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    Okay, I have the Pioneer Elite VSX52TX receiver for the time being. I recently purchased a B & K AV-5125 Amp from Mark and I plan on hooking it up tonight. This is the first amp I have ever owned, and I want to do this right. Am I right in the assumption that I use 5 RCA Cables (L-Main, R-Main, L-Surround, R-Surround, and Center) hooked up to the pre-outs of my receiver to the Input section of my Amp? It doesn't seem as if this is the only option, so I was curious as to what those were.

    As far as RCA cables, what do you reccomend, on the cheap, just to get me up and running? Something I could pick up from a Radio Shack or something. I don't want to blow the bank on cables until I am ready to get some really high quality cables once I have done some research.

    Attached are the rear photos of each unit.

    I apologize for my noobiness here, but you gotta start somewhere.

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    YUP, you got it.. only i would get some walmart cables or something cheap.. radio shack is actually high unless you catch a sale.. and until ya get some good cable

    pre-outs to rca's for each channel... speaker wire to binders.. done deal.

    does that receiver have pre-outs ? Hard to tell
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    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
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    Yes, it's a new(er) model. Thanks.

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    says it has 8 audio pre-outs. so your set..
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    See if your local Shack has these:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2110463

    Or the Fusion's (now called Gold series are about $15 a pair.

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    Thanks, William. Those would be a good solution for now. I have one on the way home from my office and it says they're in stock so I will swing by in a few mins. :)

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    Demi, let me know if you are ready to get a decent RCAs. I have the following:

    Monster Cable M550i (3 pairs)
    Signal Cable Analog 2 (4 pairs)

    To get you up and running, why can't you use the one that come in the box from factory? those should get you going. I've got tons of those if you want.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Thanks for the offer, I am all set-up with the cheapies for now. I will probably move up to the signal cables once I get my LSi15s, which should be in 3-4 months or so. I've spent too much cash in the last few already. :p Let me know if those are still available by then because I will definitely buy them.

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    Dave those RS Fusions will serve you well until you're ready to upgrade to something better.

    They're good enough for me in any case.

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    cool, happy listening...B&K is The Bomb, even better than the Roo-teile.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Yeah, I haven't heard my system sound this good in, well...ever. It's amazing how far it's come since I started with some dinky little sat speakers.

    This amp is simply awesome. Been watching the Superbit version of Underworld and everything is so much more defined. I can get louder than normal and it still sounds very 'crisp'. I just can't wait for the LSi jump. :D

    This hobby sucks! ;)

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    "This hobby sucks! "
    Your doomed:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb
    "This hobby sucks! "
    Your doomed:D
    Doomed,I say, Doomed :D
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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