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#143105 - 07/07/06 10:35 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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You want to use a coax cable not an audio cable(red/white), and you don't have to pay out the nose for Monster products.

The subwoofer has a built amp in it, so all the receiver is doing is sending the signal to the sub. There would be no difference between the receivers as long as you have the speaker small/large settings and the crossover settings correct.

As long as you stay with a reputible name like HK, Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer Elite, etc... just find one that has the options you want and is in your price range. They will all perform well.
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#143106 - 07/07/06 11:07 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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Should I be looking for a high current or a low current recevier, and how may watts should I also be looking for?

I've got the following:
Polk 2S245-Center
Polk RT800- Left/Right Mains
Polk RTFX- L/R Surrounds
Velodyne CHT-12 Subwoofer

Thanks again!

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#143107 - 07/07/06 11:13 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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All the decent brand receivers are built about the same. HK, Denon, and Onkyo state they are a High Current design. Not sure I know any that state they are Low Current. Obviously, the more expensive models will be built a little better, but if you stick with a good brand name, you should be good to go...

What local retail chains do you have in your town?
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#143108 - 07/07/06 11:27 AM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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Circuit City is where I purchased the Sony SDR-D600 receiver. I paid 292.26 total, which also included the 3-year warranty.
Would anybody be able to look on Circuit City's website and please point out a "decent" receiver in the price range of no more than $300...including the warranty....I really do not want to add anymore money...I just want to return the unit, and pick one up a receiver that has a reputable name and in the same price range as the $300, and better performance than the Sony.. whatever you guys suggest me to exchange it for, I will do so....
Thanks Again All!

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#143109 - 07/07/06 12:16 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Well I see that they have some decent deals if you purchase "Online" only by clicking "Go to cart" to get the final price after deals/rebates. I doubt you would get the same price in the store, you could ask. Not sure if they carry the same brands in the store as online, they don't have Denon, so I guess that leaves HK, Onkyo, and Pioneer. I'm not familiar enough with the other brands they list online.

HK AVR140 Online you can get this for 289 after discounts and rebate. It seems to have all the bells and whistles your looking for, but it is a 6.1 receiver. In reality, there is nothing wrong with a 6.1. Also, it is 40 watts/channel which might be fine depending on your room size and that HK is very conservative in their ratings.

Onkyo SR504 and SR573 might work as well, I think they come in black and silver color. Again, not sure the prices online would be the same as in the store.

Pioneer VSX-816-K does not look to bad either.

Again, I would just go to the store and see what they have in your price range, make sure it has the surround decoding you want and go for it man.
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#143110 - 07/07/06 12:33 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 05/22/06
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My old HK-AVR65 would lock up automatically on a DolbyDigital 5.1 signal, so that I could not switch to any other modes......this would drive me nuts!!!...does the HK-140 do this also?

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#143111 - 07/07/06 12:54 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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'LFE pre-out to l&r inputs of the sub'? I don't think it's the cable, I think it's the signal level. L&R inputs would be expecting signal strengths destined for speakers while pre-out signals are line-level and need to be amplified. Is there an RCA 'line-in' jack on your sub? That's what you should connect to, and a plain old regular audio cable with RCA plugs should be fine.

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#143112 - 07/07/06 02:38 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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I guess I'm not sure when you say "lock up" if your saying the receiver had some technical issues. Or, possibly you just had it set to "Auto" sense the incoming signal. Most DVD's are in Dolby, so that would make sense if it was Automatically selecting Dolby.

Most receivers will let you pick different surround modes, I'm guessing you may have been just doing something wrong, or had the receiver setup in Auto mode or something, not sure.
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#143113 - 07/07/06 08:57 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 05/22/06
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OK, I just purchased the Onkyo TX-SR504 receiver...lets hope thats a better receiver than the Sony SDR-DG600

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#143114 - 07/07/06 09:40 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Looks like it has a few more bells and whistles compared to the Sony. Hope it works out for you man. Looks like it is over 5 lbs heavier, must be the gutsy internals.

Onkyo's 7.1-channel TX-SR504 home theater receiver is a powerful (75 watts x 7 at 8 ohms) component at a truly affordable price. And if you've thought about satellite radio, this receiver can connect you to XM's 160 digital channels -- including 100% commercial-free music -- in new 5.1-channel Neural Audio surround sound (select programming).

7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
XM Satellite Radio Ready (With 40 XM/FM/AM Presets)
Processing Decoding: DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic IIx
Power Output: 75 Watts x 7 Channels (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) / Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
Connections: HTDV-Ready Component Video (3 Inputs/1 Output), S-Video (3 Inputs/ 2 Outputs)
Digital Audio Inputs: 3 Optical/1 Coaxial/4 Assignable
Pre-Programmed RI Compatible Remote Control
Compatible With RI Dock For iPod
192 kHz/24-Bit D/A Converters
Non-Scaling Configuration
A-Form Listening Mode Memory
32-Bit DSP Processing
Crossover Adjustment (40/50/60/80/100/120/150/200 Hz)
CinemaFILTER
A/V Sync Control Function
Dolby Digital Plus Ready Color-Coded 7.1 Multichannel Inputs
Color-Coded Banana Plug Speaker Posts (Except SP-B)
Subwoofer Pre-Out
Speaker A/B Drive
3-Level Display Dimmer
Late Night Mode
Sleep Timer (90 Minutes; 10-Min Steps)
Front Panel Video Input
Headphone Jack
22.9 Lbs.
17.13" x 5.94" x 14.84"
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