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#224187 - 10/07/08 12:24 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? [Re: jakewash]
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Sorry, it's getting late and I'm caught up in obsession mode. The T2'S are all they have out for the left and right. I have a couple sets of the M3 Bookshelfs and the outdoor version of the same. If I could get the same speaker (M3) in the T series with the T150 =(VP150)my life would be perfect...

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#224188 - 10/07/08 12:27 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? [Re: DJR]
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Oh yeah, but there's no reason you could turn the T150 on its side and use it as a left/right. You could also do the in/on walls as suggested (where there is an M3 equivalent), but those might not pass WAF.
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#224192 - 10/07/08 12:33 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? [Re: Ken.C]
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That's a good idea, will that be over kill? I'm sure there is no such thing... What about the highs in the mid? Isn't the mid supposed to be where you get the most inportant signal? Again I have no real idea what I'm talking about...

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#224205 - 10/07/08 01:39 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: DJR]
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DJ, welcome. It isn't you who should feel any embarassment about the Sony 820, which would likely have served you well; its the ignorant individuals mindlessly applying old audiophiles' tales who misinformed you.
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#224220 - 10/07/08 04:28 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: JohnK]
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John, that was my first thought, but I know nothing of Sony receivers.

DJR. Your post prompted me to go to the Denon site because I am looking at Denon for my next receiver. The 989 is a lot of receiver. Go to the Denon site and do a comparison of the 789, 889 and 989 and see if you would be giving up any features you really need by stepping down one or two models. Denon has a very nice tool for doing side by side comparisons. You might save yourself quite a bit of money doing that.

I don't know the efficiency of the M2's, but I am willing to bet that the 90 watts per channel the 789 delivers would be enough to drive them. Other than that, there are a couple of slightly downgraded components like the DACs. From what I understand, there is no longer that much difference between mid line and top tier DACs.
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#224226 - 10/07/08 07:16 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: DJR]
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If you looking to save some money and still have a really nice receiver take a look at This Denon. Don't listen to those who you think are "in the know".
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#224233 - 10/07/08 08:19 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
I don't know the efficiency of the M2's, but I am willing to bet that the 90 watts per channel the 789 delivers would be enough to drive them.


In room - 91db of sound from 1 watt of power measured at 1 meter (under the specs tab on the M2 product page).

So yes, most any receiver with even modest capabilities will drive the M2s quite loudly (beyond where most of us would want to listen to them assuming you're not sitting extremely far away from them).

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#224255 - 10/07/08 11:30 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: JohnK]
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Thanks for the insight. I was just worried about spending what I consider a huge some of money and not getting the performace. The specs on the STR-DG820 met my leyman needs. I would hate to be wrong. With the promotion the 820 cost only $340. After more research the price just got me nervous.At the time I was also focused in on the Bravia Sink which would allow for one remote. I will probably get a nice universal to help out with that. So I'm still a bit stuck.

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#224258 - 10/07/08 11:58 AM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: DJR]
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DEFINITELY get a decent universal remote (a Harmony or URC).

The Sony might "spec out" all right, but I'm a big fan of the Denon reliability (if not the manuals).

You'll love this new system!
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#224267 - 10/07/08 01:25 PM Re: Newbie with Question???? Denon AVR 989 Receiver? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I'll just say almost 5 years ago I bought a Sony STR-DE?something or another, about the same price range you are looking at and the difference in dynamic output and features was noticeable compared to the Denon1804 I ended up buying, the Sony sounded very anemic. I guess there could have been something wrong with it but it lacked a critical feature my wife wanted, 5/6 channel stereo.
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