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Old 04-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #31  
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Hopefully this will clarify this subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preamplifier
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A preamplifier (preamp), or control amp in some parts of the world, is an electronic amplifier which precedes another amplifier to prepare an electronic signal for further amplification or processing. The preamplifier circuitry may or may not be housed as a separate component.
Which would explain why Nik, a resident of Germany, was explaining it the way he was.

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Old 04-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #32  
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Sorry guys, the HighDef Junkie is back, alive and kicking! and certainly not wasted.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #33  
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Onkyo 606, I chose this because of people hear recommending it to me for the budget I was on. So far its been a great receiver, and I have no regrets.

I currently have just a 5 speaker system all Polk Audio (Monitor series).

just have to get a Sub and i'll be good, but I can't do that until I get out of the duplex.


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Sorry guys, the HighDef Junkie is back, alive and kicking! and certainly not wasted.
Welcome Back, Junkie -- but where did you go?

Thanks everyone for chiming in with your Onkyo models!

Seems we have a lot of 606 owners in here; I too love my 605...a great deal of receiver for the money...

All 606 owners, how do you feel about your unit's power? Is it enough for you?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #35  
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Onkyo 606, I chose this because of people hear recommending it to me for the budget I was on. So far its been a great receiver, and I have no regrets.

I currently have just a 5 speaker system all Polk Audio (Monitor series).

just have to get a Sub and i'll be good, but I can't do that until I get out of the duplex.
Hey, Violent!

Not such a good screen name, but...

Anyways, you're running a setup similar to mine -- I have the '605 and Polks.

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Why would you be sorry about getting back on topic? I know it's a challenge around these parts, but you can feel free to get it back on track any time you like!
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #36  
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Running a 606 with my Velodyne CF's and sounding sweet.. Plenty of power for me.. 90wpc is a bit gittyer on the Onk's I think..
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Running a 606 with my Velodyne CF's and sounding sweet.. Plenty of power for me.. 90wpc is a bit gittyer on the Onk's I think..
Thanks Big...

Indeed, the Onkyos have such beefy power supplies and transformers, plus the WRAT Wide Range Amplifier systems, that these receivers pump plenty of power out.

How loud do you get your 606 on the absolute volume scale...beyond "50"? Does the audio remain distortion-free? Are you using anything on the "IntelliVolume" amp sensitivity trim?
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:16 AM   #38  
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i got the 606 also,i'm really happy with it,i like the sound.i'm running 7.1.
this is a reburb unit done by an onkyo dealer,so i know everything was checked on it. 289.00 was the price
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #39  
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Hey, Violent!

Not such a good screen name, but...

Anyways, you're running a setup similar to mine -- I have the '605 and Polks.
its funny you say that about my screen name because I was just thinking before I made my post in this topic that some of the users around here have some <i>not so work friendly</i> pictures under there screen name whether its half naked women or in your case Lesbians (not that I don't like that stuff)

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I was being sarcastic....
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I guess I'm the only one going old school.
Still running my 10 year old tx-ds989.
130 watts, 7.1 analog. Finally have some 7.1 source to run thru it.
My folks are still using their onkyo which is over 35 years old.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:18 AM   #41  
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its funny you say that about my screen name because I was just thinking before I made my post in this topic that some of the users around here have some <i>not so work friendly</i> pictures under there screen name whether its half naked women or in your case Lesbians (not that I don't like that stuff)
This has come up many times, but since his pictures contain no nudity he is within the forum rules. Other than that he's just annoying as a gnat.
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I guess I'm the only one going old school.
Still running my 10 year old tx-ds989.
130 watts, 7.1 analog. Finally have some 7.1 source to run thru it.
My folks are still using their onkyo which is over 35 years old.
I don't blame you a bit.. That 989 was da shit 9 or 10 years ago. Sweet receiver. I would still be running that bad boy too.. I woulda just got a HD DVD/BD player with 7.1 multichannel and I would be all set..

Do you know the model of your parents 35 year old Onk? That is about the same age a me... Crank up the 45's and the 8 tracks baby..
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I don't blame you a bit.. That 989 was da shit 9 or 10 years ago. Sweet receiver. I would still be running that bad boy too.. I woulda just got a HD DVD/BD player with 7.1 multichannel and I would be all set..

Do you know the model of your parents 35 year old Onk? That is about the same age a me... Crank up the 45's and the 8 tracks baby..
I have a hd-a1 and bdp-s550 both hooked up multi channel.
I'll check with the folks on the model #.
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I feel left out of the 606 club. Bummer. I guess I'll just take my 805 (if I can get a hand truck to move it because you can't lift it by yourself->50 lbs.) and go. I got the 805 because of my Classic AR9's. The 805 is a very good high current amp and the AR9's are 4 ohms which really can stress lesser amps. I also have a Dual 721 with a Shure V15 IV for my vinyl collection and the 805 has a great low level phone input with a proper RIAA equalization. I really like the 3 HDMI inputs and the DSP (love NEO:6 music). Panny BD35 and a stack of other stuff.
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Thanks Big...

Indeed, the Onkyos have such beefy power supplies and transformers, plus the WRAT Wide Range Amplifier systems, that these receivers pump plenty of power out.

How loud do you get your 606 on the absolute volume scale...beyond "50"? Does the audio remain distortion-free? Are you using anything on the "IntelliVolume" amp sensitivity trim?
Sound for music and HD/BD movies is outstanding.. I was not sure how good music would sound at home with the 606 and my speakers, but when I tested it out I was very impressed. My friends are blown away at the sound, especially when I play music and all that great powerful sound is just comming from my 2 fronts and sub. My Velodyne CHT FR's are scaled up to 150 watts peak, so I can crank the 606 ALL the way up (80) and absolutely NO distortion what so ever. At 1st, it was cutting my speakers off (built in cut off) on certain music at 75 or more, but once I dialed in the crossover freqs . For $400, no question the best receiver on the market...By far....
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