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New receiver some questions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by ayrshiredude, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. ayrshiredude

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    Hi

    I am thinking of replacing my older Pioneer receiver for a new one and have been considering the Pioneer VSX-1015 as a possibility. I have some questions which I hope someone can help me with though.

    I currently have a Pioneer VSX - D608 which is a US model that I have had for a few years now. I Using it with a set of Kef 2005 Eggs and a Pioneer DV 550 DVD player.

    Am I likely to see a big difference in sound using this new receiver? OR is the difference going to be small. I have never really been that impressed when listening to Dolby Surround material and am hoping that the Prologic 2 will have a wider sound field as the old one sounds very narrow to me.

    I also have a set of Pioneer Dobly Digital Headphones an notice that some (not the 1015) have a dolby headphone setting. Though I find the quality of these headphones to be excellent, I have never really been able to notice much in the way of surround sound, just very wide stereo. Is this because I am not using a Dolby Headphone amp? I though that connecting the headphone base station optically to the source it did the decoding.

    Are there any similarly priced amp/receivers that I should be considering also, I did quite like the idea that this one is THX certified though not sure if at this price that makes a huge difference.

    Any help or advice will be gratefully received.
     
  2. ayrshiredude

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    can no one offer any help or advice?
     
  3. chedmaster

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    the dolby headphone supposedly makes any standard set of headphones into surround sound, your headphones are much more advanced than this so it wouldnt help you!

    as for the difference i have no idea :)
     

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