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    Sticky: Holst's massive composition The Planets is...

    Holst's massive composition The Planets is well-known for its exciting and beautiful musical moments and its purely sonic virtues have made it popular content for a demonstration disc. Everyone...
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    Jeremie, a real bargain in an excellent receiver...

    Jeremie, a real bargain in an excellent receiver with the top Audyssey MultEQ XT32, is the Onkyo 818 available at Accessories4less here for about $600 shipped. This is a factory refurbished unit...
  3. Moose, if the author of that statement "knows his...

    Moose, if the author of that statement "knows his stuff", the quoted language certainly doesn't support that judgment. It appears nonsensical without much further detail. The length of a power cord,...
  4. MX, welcome to Club Polk. As to the side surround...

    MX, welcome to Club Polk. As to the side surround RTiA3 speakers not being equidistant from the listening position, that shouldn't create a significant problem. The auto-calibration feature of your...
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    Need Help Frank, welcome to Club Polk. You're rightly...

    Frank, welcome to Club Polk. You're rightly interested in sound quality, but any suggestion you might have heard someplace that either the Denon or the Onkyo has some inherent(i.e., without special...
  6. PD, in my view the X4000 is the clear choice....

    PD, in my view the X4000 is the clear choice. Room EQ is the major factor differentiating receivers these days and Audyssey XT32 with SubEQ HT give it the edge.

    Any power difference appears to be...
  7. FYI Mystery, most of the uncertainty about power...

    Mystery, most of the uncertainty about power ratings(and the urge to roll eyes)should be removed if the legal requirements in this area are understood. All amplifiers sold in the U.S.(including those...
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    Sticky: Sir Edward Elgar's majestic and beautiful 2nd...

    Sir Edward Elgar's majestic and beautiful 2nd Symphony has continued to grow on me to the point where it's now a top favorite of mine. An excellent disc couples the symphony with another Elgar...
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    Bill, you can measure the output as mentioned...

    Bill, you can measure the output as mentioned above, but your basic question can be answered with good accuracy without going through that procedure. Polk specs the Monitor 40 at 89dB for 1 watt at 1...
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    There's no need to change your wiring to...

    There's no need to change your wiring to accomplish what you're looking for. Your E-300 has a DPLII Music mode which is specifically designed for this. It doesn't make the music "sound strange"; on...
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    Bill, you seem to sense the absurdity inherent in...

    Bill, you seem to sense the absurdity inherent in the speaker jumper fantasy. Speaker builders go to great lengths to design and construct fine-sounding speakers, and then they sabotage their own...
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    Need Help Cat, the Yamaha, Pioneer and other units...

    Cat, the Yamaha, Pioneer and other units mentioned can be considered as essentially identical simply as amplifiers, but what makes a real difference, as another of our members has already mentioned,...
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    Sticky: An outstanding pair of Tchaikovsky performances...

    An outstanding pair of Tchaikovsky performances by Vladimir Ashkenazy, in excellent re-mastered sound, in which he performs the Piano Concerto No.1 and then takes the baton to conduct an exciting...
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    Curt, consider the Onkyo 5500(powered sub)from...

    Curt, consider the Onkyo 5500(powered sub)from Accessories4less for about $240. From personal experience and reports of others, factory refurbished Onkyo equipment should be at least as reliable as...
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    String, welcome to Club Polk. As was mentioned...

    String, welcome to Club Polk. As was mentioned above, the article from PS Audio was flawed in several respects and shouldn't be taken seriously. The portion that you quote, relating to using a Y...
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    The topic here was the possible use of an SPL...

    The topic here was the possible use of an SPL meter, and has nothing to do with the complex Audyssey room correction process. The calibration for levels and distance delays is the relatively simple...
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    The issue here would be that by using terms such...

    The issue here would be that by using terms such as "correcting" and "off a bit", you're for some reason assuming that a manual measurement with an SPL meter is the more accurate one. This is quite...
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    Jim, welcome to Club Polk. If the amplifier has a...

    Jim, welcome to Club Polk. If the amplifier has a level or volume control, what occurs is that the amount of incoming voltage is controlled by a variable resistor to let through practically 100% or...
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    Yes, in nearly all cases the speaker level...

    Yes, in nearly all cases the speaker level outputs on a sub are simply a straight-through connection which is the same as if the speakers were wired directly from the receiver terminals. A very few...
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    Yes, by "LFE" was meant the sub out on the...

    Yes, by "LFE" was meant the sub out on the receiver which accepts an RCA plug. To clarify a point, subs don't have internal crossovers. The frequency control is a low-pass filter which rolls off the...
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    Need Help Snake, first a point on terminology. Home audio...

    Snake, first a point on terminology. Home audio amplifiers have a fixed gain(typically about 29dB, which multiplies incoming voltage about 28.3 times). There is no "gain"control, even if some...
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    Bob, there should be no "Mystery" and nothing...

    Bob, there should be no "Mystery" and nothing left to "dangle". Only one cable with an RCA plug is needed to be plugged into the sub out on your 7007. Then, as your RW12D manual explains, it should...
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    Nwohlford is correct, although his reference to...

    Nwohlford is correct, although his reference to the essentially identical 1522 rather than the SC-65 caused some confusion. As the lab tests in the links show, the Onkyo 1009, with an amplifier...
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    Sticky: Every collection should have recordings of the...

    Every collection should have recordings of the beautiful and exciting music Tchaikovsky composed for the great ballets The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. The outstanding performance of...
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    Matt, welcome to Club Polk. The first comment is...

    Matt, welcome to Club Polk. The first comment is that, especially since movies will be primary source material, you should consider getting a set of side surround speakers along with your fine choice...
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