n80

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Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
I'm afraid I may getting the audio bug. Just after I typed my last response I noticed that the love seat in our TV room at home is pretty ratty looking and if I threw it out there would be room for the system in there. It probably isn't ideal. It ... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
My wife likes about half of the music I like. I have a much broader range of tastes. When we're at the cabin I have music on around the clock. She will tolerate just about anything I play but she just prefers the volume to be at what I call conver... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
mecreyn wrote:"2) If the receiver DOES NOT have pre-outs, you will have pull the signal from a tape out and route it to a regular input on the ARC. If this is case, DO NOT use the processor loop on the ARC, as the processor loop removes the volume... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
Thanks guys. I think I'm finally getting my head around all this and it is starting to make sense. I'll spend this weekend working on all of your recommendations and listening.I sent a picture of the speakers to Aerial Acoustics. The owner/designe... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
Thanks djohnson54, I do think that was what was happening.On another forum, not really an audio forum, I was told that I could not run a combo tuner/receiver/amp through the LS16 preamp. But, the LS16 (I've determined that mine is the MKII) has a ... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
atmasphere, I appreciate the advice. I love music, rock, blues, some classical, various genres from the southern US. And I've had some exposure to high end systems. In the 1970s my uncle's McIntosh system with Klipsch speakers. During college with... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
Tried two CD players. The one that came with the system is an Arcam. Very basic, don't know anything about it. The other is a basic Sony. They sounded the same.I am starting to think that speaker position and possibly the fact that all of this stu... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
No plugs in the bass port on the back even though the designer (I've talked to him via email) says they can help in some situations.lowrider, cap = capacitor? I will check them. I can see down into the preamp easily. Everything in there looks bran... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
atmasphere, that may have already happened. With just a moderate increase in the bass setting of the Onkyo unit the bass was very good. The AR preamp manual also says sound quality is best if the tubes have been on for an hour.┬áThe speaker manufac... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
Thanks guys.mecryn, I checked the speaker cables and they are in phase.┬áSpeaker position is a problem. I do not have a dedicated room for them. I have them 8 feet apart and a couple of feet out from the back wall. They are more than 5 feet from th... 
Non-audiophile needs help with older system.
audioconnection: I'd guess the tubes are at least 10 years old but have not been used in 4-5 years at all. The Schiit Loki looks good and not expensive but wondering if I need that if I'm getting an FM/Receiver with bass and treble adjustment?yogi...