1. J

    Amp/Center Speaker

    I am very new to home theatre tech and need some equipment. I have four speakers in my home right now (two front, two back) and am looking for an amp and a front center speaker to match (potentially a subwoofer as well). The two front speakers are PSB Stratus Silver, and the two back speakers...
  2. batman144144

    Yamaha amp goes into protection mode

    So, this morning I turned on my Yamaha MX-A5000 amp but it went into protection mode. I'm not getting any audio out of it and the power indicator blinks a few times. I've already tried leaving it unplugged a few minutes; that doesn't fix anything. Does anyone know of a solution other than taking...
  3. D

    One powerful receiver or amp + receiver?

    Hey guys, I finally purchased a pair of KEF Q950s towers + a Q650c center and I would like your opinions on what kind of receiver (or receiver + amp combo) I should be looking out for with the holiday sales starting soon. I know these speakers will require more power than the average receiver...
  4. Robert_Zohn

    Marantz Announces two new premium stereo devices, Model 30 Integrated Amp and 30N SACD player/Network Streamer

    Marantz just honored Value Electronics with the very selective authorization for the new Limited Edition Model 30 Integrated Amplifier and 30N SACD/Network Server! A music lovers dream amplifier with built-in phono EQ and MM and MC phono stage with the new selectable impedance selector with...
  5. J

    How to connect Hafler DH500 Amp as the main amplifier for Sunfire Ultimate Receiver

    My Sunfire Ultimate Receiver has lost its mojo, it whimpers, and no long longer drives my Maggies, as if the gain has gone. I want to connect the Hafler DH500 as the main amplifier and use the receiver as a pre-amplifier. Any ideas? I don't know how to do do this as I can't see a main out.
  6. Gareth BS

    Amp Advice

    i have an older Amp, it's a Yamaha DSP AX 640 SE which I really like and I am moving house soon and want to set up a home theatre. Am I able to get DD 5.1 sound through Internet downloads through this amp and how can i achieve this as it doesn't have the usual USB connections etc. Thanks and...
  7. A

    Yamaha amp - flashing speaker lights

    Hi, I am slowly going crazy after several hours of fidding with my amp, hopefully someone here can help. I have an oldish Yamaha RX-V377 amp, a newish Panasonic TH-55FZ950U Tv, and a very new set of Kef surround sound speakers curtersy of the insurance man after my house got flooded. I have...
  8. Mredwards

    Speaker to amp wiring question

    Receiver: HT-R540 2 Speakers: JBL SP6CII Receiver is rated as 120w + 120w (8ohm Front) 170w + 170w (4 ohm, Front) Speakers are 8 ohm Speaker spec says: maximum recommended amp power is 80w Im trying to use this old home theater receiver to power these brand new JBL speakers I just got. I...
  9. ENDEE666

    Hum issues hooking up Pro Audio (Crown) amp to Home Audio Receiver (Yamaha)

    Hello everyone. Hoping someone can help me solve an issue I am having. I am expanding my sound system in my den at home. Mostly with stuff I already own, while adding a few new items. I have done a lot of troubleshooting already, and wanted some guidance before I started throwing more money and...
  10. H

    To Amp or preamplify

    Hey all new to the forums and first post. So am looking for advice on setting up speakers into an amplifier. I have a home there setup 5.2, my setup is 2 front speakers 2 rear and 1 center channel. Am looking to add in 2 additional front speakers for a speaker total of 6. Should I use a...
  11. M

    Power Amp for Passive Subwoofer

    I'm working on putting together a subwoofer in the home theater. Right now I have a Samsung 5.1 Home Theater System with 1000 Watt Samsung Blueray reviewer and Thunder TC512 double coil 300 watt RMS - 900-watt peak each passive subwoofer that I would like to use. I can replace Samsung sub with...
  12. E

    Help choosing amp for rear surround speakers for pioneer Vsx-39tx elite

    Have pioneer VSX-39TX ELITE what amp (affordable) would I need to power rear surround Klispsch T30's? Fronts are Klispsch KG4's Sides are Pioneer CS 911's Center phase tech Powered sub SA-W303 Very confusing trying too figure out amp, pre-amp, integrated, ect any help would be appreciated...
  13. MarkWC

    Anthem MRX, AVM & Amp Choices.....

    I recently sold my entire home theater (electronics, speakers and subs) which has put me in a position to now start fresh. My old system consisted of an Anthem AVM 30 pre/pro and AVM 7 Channel Amp. It was housed in a relatively small room but powered my speakers well for years. I'm now looking...
  14. D

    FS: D-Sonic M3a-1200-3 Three Channel Amp

    Selling my D-sonic M3a-1200-3 amp. Its three channels. About 18 months old, it was upgraded from the M3 to the latest M3a about 2 months ago. Mint condition, comes in original packaging $1499 plus shipping fees
  15. S

    Need help with identifying this sub and amp

    I have absolutely no idea about this sub and amp, was given to me and I’m trying to figure out what it is. Maybe someone can help?
  16. S

    I need help with this

    Amateur alert........Just bought the Panamax 5300 to protect $8000 worth of equipment but I over looked something. This unit has a 15 amp circuit on that back that trips if it goes over. My whole basement (including the cave) is wired to a 20 amp circuit. So does this mean I can’t hook this up...
  17. Westly T

    Upgrade to 5 channel amp?

