Powered sub, that's what I need..........right???

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  1. Brad Newton

    Brad Newton Second Unit

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    to go with a Pioneer 45tx receiver. I know this is a simple (dumb) question, but I want to make sure before I place the order.
     
  2. RobWil

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    Yes....you need a powered sub, or a non-powered sub with an external amplifier.
    Connect to the sub pre-out on the receiver.
     
  3. Kevin*Harley

    Kevin*Harley Stunt Coordinator

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    Brad,
    Since Robwil answered your question I figured I could go off topic for a sec.

    Back in Jan when I was adutioning speakers we were looking at similar products. Sounds like you are closing in on a receiver and I was just wondering what you finally decided on for speakers, etc.


    Kevin
     
  4. Brad Newton

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    I settled on Klipsch RF3II, RC3II, SB2, & SS1 to go along with a SVS sub, probably the box version. I listened to B & W 603's & Monitor Audio Silver series, but since I am mainly interested in HT, I chose the Klipsch. Hopefully, I won't be sorry.
    What receiver & speakers did you choose?
     
  5. Kevin*Harley

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    ...and I thought it took me a long time to decide......"You definitely have be beat!"
    [​IMG]

    My purchase was based on both HT and music and I ended up with:

    Denon 3803
    MA Silver S8
    MA Silver LCR
    Velodyne HGS-15
    (I'm using my older Infinity TS for surrounds)

    If you liked what you heard, you "won't be sorry." I had buyers remorse for a short time. This was my first HT so I struggled during set-up and calibration but once I was done I became all smiles.

    Are you upgrading or freshman like me?
     
  6. Brad Newton

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    That is another reason I went with the Pioneer receiver....the auto calibration. I was also afraid of the upconversion problems with the 3803. No this is my 1st adventure.....and I am eager for everything to arrive. What caused your remorse??????????
     
  7. Kevin*Harley

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    It’s a daunting task filtering all of the information, products and opinions. Like you, my “remorse” was whether I had made the right purchase.
    At first, set-up was extremely foreign but once you start the process it’s actually very logical and straightforward. All of the problems I had were self-inflicted by my ignorance. Don’t worry…..now I look and the back of my receiver and actually understand what each of the one million cables and wires do.
    I’m not familiar with the auto-calibration on the Pioneer, however the process isn’t as difficult as I thought.
    I’m sure I ask every “stupid” question possible. If I can save you from embarrassment and making all of my mistake let me know.

    Kevin
     

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