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  1. Anthem MRX720

     

    Specifications

    PREAMPLIFIER
    Maximum Output (<0.1% THD) 4.2 Vrms

     

     

    Parasound A31

     

    Input sensitivity:

    1 V for 28.28 V(THX Reference)

     

    As mentioned, you will have to set it to your liking.

     

    Bill


  2. 2 hours ago, JoeJoeThe3rd said:

    Yeah read the manual but that doesn’t say what it is which had to do with voltage between the two. I wonder what the optimal position for the gain with my rf7iii and rc64iii and anthem mrx720.

    Trial and error.  You may have to experiment a bit.

     

    Bill


  3. 6 hours ago, JoeJoeThe3rd said:

    So I have a quick question. If someone has a power amp say on the front sound stage. Your powering your left, right, and center With said power amp. Since that power amp is powering those speakers on the receiver the left, right, and center spots are open with no speakers wire going into them. Is it possible to plug in another left right and center to those open spots and basically have two sets of LCR and let the receiver power the second pair? Would this work, could it damage my receiver or would it even work and if so are there any reasons one wouldn’t want to do this? 🙏 

    I think when you are using the LCR preouts to connect to an outboard amp, it disables the AVR's LCR speaker terminals.

     

    Bill 


  4. 8 hours ago, JoeJoeThe3rd said:

    What is the ideal position for the gain knob on the back of my power amp for my speaker? Which I run a parasound a31 and a pair of rf7iii and the rc64iii for my center.

    From my understanding, amp gain controls are used to better match the output voltage of your preamp.  Determine the preamps output voltage and adjust the amps gain accordingly.

     

    From the Parasound A31 Manual

     

    When to Set the Gain Control Knobs Above or Below Normal You can increase loudness by turning the Gain control knobs clockwise if your system will not play loud enough with the Gain control knobs set at Normal. This could be the case if your A 31 is driven from the pre-out jacks of an AV receiver (as opposed to an AV processor). We recommend advancing the gain as little as possible past Normal. As you increase gain settings you increase the chance of hearing a “hiss” sound from your speakers. You also run the risk of damaging your speakers (not to mention your hearing) if the volume level is too high. The primary reason to reduce the gain below Normal would be if your speakers’ efficiency is extremely high and your listening position is close to your speakers. Reducing the gain would reduce audible “hiss” from your speakers. Don’t worry about setting the A 31 Gain control to exactly the same levels for all channels because you can always balance the channel volume using the speaker level calibration in your home theater AV receiver or AV processor’s setup menu. Note: We recommend re-calibrating your AV receiver or processor’s speaker levels after adjusting the A 31 gain controls.

     

    Bill


  5. I know a thing or two about this.  I work as an inventory control manager for Vistar/PFG and we distribute to all(most) of the large theater chains(AMC, Regal, Cinemark, etc.) and let me tell you, the industry is hemorrhaging.  As of 10/5/20, Regal has shut down all 500+ theaters nationwide due to no major studios releasing any blockbuster type movies until 2021 which of course is due to Covid19.  AMC was hurting before Covid19 but continues to operate.  As crazy as this all is, I am still very optimistic about things getting back to "normal".

     

    Bill

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  6. Tough call.  Upsampling does not always equate to better sound.  I guess you will have to figure out which method would be best by trial and error.  The onboard DAC in the DV7001 is 13+ years old and may not be of the quality of the newer, 7 years old, DAC in the SR6008.  Really no way to determine until you try different configurations.

     

    Bill

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  7. If you have been generally happy with NAD, then maybe look for a used C356BEE.  Or maybe even consider a Cambridge Audio 651A.  I have been driving my Heresy 1s and Heresy 2s with NAD and Cambridge Audio for several years now and have not come up with any reason to change.

     

    Bill


  8. 2 hours ago, Andrey S said:

    Somehow they rate A-S801 140W into 8 ohms. 

    High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)

    140 / 170 / 220 / 290 W

     

    Of course you know that is dynamic power not RMS.

     

    2 hours ago, Andrey S said:

    Could it be an issue of pairing highly sensitive speakers with too much power output?

    I doubt that very seriously.  I have driven my highly sensitive Klipsch speakers with as little as 40w/ch and as much as 250w/ch with no ill effects.

     

    1 hour ago, Zack R said:

    Sounds like there is an issue with the amplifier. I have a Yamaha A-S801 connected to my CF3's and there is plenty of bass. 

    That's my assumption also.

     

    Bill


  9. @Andrey S,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    I am very surprised at the results you are having with your A-S801 and RP-8000Fs.  Unless your room is really huge, bass drive should be very acceptable.  I have tried my Yamaha A-S1000 with my Klipsch RF-63s in my 5000ft3 room and the bass response has been wonderful.  Fast, punchy,  and very well balanced.  Maybe your consideration for an A-S1200 would be a noticeable improvement.

     

    Bill


  10. 1 hour ago, Skelt said:

    Griswold, Wagner, piqua, are the most desired brands.

    While I do love my Griswold and Wagner skillets I own, my favorites to cook with are a pre 1940's BSR #5 for fried eggs and a 1960's Lodge #8 for searing steaks on LP burner and higher temp(+400 degrees F) oven use. 

     

    To be completely honest, if it all came down to two pans/skillets in my collection, these modern Lodge pans, 10SKL and 8SK below would excellently do any cooking tasks that I perform.

     

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    Bill


  11. 9 hours ago, The Dude said:

    Believe it or not, if seasoned correctly, eggs will not stick.

    Oh yeah, they(fried eggs) will slide around a well seasoned cast iron pan as well as in any "no stick" pan you can buy.

     

    9 hours ago, The Dude said:

    I was told Avocado oil has a higher smoke point, takes longer to burn off, but builds a nice glaze.

    I don't specifically use avocado oil to season my skillets but use it every time I sear steaks as well as pan frying fish.

     

    9 hours ago, RandyH000 said:

    excellent oil , and not cheap either , that the only oil we use for cooking , better for the avoid plaque in the arteries

    Great oil with the heart healthy benefits of quality extra virgin olive oil plus a high smoke point.  Kind of like EVOO on roids.

     

    Bill

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  12. 10 hours ago, Buddy Shagmore said:

    Currently I have my cd/dac sitting on top of my integrated amp.

    I have always had my A-S1000 sitting on my CD-S1000 for better mechanical stability. 

     

    10 hours ago, Buddy Shagmore said:

    My laptop sits on top of the dac. I was thinking this is best, to prevent dust from filtering down into the amp thru the top vents. But I notice things get a bit hot on top after a longer listening session.

    Maybe a short riser under the laptop?

     

    Bill

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