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  1. On 17/09/2020 at 11:33 PM, JohnL said:

    I....... (and a few others I'm sure).....are primed with all the answers you need.

     

    To give you the right ones though you will need to tell us more about the rest of your gear.

     

    Speakers?

    Amps?

    Subs?

    Room?

     

    Seems like you have stereo figured out so lets concentrate on M/Ch

     

    Do you want a newer Pre/Pro or AVR with ATMOS and 4K video support or not?

     

    Upgrade budget?

     

    To keep things simple regarding M/Ch use I would suggest setting all speakers to small and letting the sub(s) do 80hz and below.

    NO dedicated subs just for centre and rears.

     

    Maybe adding/reconfiguring/substituting/upgrading/changing the power amps too depending on what they are. 

    Same deal with rear speakers.

     

    Your AVR is pretty decent so might be worth running Room EQ again too as rear speaker SQ issue may simply be a incorrect setting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    My avr is having issues with my htpc and I cannot work out what it is. I have tried different graphics cards.

     

    It happens on bootup, the changes in resolution I'm pretty sure.

     

    Blu-ray players and chromecast works fine.

     

    I'm wondering if changing operating systems will fix this. I just really don't want to use Windows if I can help it.

    Currently running libreelec as an operating system for Kodi on my htpc. And it does everything I want it to, apart from dsd over hdmi. Though I don't think that will ever work from a pc. I could be and hope I am wrong but it's looking that way


  2. 22 hours ago, TP1 said:

     

    That is what I understood as well but   you can often get  a more complete sound with a good sub - possibly  due to harmonics in the studio. I haven't  gone to great lengths to analyse it  but but  frequencies handled by the sub woofer do cover to varying degrees  music ( not just deepest bass)  , voice as well as  sound effects .    The more accurate the subs , the more accurate the overall sound.

    Yeah even my cousin uses a rel sub with his Krix epicentrix centre speaker and that's even beefier than the Aaron 240

     

    It definitely rounds out the sound.

    The missions are a 2.5 way, I can't remember the model but they are floorstanders.. I think even the pair of accusound floorstanders I have might win over the missions. I always found voices higher pitched with the accusounds.. that could be my hearing or apparently self medication can make you hear things a tone or two below or above what it should be. Haha

     

    Anyway time to change avr. My hdmi board keeps messing up on me.

     

    Now what to get... I'm thinking a modular emotiva but I haven't heard them and not sure of anyone in Sydney who still stocks them..


  3. On 13/12/2019 at 11:21 PM, Bunno77 said:

    haha that's amazing
    I sold my matching ATS-5s but don't think I will part with the CC-240. Mainly because I don't really use surround anymore but will one day (so no point upgrading) and it isn't worth much if selling.

    Might be interesting to do some upgrades like Zaph recommended for the ATS-5

     

    i thought zaph got banned? i had very very bad experiences with that man


  4. 1 hour ago, Hi-Fi Whipped said:

    The Denon is plenty enough power to power the rear speakers so that wouldn't be the issue.

     

    tell us more about the front two Amps you are using for the front 3 channels the 2ch pre and how you have the two subs connected, and the cross over settings you are using as mentioned by John.

     

    sounds like it may be a synergy / settings issue, also are you using the room correction in the Denon?

     

     

    so im using a yamaha p1250 mono for the centre, and for each main speaker i have a yamaha p2200 doing a kind of bi-amping into each speaker.. i dont like to use the term bi-amping. 

    on the p2200's there is a daisychain output on each channel, so i have one left channel xlr going into the left p2200, that is daisychained into the other channel in the p2200 and then i am outputing both channels as a mono signal into the four binding posts on the aarons, doing the same thing with the right speaker

     

    so 3 yamaha power amps, the p2200's are outputting about 600watts into 8ohm for each speaker and the p1250 is outputting about 180watt i think. but then again all the aarons are 6ohm so i cant work out the wattage.

    yeah i have ysed the room correction on the denon. the mic is so crappy. little piece of plastic. 

     

    i have also used a decent berringer room correction mic plugged into my laptop with some software they use in recording studios to find dead spots in the room.


  5. 6 hours ago, JohnL said:

    Amps?

