Help Me Please
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:45 AM
I have a Denon AVR 1802 receiver, a Denon DVD 2900 (that the disc tray won't open) and consequently my wife bought a pioneer DVD player with USB input out of sheer frustration. I have a set of Jamo E 470 floor standers, a pair of Jamo E 800 book shelf rears, a Jamo E 8Centre and an ALR Jordan Entry sub woofer.
I have a very large room around 7 x 8 metres with a 50 inch Panasonic plasma. I currently run a set of outdoor speakers through the Denon B set speakers.
My dream is to be able to Multi zone from the one amp so my kids can watch a DVD and I can listen to my iPod, radio or cd outside enjoying a beer on my deck.
2 questions:- what model and how much should I look to spend to get a receiver that will answer my prayers? And secondly should I look at upgrading my speakers to cope with any upgrade of receiver?
Sorry for the long first post. I have really enjoyed reading the other forum topics
Chris the audio visual infant
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:21 AM
Sounds like you might need a 2 Zone AVR. That will let you do as described, have two different sources playing in different areas. ie: 5.1 movie in one room and CD/Ipod/radio or whatever in another. Starting prices should be about $600-700. Make sure though that the amp has a POWERED zone 2 otherwise you are up for anothe rpower amp to run the 2nd Zone. Yamaha have the RXV 571 (I think that's 2 zone, if not it'll be the 671) and Onkyo have the 579. They might set you back a bit more but are decent amps. The Yammy has an ipod app that'll allow control of the amp remotely which is handy while you are out on your deck.. I think the Onkyo have the same.
Hope this helps mate...and welcome to SNA!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:50 PM
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:42 AM
Thanks for the advice. Any recommendations on stores in Melbourne. Where I bought all my gear originally is no more unfortunately. Would love to speak to a Techspert about my speakers. I am thinking of donating the 1802 and my e 470's to my parents in law so I can get some decent sound when I visit.
Check out Carlton Audio Visual....I have been going there for years and can't recommend them highly enough.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:25 PM
All things being equal I have choice to make between:-
- Audio signal from TV to amplifier using medium quality RCA interconnects (Left + Right), e.g. $30 or so.
- Audio signal from TV to DAC using Toslink-type optical cable, then DAC to amplifier using medium quality RCA interconnects.
There may be positives and negatives of each option, but don't know what these would be. It may be apocryphal, but I heard that optical cable can give mixed results.
Any help greatly appreciated.