2-channel

  1. N

    2-channel stereo setup questions

    Currently I have a fairly basic setup in my home. I have a Sherwood RX4508 2-channel receiver with a Russound SS-6.2 speaker selector. When we purchased our home it already had in-ceiling speakers in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and on the patio outside. I have since added a pair of...
  2. Dave Upton

    Building A High Performance 2-Channel Setup In My Home Office

    Those who have read my reviews are well aware that I'm a bit of an audiophile and serious music junkie. With COVID-19 mandating that I work from home, I finally decided to get serious about my audio setup in the office so I could enjoy listening while working. After all, I spend 40-50 hours a...
  3. J

    Blue Ray Player only sending 2-channel PCM over HDMI

    Hi: I've searched various forums, and found similar problems, but no solution. I have an older Yamaha receiver (HTR-5640) with no HDMI inputs. My TV is an LG 50LS4000. My Blu Ray Player is an LG BP-620. I have an ASUS Chromebox modded with LibreELEC and Kodi. The Kodi box is connected via HDMI...
  4. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Anthem Statement A5 Multi-Channel Amplifier Review

    Anthem Statement A5 Multi-Channel Amplifier Review As a firm believer in the importance of amplification in my home theater, I am always eager to hear the effect a change in amplification can have on the performance of my system. For the past few years, my daily driver speakers have been...
  5. Audio14

    Adjustments?

    So I've owned the SR7007 & a pair of ML Motion 40s for several months now. 75% audio, the rest movies. I know that a center & the subwoofer are next soon. I've only did the sound audessy on the initial setup and that's it. Any suggestions on what further tweaking within the AVR I can do or you...
  6. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L SuperTower Review

    Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L SuperTower Review As I was walking the halls of CEDIA Expo 2013, I chanced upon Definitive Technology’s booth, where they had a pretty long line of folks waiting to hear their new flagship loudspeaker. At the time I had no idea that this was the Mythos...
  7. R

    Improving "fake" 5.1 sound from a real source but connected through stereo RCA

    I have a 5.1 source on a laptop which I connected to my tv through hdmi (it downgrades it to stereo—does it throw away the extra channels or put them into the front channels?) which I connected through stereo RCA cables to my home theater sytem which then gives me "fake" 5.1. Is there anything I...
  8. joe12345

    choosing an amp

    i am searching online for a not so popular amp. in order to save money i only want features i need. i need 8 ohm 70 watt max mono good thd 20hz to 200hz and a second same only 160 watt max i will use an oscilloscope so i understand il want some extra watts to keep good thd and from clipping...
  9. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Oppo PM-1 Headphone Review - Planar Magnetic Perfection

    Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Review When long time HTF sponsor Oppo announced they were getting into the headphone market, I was very excited for a multitude of reasons. First, and probably most obvious to those members who own an Oppo player, is that Oppo doesn’t build any mediocre...
  10. B

    Sony speakers watt max

    Hello, I am hoping someone can help me who has more experience in the home audio department. I am a drummer and I use a Sony STR-DH130 2 channel hi-fi receiver (270 watt max). I am about to purchase a pair of Sony SS-F7000 200 watt (max) speakers. I was wondering if down the road I was to...
  11. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Marantz AV8801 Processor Review

    Marantz AV8801 Processor Review Marantz is a well respected name in the A/V industry. Founded by Saul Marantz in 1953 in Kew Gardens, New York, the company subsisted by licensing its products to other companies. Acquired by several other companies over the years, Marantz has been owned by...
  12. Dwayne

    Best CD version of Electric Warrior by T. Rex...

    Looking for best possible digital version. Heard the current remasters are less than stellar. I don't have anything that handles SACD. Could handle DVDA, but I've heard that might be a sham. Confused as some think it is sourced from the same material (is it?) that the SACD is and that seems to...
  13. Dave Upton

    XTZ 99.26 MKII Reference Bookshelf Review

    XTZ is a Swedish manufacturer and seller of audio gear that is manufactured as affordably as possible, at the highest quality possible with top of the line components from vendors such as SEAS and Peerless, then sent to the consumer at internet direct prices. Due to the unique quality, value and...
  14. Dave Upton

    KingRex uCraft USB Y Cable Review

    KingRex U-Craft Y USB Cable Review I’m a horrible skeptic of cabling and its impact on sound quality in general; yet Taiwanese audio equipment manufacturer KingRex has never disappointed me, so I was interested to see how their new take on the USB cable performed when a review sample was...
  15. Dave Upton

    CEDIA 2013 - Definitive Technology Redesigns Mythos Series Speakers

    Definitive Technology has unveiled a completely redesigned version of their Mythos ST (SuperTower) loudspeaker. The new model will be available in October and has been renamed the Mythos ST-L. The ST-L features completely redesigned drivers, tweeter and amplifier while maintaining the same well...