     

    Don't really understand why you use a sub with your centre and are considering using one with your rears.......

    They all already go plenty low enough for what they need to do.

     

    Sub is for LFE...........no LFE in centre and rears.

     

    Using subs at front end with AVR crossover at 80hz should sound great with your gear.

     

     

    Maybe a used set of CC-120's for rears..........

    see "rabbitoh2005"'s Post here.....

     

    ahhh not all subs are just for lfe...

    especially musical subs such as rel's

     

    my front two speakers go down to 28hz

    with the matching sub, they go down well below 20hz

     

    so i use a sub similar to the way rel's are setup and let my centre speaker go down that low also

    it makes a difference, mainly when watching live concerts and things like the voice, american idol ect..

     

    i think the main problem is probably the rear speakers, they are just cheapish missions made in asia.. 

    having full range rears might help, if i can get my hands on some more ats5's in the dark timber finish then that would probably round everything out

     

     


  6. 2 hours ago, JohnL said:

    I....... (and a few others I'm sure).....are primed with all the answers you need.

     

    To give you the right ones though you will need to tell us more about the rest of your gear.

     

    Speakers?

    Amps?

    Subs?

    Room?

     

    Seems like you have stereo figured out so lets concentrate on M/Ch

     

    Do you want a newer Pre/Pro or AVR with ATMOS and 4K video support or not?

     

    Upgrade budget?

     

    To keep things simple regarding M/Ch use I would suggest setting all speakers to small and letting the sub(s) do 80hz and below.

    NO dedicated subs just for centre and rears.

     

    Maybe adding/reconfiguring/substituting/upgrading/changing the power amps too depending on what they are. 

    Same deal with rear speakers.

     

    Your AVR is pretty decent so might be worth running Room EQ again too as rear speaker SQ issue may simply be a incorrect setting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    for the television room (this setup)

    using aaron ats5's, (mains) aaron cc240 (centre) and aaron sub 120, a pair of mission somethings as rears. wharfedale sub for centre low end. for the price i paid for the wharfedale i think its a really nice musical sub. the aaron sub is really just for films as it is not very musical but can move some serious air.

     

    i am still using a pioneer kuro plasma.. i still have 3 left. i had 7 at one point, so it is just 1080p however would be nice if the pre/pro was compatible with 4k, not really too interested in atmos and dtsx but i dont mind if those features are there just incase.

     

    i will upgrade tv to 8k oled once the price comes down.

     

    budget is not a huge issue, i would like to keep it under 5k

    emotiva is looking nice as some of the new models are modular so i could add an 8k card when needed.

    there was a nice krell also. 

     

    the room has an arched ceiling, somehow it sounds great though, was not built for audio in mind. giant rug covering 80% of the floor, i have a really nice room correction microphone at the studio i record music at, so i could give that a go too.

     


  7. so i have a denon 3808ci that i am running, i bypass the front two channels through an analog pre amp that i have and then i have that going into a stereo power amp

    the centre is connected to another power amp, single channel. the rears are being powered purely by the denon 3808ci.

    would it be worth upgrading to a newer avr or pre processor and then buy another stereo power amp for the rears?

     

    seems like the rear speakers sound abit thinner and weaker than the front three. 

     

    the other idea i had was to have a dedicated sub for the low end of the rear speakers? 

    i did add an extra sub into the mix allready for the low end of the centre channel .

     


  8. 1 hour ago, Craigandkim said:

    I think you'll find all SACD players are capable of DSD playback.

    Regarding DSD via HDMI you'll have to have a receiver of processor a DSD stream- what do you have?.

    Sounds like you want an oppo?

    yeah i do have a receiver that will play native dsd via hdmi.

     

    i guess if the dacs in the sacd player are better than the ones in my receiver then i will use the analog outs from the sacd player into either the 5.1 ins on my receiver or stereo inputs on my analog ht bypass pre


  9. Item: WTB: SACD player capable of dsd
    Price Range: negotiable
    Item Condition: New or Used
    Extra Info:

    looking for a sacd player capable of dsd, would like to be able to listen to sacd's in surround also. dsd through hdmi would be a good added bonus, or best of all worlds a universal player capable of dsd/bluray/4k/sacd/ect.

    Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).


