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post #11 of 15
Like I said, I'm no audio expert.

The DAC on the card looks to be better than the DACs on the receiver. With headphones, it looks like going straight from the card is the best option. The only way to really tell, is to try it yourself.
 
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post #12 of 15
For headphones, the receiver is going to suck. For audio, the receiver is going to suck.

I would pass on it and wait until you can find something of higher quality. I have a (1 year old) Yamaha RX V465 and it is decent. It at least has HDMI in (4) and an HDMI out. It does all Dolby audio sufficiently for my needs. It's driving some Definitive Technology speakers and outputting LFE to a Polk Audio DSW Pro 600.

I think the sound quality of these speakers is hindered a little bit by this very average receiver. I wasn't really looking to spend a lot of money on my audio equipment when I bought this setup. I will soon be blowing lots of money on audio stuff, though.

So honestly, I wouldn't recommend you waste your efforts on this equipment, even though it is really cheap. I think it would end up collecting dust.
post #13 of 15
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For headphones, the receiver is going to suck. For audio, the receiver is going to suck.

I would pass on it and wait until you can find something of higher quality. I have a (1 year old) Yamaha RX V465 and it is decent. It at least has HDMI in (4) and an HDMI out. It does all Dolby audio sufficiently for my needs. It's driving some Definitive Technology speakers and outputting LFE to a Polk Audio DSW Pro 600.

I think the sound quality of these speakers is hindered a little bit by this very average receiver. I wasn't really looking to spend a lot of money on my audio equipment when I bought this setup. I will soon be blowing lots of money on audio stuff, though.

So honestly, I wouldn't recommend you waste your efforts on this equipment, even though it is really cheap. I think it would end up collecting dust.
as long as those speakers don't have really low impedance dips and your room isn't the size of a stadium, that receiver should drive them perfectly fine.
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I ended up going for it. Talked the guy down to $50 for the sub, center speaker, and receiver. It is actual alright for what I am doing and I don't notice any sound difference. It has a pass-through mode so the sound is being decoded and processed by my sound card, sent out at 100% volume, and then sent to the receiver to be lowered in volume by the knob.

Now to figure out if it is worth using this sub with my current pair of speakers. Here is the sub. I currently have these speakers from my

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post #15 of 15
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as long as those speakers don't have really low impedance dips and your room isn't the size of a stadium, that receiver should drive them perfectly fine.
The quality of the amp is definitely not driving the speakers to their full potential. The DAC chip definitely is low quality. The speakers are not the best, but I am certain the receiver is holding them back.

I will hook them up to a Rogue Cronus Magnum I have up stairs tomorrow to be certain.
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