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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   zcar280z

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Posted August 20 2006 - 06:31 AM

Hi all, im a nobby to HTF, and possibly to upgrading my gear,i want to upgrade my Yamaha DPS-1 to ether B&K Reference 50 ,or Sunfire Theater Grand IV,or other best choice in that price range,My main amp is yamaha m-85,rears m-60 ,Adcom GFA-535'S for center an sides,using two Velodynes DPS-12 for subs, Nobby could use some help, Thanks Skip.Posted Image

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Seth=L

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Posted August 20 2006 - 07:52 AM

What is your price range? Outlaw and Sherwood have great deals and flexibility.

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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   zcar280z

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Posted August 20 2006 - 08:11 AM

hi Seth, about 2 to 3 k,or much cheaper if i can find on ebay, thanks for responding .Skip

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Seth=L

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Posted August 20 2006 - 01:27 PM

I would look into Anthem, Rotel, Adcom, Outlaw and any of the ones you listed. Outlaw brand new is a pretty good bang for buck. If you are a frequent music listener I would consider Rotel, I favor them above most in their price bracket. They both look and sound nice.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   arjun

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Posted August 21 2006 - 07:11 AM

B&K is my personal favourite. I have listened to the Rotel, parasound, sunfire and adcom and choose the B&K for its sound and flexibility.

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Posted August 21 2006 - 07:54 AM

I've owned or tried out B&K's, Rotels, Sherwoods, Outlaws, and even a few Lexicon units. IMHO, Anthem makes the best processors in terms of Price/Performance/Flexibility. Also, they have the best upgrade path on the market. In terms of sound, they are always near the top in music/movies comparisons, and they have great support and service. In other words, if you purchase one, you will not be disappointed.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   zcar280z

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Posted August 21 2006 - 07:56 AM

thanks for the input ,Seth

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   zcar280z

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Posted August 21 2006 - 07:58 AM

Thanks Arjun, great to know

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   zcar280z

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Posted August 21 2006 - 08:02 AM

Thanks Chung, thats the third time iv heard that about Anthem,looks like i need todo some rethinking

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Doug_

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Posted August 22 2006 - 05:44 AM

Having recently picked up the AVM30 myself, I am very impressed with its performance. The unit sounds excellent and has the setup options I only dreamed about with other processors.
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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   VAHiFi

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Posted August 23 2006 - 05:39 AM

I am also in the market to "step-up" from a Rotel receiver used as a pre-amp to a parasound 6 channel amp (1206).
I've narrowed it down the the following:
Anthem (higher end price range)
Rotel (middle of the road and known product)
Parasound (Same as Rotel)
Outlaw (lower price range)

Any thoughts about bang for the buck versus sound quality? I have (as many of us have) heard good things about Anthem, but it is a step up in price. My experiences have led to me to be a bit more fond of Parasound than Rotel based on my speakers (B&W CDM 1 NTs).
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted August 24 2006 - 05:25 AM

FWIW, while some consider the DVI inputs/output on the Outlaw an advantage, others believe that HDMI is predominant, and that this might be something to consider.

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Doug_

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Posted August 25 2006 - 11:15 AM

I bought my AVM30 used on audiogon for less than 2/3 the price of a new one. Buying a used processor may get you into the big leagues at the mid-level price...just use discretion in who you deal with; make sure they have a few sales and great feedback.
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