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PV Audio
06-01-2005, 06:33 PM
i love my kenwood and all, but i hate the spring clips as i can't use the banana plugs that i've been gettin for free :eyebrow: (electronics club). my towers would also like a bit more power, as i hooked 'em up to my dad's receiver (150x2) and they sounded lightyears better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39799&item=5777869946&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

i've had nothing but positive experiences with pioneer. do u think that this is a good buy? sounds VERY decent to me...

trevor87
06-01-2005, 11:20 PM
srry i cant really help ya about the pioneer reciever but i was wondering what you plan on doing with your old kenwood?

Beat_Dominator
06-01-2005, 11:22 PM
I have the really old version of the Pioneer 110w/ch. reciever and it has been really good for me. Sounds great to me.

req
06-01-2005, 11:49 PM
ive got a kenwood over there that does 100x5 iirc.

you interested? i can let it go for 150+shipping. maybe less.

PV Audio
06-01-2005, 11:52 PM
nah mine does 100xSIX

BeanII
06-01-2005, 11:52 PM
Lemans,

Did a little searchin' for you ...... check this out.. seemed like a good deal

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39793&item=5778362922&rd=1

PV Audio
06-01-2005, 11:53 PM
srry i cant really help ya about the pioneer reciever but i was wondering what you plan on doing with your old kenwood?
either selling it or keeping it for college or swapping it out with my grandfather's integrated amp (running DIY xbox audio...nothing like splinter cell in 2.1 in the dark)

PV Audio
06-01-2005, 11:54 PM
Lemans,

Did a little searchin' for you ...... check this out.. seemed like a good deal

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39793&item=5778362922&rd=1
thanx, but we need over 100 per channel. OR, if someone could show me a cheap amp then i'd be indebted

JimJ
06-02-2005, 12:02 AM
Do you know how little difference there is between 85 and 100WPC :D

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2005, 12:03 AM
Lame! You know you want minimum 500wpc.

JimJ
06-02-2005, 12:11 AM
Better to invest in more efficient speakers than higher powered amps :D

50 watts per channel, unless you're running electrostats, is all you need.

trevor87
06-02-2005, 12:13 AM
ok well i need sum kinda home audio reciever but i only have $50 so is there any way i can get one for that price if so wat should i look for?

BeanII
06-02-2005, 12:16 AM
i think ya'll should stop paying so much ****ed attention to power ratings............ I know that you (especially you jack) know that typically those are max ratings @ 1K test tones... blah, blah, blah....... Just buy good quality stuff and it will outperform the lesser quality stuff with the bigger numbers........

IMHO

JimJ
06-02-2005, 12:16 AM
I would save up some more...

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2005, 12:20 AM
1500wpc + one-way horns = radness.......

JimJ
06-02-2005, 12:32 AM
Deafness, more like it :D

PV Audio
06-02-2005, 12:20 PM
1500wpc + one-way horns = radness.......
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: but yes jim, my next design will be a folded horn, that is if james ever wants to teach me like he said he would :( :( ......

93 saturn sl2
06-02-2005, 09:39 PM
my yamaha HTR-5660 is very good was $500 and got it for $300 brand new cause it was last years model from best buy 85W/channel but you can change something to get it to do 105/channel i think.

snebes
06-03-2005, 02:00 AM
I am looking for a new reciever now too. I am planning on building a few custom speakers for my room. QWTP's for the fronts, I don't know about the rears. Probably a decent set of dayton drivers in MTMM config. And looking at using a horn for the sub, also. I don't know about center channels - really undecided about those. But for the receiver, I am looking for something that can take optical inputs. I don't necessarily need an AVR, as I just use it for music and movies (don't need the video switching, all goes straight to the TV). Any recomendations? I figure any Denon would do but I don't want to fork over $500 just for a good box.

PV Audio
06-03-2005, 02:13 AM
I am looking for a new reciever now too. I am planning on building a few custom speakers for my room. QWTP's for the fronts, I don't know about the rears. Probably a decent set of dayton drivers in MTMM config. And looking at using a horn for the sub, also. I don't know about center channels - really undecided about those. But for the receiver, I am looking for something that can take optical inputs. I don't necessarily need an AVR, as I just use it for music and movies (don't need the video switching, all goes straight to the TV). Any recomendations? I figure any Denon would do but I don't want to fork over $500 just for a good box.
my kenwood is a good 2 models back, and it has optical inputs (using dayton FO IC from pioneer changer)