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01-20-2005, 08:01 PM
Hi. I'm currently using a Harman Kardon 3480 2 channel stereo receiver as main home entertainment receiver. I have it hooked up to my Widescreen Toshiba HDTV via fixed audio outs. Components include satellite receiver, dvd player, PS2, vcr, etc. I've been reluctant to upgrade to a new digital 5+ channel unit, and Santa delivered the 3480 for Christmas. I robbed one of my two sets of my Pioneer CS 99a's off my old SX-1250 to use with the 3480. I really like these old speakers, but just want to make sure they are suitable for the new stereo, and that tv/dvd listening wouldn't have any ill affects on them. They are 100 watt, 8 ohm, 6-way speakers. The 3480 specs are 120 Watts per channel, 20Hz 20kHz @ <0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms.

01-21-2005, 04:07 PM
as long as everything is connected properly. I use an HK 3375 in a simpler av setup and it sounds great. How do your Pioneers sound? Enjoy.

02-14-2005, 02:40 PM
They sound really great. The horn and two super tweeters create realism very well for both watching tv and listening to cd's. I really love these old speakers. The v-max selector on the HK receiver is great for watching movies and HBO. It gives the effect of 5.1.

02-14-2005, 03:04 PM
I've been playing around with the idea of upgrading to the 3480. This v-max selector sounds very interesting. I think I'll start looking a little more seriously. Thanks for the info.