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flakko
03-01-2006, 03:15 PM
im lookin for a 2.1 reciever for my room. planning to run a couple of creative sounds full range and a sub.

j3bus2k3
03-01-2006, 03:38 PM
Best Buy has a 200W Sherwood (100W x2) for around $150 I think. Ebay was littered with them when I was looking for my 5.1. The problem with that is picking a diamond from the rough so to say...

flakko
03-01-2006, 03:41 PM
is there any 2 channel witha a sub channel? or do i need to stick with the full rangers to handle the bass?

j3bus2k3
03-01-2006, 03:44 PM
They're was a thread about this but i'll try to sum it up...

I wasnt able to find a 2-channel with an RCA sub out but what you could do, is find one with a A/B switch so it has 4 sets of speaker terminals. But make sure you can have but A and B channels playing at the same time. Some lower end receivers only allow A chanells playing or only B channels playing. Anyways, run your Creative's off the A channels and on the B, use a line-out convertor to convert it to an RCA signal to run to a plate amp or just run speaker wires from the termals to the sub itself...I think thats all correct, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

mattmcss
03-01-2006, 03:46 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16882120034

flakko
03-01-2006, 03:49 PM
ah makes sense... thanks yall :)

JimJ
03-01-2006, 03:49 PM
You don't even need something that has A/B switching to run a plate amp off the high level outputs...any 2 channel receiver has the capability to run a sub if your plate amp has speaker wire inputs.

j3bus2k3
03-01-2006, 03:51 PM
You don't even need something that has A/B switching to run a plate amp off the high level outputs...any 2 channel receiver has the capability to run a sub if your plate amp has speaker wire inputs.

O schnap....I completly forgot about that. Thanks

JimJ
03-01-2006, 03:54 PM
I've yet to own anything that has a dedicated subwoofer output...maybe because I've never owned a receiver :D

My Adire Rava works fine off high level input.

brandontw
03-07-2006, 02:50 AM
i have a Harmon kardon HK3470 it is a 2 channel reciever with a dedicated subwoofer output. Its a great reciever, and i just bought it, but i may be selling it if you are interested, i have decided to go a different dirrection with my home theatre and really have no need for this anymore- this kind of saddens me becasue it is a really nice reciever, but im jobless, so i could use the money, i bought it for 300, so you could have it for 250 shipped if your interested.


product sheet:
http://store.teleconsystems.com/PDF/har_hk3470.pdf

joetama
03-07-2006, 02:57 AM
Why not get one that is a 5.1 and just use it as a 2.1???

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:01 AM
i was thinking that too, but the 2.1's are cheaper :)

maybe should get a 5.1 surround sound is always nice

j3bus2k3
03-07-2006, 03:04 AM
I was lookin the other day and saw some cheap, good looking 5.1's on ebay for <$100...

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:04 AM
Well here is how I look at it... You want a 2.1 right now, but when you buy sound stuff it should be an investment. Meaning that you should have it for years, if you got a 5.1 and only used the front channels there is always the possibility that you can upgrade to a surround system if and only if you ever wanted too, which would be cheaper in the long run than buying two different receivers. ;)

j3bus2k3
03-07-2006, 03:06 AM
Well here is how I look at it... You want a 2.1 right now, but when you buy sound stuff it should be an investment. Meaning that you should have it for years, if you got a 5.1 and only used the front channels there is always the possibility that you can upgrade to a surround system if and only if you ever wanted too, which would be cheaper in the long run than buying two different receivers. ;)

:word: I have mine running in a stereo "Listening mode" then takin it to the college apt. next year for some real (well, better than what I have "real") fun.

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:08 AM
hmm what brands of recievers do you all reccomend?

like the "profile" of home theater... bang for the buck. not looking for anything too hardcore

j3bus2k3
03-07-2006, 03:09 AM
onkyo I always though was a good, budget one...I have a kenwood simply because it was a $75 Buy it now on ebay...cheap pioneer, sony, onkyo I'd think would do you good if your concerned with a budget

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:10 AM
Some receivers have some nice switch modes, when I listen to most music I leave the front L&R and the sub out on... But when I listen to the ol' school stuff, Hendrix, LZ, or anything from my record player I set my reciever into PUREDIRECT mode or 2 channel stereo. Which automatically turns of the sub out and DSP. Which is awesome.

