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What sound formats do I need?
Thank you. I'm thinking I don't need Atmos, because I don't have overhead speakers, right? Which sounds formats are relevant for the 5.1 setup I do have? Thanks. 
Which surround sound processor $1k used
Interesting idea, I've never had a Yamaha product. How is the 5200 better than the 5100? On the Yamaha website, they list the 5200 for $2700 and the 5100 for $3k. They seem to have the same features. I'd be a little surprised to find either for 1k... 
Which surround sound processor $1k used
Thanks for your response Auxinput. Seems like Marantz would be great for music but I'm wondering if "warm with rolled off highs" is right for movies. Should I go with a new model from something more mainstream like Yamaha or Denon? Anyone have any... 
Marantz vs. Emotiva
I'v had it 2 and a half years at this point. Presumably not under warranty. At $500 brand new it was a steal, or so I thought. :) 
Marantz vs. Emotiva
I have not asked for a replacement. Their service model does not seem great. It's mostly communication by email. I'm not too concerned with the "musicality" as I have separate components for music. I'm just wondering if the Marantz would be a step... 
marantz 8801 vs. nad T175HD
Audyssey MultEQ XT-32(with Sub EQ) - I must admit I don't know what that is. What is that? I have a separate preamp with HT bypass for 2-channel, so I'm just looking for a processor to do HT. My room will need correction, but I don't know the te... 
music server setup questions
I'm sure I'm being thick here, but Mapman why have the squeezebox and the network in between the computer and the dac when I can just connect the computer directly to the dac? Is there some advantage to doing that? Thanks. -Dave 
music server setup questions
Thanks for the responses so far. I actually have a logitech squeezebox I got a couple years ago with the intent to set up a system but never did. I got it because the computer with the music stored was going to be far away from the rest of the sys... 
Which Cayin CD player for A50T
If I can get the 23 for not much more than the 50, is that a good idea or is the money better spent on something like tube rolling or cabling? Thanks. -Dave 
Which Cayin CD player for A50T
To clarify - I'm looking for a CD player that was designed to mesh with this amp. A couple people have back-channeled me offering me newer Cayin CD players that are more expensive and may not have been designed to go with the A 50T integrated. I a... 
Help My Rel has gone berserk
Hey, didn't notice your repsonse until today. I thought the thread had died. When you say amplifier box, do you mean connecting the ground wire to the amp chassis rather than an output terminal? I'm not quite following you. Please clarify. Thanks.... 
Help My Rel has gone berserk
I haven't tried pulling the low connector out. However, this is NOT how they all work - this particularly unit didn't work like this until recently. It used to work fine, but I had it off for quite some time, so I'm wondering if I'm not rememberin... 
How much tube power for Totem Arros small room?
I will ask Vince, thanks for that advice. I'm also looking for some advice from consumers. Thanks. -Dave 
Cables for Totem, Bryston, Adcom, Rega
I've used the cable company before with good success. I was hoping to have some feedback and recommendations from agon members as well. Jgiacalo - have you used JPS Labs cables with this equipment before? Thanks. -Dave 
Best speakers small room off center
Jgiacalo - thanks for your response. The VR2s for sale are pick up only in Virginia and I'm in Boston (and none on ebay). Do you know if other Von Schweikerts are similarly suitable for this setup?Dwhitt - do you specifically have experience with ...