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  1. Anyone listen to a Pioneer SX-N30

    Two Channel Audio
    Todd Anderson's review in this forum of the Pioneer SX-N30 has me thinking of this receiver. I am currently using a Yamaha RX-V571 to power a pair of Vandersteen 2CE in my living room connected to cable, fire tv and a blu-ray player.Should I go with the Pioneer or a AVR with network capabilities...
  2. First listen with MCACC

    Audio Processing
    I have been using a Pioneer VSX-521-K receiver for about 2.5 yrs now. I did not bother to run the MCACC, because my surround speakers (floor standing Polk R50) were placed right beside my Tsi 400 mains. This was due to an odd shaped room, therefore I did not expect much surround effects. So I...
  3. How do you listen to your music?

    Two Channel Audio
    Like it or not, the act of listening intently to music is odd to most people. Mostly, music is used to fill a void while doing something else. Right now, as I type this, I have some music playing. To the majority of people that is as far as it goes. But we....well we sit and actually listen to...
  4. How to listen for differences between Amps, DACs, Preamps, Processors, Cables, etc.

    Two Channel Audio
    We have other threads that get into "Can we hear a difference?" type questions, the biggest one about amps, located HERE. So this thread is not asking the question "Can we hear a difference?", but asks the following question: How can one learn to listen for and hear the differences between...
  5. NAD T748 Can't listen good mid range frequencies, they are too weak

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, I bought the T748 which has 2 Zone included. After running automatic calibration, different speaker settings, different subwoofer settings and positions turning on and off the EQ option of the Receiver and checking different settings I can't get to listen to mid range frequencies like some...
  6. Xbox One u-turns: was Microsoft wrong to listen to you?

    Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Xbox One u-turns: was Microsoft wrong to listen to you? Xbox One’s big policy reversals have sparked a great deal of debate this year. VG247′s Dave Cook looks at this week’s comments from Jesse Schell and ponders if Microsoft should have stuck to its guns. Yesterday I...
  7. Did using a mic change the way you listen?

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I've been on the fence for a while now on getting a mic to calibrate my system. I, like most here I'm sure, love to tinker and am curious if it is more a toy to tinker with or if after using a mic, I'll be like "Wow, how did I ever listen to anything before this?". I'm using an older Yamaha...
  8. How do you listen to music?

    CD-BD-DVD Music | Vinyl Records
    Unless I am looking for a particular song I like to listen to an album from beginning to end. I think that's one of the reasons that I like vinyl.
  9. What is the best way to listen to MP3 from PC and control it with my iPhone?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I want to play my MP3 songs from my computer using a A/V receiver and be able to control all of it using an iPhone app. Mp3 from PC to receiver controlled by my iPhone
  10. At what volume do you usually listen?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Anyone with an spl meter, Im curious as to what level others listen to their HT setup? Also here is a helpful calculator from crown, helps you pick how many watts you require, may also help you pick which speakers you add to your system.. for example... You have an Em e55ti tower {costs...
  11. Watch TV/PS3 and listen to music simultaneously?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    This might be a dumb question but I can't seem to find clear answers with a google search. Let's say I want to have the TV screen on (whether the image is coming from a cable box or a PS3) but also listen to music (whether that be through regular AM/FM stereo, Spotify, iTunes, mp3, etc), is...
  12. Amazing free software teaches you how to listen

    AV Home Theater
    http://harmanhowtolisten.blogspot.com/2011/01/welcome-to-how-to-listen.html Take the tests, then post your score...... maybe it will improve the validity of your posts.:bigsmile:
  13. First Listen: Mavis Staples, 'You Are Not Alone'

    Pro Audio
    I saw Mavis Staples (recall Staples Sisters) on the Tonight Show. The guitar impressed me, so I looked up this link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129578095 You can stream the entire album until it's released Sept. 14. I guess it's just MP3, but the good recording comes...
  14. How do you listen to your music?

    AV Home Theater
    How do you listen to your favorite music? Do you use your high end headphones, do you use a dedicated two channel setup or do you listen in full surround on your theater system? I personally use my two channel system when I am upstairs in the living room but if I am down in the theater room or...
  15. Listen to this sound, is it the color wheel?

    My roommate moved into his new place the the people left their old 60" dlp behind because it doesnt work. This is a Samsung HLR6167WX/XAA. When you power it up, it makes funny noises. The TV never actually turns on. The 'Lamp' light on the front blinks. Attached is the actual sound it...
  16. Pioneer 510/610/710 owners listen up! Intermittent ops?

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    These sets were manufactured with a design flaw that is only now coming to the surface. In the past 2 years we have seen uncountable numbers of these Elites exhibiting erratic, intermittent performance. Most owners don't know to TURN OFF THEIR SETS UNTIL REPAIRED. They keep using them until...
  17. PARADIGM-its all about the speakers you love to listen

    Home Audio Speakers
    PARADIGM talk here-its all about the speakers you love to listen The title speaks for itself News and pictures all should be here Let us know: What Paradigm speakers do you have? What do you use to power them with? What size is your room? and maybe even show a picture or two.
  18. What mode do you listen to CDs in?

    CD-BD-DVD Music | Vinyl Records
    When you listen to regular CDs on your home theater, do you put your receiver on "stereo" or do you use one of the surround modes like dolby pro logic for music or NEO 6?