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#143115 - 07/07/06 10:16 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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I certainly wouldn't think so. Perhaps you knocked a knob or a switch when you were disconnecting it?
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#143116 - 07/07/06 10:20 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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Thanks Everyone for helping me out, I really appreciated all the time and patience that you gave me, In a couple days I will let you all know how I feel about the receiver's sound quality and performance.

#143117 - 07/07/06 10:44 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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A couple of days? Heck man hook that baby up right now.
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#143118 - 07/09/06 01:15 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: SirQuack]
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WoW!....all I did so far, was I only had enough speaker wire to connect my left,center,and right front speakers, and doing a test-tone speakers did not need calibration at all!....default for all the speakers at 75dB was exactly at 0dB!

My HK, and the Sony receivers, I would have to calibrate each speaker, in order for them to get properly balanced...

#143119 - 07/15/06 08:12 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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It's been a couple of anybody interested in my adventures of home audio?

#143120 - 07/15/06 08:24 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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We would love to hear how it all worked out.
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#143121 - 07/15/06 08:37 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: HomeDad]
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Believe it or not, but I had to go through 3 AV receivers before I found the perfect one...the first was the Sony had a good sound, and cool features, but I had to crank the amp all the way, very close to max, to get a decent sound from my 10x12 room...
From there I returned the Sony receiver for an Onkyo...I thought I was going to get better and man...I was wrong...after hooking up the wires and setting up the menus, I started examining the sound by playing a bunch of cds...the sound was way not too clear, and it was very nasally..its hard to explain, but the sound to me was not clear at all! then I returned it to Circuit City, "accidently" bumped into the manager, and explained to her the problem, she said 2 of her kids used Onkyo for 5 years, and they never had a problem with it, and they are very happy...I also told her that everytime I would spin the rotary volume I would hear a cracking sound, she didn't know if it was normal or not, so I found an Onkyo on display, and started twisting the volume knob...the display was working fine...she was very nice and told me to just look around and if I find anything let somebody I looked around, I felt kinda sad that I have been going through amp after amp returning, and there really wasn't any more amps that were in my price range but one...Pioneer VSX-816-K/S...I hooked it up, and MAN was I amazed by the sound quality! My cd's never sounded more alive, and all the sounds were crystal clear and I heard things alot clearer than I ever did...
It had alot of the cool features like the Sony STR-DG600, and at a volume of -30dB I got a LOUD sound!
So I am definately happy with this one, and I am amazed that it was SO cheap and better sounding than the Sony and the Onkyo...but at last finally I found something that I am happy with!
Thank you all for helping with my decisions in purchasing a receiver...especially since the last receiver I had was an HK AVR-65 that only had Dolby Digital, DTS, and the original Pro Logic...
I'm just surprise that Pioneer sounded so damn clear!
One thing though...I'm not sure if the Pioneer receiver is high-current or low current, when I called Pioneer, the guy though since I was using 8ohms speakers, it was high-current..but he wasn't too sure...needless to say, I still love the sound, but it would be cool to find out if its really high or low current...still sound great by the way!

#143122 - 07/15/06 09:02 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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One thing is for sure, the Pioneer has enough current

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#143123 - 07/15/06 10:02 PM Re: Sony STR-DG600 Receiver: Amp Recommendations? [Re: MitchM2006]
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Mitch, good to hear that you got things straightened out. Don't worry about the "high current" nonsense that you sometimes read about. The amount of current that an amplifier needs to deliver a given power output into a speaker is determined by Dr. Ohm, not a manufacturer's advertising hype. If enough power is delivered(as you're experiencing), enough current is also delivered(power equals volts times amps; Ohm's Law). Enjoy.

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