Is it time to upgrade???

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  1. SteveSpoon

    SteveSpoon Stunt Coordinator

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    Have a Technics SA-DX950. Been a good little receiver, however, I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of sound........am I?

    Steve
     
  2. John S

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    Hmm, I didn't find ut to much about this one on a search. Looks like a decent unit.

    Seems it should be good enough to satisfy most.


    Are music and ht both dissapointing with it?

    Elaborate some please.
     
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    I suppose much of my "disappointment" stems from all the hoopla about the Pioneer 1014!!

    For what I'm doing, I suppose the Technics is still doing a good job for me. I use it primarily for home theater down in my basement (basement is finished). Room I have it in is pretty small, so having a lot of power really isn't necessary.

    I'm using your basic Fluance 3 way speakers for the fronts, a Bic 62 (can't remember the model number......one of their better center channel speakers, anyway), small Advent surrounds, and a Jensen 12" subwoofer. The Jensen will be swapped out after I get my 12" Dayton DVC with a 250 watt parts express plate amp up and running.

    I guess the only thing about the receiver is that I just don't think it has enough power. But I suppose I should wait and see how the system sounds once I get the new sub going.

    Guess I just wanted to "vent" and kinda dream about the Pioneer.

    Steve
     
  4. John S

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    Hmm. Well, I find that most people that are not so happy and think they need all these upgrade. Once you give em a better sub, bingo, the system always seems to perform more up to their expectations. Really looks like a decent older piece of equipment. But, hey, upgrading to a 1014 could never be a bad choice either you know.
     
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    You're probably right on the "throwing out the old sub and replacing it with a kicka$$ one"........

    It's just so easy to get caught up in the 1014 craziness!! [​IMG]

    Thanks a lot.

    Steve
     
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    What Fluance fronts do you have? Are they the SV-10s?
     
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    AV-F3.........nice little 3 way tower speakers. I like them. But, if I hooked them up to my Yamaha M-80 upstairs, I don't think they'd last very long!! [​IMG]

    Steve
     

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