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Tips on how to get the best value with your home entertainment music system

1.Your largest investment after your HDTV should be in your home audio amplifiers, not your speakers 2. Specific brands of AV receivers are known for having exceptional music fidelity
3. You need a specific minimum power capability to achieve great audio sound
4. Why you want a 2 channel stereo music system
5. Stereo music and home theater surround sound need completely different power amplifiers
6. AV receiver vs separate audio power amplifier components

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How do I connect monitor speakers to my Behringer UB2442FX Pro?


In any 'connection' question there are at least two participants and specific answers require specific details. WHAT monitors?

The manual for the known part of this scenario is here.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Behringer-UB2442FX-Pro-manual/id/23281bh544/t/2/

Since it's not an amplifier you will need one before you can consider connecting speakers.

You should follow the manuals for the unknown parts, too.

Sep 22, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Dear Sirs, I have a Pioneer AV Receiver model VSX-817 and is connected to Monitor Audio Speakers (Fronts: BR5, Center: BR-LCR, Rears: BR1), Sub: MS309 (Mordaunt Short). I have connected each front Speaker to AV Receiver with 2 wires (one wire for low speaker and one wire for high speaker, Bi Wire method). Output of AV receiver is set to 6 ohm DVD player is Pioneer model 602 and connected to AV receiver with audio coaxial cable. There is a problem: When playback audio CD or MP3 CD and volume is about -35db or higher, AV Receiver Display OVERLOAD and goes OFF! Pease guide me to solve the problem.


Did you remember to remove the shorting link on the MA BR5 speaker terminal ..When you biwire the speakers you should remember to loosen the speaker terminal nuts and remove the shorting link plate between the HF and the LF terminals or you will short the amplifiers two channels together through the link. And modern amplifiers will take a lot of abuse at low volumes but at high volumes the protection circuit will turn off the device.

Apr 10, 2011 | Pioneer VSX-817-S

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Yamaha AV Amplifier RX V530


You might have your speakers shorted. Check the wiring at the amp and speaker terminals

Sep 09, 2009 | Yamaha RX-V530 Receiver

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how do i hook external speakers to sony bravia television


The proper way to do this would be to use the audio output from the TV, either analogue left and right or the optical port, and send it into an dedicated amplifier or AV receiver. You can then use the amplifier or receiver to power the external speakers. If you are using a dedicated amplifier with no volume control you will want to change the audio output setting on the TV to "variable out" as oppose to its current "fixed out"settings. You can find this in the TV menu, usually under the audio settings. This will allow you to use the current TV remote to adjust the audio volume coming out of the external speakers.

Aug 21, 2009 | Sony Bravia KDL-46V4100 46 in. LCD HDTV

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latest model surround receiver for bose 901 speakers VI


I can think of no reason any amp pushing 120 watts would not work with 901-VI's. They're very efficent and will probably play louder and cleaner than you would ever need. As I recall, my old series IV's have no maximum amplifier rating specified, but I did blow up a bridged Carver M-400 Cube (pushing 400 watts to one speaker with a DVD-Audio of Yes - Fragile cranked dangerously high) with them. I'm convinced my speakers are indestructible in any home application.

Keep in mind that whatever you decide to use as your control/amplifier section, a pair of 901's need a dedicated stereo amplifier. I suspect you're thinking surround sound so a receiver with separable preamp/amp channels, due to the Activbe EQ, would be needed and as far as I know they don't exist. A separate stereo amp for the 901's was my solution. I run a Carver AV-406 (5-channel amp) for my 901's in Front, 2 Subwoofers and the Rear Surround channel, with the Active EQ between the receiver and the 901's amp channels. My receiver controls everything and just drives the Center and Surrounds.

Modest amps would work but at very loud volumes may go into clipping, which is bad for any speaker. 120 clean watts is good. I'm using only 110W for mine.

A Carver M-200 is a fine, efficient amplifier that would have you cooking just fine (2x100W).

Mar 20, 2009 | Bose 901 VI Main / Stereo Speaker

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