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What receiver should I buy-please help!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by arielshiran, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. arielshiran

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    Hi,
    I bought a set of Energy Take speakers (the new series) consist of 4 Take SAT, 1 Take LCR and a S10.3 subwoofer. Now, I need to decide on the receiver which will be connected to this set of speakers.
    The models I consider are:
    1. Marantz 5500 (or the new 5600).
    2. Denon 2105 (or the new 2106).
    3. Harman Kardon 335.
    4. Onkyo 602 (or the new 603).
    5. Yamaha 757.
    I will use the receiver for both watching movies, TV, etc and for listening to music about 50% each.
    I saw there are many threads dealing with lip-sync and I wanted to know what it is and what models I mentioned support it.
    What model would you choose if all of these ones were about the same price?
    Thanks,
    Ariel.
     
  2. pragmatic

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    The yamaha is very well respected amp for both audio and music.
     
  3. arielshiran

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    and explanation about lip sync and its importance will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  4. arielshiran

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    nobody had/have the same dilema as me?
     
  5. Geezer

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    Are you using it with a Plasma or LCD?
     
  6. RonBurgundy

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    you need to find out if it has a delay function on it. if it does not it will seem as though you are watching a badly dubbed foreign movie and the lips will move before the sound comes along!

    had a demo the other day which pointed this out and it would definitelyt drive me up the wall if i had shelled out all that cash and was getting this!!
     
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    lip sync means you can delay the audio if the picture seems not in sync with audio, its a great feature and only offered by Yamaha in the low budget recievers category, its def worth getting!
     
  8. arielshiran

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    from the ones I mentioned which has lip-sync?
    Don't the Onkyo 602/603, Denon 2105/2106, Marantz 5500/5600 or HK 335 have it as well? I am not sure but some of these models (if not all of them) should have this feature. If so, which one of them is the best buy?
     
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    The HK is worth considering for one specific reason: they have a logik7 surround system that is their answer to Dolby Prologic II. It is very effective indeed and the sound dispersion is impressive; PLII sounds totally flat in comparison. Sonically, TV is a much-improved experience and it would be difficult to go back to PLII now. The HK also sounds very good to me with both movies and music.
     
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    Both of the Marantz models have Lip-Sync. Dont know about the others but i would assume they do.
     
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    Actually it's the other way round, you hear the sound THEN see the lips move and that's what makes it so distracting. The brain is used to hearing things slightly after seeing the event due to sound travelling much slower than light. With the progressive scan circuits of projectors, LCD, Plasmas etc taking some time storing a couple of frames of video, processing it and then displaying it the sound has already left the speakers before the image is produced. Amps with master delay function hold back sound to all speakers a user variable amount to match the sound and video again.
    This won't help if the DVD itself was mastered with a lip sync problem (unless you go into the menu and match it to that particular disc of course).
     

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