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  1. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Can someone please explain to me what does it mean by "2 channels driven" on AV receivers. For instance, on Pioneer VSX-524 (5 channel) receiver, it says 80 watts per channel with 2 channels driven. I know it is a very basic question, I did google it, but still don't get it. Please explain...
  2. CD Players | Turntables
    You turntable users, which is better, belt drive for direct drive? My only serious turntable was/is a Yamaha P-320 belt drive, and I never had any complaints about it. In terms of specifications and bang for the buck, which do you prefer?
  3. Home Audio Speakers
    As title says. I have shortlisted the following Monitor Audio BX6 range B&W 683. Ideally the choice I make has to live with me for years. I feel my current Missions M35i aren't up to the job. Ideas welcome guys
  4. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I'm currently in the market for an AVR. Currently I have my choices narrowed down to a Denon 2313CI or a Onkyo 809. Here is where I'm confused: The onkyo is rated 135W 2-channels and the Denon is 105W 7 channels. For my 6.1 setup, would 7 discrete channels be optimal or is it just a marketing...
  5. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I was home alone for once today... decided to watch Transporter 2 right around reference level (-1.5) and about 1/3 into the movie, the AVR shut down and flashed "Protector" at me. This is the first time it's happened. I reached above the AVR and it really wasn't that hot. I've had car audio...
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