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Does it accurately do this? i mean i hear it uses a microphone to detect this but how can it accurately tell O.o
Pretty darn well, the technology is used by almost all receiver companies, although Audysssey is the most famous. By now it has matured very well.

edit: Major derped, forgot that the new Onkyos have Audyssey. You can now rest assured, Audyssey is top-notch.
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I want to see pictures when its all done.
I will, it might not be for a while. prbly gonna get it all during the winter break, I'm waiting for deals.

BTW lets say i moved to European or South American Country, would i be safe as long as i use a DC to AC converter?
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Onkyo has had Audyssey for years. I'm not sure about the 609 but my 606 doesn't have an "EQ" exactly. Well I think it's a 3 band EQ which I think it stupid. What I was saying is that you can control the frequencies that each speaker receives.

But use the auto-setup, it works great. Be sure to place the microphone exactly where your ears will be! This includes height!
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I will, it might not be for a while. prbly gonna get it all during the winter break, I'm waiting for deals.

BTW lets say i moved to European or South American Country, would i be safe as long as i use a DC to AC converter?
Hmm..besides the AC/DC, another concern would be the 230V used in other countries as well. As long as you buy the correct converters it'll probably work.
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curious question, is it possible to do a 2.1 with the BIC speakers and subs with just a PC w/o a reciever?
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curious question, is it possible to do a 2.1 with the BIC speakers and subs with just a PC w/o a reciever?
Absolutely. But you'll need an amplifier of SOME kind. So either a receiver, or a Dayton DTA-100a mini amp. Those BIC speakers want some power, so I wouldn't go with anything less than the $100 mini amp.
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IMO id just get a 2.1 set up started and as you get money start getting the center and surrounds.

oo and check craigslist for stuff also as i was able to get my receiver for $120 in mint condition.
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IMO id just get a 2.1 set up started and as you get money start getting the center and surrounds.

oo and check craigslist for stuff also as i was able to get my receiver for $120 in mint condition.
which receiver is that?
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which receiver is that?
yamaha htr-5830

its a nice 5.1 receiver that came out back in 2002 or 2003 for around $400-500.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115020
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yamaha htr-5830

its a nice 5.1 receiver that came out back in 2002 or 2003 for around $400-500.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115020
Sure, but it lacks the features and programming that newer receivers have: HDMI, lossless decoding, room correction, networking, etc.
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