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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2015, 01:40:41 PM »

What do you use the EQ for? Unless you're listening to tapes, hate your speakers, or have weird acoustics in your room you're probably doing more harm than good.

I'd bet that the Rega phono pre-amp connected to your Pioneer would sound pretty good...

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 05:57:55 PM »

What do you use the EQ for? Unless you're listening to tapes, hate your speakers, or have weird acoustics in your room you're probably doing more harm than good.

I'd bet that the Rega phono pre-amp connected to your Pioneer would sound pretty good...

I have 5 presets on my receiver and I find that it's hard to get the sound I want out of those settings. So I adjust the EQ for pretty much every record I play. I have a technics set of speakers (center, 2 x bookshelf and 2 x main speakers). They sound pretty good but I have them all set up facing forward instead of in each corner of the room due to aesthetics and speaker wire and a wife ; )
The dude at my local stereo spot, where I'll probably grab the Pro-ject table, says I shouldn't need any presets or EQ as I should be listening to vinyl as it was recorded. I'm just trying to get the perfect balance and not have to fuss with my setup every time I flip a record.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2015, 06:24:18 PM »

It probably doesn't sound like you expect because you have 5 speakers playing back 2 channels, there's probably weird phase issues being introduced.

Can your amp flip between 5.1 and stereo?


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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2015, 08:32:27 PM »

It probably doesn't sound like you expect because you have 5 speakers playing back 2 channels, there's probably weird phase issues being introduced.

Can your amp flip between 5.1 and stereo?

Sorry, to clarify, I've been playing primarily stereo just through the 2 main speaks lately with the EQ setting my levels.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 09:30:11 PM »
Different EQ for every record?

Sounds like you need better speakers bro, just let me know when you are ready!   :wink:
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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 09:47:35 PM »
Different EQ for every record?

Sounds like you need better speakers bro, just let me know when you are ready!   :wink:

It almost sounds like you're still in the speaker business.
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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2015, 10:10:53 PM »
Different EQ for every record?

Sounds like you need better speakers bro, just let me know when you are ready!   :wink:

It almost sounds like you're still in the speaker business.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2015, 10:57:41 PM »
Thanks for the input. Never thought to upgrade the speakers as that seems like the steepest price tag to replace. I was told on a limited budget, I can't really go wrong with Paradigms so I've kept an eye out for a used set.

I'm currently running...
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3 x SB-C938

Pretty sure it's shit but was given the set when a friend moved.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2015, 02:30:38 AM »
Different EQ for every record?

Sounds like you need better speakers bro, just let me know when you are ready!   :wink:

It almost sounds like you're still in the speaker business.

I worked there for six years and my discount was 50% of cost on returns.  I stocked up.   
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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2015, 08:24:15 AM »
So taking everyone's opinion into consideration, I'm leaning towards grabbing these towers for $350:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/moncton/paradigm-monitor-9-v-3/1067067833?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true



And then with the money I saved, may go with a pre-amp to eliminate the EQ.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2015, 11:28:13 AM »
Paradigms are aight. 
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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 12:21:23 PM »
Paradigms are aight.

I'll take aight for my price range.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2015, 03:38:55 PM »
Paradigms are aight.

I'll take aight for my price range.

Yeah $350 is pretty cheap for a pair of towers.
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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2015, 07:13:24 PM »
Paradigms are aight.

I'll take aight for my price range.

Yeah $350 is pretty cheap for a pair of towers.

I'm open to suggestions if you think I'll just want to upgrade these in 5 years.

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Re: stereo receiver help
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2015, 07:32:49 PM »
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