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#143095 - 07/06/06 03:25 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Only if the H/K has amp ins, which I wouldn't expect.
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#143096 - 07/06/06 09:42 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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I'm not sure if you will find anything in that price range that will auto-calibrate, Imo the middle to higher end Denon's do a good job of it, but they may be more than you want to spend.
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#143097 - 07/06/06 10:34 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Mitch, "crank it up" is still unclear. If you calibrated with the new receiver to the same(usually 75dB)level as with the old receiver, then by definition the volume after calibration is the same with the two receivers. If you mean that the setting of the volume control is higher on the Sony than it was on the HK for the same volume, that's not necessarily a cause for concern. Volume controls differ in their calibration as to how quickly they increase the volume and it isn't unusual for a more powerful unit to require a higher volume setting for a given volume than the setting on a less powerful unit. In short, what you've reported doesn't necessarily have any connection with the maximum power of the Sony(as Alan commented, make sure that the Sony is set for 8 ohms, so that the power isn't limited), which should be plenty for your use.
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#143098 - 07/06/06 10:50 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: JohnK]
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Hello everyone., And thanks for replying...
yes, the setting of the volume control is higher on the Sony than it was on the HK for the same volume.

Since the HK does not have Dolby ProLogicII or DTS:NEO6...is there anyway I can use the Sony STR-DG600's digital decoder to output the digital movie signals like PrologicII or NEO:6, and send it into my HK receiver? since my HK does not have those modes...

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#143099 - 07/06/06 10:59 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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I guess I'm not understanding the problem. If the sony has the bells and whistles you want, it should be all you need. As John pointed out, all receivers are different for the volume levels/labels. My Denon starts at -80dB and goes to like +20dB or something. My previous JVC pro logic receiver had a different scale starting at 0. The whole point is that listening to something at 90dB's on one receiver is the same 90dB's on another receiver. How loud are you listening to the music anyway?

I think Ken answered your other question above about trying to use both AVR's.
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#143100 - 07/06/06 11:06 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Okay Mitch, as was said, a higher volume setting shouldn't be a cause for concern and doesn't indicate a lack of power. As Ken pointed out, you can't output from the Sony's pre-outs into the HK because the HK doesn't have direct inputs to its amp sections.
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#143101 - 07/06/06 11:43 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: JohnK]
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OK guys, I guess you are right...maybe I was thinking that becauase I "foolishly" picked such a low-end receiver, I wanted to get the digital decoder from the Sony, into the HK, so that I can listen to the HK, but get the Sonys decoder...I guess all I can do is start to get used to the Sony sound.

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#143102 - 07/06/06 11:54 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Depending on when/where you purchased the Sony, you might be able to return it and tell them you are not satisfied. That is your choice.
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#143103 - 07/07/06 10:25 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: Ken.C]
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Hi guys, I'm not happy with the subwoofers performance (Velodyne CH-12) on my Sony receiver..the HK with the Velodyne subwoofer worked wonderfully loud....A few weeks ago, I had to return my Monster Subwoofer cables back to Monster, because they started to wear out....so in the meantime, I just hooked up a regular analog coax audio cable to the sub pre out of the Sony receiver to the l&r inputs of the subwoofer...can the Monster subwoofer really make the subwoofer louder and better than when you use a regular audio cable?
Hopefully in a few days, I will get my subwoofer cable back from Monster, and connect it to the Sony receiver, and then see how it handles the subwoofer...
In the meantime, what are some good brands for entry/middle level home theater receiverS?
No more than $300 please!

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#143104 - 07/07/06 10:33 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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