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Old August 8, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Heh... well have fun figuring it out.... My first digital i/p amp (used pioneer) had just the opposite problem.... it had both coax and optical inputs, but for the life of me I could never get the optical to recognise the signal.

My new cheepo Onkyo OTOH, kicks freaking ass in spite of a supposedly low output wattage... little bit low on bass output, but still manages to drive a pair of D7s once the volume is pumped.... ;)
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Old August 8, 2010, 08:06 PM
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I tried googling those speaks are they Snell D7's?

And I'm sure this is preaching to the choir but don't you use subs to fill in the bottom end instead of making your mains produce all the base?
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Old August 9, 2010, 05:18 AM
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Cerwin Vega D7 (http://www.oaktreevintage.com/web_ph...eakers_web.jpg ) so no.... sub is not required.... ;)

These are my young lad's speakers, I'm running a set of Polk SD 1s which again don't really require a sub.

I'm more of a 2.0 kinda guy. :)
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Well a potential alternative would be to just pick up a relatively inexpensive (even maybe used) PCI or PCI-E x1 card to use as a sound card even though you'll be making the receiver still do a majority of the audio processing.

Personally i've had no issue with onboard sound (optical out) with asus (exception is a dying mobo south bridge) or gigabyte but i guess it also depends on which 'kind' in the line of motherboards from each company as well.
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I'm more of a 2.0 kinda guy. :)
Well everyone's entitled to their own opinion... even if it is wrong!

j/k

And subs done 'properly' add, not subtract, from the sound quality. Speakers that are designed just to do the bottom couple octave are left to do what they do best and it frees bass duties up from your mains - reducing their distortion. Problem is most people don't do subs right so it just goes boom and rattle and sounds completely disconnected from the music. Just sayin'...

Arinoth, that's certainly an option but I want to shuffle some equipment around to make sure I know exactly where the issue is befor I look into spending money on possible solutions. But as I said the pressure really isn't there since the O/B sound is really pretty good. Not quite as good as in a mid-fi receiver like an HK and certainly not as good as a high quality dedicated DAC but for playing rockin tunes while I'm woodworking out in the garage, it really doesn't leave me wanting for too much.
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Are those D7's still available newish?
I used to hear those at my neighbors house growing up and LOVED them.
Styling, sound etc, all fantastic.

A good sub definitely does compliment the mains, but mains of the D7 quality, etc. Tend to not need them as much. 12"/15" built in with double 6"/8" mids, ya. Incredible and LOUD hahah.
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