Mastering Home Theater

ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Ninja
21 each is high.
You could use any of these from Monoprice...
...all single cables, not stereo, but good Copper conductor, insulated, etc. ;) I use the High Quality ones for my subs. Good cables.
You could buy old Rat-Shack RCA cables like I'm still using! :p
 
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bedelk

Enthusiast
What settings do I need to adjust in the menu to account for the Carver taking over the surround channels? I will read the manual, but i'd love some advice/tips/secrets of the pros.
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Ninja
just run you room correction. let it select your levels and distances. if you don't want room correction on after that, turn it off.
 
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bedelk

Enthusiast
PLEASE HELP!!! I setup the Carver av 405 last night, making sure to plug it into the correct outlet on my monster power 3600. I was all excited as it sounded excellent, but then i noticed a steady hum coming from the 3 speakers that I connected (FL, C, FR). I decided to troubleshoot to no avail, below is what I tried.

What we know: When powered on the amp does hum a little, but only audible when close.
Troubleshooting:
1) I unplugged every device (7 others) in the Monster Power unit until only the AVR and Carver were left plugged in (buzz remained)
2) I fiddled with the volume level on the AVR, the hum does not change volume, but is audible over dialog on screen (buzz remained) so as to render it unwatchable
3) I moved the Carver to another outlet and tried connecting my phone up through the proper cable. I ran speaker wire to a Bose speaker (from my garage) that I had lying around and here's what I found.
- The speaker does not hum when connected to the Carver when it's powered on
- I plugged in my cell phone (using rca cable adapter) and didn't initially hear the hum, but after a few seconds it was back
- The hum disappears when the RCA plug is disconnected and the carver remains on.

It doesn't appear to be a ground loop as everything started plugged into the same Monster Power 3600. Does anyone have any ideas?
 
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Movie2099

Junior Audioholic
It's all RCA interconnects going from the Pioneer to the Carver AV 450. I'm more looking for a suggestion on which ones to purchase (brand, length, etc.) and where to purchase them from? Both the AVR and Amp will be in my 12u rack.

I've seen some on Monoprice for $21/piece... but i'm open to options.
I have the Monoprice RCA's and they work great. I narrowed my options down to either Monoprice or SVS. Both make great RCA cables for pretty cheap. Mine are just 3ft long since all my components are close together.
 
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bedelk

Enthusiast
Do ground loop isolator RCA cables actually work? Not sure if it's a ground loop, but it's not going away... even after connecting the Monster Power grounding post to the chassis of the Carver AMP
 
ellisr63

ellisr63

Full Audioholic
PLEASE HELP!!! I setup the Carver av 405 last night, making sure to plug it into the correct outlet on my monster power 3600. I was all excited as it sounded excellent, but then i noticed a steady hum coming from the 3 speakers that I connected (FL, C, FR). I decided to troubleshoot to no avail, below is what I tried.

What we know: When powered on the amp does hum a little, but only audible when close.
Troubleshooting:
1) I unplugged every device (7 others) in the Monster Power unit until only the AVR and Carver were left plugged in (buzz remained)
2) I fiddled with the volume level on the AVR, the hum does not change volume, but is audible over dialog on screen (buzz remained) so as to render it unwatchable
3) I moved the Carver to another outlet and tried connecting my phone up through the proper cable. I ran speaker wire to a Bose speaker (from my garage) that I had lying around and here's what I found.
- The speaker does not hum when connected to the Carver when it's powered on
- I plugged in my cell phone (using rca cable adapter) and didn't initially hear the hum, but after a few seconds it was back
- The hum disappears when the RCA plug is disconnected and the carver remains on.

It doesn't appear to be a ground loop as everything started plugged into the same Monster Power 3600. Does anyone have any ideas?
Maybe the Monster is the problem. I had a Monster power amp years ago that had a hum, and Monters solution was to use a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter. I returned the Brand New amp and never bought Monster again.

Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
 
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bedelk

Enthusiast
I"m confused... you're saying that you used a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter where the Monster plugged into the wall? The monster power center that i"m using is not an amp.
 

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