  10. On 03/07/2020 at 5:11 PM, 44maloo said:

    If you can get a P2200 that’s the one to get. Back in the day Yamaha through tons of money at that amp to capture the market. I’ve owned one and sounds great.

    Got two of thos already. Unfortunately no option to mono with them

    The next model the pc2002m had the option to mono and a few other things, looks abit nicer. However I read somewhere and I can't remember where the the p2200 was the better amp for some reason


  11. yeh i will join up and ask tonight,

    its very strange, even if i boot up kodi machine and then plug into avr, i switch the avr on and nothing, even though its coming through at 1080p

     

    i never had this problem before. i still see the computer bootup screen, and i can access the denon gui when kodi is not plugged into the avr. i plugged it into a yamaha avr i had in storage and no problem.

    however the denon is a much nicer "japanese" made machine and the yamaha is a pretty crappy "malaysian" made machine with wafer thin heat sink and only two hdmi inputs, it would have been one of the very first hd audio avr's ever made.

     

    in saying that, both have 7.1/2 pre inputs and 7.1/2 pre outputs which is what i wanted

     


  12. hello. so i am looking to upgrade to a new dac

    im currently using a topping d50

    it has been great for a usb dac, i cant complain at all.

    im looking to upgrade to something with balanced outputs and also really keen to try out an  iis input,

     

    ive noticed the topping d90 is very popular and within my price range.

    i have been waiting for my local addicted to audio store to set up a demo model, but they are selling like hotcakes. so havent had the chance.

    also looking at gustard and smsl dacs, as they have iis also.

     

    any thoughts on dacs around the $1000-$1500 mark?

    not looking to buy a second hand dac without these features


  13. Item: Yamaha professional power amplifiers
    Price Range: depends on model
    Item Condition: New or Used
    Extra Info: I just love the Yamaha pro stuff. From the 70s and 80s   .

     

    Mainly going to be used in my recording studio.

    The two models that would be ideal is:

    P2200, p2201 , pc2002m, px2002.

     

    I am also looking for a Yamaha p1250 (mono)

     If anyone has a slightly different model and they want to part with it, please let me know.. thankyou

     

    Pleuf abyJbVase don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).


  14. I am having a strange problem. Hopefully someone on here has had a pioneer kuro and might be able to help

     

    I am using Kodi (libreelec) on my media pc. There is nothing wrong with that as when I plug it straight into the TV via HDMI it's fine.

     

    When it is going through the Denon avr, I will see the very first bootup screen where is says Asus and then it goes black. 

     

    I'm wondering if it is a handshake problem between the avr and TV.

     

    If anyone could help it will really save me pulling out anymore hair haha 


  15. hey everyone, 

    so i did some research and my avr in my second room does dsd, its a denon  3808ci. its the us version 110v.

    currently have a media centre pc running a linux based kodi os (libreelec)

    im pretty sure kodi doesnt do dsd but if anyone has had success with this and kodi please let me know.

    i would be willing to change to a windows os, if thats what it takes to get dsd working.

     

    the other thing i was wondering is, would onboard intel graphics be capable of this? if not i have numerous graphics cards, nvidia and radeon.

    thankyou very much. if you can help


  16. 7 hours ago, noisuf said:

    @betty boop @Snoopy8 @JohnL, would like your thoughts.

     

    The Giesler or the Topping D90 DACs, would they be 'better' than the DAC in the Denon PMA2500NE?

     

    My concern with an external DAC is I can't bitstream SACD to a separate DAC which means I will need to downconvert and connect digital via coax to the external DAC and therefore lose sound quality?

    i have done some research regarding hdmi and i2s since reading this. so with a topping d90 you can go from a sacd player such as the ps audio ones, from the i2s into the topping d90 and get dsd. the i2s looks like a hdmi, well it is a hdmi connection however it uses the cable in a different way.

    now the sony players can not be converted from hdmi to i2s however players like the oppo bdp83 and similar can be converted from hdmi to i2s with a conversion box in the middle. the conversion boxes are about $50 on ebay,

    so now i think im going to have to buy an oppo and convert the hdmi to i2s into a topping d90 or possibly a gustard i havent decided yet.

    the ps audio stuff is just far too expensive for me, and i really want to try i2s instead of usb.

     

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