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Old 07-25-2005, 05:07 PM   #1  
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Is this a good receiver? I am planning to use this receiver with Polk speakers.
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Yes, I have Onkyo 701 and I am lead to believe that the 6series are good. I am very satisfied with mine and I am a discerning with my sounds.

If not to late, suggest team it up with Bowers and Wilkens speakers, these brands make a great combination of sound.
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Both speaker brands are good. But I would go listen to many in your price range, and purchase based on what you hear.
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This is my first surround sound setup, so I still not sure what to do yet. I did not buy the receiver or speakers yet. I may go for Onkyo b/c it's in my price range. About the speakers, I am still need to find out more information. I keep see more speaker brands that I dont even know before. I only check out Polk speakers at CC so far.
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Is this a good receiver? I am planning to use this receiver with Polk speakers.
You can't go wrong with Yamaha, Denon, and Onkyo. Try to get the low priced with surround sound balance chips. You will have better sound. The Yamaha starts around 499.00.


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Yes, I have Onkyo 701 and I am lead to believe that the 6series are good. I am very satisfied with mine and I am a discerning with my sounds.

If not to late, suggest team it up with Bowers and Wilkens speakers, these brands make a great combination of sound.
I agree with you 100% about the Onkyo receiver with B&W speakers. This is the setup I have in my game room, but it is just for music. The B&W 602s I have sound fairly warm with the Onkyo, but I could never use it with my Klipsch speakers IMO because I feel/hear that the Onkyos tend towards the bright side which would not sound as good with Klipsch, again IMO.

I think Yamaha and Klipsch speakers match up very well, and the Klipsch are much more efficient speakers than the B&Ws are.

The best thing to do is go hear the receiver and the speakers TOGETHER to get the best sound for YOUR ears. Don't just look at what CC has, go to BestBuy, and other HIFI stores to know what you have available. Denons are very good receivers also, but they are not available at either BB or CC. Best Buy usually has Yamaha, and CC usually has Onkyo, so you cannot hear the Polk speakers with the Yamaha receivers or Onkyo with the Klipsch speakers. That is why you have to go to the HIFI shops like Tweeter, etc or the mom & pop stores.

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We have Tweeter here. I will stop by later this week to check it out. At Home Theater Store here, I see that they carry B&W speakers but they dont have Onkyo. I see they have Denon and expensive Sony receiver.
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This may sound a bit rash, and of course I am biased (being the owner of one) but you could always buy the Onkyo and take it to the speakers?

I don't believe you will go wrong or be disappointed in the Onkyo, but just make sure it has the functions you want and you are comfortable doing this first.
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I have one more question about this Onkyo to clarify. This receiver is a receiver with power amp, so I dont need to buy a separate amp to drive my speakers?
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I have one more question about this Onkyo to clarify. This receiver is a receiver with power amp, so I dont need to buy a separate amp to drive my speakers?
By definition, a stereo or multichannel receiver has amplification also. I strongly suggest you read your owner's manual especially on making connections for the best and fastest response to such questions.
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As 'daleb' states, yes power amplifier and all. This post is all in my own opinion of course and is described using my B&W's, however I have had a few stereos in my day...

I can drive my Onkyo up to near full volume - and believe me, that is loud! The sound is crystal clear, the base is vibrant and punches your chest without booming or resounding, vocals can bring tears to your eyes, movie surround sound is stunning to the point of almost being scary, the video 'throughput' [from one device, through the Onkyo to another device] is without any fault I have found to date, including recording/replaying from PC hard drive.

The features (I have 701 and assume 6series are similar) are simple yet effective. It will record AV from any device to output to any device(s) without issue. Adding a rear sub is a breeze. The speaker customisation menu allows setup for rooms of distorted shape or non symetrical speaker positioning and is very effective. Input levels are adjustable on a device by device basis, as is 'default sound type' configuration It really has all the control you need. It is presentable. DTS, Dolby decoding is precise (THX certified) and added enhancements allow you to 'mood' your music if you so should wish to fiddle with the sound. I have the 701's associated remote and I use only this remote for all my systems (sat, AV, DVD, S-Video, Cassette etc) as it is easily programmable to do the lot.

I have also have a Linn Majek (considered by many to be well into the top class) and yet I seldom use it. I have little need. The Onkyo does all that I want, and then some.

If it is any use, I did notice that when I used oxy free interconnects, it changed the sound of my B&W's to a more (at least what used to be called) 'japanesey' sound. I do not like them and will revert to my plain old 10gauge tinned copper stranded cables. I know very little about the speaker cable hype, you should perhaps consult others before you take my opinion seriously.
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If it is any use, I did notice that when I used oxy free interconnects, it changed the sound of my B&W's to a more (at least what used to be called) 'japanesey' sound. I do not like them and will revert to my plain old 10gauge tinned copper stranded cables. I know very little about the speaker cable hype, you should perhaps consult others before you take my opinion seriously.

I went through the speaker cable thing some time ago. Then I bought a pair of Kimber 4TC because audiophiles liked them and they were very affordable. I have not changed in almost 10 years.
But to be honest, I could never say they sound 'much' better than some very good 12 ga line cord I once used, or the home made Radio Shack special using twisting solid conductors, which actually are very close to the configuration of the 4TC. It is just an area that does not interest me much anymore as long as what I hear sounds good. Quite honestly, I would hate to see anyone blow money on $200+ Monster speaker cables. If you are just not sure, get the best MegaCable from Radio Shack and be happy.
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Anyone use RG6 coaxial cable for speaker or video as component cable?

I saw this setup over the weekend when I was checking out new homes. I saw three RG6 coaxial cable connect to the tv's component output. Also, I saw it connect to subwoofer. Forgot to checkout other surround speakers that use coaxial cable or not b/c they were kinda high up on the ceiling.

RG6 coaxial cable is use to carry digital signal for cable modem and digtal TV....so it can also use as speaker wire and component cable?
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It can but bear in mind the center conductor is somewhat small (18ga.) for high power. Usually the subwoofer signal is just line level, so the RG6 is very good.

As far as component cable, RG6 is better 75 ohm cable than component cable, esp. for long runs.
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