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  Reply # 356447 26-Jul-2010 12:36
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Oh Jaxson, i thought i figured out what i need to look for. Man, its way technical for me.

If you do use the speakers again then look to make sure your new receiver has a microphone setup to compensate for the speakers quirks.

am not sure what that means , how does microphone compensate speakers ?

probably best solution for me is to wait until i get enough money to buy receiver & speaker pack. I hoped there would be some simpler solution to use my existing speakers as they sound so good ! (some of my friends have very expensive models than mine but did not see any great difference when compared with mine).

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  Reply # 356453 26-Jul-2010 12:43
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Sorry, didn't mean to confuse.

First up, go and read the ohm rating on the back of the speakers you already have.  If they say 6 or 8ohm you should be fine, if they say 2 or 4 ohm then they are realistically not ideally suited for use with a separate receiver.

2ndly, when you buy your receiver, just check that it comes with a microphone with a really long wire cord on it.  Many new receivers have a mic you plug into the front of the receiver when you first set your system up.  The microphone allows the receiver to 'listen' to the speakers and make any adjustments needed so you get the best out of your speakers.  It's a bonus, especially if you opt to use your existing speakers again, and many new receivers come with this microphone setup feature included.

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  Reply # 356477 26-Jul-2010 13:11
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Thank you. can you see this image please ? my model no HTS 3105. thanks.

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  Reply # 356493 26-Jul-2010 13:27
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Your front speakers may be fine for use with a seperate receiver - however I'd still head towards a 'proper' amp / speaker setup if it was my $'s.

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  Reply # 356557 26-Jul-2010 14:49
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Very good point on the speakers Jaxson, I had checked when I looked at the manual however I have just found having a double check that in fact only the front speakers are 8ohm. The rest are all 4ohm. Well according to the manual anyway.

Sorry sqlpro but that is a bit of a blow as very few amps are rated for 4ohm speakers. The one you were looking at on TM is rated down to 6ohm. As you say you may have to save up a bit and go for a speaker package as well as the amp.

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  Reply # 356558 26-Jul-2010 14:51
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Thank you all for your advise.

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  Reply # 356817 26-Jul-2010 22:46
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Firstly the blu ray issue, dependant on the model of the bluray, some will in fact split the audio signal for you for example the panasonic BD80 will split it upto 7.1 if needed you just go into the audio options within the bluray player menu and findaudio output and change to 5.1 or 7.1 from stereo but if ur plugging into a decent amp make sure the output is set to stereo.
Secondly the TXSR507 amp is a brilliant amp for the money ur paying, with the inclusion of 2 zones at that level of amp, if you can buy 1 for under a grand then uv got a gr8 deal. dont expect it to power high demand cerwin vega speakers or a set of B&W 604s anything with a high input level. Coz thats where it will let you down is the wattage per channel. If you can push ur budget to the TXSR606 or 607 then brilliant this has 175W per channel for a lil extra kick to really nail those neighbours it also has a few lil fruity tech extra aswell.

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