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doesn't do dolby true-hd or dts master audio




I believe the PS3 would do the decoding and then output as PCM, that should work though for those audio formats

That's what I was thinking. The pre-amp will only show PCM.
    
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Not because of any surround sound related things but I already have a tiny amount of buyers remorse and I have not even received anything. I think I got good enough deals on everything to sell them back at the same price if I choose to.

The thing I am wondering is if anyone thinks that this an Integra DTR-50.2 Receiver would make a better pre/pro than the Sherwood Newcastle?

Also I know the Integra uses Odyssey room correction, but I am not certain what the Sherwood uses.

I also care but don't know if I should care that I am forfeiting any video processing I would have got from the Sherwood or the Integra since for video my PS3 will be going straight to the 42" monitors only HDMI input and if I ever need more than 1 HDMI source I have a switch but don't really trust the quality of those anyways.

With the Integra I think I would have been able to focus all my amplifier money on the front 2 channels and let the built in 4ohm stable push pull amps do the rest of the work.

Wondering what you guys think... I believe I got all of this stuff at low enough prices that even just picking a better time of day and taking better pictures I would be able to recoup what I paid for the stuff on eBay.

Some of the amps I may keep to power the front 3 speakers anyways.

I don't care too much about the quality difference between the HD surround audio codecs since I think the PS3 handles them for me.
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the Integra is not a pre/pro. WHO IS GOING TO WANT TO BUY A SHERWOOD NEWCASTLE PRE/PRO FROM 2005? lol if you don't care about video or audio processing why even bother? just stop spending money.
    
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what kind of television do you have?
    
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the Integra is not a pre/pro. WHO IS GOING TO WANT TO BUY A SHERWOOD NEWCASTLE PRE/PRO FROM 2005? lol if you don't care about video or audio processing why even bother? just stop spending money.


I care about the audio processing which I think I made very clear. Thanks for the knock though. Looking at forums and sales of other processors and equipment I would say there is a very strong market for old equipment including pre/pro. Also I am not an idiot I know that the Integra is not a pre/pro but I also know what makes the difference between an entry level pre/pro and a receiver that is sold by the same company. I have been trained by B+K, Matin Logan, Sumiko, and countless other companies over 100HRs to be exact. Most of the emphasis on whole house audio and not so much great 2 ch audio. And for a company like Integra or B&K the difference between there pre/pro and there receiver is almost nothing!

I apologize that I thought there where nothing but adults on this forum. Obviously I have stumbled across someone who thinks you have to spend a billion dollars on things to have nice stuff. I paid $400 for a pair of Mozart Grand's have the picture to prove I own them. $600 for a Maestro, $600 for Haydn Grands, traded a crappy rc car for $1100 Jamo Concert Surrounds. Paid $75 for my RX-V3000 in 2002.

So while I may not have the money you have which means I can't go out and buy a brand new Emotiva XMP-1 (which by the way to the customers I used to have that would be considered garbage) I still love to have good sounding audio.

I also know that as far as amplifies go that excluding T/D Class amps amplifier technology is basically at a stand still. The parts that made an amp great 10 years ago (hell 30 yrs ago) ARE IDENTICAL TODAY!!! So you can waste your money on brand new stuff. I will pass!

It took me 8 years from the first pair of Vienna Acoustics to finally getting the Mozart's.

My questions where valid and I am so sorry that someone out there is trying to build a good sounding system for pennies on your dollars but deal with.

If you don't have something helpful to add then can it.

I would call this a nearly last strike for this thread... If people can't be decent human beings then obviously I was right about what I originally thought. Which is I can't get good Hi-Fi advice from an overclocking website.

Hopefully someone will prove me wrong.
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nice..

you want to set them up in a equilateral triangle.

http://www.amazon.com/Auralex-MOPAD-Isolation-Charcoal-speakers/dp/B0002D0B4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363033548&sr=8-1

these will decouple them from your desk so they won't vibrate and help angle them for better imaging. since they are rear firing you might want to move them away from the wall a little bit.
    
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nice..

you want to set them up in a equilateral triangle.

http://www.amazon.com/Auralex-MOPAD-Isolation-Charcoal-speakers/dp/B0002D0B4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363033548&sr=8-1

these will decouple them from your desk so they won't vibrate and help angle them for better imaging. since they are rear firing you might want to move them away from the wall a little bit.
They have little pads under them already, but you can't see them. They've got about 0.75" off the wall. I don't really plan on moving them, at least for a while. If I do, it'll be after getting floor stands to raiser them to my ear level. Thanks for the advice though.
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you want them at least the length of your hand away from the wall. that probably won't be possible. you don't have a lot of space to work with. if the speakers were front firing it wouldn't matter as much.

this is another difference maker.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001140OZ0/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p267_d0_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=19EEY85C4S61DYR0QQM3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846
    
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Not that I'm trying to be difficult or a pain, but what is so bad if the speakers ports are hear the wall? Aren't they simply for a bit of bass and ventilation?
I had my Polk 40's about the same distance, maybe a .25" more away, from the wall and never had a problem. My sub woofer definitely makes up for that.

I'm not looking for absolutely flawless audio. Just better than what your typical pc/computer speakers sound as.
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