My old receiver (some late '80s silver Pioneer or JVC box) has become afflicted with loose connection gremlins. Last time I asked about getting it dealt with, the folks at Solutions Audio said it'd probably run about $200 to repair it. I'd like to see what my options are and whether I can get something as good or better for about the same price (or a little more). [more inside]
I am thinking of getting a friend's old Realistic receiver (Realistic STA-65C, I think). I am not of the nature that I need an exact model replacement of the treble knob and am curious if there is a place online or a store like Home Depot or Radio Shack that might sell knobs that could fit or made to fit. I know eventually I may find one on ebay but don't need it to be a perfect match nor spend too much. [more inside]
When I play records sound only comes out of the right speaker. [more inside]
Are there AV home theatre receivers which do the following with input and output: [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
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.
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]
What features do I need for 10 years of future-proofing out of an AV receiver? [more inside]
I need to buy a new receiver. [more inside]
How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
Whats the cheapest route to plug a DJ mixer/laptop into a pair Audiofile 583lr large floor speakers? [more inside]
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]
Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
Please hope me navigate our transition to Comcast digital... [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac? [more inside]
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?
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]
[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
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]
Help me set up this USB infrared receiver for my PC. The machine doesn't recognize it when I plug it in. [more inside]
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]
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?
My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
I've just learned about geocaching and it sounds incredible. Please help me get started, especially with choosing a receiver! [more inside]
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]
I'm buying a completely new A/V setup (the audio portion). Any advice? [more inside]
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...
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]
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]
i'm sick of blowing out my audio system. please help me pick out an affordable but good sounding system. [more inside]
My Sirius reciever has stopped displaying. It is about 2 years old so just out of warrenty (of course). [more inside]
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]
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