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:12 AM
BIG fan of Yamaha, Rotel (NOT CHEAP), Marantz, and Denon isn't bad. Not sure how many times I have said that lol.....

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:13 AM
oh sweet. im also lookin to get a record player, dads got some original Supremes and EWF vinyls i wanna get some playtime with ;) im guessin im gonna need a phono out as well?

also for the TV/DVD player...do most recievers come with the outs for them?

j3bus2k3
03-07-2006, 03:15 AM
oh sweet. im also lookin to get a record player, dads got some original Supremes and EWF vinyls i wanna get some playtime with ;) im guessin im gonna need a phono out as well?

also for the TV/DVD player...do most recievers come with the outs for them?

yup! Tv, DVD, CD, Phono, Aux (if your lucky)....I know i'm forgetting one and I'm too lazy to lean over and read the back on mine

Edit: Whoa...just read your post over...outs? There inputs but they're RCA jacks....

bimma85
03-07-2006, 03:16 AM
ygpm flakko...also if you are willing to wait I could find ya some kick *** deals on some turntables

brandontw
03-07-2006, 03:16 AM
hmm what brands of recievers do you all reccomend?

like the "profile" of home theater... bang for the buck. not looking for anything too hardcoreHarmon Kardon...



oh sweet. im also lookin to get a record player, dads got some original Supremes and EWF vinyls i wanna get some playtime with ;) im guessin im gonna need a phono out as well?

also for the TV/DVD player...do most recievers come with the outs for them?HK3470 has phono inputs....;)

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:16 AM
Phono in and out helps yea, and it is something that you need to check on.... You only really need the out if you want to do a recording to a secondary decices....

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:22 AM
yup! Tv, DVD, CD, Phono, Aux (if your lucky)....I know i'm forgetting one and I'm too lazy to lean over and read the back on mine

Edit: Whoa...just read your post over...outs? There inputs but they're RCA jacks....

my bad my bad... jacks is the word im lookin for haha. :crazy:


sorry bout all the q's im new to this kinda stuff ;)

and pm responded bimma :)

edit: sorry brandon.... its a little outa my price range rite now :(

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:25 AM
What kinda table are you looking at too? I honestly have 2 vintage with a new head and a new one and depending on the record i switch on and off... Unfortunatly both are at home 2.5 hours away from me :(

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:27 AM
anything that will play records haha

send some pix to me if you have them (dont want you to go through all the trouble) [email protected]

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:34 AM
Old tube something, and a semi vintage sony.... Really would like to have a Nottingham or Music Hall one, but that's later when I graduate from college....

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:37 AM
what prices you got on them? i luv vintage tables...

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:39 AM
LOL, well one was my great-uncles from when he died, also got an awesome reel to reel player, and the other one was broke and my dad's friend gave it to me. All i had to do what change out some parts and it worked fine...

adio
03-07-2006, 03:46 AM
im lookin for a 2.1 reciever for my room. planning to run a couple of creative sounds full range and a sub.
ahahhaahahahahhaha, why not get a regular 5.1 receiver and get 2 speakers and a sub?

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:46 AM
definitely dont wanna take your great uncles away from you ;)

flakko
03-07-2006, 03:47 AM
ahahhaahahahahhaha, why not get a regular 5.1 receiver and get 2 speakers and a sub?

LOL i think your a little late on that my black friend :D :laugh:

joetama
03-07-2006, 03:47 AM
Yea, I don't sell stuff lol.... I hang on to it forever then will it to someone lol..... Just like the rest of my family lol....

adio
03-07-2006, 03:49 AM
LOL i think your a little late on that my black friend :D :laugh:
:naughty:

ighettoboyi
03-13-2006, 12:04 PM
technics 1200

/discussion, even though youre not a DJ hahah