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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   Mike_Jo

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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:12 AM

Hi... wondering what is warmest sounding mid-price receiver (closest to tube sound if that is even possible) for somewhat bright sounding speakers with ribbon tweeters. Denon Harman Onkyo Rotel Yamaha Thanks in advance for your suggestions

#2 of 30 OFFLINE   KyleGS

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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:15 AM

IMO of those- the HK's sound the "warmest".

#3 of 30 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:25 AM

Marantz 2270 ......
http://www.classicau...ue/mz/2270.html

You can get them on ebay for $100-$200.
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#4 of 30 OFFLINE   Yogi

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:28 AM

HK, IMHO
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#5 of 30 OFFLINE   Topher

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:51 AM

I have to question the argument of warm/bright electronics. As long as the power supplies are supplying clean constant power, then shouldn't it be the same no matter the brand? Does this have something to do with something other than the amps? The DAC's? If someone could give a good reason, maybe it would make sense to me. I have heard so called warm and bright receivers with similar power output on the same speakers and couldn't tell a difference. Maybe I just don't have the golden ear? I am fully open to anything here, I just never understood it myself... not saying it isn't true.
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#6 of 30 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:54 AM

I'd arrange them as follows from warmest to brightest... Harman Rotel Denon Onkyo Yamaha Of course if tube sound is really what you're looking for non of those will really do that for you. What I'd suggest then is to buy a cheaper receiver that sounds reasonably warm and then add a tube power amp for the mains.

#7 of 30 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted January 20 2004 - 06:06 AM

Ummm...why did you buy 'bright' speakers? If you own them, maybe a bit of room treatments are in order.

#8 of 30 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted January 20 2004 - 06:08 AM

Topher ... 2 amps with identical specs powering the exact same source through the exact same preamp should sound pretty indistinguishable you would think. There are more to receivers than amps however. The DACS, as you mention, in A/V receivers, and the preamp in both A/V and 2-channel receivers to mention a couple.
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#9 of 30 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted January 20 2004 - 06:30 AM

What does it mean when it sounds "warm"?
Newbie here but is that a gay thing?Posted Image

#10 of 30 OFFLINE   David Moritz

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:43 AM

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#11 of 30 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:52 AM

James, "warm" usually refers to a receiver that emphasizes the vocals/mid-range while toning down the treble a bit. "Bright" is more treble, less mid-range."A gay thing?" Where did that come from? Never mind, I don't want to know! Gene
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#12 of 30 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:59 AM

Maybe James and gene should get together!
You're both in the SF Bay Area, you know!

Wait a minute!....."gay?"....." SF Bay Area?"
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#13 of 30 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted January 20 2004 - 08:41 AM

Hey Rob!!! Some things are funny. That ain't! People elsewhere think everyone out here knows all about computers (Silicon Valley) and are expert wine tasters (Napa Valley) and, of course, we are all goofy! I'm none of those things! (not that there's anthing wrong with it!). I know you were only joking, but I had to put a stop to that line of thinking tooth sweet! (that means fast). Have a great Day! Gene
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#14 of 30 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted January 20 2004 - 08:48 AM

Living in SF, saying is that some "gay thing" is okay. I am not gay, married but my wife has a bunch of gay friends and sometimes, I am clueless when it comes to some of the words they use and they tell me, it's a "gay thing". Bigots have no business living in SF so sorry if I sounded like one.

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Posted January 20 2004 - 08:48 AM

David, What is the best price you can get for a NAD T513? Do you know what chip it uses?

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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:10 AM



You forgot the quiche! Posted Image

Hey .. it's cool! I am ex-Bay Area transplanted in San Diego Posted Image
I get the same shit from my wife's relatives back in Arkansas!
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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted January 20 2004 - 11:33 AM

Hey James. I know you didn't mean anything by it. I was just confused by the way it was used. By the way, I owe your wifes friends an apology. "Goofy" was terribly in-appropriate (shame on me!). And Rob, I can't stand Quich either! You would think I was in the wrong place but I just love it here. Anyway, to get back to the issue at hand. I have an H/K 520, an Aiwa DV-75 and an Onkyo HT-500 and there is a difference in sound. The H/K is warm the Onkyo more neutral and the Aiwa brite.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#18 of 30 OFFLINE   Joel()Les

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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:18 PM

David: this is from NAD's website:
When I used their Dealer locator, I could not find your shop. Did I miss something? FWIW, DMC is a sponsor of this board and authorized dealer. I would click on their link and contact them about pricing.

#19 of 30 OFFLINE   Kevin Alexander

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Posted January 20 2004 - 01:35 PM

HK definately.
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#20 of 30 OFFLINE   Mike_Jo

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:02 PM

Wow! Thanks for all your inputs. Actually I am gettng Aurum Cantus speakers from China. I read that they work better with tubes so I will be using an integrated tube amp for stereo listening. However, I will still be using the same speakers for HT or multichannel audio so i presume that the tubiest sounding receiver will match it most. At least the receiver should be good for music and HT too. Do not have the luxury to test the speakers so I will just base is on your suggestions. BTW Aurum speakers uses a ribbon tweeter How are HK receivers? Are they good hmm... better than denon or rotel? (please do not kill me for asking) given my choice in music - i.e. warm.




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