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New reciever with reusing speakers?

bigwayne3000
03-25-2013, 12:21 PM
I own a Samsung home theater in a box which I bought a year ago from Best Buy. The model I own is a HT-D5500 5.1 1000w system. It crapped out on me months ago and now it's out of warranty so I have to pay for it to get fixed. My question is, if I bought a Denon receiver, would I be able to splice off the ends of the speakers and reuse them with the new Denon receiver or no?

bigwayne3000
03-25-2013, 12:22 PM
This is the Denon I'm looking at:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+3D+A/V+Receiver+-+5.1+Channel/4792249.p?id=1218529600211&skuId=4792249

BIslander
03-25-2013, 12:34 PM
No, you can't use those speakers with a regular receiver. They are all 3 ohm speakers and a regular receiver will overheat and shut down trying to drive them. Plus, the subwoofer is passive, getting its power from the receiver like the other speakers. Regular AVRs are designed to work with a powered sub.

That's the problem with many HTIBs - you have to junk the entire system if you want to upgrade or replace any one part.

moghedien14
03-25-2013, 01:43 PM
No, you can't use those speakers with a regular receiver. They are all 3 ohm speakers and a regular receiver will overheat and shut down trying to drive them. Plus, the subwoofer is passive, getting its power from the receiver like the other speakers. Regular AVRs are designed to work with a powered sub.

That's the problem with many HTIBs - you have to junk the entire system if you want to upgrade or replace any one part.

if you need to replace the speakers and subwoofer, you might consider this to see if it meets your requirements:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=8247&seq=1&format=2

ImRizzo
03-25-2013, 01:56 PM
this would give you a better AVR with decent speakers or 279.00

http://www.accessories4less.com//make-a-store/item/DENDHT1513BA/DENON-DHT-1513BA-Home-Theater-System-w/Boston-Acoustics-Speakers/1.html?c=sq

quad4.0
03-26-2013, 11:52 AM
This is the Denon I'm looking at:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+3D+A/V+Receiver+-+5.1+Channel/4792249.p?id=1218529600211&skuId=4792249

You got some real good advice. Subs need thier own amps as it is hard to move that much air, and lows are all about that. It will also make the system sound so much better-been there-done that.

HiDefRev
03-27-2013, 12:24 PM
this would give you a better AVR with decent speakers or 279.00

http://www.accessories4less.com//make-a-store/item/DENDHT1513BA/DENON-DHT-1513BA-Home-Theater-System-w/Boston-Acoustics-Speakers/1.html?c=sq

Indeed. You can't beat the prices on packages nor on the individual pieces from www.accessories4less . If Denon is not your cup of tea, they also offer unbeatable deals on Onkyo. And, by the way, with Onkyo, unlike most other HTIBs, you CAN use other speakers, components, etc. . :thumbsup:

bigwayne3000
04-02-2013, 07:28 AM
Is there any reason why Denon shouldn't be my cup of tea? I've seen on here that its mostly a mix of Denon and Onkyo people.

jkkyler
04-02-2013, 07:36 AM
Is there any reason why Denon shouldn't be my cup of tea? I've seen on here that its mostly a mix of Denon and Onkyo people.

No - Denon is a find brand and makes excellent products - typically they aren't in the 'budget-minded' range as they tend to be a bit pricier. If you find one that suits your needs at a god price for you then go ahead.

ImRizzo
04-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Is there any reason why Denon shouldn't be my cup of tea? I've seen on here that its mostly a mix of Denon and Onkyo people.

The selection of Denon vs Onkyo is a personal preference, provided cost is not a factor.

quad4.0
04-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Onkyo-Integra are wrat-wide range amp tech. and loaded with features, some find a bit over the top, too much-that most will never use, like THX.
Denon is a real good match for Polks, always have been. I'm changing, for the 1st time in 14 yrs from Integra to Denon. Landed a 105 watt denon 7.1 off e bay $80.00 clean as it was new. Previously when my other Itegra went south I replaced that with an 85 watt for $37.00. perfect!
Denon's have less features, but consider the fact that many go unused. Some consumers are skipping avr's altogether due to the complicated nature they have incurred and just buying soundbars.

hotrod351
05-15-2013, 08:51 AM
like most anything you get what you pay for. ive never heard anything bad about that brand but ill stick with yamaha because ive only had to buy two in the last 40 years. they last and yes i use it every day. the first one i messed up myself by crossing some wires otherwise it would be still working. personally id buy a use yamaha before id buy that model denon. then again buying new comes with a guarantee. you can always upgrade done the road. im always on the cheap find. found a pair of jamo 707i,s for $350.00 that sold new for $800.00 a piece. sound assume and already checked and if any speakers go out they can be rebuilt for 1/2 the cost of a new replacement speaker. get your receiver specs and then check ebay for name brand speakers. there are a lot of good deals on there. if the receiver has a sub out then a powered subwoofer would make a huge difference in your sound.

jkkyler
05-15-2013, 09:09 AM
As it is just opinion anybody's is valid but IMO (and based on past experience and knowledgeable reviewers) I would buy a denon before a yamaha any day of the week.

ImRizzo
05-15-2013, 09:23 AM
As it is just opinion anybody's is valid but IMO (and based on past experience and knowledgeable reviewers) I would buy a denon before a yamaha any day of the week.

1+ with the exception of entry level models.

quad4.0
05-15-2013, 10:11 AM
one thing for sure, they deffinatly have different sound quality's. The Integra was "punchy" on bass, and seemed brighter than the Denon, that has a "mellow"(?) sound. The Denon reminds me of old maratnz sound. One thing I notice in between the two, the Denon I can listen to longer. I have difficulty explaining why, but to narrow it down, I feel it's not as "bright sounding" and my ears enjoy it more. (Oppo bdp 93 with nuforce NE mod board) -(analog) using 5.1 analog to the Denon, with Polk rt35's x4 POlk CS and Polk powered sub 12"all I listen to is lossless music - 48/24 - 96/24

jkkyler
05-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Indeed, denon is less fatiguing to listen to IMO as well

BIslander
05-15-2013, 05:23 PM
??

If you are using analog from the Oppo, the Denon is just used as an amp. It doesn't do any processing. While it may be true that receivers can sound different, isn't that due to processing differences, not amplification. I can't imagine how the amp in a Denon is going to sound different from an amp in Yamaha or an Onkyo.