AVR upgrade advice!

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  • polkerfanpolkerfan Posts: 110
    Wanted to give everyone one last update, but I last mentioned I was going with the YAMAHA RX-A2080, exchanging the 1080 for it. Well, I stopped in to BB tonight to check on the status of that order, and they informed me it wouldn't be until probably the 20th of December before it came in. Bummer. So, there happened to be a 3080 sitting about 10 feet away, which the salesman KINDLY offered to sell it to me for the same price Amazon had on Cyber Monday- $1..4K!! YES I BOUGHT IT! Couldn't pass that deal up! Wow,cant believe I just bought that beast.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    Congrats! Now you can stop that hunt, sit back and relax! GREAT CHOICE!
  • polkerfanpolkerfan Posts: 110
    You betcha, Clip. Thanks!
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,985
    Fantastic, now get a good pair of subs and post a review.
  • Nice!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • polkerfanpolkerfan Posts: 110
    SYSTEM UPDATE! So, guys, after ALOT of research, and considering all of the advice you guys gave (which I truly appreciate), I decided on the DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY Pro Sub 800 as my sub choice. Was able to hear it personally, and was extremely impressed. Small size, quality of build, room size and price point made the decision easy. Now, I have questions as to the best way to hook this sub up to my system. Of course, using a high quality sub cable plugged into the LFE jack, in my understanding, is best for movie listening. But there is this option for 'high level' speaker wire connections, which would involve running separate left/right wires from avr to sub, and then left/right wires to SUB from each tower speaker. Considering I want the best low end for movies AND music, what is the BEST way to go about this?
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,585
    The speaker level input is for if your AVR does not have an LFE or SUB out. Set you AVR to LFE+Main in the sub settings. Set your speakers to small and cross over to 80hz. Let the sub play the low end as it was made for it.

    Not a bad sub, at least its better than no sub. You should have given SVS or HSU a shot but for the price it's not bad.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    polkerfan wrote: »
    SYSTEM UPDATE! So, guys, after ALOT of research, and considering all of the advice you guys gave (which I truly appreciate), I decided on the DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY Pro Sub 800 as my sub choice. Was able to hear it personally, and was extremely impressed. Small size, quality of build, room size and price point made the decision easy. Now, I have questions as to the best way to hook this sub up to my system. Of course, using a high quality sub cable plugged into the LFE jack, in my understanding, is best for movie listening. But there is this option for 'high level' speaker wire connections, which would involve running separate left/right wires from avr to sub, and then left/right wires to SUB from each tower speaker. Considering I want the best low end for movies AND music, what is the BEST way to go about this?

    Use the LFE jack.
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