    Hello, I was thinking of moving to a 5 channel amp with my A/V setup and was looking for thoughts and suggestions. I’m currently running a $1k recent Denon receiver, Polk LSi15’s powered off a NAD 2400 stereo amp, and my LSiC and LSiFX are powered off the Denon receiver. I’m thinking of...
  18. N

    Marantz 5.1 amp problem

    Hi - I'm new here and have a problem with my marantz amp from about 3 months ago when I turned the amp on it would make a loud crackling / popping sound through the wharfedale speakers for about 39-59 seconds before the crackling stops and normal sound come out - click on link what I did was...
  19. Spottedfeather

    Amp For Passive Subwoofer

    I'm getting a subwoofer in a little while and will be using speakers that I already have. The subwoofer I have is a passive one with only a "fork" wire, one purple and one black. I know that I will have to use some sort of amp to run the rca out from the receiver to the amp and plug the sub into...
  20. Shane Morales

    Tube amp & subwoofers

    Hi. I thought I already posted this, but I can't find the thread now so I'm posting again. I listen to all my music on my PC. I have a nice external USB sound card and currently run that into a receiver. My subwoofer (with its own amp) is hooked up to the receiver. I want to build my own...
  21. Shane Morales

    PC to Tube amp /w Subwoofer

    Hi. I'm wondering how to get a stereo tube amplifier to work with a powered subwoofer. There's a couple of tube amplifiers I'm interested in, but I don't know how to get my subwoofer working with it. The basic setup is this: PC sound card to amplifier (to subwoofer how?). Currently I use a...
  22. G

    wiring subwoofer to av amp

    i have a powered subwoofer with dual rca imputs and speaker in and out connections. i have an amp with a subwoofer out. is it better to use speaker wire to sub and sub to speakers or to split subwoofer out to two rca plugs for subwoofer and run speakers from amp?
  23. S

    Amp selection

    Just moved into a new home and I have 7.1 pre-installed speakers in walls and ceilings. I have not had my AV amp hooked up to this before as in the old home I had a sound bar. I find it very annoying to have to power up the amp every time I watch tv. The sound bar used to come on and off...
  24. H

    Additional amp for Pioneer SC-LX86

    I have used a Pioneer SC-LX86 with Monitor Audio speakers quite happily for a few years now in a 5.1 + zone2 configuration. However I have now reached the age where music is more important than video and I recently purchased a NAD M32 amp which I have connected directly to my MA GX300's. I am...
  25. bawward

    MJ-18 - Box / Amp specs?

    Hey there - new to the forum but I've lurked for over a decade. Background: I bought a Mach 5 Audio MJ-18 almost ten years ago for an IB install in my wagon (seen at the bottom of this post) Now, I'm moving the MJ-18 into the house - my reliable Polk Audio PSW505 had it's amp crash. I have a...
  26. RussC

    Help me not blow my plate amp / subwoofer please

    I received a free un-powered subwoofer SS-ws95 driver that is 1.5 ohm. My receiver does not have a powered output so I bought a Dayton Audio SA25 plate amp 25 watts RMS into 4 ohms. . .cut a hole, wired it up and it sounds good; but it has come to my attention that I will blow my amp because I...
  27. Newch

    Amp Impedance with a Speaker Switch Box

    Hi, I have a Yamaha amp Model RX-V365 that has 6 Ohm minimum per speaker. I have a Speaker Switch box from Dick Smith Model CN2547 that has a "Protecting circuit switch". It has 4 Zones. (4 sets of speakers). In the manual for the switch box is states "The protection switch can be turned ON to...
  28. PeteE

    F/S. 2 ADX bass shakers with DA sw70 amp

    hi all, have 2 bass shakers with amp for sale, used once. $150.00 Pete. 301-938-2053. or. [email protected]
  29. C

    2 Channel amp question

    Why does the 2 channel amp have 4 sets of speaker wire outputs? What benefit do you get from running Speaker channel A to the top posts of your speakers and speaker channel B to the bottom posts? I hope I am writing this correctly?
  30. S

    Strange TV/Speakers sound issue

    Hi all I have a NAD C352 amp and Monitor Audio bronze 2 speakers connected to my Samsung Smart TV through a small DAC (The TV only has digital optical and the amp only has phono connections). The issue, I think, may be clipping but I'm not sure. When watching normal TV the volume drops every...