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  1. Untold

    HiFi Suggestions

    Hi all! I'm in the process of looking to change up my current system, moving away from a valve amp to something a bit simpler. My current setup is as follows, and has been for about the past 7 years or so: Amp: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Speakers: Tannoy Mercury M4 Record Player: Audio...
  2. J

    Help with first hi-fi setup (Onkyo TX-2870)

    Total newbie here hoping to get some advice here on my first hi-fi setup, which includes two Micca MB42X bookshelf speakers, a single Micca MB42X-C center channel speaker, and the Onkyo TX-8270. All the speakers are advertised as operating between 4-8 Ohms, and the receiver has a pair of A & B...
  3. Ross Rona

    Bargain Any suggestions on eBooks for newbie gamers ?

    I just hit my 4th victory royal this week using the help of an eBook. This eBook game me tons of tips and tricks on how to master the game and get victory royals. I would LOVE for find more eBooks to expand my gaming skills as a newbie
  4. J

    Help with second hand speakers please

    I am after a bit of help, i currently have a denon 2309 7.1 avr which is working pretty well and i am happy with. I am currently using a budget Eltax jupiter speaker system which i have had for about 8 years. (2x tower, 1x center, 2x small bookshelf). Teamed up with a B&W AS2 subwoofer I want...
  5. Cars0n

    Newbie to the AV World. Need some advice.

    Sorry in advance if this breaks any rules, but I was having trouble finding sufficient information elsewhere, so I figured it would be best just to ask directly. I am still very new to this, as mentioned, so if you can dummy it down a lot that would be superb, as I am having a hard time...
  6. F

    Newbie question about micro stutter

    The stutter I’m referring to here is when 24 FPS content is fitted to 60Hz display. My question is quite simple: why the hell doesn’t the display adapt to a 48Hz or 72Hz output? Computer monitors have been able to output at custom refresh rates for decades, so why can’t TV’s do this? Or maybe it...
  7. D

    Newbie question on the HDMI 2.1 bug

    Hi all, I was all set to order a Yamaha 303 receiver when I was informed by a friend that it wouldn’t playback the DSD stream from a SACD over coaxial and that the audio would be downsampled. So this has now got me looking at AVR‘s in the hope that my devices won’t be hit by the HDMI 2.1 bug...
  8. V

    Question 15m HDMI Problems

    I have a pc (5700xt) to Onkyo TX-NR646 via 15m HDMI with suspect specs (link below) then to TCL 4k 60hrtz 55" Video works at 4k 30hrtz but audio cuts in and out, at 4k 60hrtz video+audio cut in and out periodically. A friend suggested using HDMI over ethernet powered transmitter and receiver...
  9. J

    New 5.1 buying guide

    Hi all, aspiring home cinema owner here. We’re about to move into a new house with an actual regular-shaped living room rather than the L-shaped room we’ve had for the last decade. I’ve decided to celebrate by taking the plunge on a 5.1 setup and, eventually, a new TV My current setup is as...
  10. S

    I need some advice doing my first purchase ever audio related

    Hi all! This post has been on a few forums already and it was always stated that my questions where off-topic. I hope this is (finally) the right place for my questions. This christmas I ordered myself a Fiio m6 DAP. I'm completely now to "Better than smartphone audio" things, and I'm looking...
  11. metasoar

    Question Newbie Needs Help: Laptop Hi-Res Audio System

    alright guys apologies for any naivety here, i am very new to the world of audio hardware despite being an obsessive collector of digital music for 20+ years now i am planning on establishing an audio system that makes the most out of my collection (at this stage, it's 99% FLAC both 16/24 bit...
  12. T

    AV Help - complete newbie

    Hi guys. Would really appreciate some help with the basics. Apologies if this has been written in the wrong group. I have recently purchased a projector, speakers and an AV Receiver Denon X2700H and have some basic questions on how it all works. I have never owned any of this equipment before...
  13. vitality7988

    Do I need to upgrade?

    Purchased an LG CX and an nvidia shield. I'm currently using a Denon x1100w and I'm wondering if I will be able to get the best audio and image quality. Previously all my inputs were connected to the receiver with a single ARC connection going to the TV. I now only have 2 inputs (shield and...
  14. choppah4

    Question AVR for LS50 Metas

    First time caller, long-time listener. Through the pandemic, I've started to dive into reading endlessly around audio gear, and now am committed to taking action. I want to start building a HT set up in my living room in stages. I'd like to first purchase: 1. Two bookshelf speakers (for L and...
  15. N

    Question Newbie question re projector and soundbar

    Hi, am looking at buying a projector (Epson TW7100 currently top of the list) and looking at a Bluetooth soundbar to go with this, as I want to have a compact set-up that's easy to put away - so trying to avoid going down the AV processor route. My question is, assuming the following set-up...
  16. T1berious

    DAC newbie question

    Hi there, I've been given the green light by SWMBO to get a DAC, my system currently is this: Audiolab 8300A Bluesound Node 2i Arcam CD73 B&W 603's There's also a HTPC in this mix and blu ray player. So a variety of sources but music is the priority. My budget is pretty rigid <£800. Apart...
  17. B

    Question Complete Newbie Hifi Setup Questions - Help Please

    Hi everyone, I am a complete beginner to the hifi world and have been trying my best to find answers on my own, but the more I research the more confused I seem to get. I'd be so grateful if you could please help with some basic questions to get me going. I am after a set up with the...
  18. B

    Could really use some help!

    So today, I upgraded my setup. I have a Project Debut Carbon 3 turntable, a Project Phono Box S2 preamp, and I used to have that hooked up to some Sony Powered Speakers. I decided to make the leap and get some passive speakers and a receiver. I got the Yamaha RX-A780 and some Monitor Audio...
  19. Stoofer

    Question Advice on first Hi-Fi purchase please

    Hi, I have multiple newbie questions, so apologies for the lack of knowledge. I’m (finally) looking to invest in a hifi system after years using various bluetooth speakers. I’m planning on playing the vast majority of my music through streaming services, probably tidal. My budget is under...
  20. Eugene Zekai

    Question Switching from K950 to AVR

    Hello everyone, I have been an avid follower of AVForums and frequently used reviews here for my work (i work for Samsung field force) but this will be my very first post. Long story short, I have had a K950 for some time now but hissing sound + quite rears with tv arc has been driving me...
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