I am really excited looks like everything will be here on Monday or Tuesday.
AVR- Denon 2112
Sub - HSU VTF 2 MK4
Fronts - Infinity Primus P363
Center- Infinity Primus C351
Surrounds - Infinity Primus P163 Bookshelf.
Right now I'll be looking up how to do proper setups for the best sound quality I can get. Any tips or reccomendations would be awesome. I hope this will last me a year or two, I get really into my hobbies and could see this being an expensive one in the future!
Learn to read, understand and love your manuals, particularly that Denon manual. That's the most important thing you can do.
You'll find most of your answers there.
Hopefully, this copy will get you started.
Last edited by markw; 08-08-2012 at 02:58 PM.
SPEAKERS ARX A5 (LCR) X 3
SIDES: ARX1b X 4
HTD: Level Three Monitors
SUBS: PSA XS30 X 2
RECEIVER: Onkyo 809, 709, TX-SR702
AMPS: EMO XPA-3 & 200, ATI AT602, ONK. M-282
DISPLAY: Panny 65GT50
PLAYERS: Panny BD-85, PS3 Slim
JUST ADDED: Panny DMP-BDT500
TURNTABLE: Sota Sapphire 111 with
Jelco SA-250ST and AT440MLa cart
MUSIC HALL Pa 1.2 Phono Pre
WHOLE HOUSE SS
BJC All Cables
CECIL WATTS: DUST BUG
You might want to make sure you have room where you expect to put these things. Receivers need some space above then to vent heat.
As for speakers, you might want to get started getting speaker cables in place. Generic 16 gauge from Lowes/Home depot should suffice. As long as you leave a few feet extra, you should be fine running it ahead of time.
While you're there, you might want to look at getting some banana plugs. Ten should hold you: Two for each speaker run. Nothing fancy, just something to make connecting the speakers easier. There's not a heckuva lot of room between the speaker connections on the backs of receivers and, trust me, you DON'T want a short circuit. Radio Shack might have some plain vanilla ones hanging on the wall as well.
Oh, when running wires, respect polarity. That means that if you have a copper and silver wire*, they go to the same terminals (black or red) on both sides of the wire. Banana plugs also have some ytpe of identifier, too.
FWIW, white tape (and a permanent marker) to label (both ends) what speaker wire is what will make your job easier both now and in the future.
Don't forget a subwoofer cable. Any interconnect with RCA plugs on each end will be fine, as long as it's long enough to go from the back of the receiver to the subwoofer. As with all wires, a few extra feet is fine. It sure as hell beats a few inches short.
You don't mention a source, but HDMI cables seem to be the standard for dang near anything nowadays.
So, you've got a few days to pull this together so when it comes you'll be ready to go. Like I said, the manual will tell you what wires go where on the back of the receiver.
* or some sort of diffrerentiation between the two wires.
Last edited by markw; 08-08-2012 at 04:44 PM.
Congrats on the purchase.
Make sure to read - there are plenty of good articles right here on the main site..
here are few highly recommended for beginners:
Basic Home Theater Setup Guide - Hooking It All Up — Reviews and News from Audioholics
Bass Management Basics
Setting the Subwoofer / LFE Crossover for Best Performance — Reviews and News from Audioholics
The Marriage Between the Subwoofer and Tower Speakers — Reviews and News from Audioholics
Receiver Setup and Connections — Reviews and News from Audioholics
and saved the best for last : BATPIG'S DENON-TO-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Thanks for all the info, buy 10 of the banana plugs you mean 10 pair? You guys really do a good job explaining to newbies.
Yea ten pair, ten wouldn't get you too far when you need four per speaker
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
I was thinking of those dual banana plugs (kinda like these), but for individuals, yeah, you would need 20.
Good catch. I'm glad to see you're using your head.
FWIW, I bought THESE and they work well. There are two screws opposite of each other which hold the wire in very well.
As noted in reviews, they do take a bit longer to get situated than other banana plugs, but it's almost always a do it once and done deal so that is coming from people that enjoy hearing themselves talk I think.
-Also I didn't have a small enough screwdriver at the time so I had to use a knife as a screwdriver. Assuming you have the right tools (small flathead) it's not difficult whatsoever.
A mess of stuff