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post #411 of 944 Old 07-24-12, 08:50 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Would the 972 be worth it for only 2 (possibly 2.1) channel music only?
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I use it for two channel listening for the most part as its in my livingroom. It sounds fantastic

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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In it's price range the 972 is hard to beat even for 2 channel.

I prefer my Onkyo 5508 with XT32 for music but it will cost you more than twice the price of the 972
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Thanks guys!
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And Im happy to report that between the cables to go component video switcher, and monoprice HDMI amp, Ive got the video performance in both zones very solid. I suppose technically those add an extra $150 to the R-972 but it still seems a remarkable bargain even at $750
Is this the HDMI amp you have? http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 I'm surprised that it should be mounted at the far end of the cable rather than the beginning. I'm using a 25' HDMI cable frojm Accessories4Less between the Sherwood and JVC X7 projector. Sometimes it takes over a minute for them to handshake, or and off-on of the receiver wakes them up.

By the way Ubid.com occasionally has projectors at great prices. I scored this one for $1700. I got my original Marantz S1 there at half price also. The Marantz was refurb but the JVC is new.
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Is this the HDMI amp you have? http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 I'm surprised that it should be mounted at the far end of the cable rather than the beginning. I'm using a 25' HDMI cable frojm Accessories4Less between the Sherwood and JVC X7 projector. Sometimes it takes over a minute for them to handshake, or and off-on of the receiver wakes them up.

By the way Ubid.com occasionally has projectors at great prices. I scored this one for $1700. I got my original Marantz S1 there at half price also. The Marantz was refurb but the JVC is new.
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Nope, this amp. Its pretty handy as it's a 1-2 splitter also.

I have been experimenting, skipping the amp. The Oppo blu-ray player has dual hdmi outs so one to the JVC RS1X projector directly and one to the sherwood for audio. Even exiting movie playback and switching to the main menu of the Oppo takes a good 15 seconds, the screen flashing and belching all the while. Some of this might be my cable as Im using a 25' Acoustic Research DVI cable with dvi-hdmi adapters on each end (and an additional 3' hdmi cable on the projector end). Might pony up the dough for a monoprice hdmi cable eventually...
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Hello,
For any others considering the 972, AC4L is currently offering both Free Shipping and free Piano Black End Caps. For what is already a silly good deal at $600 for an A-Stock AVR with a 3 Year Warranty just got better.
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Have had a 972 sitting dormant in an unopened box for quite a few years.
Time to open up & put it to use. Here is what I propose or want to to do.

This will be heading to a hunting lease & we will have no need for any of it's surround sound capabilities.

I would like to run 3 pairs of speakers. 2 Channel indoor mains that will be Rocket 450's. Outdoor Primary.
Outdoor secondary.

I could see a case where indoor mains & Outdoor Primary would be used simultaneously. No real need for 3 zones at once but would listen to any clever wiring solutions or setup tips. Would like to be able to do this without an external switcher if possible.

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Have had a 972 sitting dormant in an unopened box for quite a few years.
Time to open up & put it to use. Here is what I propose or want to to do.

This will be heading to a hunting lease & we will have no need for any of it's surround sound capabilities.

I would like to run 3 pairs of speakers. 2 Channel indoor mains that will be Rocket 450's. Outdoor Primary.
Outdoor secondary.

I could see a case where indoor mains & Outdoor Primary would be used simultaneously. No real need for 3 zones at once but would listen to any clever wiring solutions or setup tips. Would like to be able to do this without an external switcher if possible.

Thanks in advance!
Hello,
I do not see why you could not connect the 6 channels from the AVR and just always keep it set to All Channel Stereo. While you could certainly use Zone 2, I am almost positive Zone 3 requires a power amplifier. This way you would not need to do any of this and it could not be easier. The length of the Speaker Cable runs could be an issue so I would use the thickest gauge Monoprice offers for any real long runs.
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JJ,
Thanks for the reply. I like the thought but am wondering how you would turn off the zones you did not want to hear? Could high quality volume controls in both Outdoor Zones be used for this? I can see where it would be quite helpful to have a wall mounted knob in that zone that you can always find & control & turnoff.

Does remind me of a Dr. Friends story where his home was broadcasting adult audio out on the golf course until 9:45 am or so.


This unit was a backup for a friends HT install where we determined it was cheaper to have 2 units due to high labor rates during the install phase. ie lost labor due to a non functional unit made it practical. Time now for it to be put to work.
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