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October 1, 2009

Question of the Month: Difficulty Transmitting a Digital Optical Signal

Q. I’m having difficulty transmitting a digital optical signal about 75 ft. from a remote Dish satellite receiver to an A/V Home Theater receiver. I’ve added a Toslink repeater/amp device, but to no avail. Do you have any suggestions? – George.

A. Thanks for your e-mail and interesting question.

I suspect the optical pulses are much too weak, even with the Toslink repeater/amp device. I quizzed Axiom’s chief engineer, Tom Cumberland, who stated that a normal plastic fiber-optic link is only good for about 6 to 10 feet. Over longer distances, the plastic fiber-optic link causes the pulses to “blur,” so the optical receiver in the AV receiver can’t distinguish between the “on” and “off” optical pulses that relay the digital code.

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July 1, 2009

Question of the Month: Connecting Two Amps to the Same Speakers

Filed under: Question of the Month — Tags: — Alan @ 12:47 pm

Q. So here may be the dumbest idea you have heard all week. I am a confirmed 2-channel guy. I recently bought an Axiom subwoofer that I plan to use only when watching movies. I have been toying with the idea of going “all the way” and setting up a 5.1 system to use separately from my 2-channel system when watching movies. I want to continue to use my existing 2-channel preamp and amp when listening to music. It seems silly to buy new main speakers when I have my existing speakers. I am trying to figure out a way to share my main speakers between a 2-channel setup and a 5.1-channel setup. It’s not possible (is it?) to run 2 amps (2-channel and 5.1- channel) into one speaker as long as only one amp is powered up at a time (two sets of speaker cables to each speaker’s binding posts)? Would this cause a short? I am trying to avoid having to switch speaker wires back and forth every time I want to switch from movies to music. If this is a really silly idea, can you think of any other workarounds? – Mike

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Question of the Month: System shuts down at half volume.

Q. I have a Yamaha PianoCraft-E810 Micro Component System that uses its original manufacturer’s speakers. Its specifications are: 55W+55W Minimum RMS output power per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD). My problem is that the system plays well, but as soon as I try to raise the volume (not even reaching the halfway mark of the volume dial), it cuts out and automatically switches off. Do you have any clue as to what the problem could be? – A.M

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June 1, 2009

What is HD Radio?

Filed under: Question of the Month — Tags: , , — Alan @ 12:24 pm

Q. I’m familiar with HDTV and satellite radio, but I keep hearing about HD Radio. What is it? – G.S.

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