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post #71 of 81 Old 09-04-12, 10:17 AM
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Thanks, and one more thing, on the THX site it says a single sub should be in the center, I have always had it to the right or left of the TV. Does that matter?
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

No, it does not matter. It is a known fact that you will usually get a better response by placing the sub in a corner.

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So I finally did the audessey calibration and the fronts are 40hz, center is 40hz, surround is 100hz, surround back is 120hz. Gonna test out the sound in a little while. Will see if I hear a difference.
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

I would manually change the fronts and centre crossovers up to at least 60Hz (80Hz recommended). You will find that will sound better and will release the amps in the receiver of some of the load.

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

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I will give that a try soon but I have to admit that I heard a difference in sound! I saw the ending of transformers3 DOTM and I did not have to crank it up to hear it well. I'm impressed! Don't know why I didn't do this earlier.
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Hi, Just bought a behringer ep2000 amplifier. My question is how do i hook up the amplifier onto my Onkyo rc270 receiver. The receiver have two sub-outs also have front, center, surround pre outs. which outs do i use and the cables to use.

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

It would depend on what channels your trying to add amplification to. Most people use the Behringer for running their subs as Behringer tend to be noisy on the high end. If your going to use it for powering your main two front speakers simply use the front L & R pre outs and run them to the back of the behringer, You will need to get some 1/4" to rca adapters like these.

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

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Re: How to Hook Up your Receiver Properly

After reading all 8 pages, I am more informed, but no closer to figuring out why I'm not getting sound our of my new Pioneer Elite vsx-42.

Before I brought the AVR home, the system was playing U verse tv through the box via hdmi to the LG plasma. Same for the BD.

When seting up the AVR, I wanted all sound to go through the AVR, so I sent the uverse to the vsx-42 as well as the blueray via hdmi. The video went to the plasma via hdmi as well through the output on the AVR and the sound went (or didn't go) to the 5.1 speaker setup.

The result was odd in that I was geeting great video, but no sound out of the fronts or center channels. I tried to run the mic setup, and it generated ERR for the fronts, and no for everything else. The manual setup allowed for some sound tone to come out fo the sub and the surrounds--but nothing out of the fronts or center. Although I'm a noob, I didn't seem to have any difficulties with previous receivers or 5.1 setups. The 42 is 7.1 capable, but I'm not using the "surround backs".

Any suggestions? I'm reading all I can on it, but it's been mighty frustrating!

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Re: How to Hook Up your Receiver Properly

As I posted in your welcome, have you checked to make sure that the audio output of your bluray player and other source devices are set to bitstream?

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3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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As I posted in your welcome, have you checked to make sure that the audio output of your bluray player and other source devices are set to bitstream?

Tony,

I didn't see the response until this morning. Good call and I'll do that on Friday. I am starting from scratch in a sense since I returned the receiver out of frustration. Any suggestions of a good receiver in the midrange price point of 250-500 dollars? I'm kinda burned on pioneer vsx-42 although I'm sure the problem is me...

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