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Hi all,

I have Denon AVR-1507, Moudaunt Short Avant 904 Floorstand for my front speaker and Jamo Surround 100 II for my surround speaker. I really new in the area and have zero experience regarding the setup.

My questions are:

1. If I tried to do the auto setup using the microphone supplied by Denon, the surround sound can hardly be heard. What seems to be the problem?

2. Does the Jamo Surround 100 II is too small compare to the MS Avant904? I bought it because the seller told me it will suit my Denon.

3. The seller also said that MS Avant 904 can use bi-wire cable for better sound. Does the Denon support bi-wire cable?

4. I don't have any sub and center speaker yet and planning to buy it when I have fund. I read earlier in one thread here that Center speaker must have similar tone with the front speaker. What is the recommended Center speaker and sub for under GBP300 each?

Thank you in advance.
 

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[quote user="kokeropie"]

1. If I tried to do the auto setup using the microphone supplied by Denon, the surround sound can hardly be heard. What seems to be the problem?

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That's probably about right - most people run the surrounds at much too high a level, and the Denon's probably setting them just right to give ambience, rather than being distracting. You can always turn them up a bit if you prefer...

[quote user="kokeropie"]

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Does the Jamo Surround 100 II is too small compare to the MS Avant904?
I bought it because the seller told me it will suit my Denon.

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Yes, they're fine for now, but you could usefully upgrade to the Avant 902i speakers at some point. They're around £150 a pair.

[quote user="kokeropie"]

3. The seller also said that MS Avant 904 can use bi-wire cable for better sound. Does the Denon support bi-wire cable?[/quote]

Yes it can. See my answer to this post for more information on how to do this.

[quote user="kokeropie"]4. I don't have any sub and center speaker yet and planning to buy it
when I have fund. I read earlier in one thread here that Center
speaker must have similar tone with the front speaker. What is the
recommended Center speaker and sub for under GBP300 each?[/quote]

Obvious centre contender is the 905i, which we've seen advertised for about £120, and that would almost leave you enough of your £600 total budget for the MS909W subwoofer, which is about £500. If that's pushing it, try the MS309i instead - it's about half the price.
 
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Hi Andrew,

Thank you for replying. I really appreciated and the answers give me better understanding for home theater. As for bi-wire cable, I interested in using the 2-to-4 bi-wire configuration.

kokeropie
Does it matter which cable goes for bass or treble? I know that on the MS Avant904, there are 2 pairs of jacks, high and low. Which cable goes to high (treble) or low (bass). And as for the Denon, it should be only 1 pairs of jack for each right and left front speaker, am I right?

Thank you in advance.
 

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[quote user="kokeropie"]
Hi Andrew,

Does it matter which cable goes for bass or treble? I know that on the MS Avant904, there are 2 pairs of jacks, high and low. Which cable goes to high (treble) or low (bass). And as for the Denon, it should be only 1 pairs of jack for each right and left front speaker, am I right?

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No, just make sure you've removed the jumper links between the terminals (ie linking the two red terminals together, and the two black ones) and ensure the two speaker end plugs marked red go to the two positive (red terminals) on the speaker, and the two black ones to the two negative (black) terminals.

Yes, one pair of plugs for each speaker at the amp end, as in the Nordost picture here, where of course the 'black' cables are blue!

 
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Hi Andrew,

Thank you for the reply and the advised. The bi-wire setup was a success and I feel that it gives more bass for the front speaker. And for the surround, yes indeed the manual adjustment make it sound better.

Thank you again and really appreciate it :)
 

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