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Hulu converted to 5.1 via DSP
Hulu and Netflix commonly have only 2-channel audio for many shows.  Just google "Dolby Pro Logic".  
Higher amperage fuse for sound quality
I have experienced this in source equipment.  If the stock fuse is 500 mA or 1A, I will often bump this up to 2A, but that is as far as I will go.  Fuses in amplifiers usually don’t see any benefit from increase since they are often already 6+ amps.  
New Rotel Amp Vs Older Bryston, Krell, or McIntosh
I could not say.  That would be the decision of the design engineer from Rotel.  
New Rotel Amp Vs Older Bryston, Krell, or McIntosh
@shanafee you could have a point.  I looked and the RB-1582 amp requires 1.9V on the RCA and 3V on the XLR inputs to reach full output.  However, it seems the RC-1572 preamp has a very low gain output of 1V for RCA and 2V for XLR.  This is very lo... 
Anthem STR Power Amp vs Parasound JC5
The Antehm STR is going to be more neutral / transparent in comparison. the Parasound will have a slightly warm / dry sound. 
New Rotel Amp Vs Older Bryston, Krell, or McIntosh
McIntosh amps could sound very nice, but they are very laid back.  Neutral sounding (not warm like the Rotel) but are very mild and laid back sounding.  You might like it but it may also be not enough excitement/dynamics for your taste.   
New Rotel Amp Vs Older Bryston, Krell, or McIntosh
The gain on the Rotel amp is only 26.5 dB for RCA inputs and a very low 22.5 dB for the XLR.  These are very low levels.  The typical gain for amps is usually somewhere between 28 and 32 dB.  This just means that you have to turn up the preamp mor... 
What amplifier should I get....
With Class A amplifiers, your soundstage won't necessarily be "huge".  Some Class A amps can add a lot of "depth" because of the thickness and weight of the sound, but they are generally warmer and slower sounding amps.   I would look for a really... 
My First DIY Power Cable
rhodium or Platinum are among the worst metals for plating based on conductivity any other type of plating will degrade performance Making a decision on "sound" for rhodium based on conductivity is incorrect.  The "conductivity" of the meta... 
My First DIY Power Cable
You can call it whatever you want "burn-in" / "break-in".  It all means the same thing.  Trying to talk down to someone because of your opinion on the "correct dictionary term" is not someone who I can respect.  Additionally, rhodium can be the g... 
My First DIY Power Cable
Rhodium connectors are one of the worst conductors, you might as well uses nickel. Have you ever tried a rhodium plated connector?!?! (after 300 hour burn in, that is).  I do understand that rhodium is very low down on the list with regards to ... 
Why no audio from Netflix?
This is an old thread.  For those reading, my post above is no longer valid.  The Oppo 103/105 firmware is "locked in time" as of beginning of 2017 and the Netflix app no longer works since Netflix constantly updates the streaming service.  I susp... 
My First DIY Power Cable
Sorry Erik, but I really wish you would stop banging on Furutech just because of their locking banana plugs.  I have used a large amount of other Furutech connectors of various types and they are all excellent. My recommendation: Furutech FI-15(R... 
Touch up paint for Preamplifier ?
This is what the self-etching primer looks like: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Automotive-12-oz-Self-Etching-Dark-Green-Primer-Spray-249322/202097278 Here is the matte black: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Automotive-12-oz-Blac... 
Touch up paint for Preamplifier ?
I actually recently searched around because I had some silver trim pieces that I wanted to paint black. The solution was on an Emotiva forum and it is pretty easy to do. The paint can be gotten from Home Depot. I first used the Rust-Oleum "Self E...