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  1. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    In my quest for whole home video and audio distribution I have run into many issues but the last I need to fix relates to Windows 7. Long story short, I am looking for receivers or processors that will take a digital input, will decode it, and send it as two channel analog out a second zone or...
  2. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I received an Emotiva XPA-3 for Christmas from my lovely wife and son. I'm using it to power my front 3 speakers and leaving my AVR (Onkyo TX-NR3007) to power the 4 surrounds. Everything is hooked up and it sounds great. However, I can't see if/how it is possible to generate a 12V trigger...
  3. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, I have decided to buy the Onkyo 708 and would like to know how to trigger an external Amp from Zone 1. I have an Emotiva XPA-5 and will use the pre-outs on the 708 to utilise the power from the Amp and was wondering how to trigger the Amp? Any suggestions? Thanks. Mark
  4. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I need some help choosing a 4 zone setup for a friend at work he is prewired for a 4 zone and has asked me for some help finding a receiver he is not looking to go high end but not bottom shelf either. Any suggestions?
  5. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Im looking for some direction to a receiver for a multi zone setup I am trying to complete at work. What I am trying to do is turn the dinning room (which is large and loud) into 3 zones. 2 of the zones will be smaller with 3-4 speakers and the main zone is larger and will require 6-8...
  6. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I'm trying to track down a relatively affordable receiver that will do HT in one room while running a 2nd set of stereo speakers in another room, actually on the deck in this case. I want it to be able to run different sources in each zone. I've come across this...
  7. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hey all, how are you? I am in the process of building a new house and want to create a Home system the is multi room controlable, different zones and not break the bank. I hope its possible. I am looking at the Onkyo 3007 and the 5007 since they are such a great price right now. Just hard...
  8. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Is it possible to use a receiver's ZONE 2 preout section in order to add a stereo power amp to it, in order to power large front speakers (mains)? My Onkyo 605 has ZONE 2 connections, and I was wondering if I could simply buy a good two-channel monster amp to power the Polk RTi12 mains in my...
  9. System Setup and Connection
    Hi, Here is my problem.....but first here is my set-up. I have a Denon AVR 2807 plus a Audiosource 200 amp.I have three sets of speakers bedroom, patio, and side patio they all have volume controls. The Denon is driving 2 front 1 center 2 rear and 2 sides Rears and a sub. The zone 2 output goes...
  10. System Setup and Connection
    I have a Yamaha RX-V757 that has Zone 2 capabilities. I have had a Bose speaker set up in the living room that works great. I recently purchased a pair of Klipsch outdoor speakers for the patio. I wired them in to the "PRESENCE/ZONE 2" speaker terminals and set Zone 2 Amp to "INT" for...
  11. Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Okay, a lot of you may say it's not saying much that the new Punisher movie dubbed War Zone is the best yet. But I was particularly impressed with Tomas Jane as Punisher. But this new one... starring Ray Stevenson who you may remember as Titus in Rome, the impulsive Roman centurion. He's also...
  12. System Setup and Connection
    Hey Guys....I am only able to play the tuner simultaneously in the main and zone two, No other source will work; I am using the Panasonic DVD F85 strictly as a CD changer and it is wired with an optical cable to the AVR, for video I have a Sony Blue Ray BDP S301 and Panasonic DMR-EZ485V both...
  13. System Setup and Connection
    I just purchased the Yamaha RX-V663 and one of the reasons I chose it was the ability to have a 2 Zone/2 Source system. I have a pair of in walls in the kitchen and a pair of outdoor speakers on the deck. What I wanted to do was connect the powered zone2 out to a speaker selector that feeds...
  14. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Well...for those of you like me that have a htpc full of music that you want to listen to in zone two.....forget about using zone 2 if you want to keep 7.1 in zone one.:hissyfit: I was told I could not come out of my sound cards analog outs via a phono jack to two channel converter to the analog...
  15. REW Forum
    Ok so as some of you may know im off on my project to make an 18" 2k watts 12cu unit... I wanted to see were would be the best plase for the sub since it's going to be quite large... So I have been playing with a polk DSW pro-600 that I "borrowed, with credit" from my local tweeter. I normally...
  16. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Anyone have any thoughts or opinions on Zone Alarm vs. the stock Windows firewall? Regards, Wayne
  17. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi there, My good buddy is doing a cabin, and wants relatively a relatively flexible system. I'm looking for a receiver that can do 5.1 with an additional two channels assigned to a "Zone 2". Also, 5.1 speakers and 2 outdoor speakers for about $2k. Whaddya say?
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