JapanDave
Anyone know which adapter (male or female) you need to connect to RCA cables? Or better yet do you connect the cables to the input and not the looping out put?

I got my speakers today but I need the adapters, I wll have to order online b/c no shops around here carry this kind of stuff.

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JapanDave
Nothing?

Ah well, looks like I will just take a leap of faith and oreder what I think I need and just take a hit if I was wrong.



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Sean_W_Smith
Hi Dave,

I answered this the other day in the thread about cables...

Its RCA-Male to XLR-Male

http://www.markertek.com/Cables-Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Cables/RCA-to-XLR-Cables/TecNec-Cables-Connectors/SC100XR.xhtml

I hope this is only a temp solution.  I would have guessed you would have bought a pre-amp with XLR's.....

Sean



Silicon Valley, CA and Huntsville, UT

and Formerly Raleigh, NC. Loving the mild weather, hating the cost of EVERYTHING!
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JapanDave
Thanks Sean,

Those links are not working for me in the other thread. So I missed what you had suggested. And for a reason I don't know why the one above is not working either. I gather it is the Canare cables with the link being from Markertek?

But, you answered my question about it being male to male when using the RCA /XLR, it is much appreciated.

This is only a temp setup in the living room so I can hear the speakers, I will be ordering a a preamp, most likely the denon AVP-A1HDCI with 12 XLR preouts. Now that I have the catalysts and SubMersives are here my dedicated room can start on construction next week. (The builders needed the actual speakers the measure dimensions as they are going into a closed baffle wall. (Thanks to the designs of Dennis Erskine)

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Sean_W_Smith
Sorry that the links did not work dave... (some providers actually check IP addresses and dont display outside the US).  kinda weird for a commercial site though. 

I figured it would only be a temp solution. That Denon pre-amp sounds like a very nice peice of gear... Enjoying playing around with your new toys.... Dont you need the right power cables too or did mark ship you some Japanese power cables?

Sean
Silicon Valley, CA and Huntsville, UT

and Formerly Raleigh, NC. Loving the mild weather, hating the cost of EVERYTHING!
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fugueness
Also consider the Integra: http://www.integrahometheater.com/model.cfm?m=DHC-80.1&class=Preamplifier&p=i

If I were buying a preamp right now, that's what I'd get. But the HDMI 1.4 pre/pros capable of handling 3D are going to be out soon...

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JapanDave
Sean_W_Smith wrote:


I figured it would only be a temp solution. That Denon pre-amp sounds like a very nice peice of gear... Enjoying playing around with your new toys.... Dont you need the right power cables too or did mark ship you some Japanese power cables?

Sean

Thanks. Mark shipped Japanese power cords, but unfortunately they are the 3 pronged type and 99% of the 100v sockets are two pronged.(Unbeknownst to me)  I had my electrician come around and all I had to do was get some adapters which are sold at your local electric appliance store. (I have done that so that is sorted)

Actually the power cords that mark sent are a blessing in disguise, b/c they have ground. So in the new theater I am going to have the electrician install all 3 pronged and that should help with any grounding issues.

I bought the cables and they should be here this afternoon (only a few more hours to wait )  and I should be able to start a setup. Touch wood.

Fugueness, you would choose the Integra over the Denon? That really surprises me.

I love the look of these speakers so much, I think I am going to get a set for the living room when the veners are finnished.
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fugueness
I used to own the Halcro SSP-200 and have tested the Denon. It's a nice unit but in classic Denon fashion, slow to fix bugs.
It has a Volume Scaling Issue (about halfway down the page): http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/processors/denon-avp-a1hdci/video-tests-results
It is also 2 years old and due for an update.

If you listen to a lot of music, the Denon is going to be the better choice. For movies, they are about equal. The Integra can do 9.2 with height LR channels.

I would take the price differential and get a Terraform XL or a couple extra Submersives or something..

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JapanDave
I will deffinately take that into consideration. As I am a 99% HT person, it looks like I am better off with the Integra. Thanks for the advise.



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