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Whats wrong with my vintage audio receiver?

When I play records sound only comes out of the right speaker. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Dec 14, 2013 - 10 answers

AV receivers which split audio and video output

Are there AV home theatre receivers which do the following with input and output: [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Need a new receiver, with some specific requirements

Our 2.5 year old Onkyo receiver has died. Again. At this point, I'm looking for a replacement, with some requirements, some wishes, and some thoughts, and an awful lot of confusion. I'm hoping some of you might have thoughts. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Oct 16, 2013 - 5 answers

How to channel audio from Roku 3 through old receiver?

How do I connect my Roku 3's audio channel through an old AV receiver? I have an Onkyo that works fine, but it has no HDMI inputs. I just upgraded to the Roku 3, and there are no RCA outputs. I don't want to spend $250-$500 on a new AV receiver, and don't want to invest in a soundbar. I'm hoping I can still use my receiver. I was looking at this thing (http://goo.gl/SphLUa) at Monoprice, but not sure if and how I would use it. Thoughts?
posted by sholdens12 on Aug 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Pioneer Receiver Impedance Question

My friend's birthday is coming up and I want to surprise her with an upgrade to her lousy, blown-out speakers. The problem is, I can't sneak a peak at the back of her receiver to check the impedance and I don't want to get incompatible speakers accidentally. I hear 8-16 ohms is the standard? Does anyone have a Pioneer VSX-3900S they can check out? Much obliged.
posted by ktoad on Jul 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Who has a cheap A/V receiver that has not broke in the last 5 years?

If you have a low-end A/V receiver (less than $400) that has lasted without problems for 5 years or more, tell me the brand name. I won't buy the same model that you bought five years ago, but I may choose the same brand, and go buy the latest equivalent offering manufactured from them. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Jun 8, 2013 - 31 answers

The sound on my vintage receiver cuts out.

My dad recently gave me his mid '70s-era receiver. It's a Kenwood KR-5600 (here's a photo). I've got it up and running and it mostly sounds great to my ears, but the sound sometimes fluctuates (cutting/fading in and out) when I'm playing my turntable through it (a Toshiba SR-F770 direct drive...nothing fancy). [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Can I hook a second room's speakers up to a single-zone 5.1 receiver?

I have an overabundance of stereo/home theater equipment and I need to simplify. Is it possible to hook a second pair of stereo speakers up to an existing 5.1 system in some way? The receiver does NOT have a second zone. [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Apr 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Did a toddler break my speakers?

I have a pair of vintage Bose 501 speakers that have worked great for the past five years. They are connected to a vintage Yamaha CR-820 receiver. A while ago, my favorite toddler pushed all the buttons on the receiver and the speakers stopped working. She came over again, pushed a bunch of buttons and it started working again. Next time: bunch of pushes, stopped. Now no button pushing seems to matter... is it broken? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Jun 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Quality music/cinema receiver driving at least 130w for cheap?

I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Make my stereo glitter and hum.

My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Sonos alternatives for pre-wired speakers?

My house is pre-wired for Sonos, and has speaker cable running from the basement to 6 speakers embedded in the ceiling (2 ceiling speakers in each of 3 zones). I don't want to spend $1500 and I don't need to have more than one zone running at a time. What are my options? Since I have to hook up the receiver in the basement I'd want to control everything from my ipad/iphone (including the switch between zones) and have access to streaming music and streaming radio.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 answers

White noise on one speaker

One of the rear surround outputs on my receiver causes any speaker that's plugged into it to constantly produce a quiet but noticeable sound of static or white noise. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by strangely stunted trees on Mar 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me keep a receiver for a decade.

What features do I need for 10 years of future-proofing out of an AV receiver? [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there a receiver that will let me switch HDMI audio and video independently?

I need to buy a new receiver. [more inside]
posted by lkc on Feb 13, 2012 - 3 answers

How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio?

How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Dec 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Does the Pioneer VSX-921-k surround receiver have a GUI that will work with a large volume of MP3's connected through the USB port?

Does the Pioneer VSX-921-k surround receiver have a GUI that will work with a large volume of MP3's connected through the USB port? [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

If Apple made a Home Theater Receiver...

Does a minimalist but high-quality stereo receiver exist? For me, the ideal receiver would have the essential inputs and outputs with a focus on the latest technology instead of every input for every occasion. It would only need to be 2.1 but 5.1 would be Ok. It would be beautifully designed. And it would likely be a bit expensive. It would essentially be the 'Macbook Air' of receivers. Does anything like this exist? [more inside]
posted by verevi on Sep 10, 2011 - 21 answers

I need something new to geek out about.

An idle stereo upgrade question: If I were to upgrade any part of my stereo system, would I get more bang for the buck upgrading my receiver, my speakers, or it would it probably not make a difference given my listening habits? Details on my setup inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Is this audio set-up worth the money?

Can I find a better home audio setup then this one for the money? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on May 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me figure out what I need for a home audio setup

I am supposed to be a Smart Person and understand technology, but trying to price out and determine the right components for a modest home-audio setup is apparently beyond me. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Can you recommend a reliable stereo receiver?

Can you recommend a reliable & affordable stereo receiver? I had a Sony receiver which worked for a couple of years and then broke. [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Oct 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Home Theatre Nerd Forum?

Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
posted by polyglot on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

400w speakers to computer?

Whats the cheapest route to plug a DJ mixer/laptop into a pair Audiofile 583lr large floor speakers? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Oct 14, 2010 - 7 answers

The plug-and-play home theater, this is not

My Panasonic home theater audio receiver died. I want to replace it but not all the other components of my system. How can I find compatible hardware before making a purchase? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 17, 2010 - 7 answers

How should I wire my home theater setup?

Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 17, 2010 - 24 answers

I can has digital tv?

Please hope me navigate our transition to Comcast digital... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Which A/V receiver would you buy

Question for any audiophiles out there - I am looking at buying a used A/V receiver (5.1) and have narrowed my search down to two particular models (both priced about the same)...one is a NAD T742 and the other is an Onkyo Integra DTR 4.6.....any advice as to which one would make the best one for use in a home theatre system. Added info - front speakers are Mission 700's, Paradigm sub woofer and rear are Paradigm Titans. I know that these receivers are not the latest & greatest on the market but I am confident that either one will provide great sound but I might as well get the best one of these two.
posted by DonM on Jun 22, 2010 - 3 answers

How can my PC, Xbox and projector all (cheaply) get along?

I am looking for an affordable receiver that can handle my new low-budget home theater setup. I will be connecting a PC and an Xbox 360, both ideally via HDMI, to a projector that does not have HDMI pass-through capability. What is the cheapest receiver with multiple HDMI inputs that can take the incoming video signal and send it along to the projector? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Jun 8, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I connect my home theatre PC to my receiver?

Please help me understand audio configurations. I have an HTPC with Media Center connected to a Denon receiver. The TV and speakers also connect to this receiver. Everything works fine, except for in the rare case when I am playing an .avi file that is encoded with audio in six (6) channels. In this one specifc case, I can hear sound effects, music, but no dialogue. I think I know why, but I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by omair on Jan 7, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac?

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 29, 2009 - 1 answer

How to program a Radio Shack PRO-2018 Scanning Receiver?

Can some one explain simply how to program a Radio Shack PRO-2018 Scanning Receiver Police/Fire/Weather/Air/Marine Radio? Bonus for finding Minnesota fire and police codes?
posted by randomthoughts on Nov 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Receive me.

I'm looking for a home audio receiver + speakers to serve a few different purposes. Can you help me find a good one? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Oct 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Sounds Good...

[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

What receiver and speakers should I purchase for under $400?

I'm on a budget and want to upgrade my audio system. What receiver/speakers I should purchase to get the most for my money? [more inside]
posted by vmrob on Sep 22, 2009 - 24 answers

Can I get my PC to use this Mac-based USB device?

Help me set up this USB infrared receiver for my PC. The machine doesn't recognize it when I plug it in. [more inside]
posted by kjackelen05 on Jul 22, 2009 - 1 answer

How could I hack a phone receiver to act as a PC audio device?

Can I use the RJ11 (modem) port on a PC to plug in a phone handset and use it as an audio device? Trying to help a Skype user who has trouble with headsets but knows how to pick up a phone. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Convert my tunes

Is there any way to play music on my external hard drive through a stereo receiver? That is, is there any sort of device that could play middleman between the two? My home computer is busted and all my music is trapped in my little Maxtor. Is this even possible?
posted by auralcoral on Mar 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I stop my surround sound system cutting out?

My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
posted by Beep on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Please introduce a n00b to geocaching!

I've just learned about geocaching and it sounds incredible. Please help me get started, especially with choosing a receiver! [more inside]
posted by Arasithil on Dec 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Is it a problem for an AV receiver to be on it's side, instead of resting horizontally on it's feet?

Is it a problem for an AV receiver to be on it's side, instead of resting horizontally on it's feet? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Nov 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Advice for A/V Setup

I'm buying a completely new A/V setup (the audio portion). Any advice? [more inside]
posted by atodedeus on Aug 21, 2008 - 8 answers

boadcast HDTV Receiver

I have HDTV w/out a tuner. I don't really want cable or satellite however; it looks like the Samsung DTBH260F is the only recommended receiver. Is there any other [good] receivers on the market? Moreover, a receiver for somebody on a budget...
posted by comasight on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me set up my new 5.1 surround sound speakers!

I just bought a 5.1 home theatre system. The speakers are Klipsch; the receiver is a Yamaha RX-V363. I'm having some (read; a lot) setup problems that I'm hoping the hive mind could help me out with. Specifically, I'm having trouble getting sound out of my PS3 and a picture and sound out of my Wii. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 14, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I keep a receiver cool?

We've got an Onkyo receiver for our new home theater that is running really hot....how can I best place a fan to maximize cooling? [more inside]
posted by Hogermite on Mar 31, 2008 - 5 answers

like a prayer i want to take you there

i'm sick of blowing out my audio system. please help me pick out an affordable but good sounding system. [more inside]
posted by yonation on Mar 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Sirius has lost it's face

My Sirius reciever has stopped displaying. It is about 2 years old so just out of warrenty (of course). [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jan 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Multichannel PC test tone?

Sound Blaster from PC to 5.1 A/V Receiver. It is already hooked up with a digital Coax cable to the DVD input. It passes encoded data great (DTS, DD5.1) and the two channel 48kHz sounds great when there isn't an encoded stream. But it doesn't work for games. I still have an analog 5.1 input I can use, but need 3 "Y-adapter" type audio cables. Would this work? How could I ensure my mappings are correct? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Jan 2, 2008 - 0 answers

Downsize my USB receiver?

Can I use a Logitech VX Nano wireless receiver with my MX Revolution mouse? If so, where can I buy just the receiver. [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Dec 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Home Audio 101

What components do I need to buy to have a solid stereo system for my home? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Nov 20, 2007 - 19 answers

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