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It is a Pioneer VSX-D9O6S paired with a 2 Kenwood LS-311s. Left and Right speakers.

Is this set up any good?
Edited by IzninjaFTW - 5/14/11 at 3:30pm
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I can't figure out how to hook this thing up to my stuff. Anyone know where i can get a digital audio cord?

So if I run a digital audio cord from my PC to this receiver which is set to output to speakers this should work.

Right?
Edited by IzninjaFTW - 5/14/11 at 4:04pm
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Yeah, I have no idea what audio receivers are. I use analog audio. Educate me?
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0;13505409 
Yeah, I have no idea what audio receivers are. I use analog audio. Educate me?

Well. You see I am not to knowledgeable on this topic myself. Sorry.
But from what I can guess receivers, well, receive audio from a source(s) and pass it through to speakers or what have you. And if the receiver has a built in amp that it can amplify the sound going through it.
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I'm using optical from the PC to a receiver and I think the sound quality is great.
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What's that receivers rating. Are you sure about the model number. I know the D90 used the DENON AVC-820 amp
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;13505439 
Well. You see I am not to knowledgeable on this topic myself. Sorry.
But from what I can guess receivers, well, receive audio from a source(s) and pass it through to speakers or what have you. And if the receiver has a built in amp that it can amplify the sound going through it.

Yes, a receiver or AV receiver is just used to amplify sound. If it's a modern receiver you can also pass video through it (the receiver will just be used as a video switch.)

I couldn't find the model of receiver or speakers you have. I know most Pioneer receivers are pretty decent. If they are small speakers you may want to add an external powered sub-woofer for some extra base.

I have a Pioneer 5.1 receiver connected to my HTPC (Home Theater PC) through an optical output to surround sound and it sounds great.
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I run my downstairs home theater through an Onkyo 705 receiver. On this system I just got a CLARO Halo XT soundcard, and a older yamaha 650 receiver off ebay. I'm running an optical cable from the card to the receiver and it sounds awesome. Much better than my old internal sound straight to logitechs. Alternatively I have the Halo hooked up analog style via 5 RCA cables to the multi-channel input of the receiver. I can switch to this setting on the card while using vegas pro 10 to monitor the editing of surround mixes.

A quality receiver or separates will nearly always be better than powered speakers.
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Originally Posted by armyslowrdr;13544453 
A quality receiver or separates will nearly always be better than powered speakers.

That's really not true at all, especially in the lower price brackets. Active studio monitors like Genelecs and Adam are hard to beat in their price range with passive speakers.
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Powered speakers at the same price range are generally better than their passive speaker counterparts.
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