in the mic positioning. In any case - noise is gone, good stuff!
  5. sean1976

    Will Audiosource AMP -100 be enough to power my Heights

    Yup, I know the cables you're talking about. I took a ride out to the surplus store and got a couple: They did the trick - the noise is gone, bonus!! Thanks for the advice. As far as length goes they're 6 feet - I have no idea if they are louder or not then my other cables to be honest...
  6. sean1976

    Will Audiosource AMP -100 be enough to power my Heights

    Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out and let you know how it goes. Do you think this will necessitate running Audyssey again due to different cable capacitance or what not? ie will the signal strength change when I switch cables?
  7. sean1976

    Will Audiosource AMP -100 be enough to power my Heights

    Well it works well enough - but I've got to have the volume turned up to 100 percent during calibration to match the levels of the rest of the speakers.. I set it half way and Audyssey set it at +12 - which is the maximum, and obviously wasn't matched properly. Bummer is at full volume it...
  8. sean1976

    Will Audiosource AMP -100 be enough to power my Heights

    Hey all - Just looking for opinions on whether this amp ( 50 wpc @ 8ohm ) http://www.audiosource.net/products/electronics/amplifiers/amp-100/tech-specs/ will be enough to power my Heights that I'm going to be adding to my set up to make it 9.2.. I've currently got 7.2 speakers, driven with an...
  9. sean1976

    Blu-ray Review Oblivion Blu-ray Review

    It's great - the blue ray version " blue " me away ... yuk yuk yuk seriously though if you've got a sub and surround sound it'll scratch your itch for sure.
  10. sean1976

    Windows 8.1 Preview

    The new NVIDIA beta driver for windows 8.1 is out. You can find it here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-326.41-beta-driver.html
  11. sean1976

    Blu-ray Review Oblivion Blu-ray Review

    I just watched this a couple of nights ago, and if you can over look one or two plot holes, it's a very entertaining movie. The visuals are great, and the sound is even better ( the sound of his aircraft is awesome ) - there's two cute girls ( a red head no less for those in this forum )...
  12. sean1976

    What are you playing right now?

    Well I've actually headed in a different direction. I sold my PS3 a few weeks ago for a couple of reasons. I wanted to get a return on it before it became a 300 dollar paper weight with the release of the Ps4, and currently my PC trumps the functionality of the PS3 in every way. First off...
  13. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Just an update - set up the X 4000 today, the hiss / distortion in the background is completely gone. Must have been the receiver! Oh well.
  14. sean1976

    What are you playing right now?

    Yeah, I bought 10 games myself. Most I've ever bought withing a week span. That sale was truly impressive - best video game sale I've ever seen. I got Darksiders 2, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2, Call of Juarez, Deux X Human Revolution, Hitman absolution, X com enemy Unknown...
  15. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Well in any case I guess I'll find out in the next few days what the results of my exchange are. I DID offer him an extra 300 on top of the money I spent to try to pry away an x-4000 he has for sale .. if not though I'll report back. For what it's worth, here's a link to the distortion I'm...
  16. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Looking at the backs, it seems the sr6007 has loads more connectivity options - some of the circuitry must be different. According to this article http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/marantz-sr7007-sr6007-sr5007-pre it's the 3313 and sr7007 that share the most in common. Marantz...
  17. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Well I've been searching some forums and it seems the above hiss is actually an issue on the 007 line of receivers. I just finished talking to a guy who went through the same thing, and never could get it to right itself, and just lives with it. "I purchased this receiver last weekend and it...
  18. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Update - this AVR is messed up. I changed the cord, did a micro processor reset - and actually got it for a short time to work distortion free on BOTH my phono and HDMI inputs. For some strange reason though, it was giving me an option of having DSX WIDE speakers to choose from under the...
  19. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    no the turntable is not amped, its amplified at the receiver by The receiver.. another thought,, could my actual RCA extentions I'm using short the hdmi board out if its of poor quality or not shielded? I'm just using some cheap extention cable, looks more like low gauge speaker wire with...
  20. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Well I've just got the phono amp built into the receiver, its the Sr6007 combined with a dual 606 cs turntable... I'm at work so beyond that can't look at it. I don't have a seperate phono amp as the avr phono input is already amplified.
  21. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Well I've re read the article, and though I admittedly don't know what type of cartridge is on there, the person at the shop just plugged it into an old amp and it sounde good. I doubt my Dad would have used a pre amp for the more expensive cartridge type, never mind spent 1000 dollars on...
  22. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Well it was bay blood radio, which is one of the more respected shops in Toronto, but although I might have mentioned the receiver I had, I didn't explain any problems I was having, beyond it doeant sound so hot ( the turntable ). As it was just today after resetting the microprocessor...
  23. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Thanks for the link and info, but I actually just finished getting a complete turntable overhaul and tune up from a reputable audio shop yesterday... So that's not it.
  24. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    What's mm and mc short for?
  25. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    But when I unplug the record player completely - ground inputs everything, it still happens - I mean to say that the fuzz continues on the hdmi input that I've got set up, even after I've completely disconnected the record player, where as it wasn't there before, Do ground loops throw dsp's...
  26. sean1976

    Anoyone ever heard of a phono amp interfering with HDMI inputs?

    Hey all - strange thing I've got happening. I just bought a refurb Marantz 6007 and it sounds great.. BUT: A couple of days ago I noticed that when nothing was playing on one of my HDMI inputs ( in this case media player ) I was getting this strange static / white noise coming from my...
  27. sean1976

    Looking for a new setup, must ship reasonably to Canada, ~$500

    How about this promo - Fluance AVHTB 5.0 speaker setup - 250 with free shipping, and with their special promotion add a Harmon Kardon 5.1 Receiver for 99.00 ( 300 dollars off ) bringing you to 350 plus tax - this will still leave you 120 or so for a blue ray player...
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