Recent content by Arron H

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    Amp Upgrade

    I've had my current setup for about 6 months. My most recent addition was the 1066 prepro and the 1075 amp. Can't believe I'm already back asking questions. I am bi-wiring everything already. Not sure if I notice a really huge difference with bi-wiring. I'm not sure I'm willing to try the...
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    Denon vs. Rotel

    Honestly, THX ultra certification does not mean that much. You should a/b both and go with what you can afford and with what sounds better to you. What speakers will you be using? Rotel/B&W work very well together.
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    Amp Upgrade

    Okay, just want to add a few more thoughts: 1. Since my speakers crossover at 3 Khz, my current 1075 splits the 120wpc in a ratio of roughly 85:15. This equates to 102w below 3Khz and 18w above 3 Khz. 2. The only thing that would change with a 200wpc Rotel 1095 would be the amounts, not...
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    Amp Upgrade

    Just wanted to add that my current speakers are: B&W 805s (mains) B&W HTM2 (center) B&W 601s (surrounds) As indicated in the first post, all are 2 way speakers. I should note that I would use 2 1075s ina passive bi-amping arrangement rather than active bi-amping arrangement. I am not...
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    Amp Upgrade

    I am considering an amp upgrade but am not sure what to do. I currently have a Rotel RMB1075 (120w x 5). I have a 5.1 system with no plans to go to 7.1. All of my speakers are 2 ways with the internal crossover on each at 3Khz. Here is the question. Should I add a second 1075 and bi-amp all 5...
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    B&W to Replace/Update Nautilus 800 Series?

    If they do come out with an updated/new 800 line, I will be the first in line for a discounted pair of 805s or 804s in order to have the current Nautilus line all the way around. I have 805s up front, an HTM2, and 601s for surrounds. I have no desire to upgrade to the new line, very satisfied...
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    Sony DVP NS725P vs. Denon DVD-1600

    Honestly, I'm not sure about the Sony players. I just bought the Denon 1600 via Crutchfield and so far, I am very impressed. I had the Toshiba SD5700 and to my eyes, the PQ seems dramatically improved. I am bypassing the 1600s DACs by using the optical out to my Rotel 1066 and so, the audio...
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    New DVD Player, How much of a difference will it make?

    I'm really looking forward to the new player (it should e here Friday). Good news on the BQ of Denon.
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    New DVD Player, How much of a difference will it make?

    Jack, I believe so. I do rent quite a few movies but try to run the cleaning disc per the recommendations. I have ordered a Denon 1600 - planning to move the Toshiba to the bedroom. I am somewhat worried about the build quality of the Denon. The BQ was the only thing that seemed to come up as a...
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    New DVD Player, How much of a difference will it make?

    If it is just the universal aspect, I'll go with a less expensive player. Jack, the SD5700 has a freezing problem. At first, it would freeze for a few seconds and then resume playback so that you would miss a few seconds of the movie. Now, it is locking up completely. You have to stop the...
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    New DVD Player, How much of a difference will it make?

    My current DVD player, a Toshiba SD5700, is on its last legs and I am probably going to need to buy a new player soon. What I am trying to figure out is whether to buy a more expensive player in the $1000 range or look at the lower priced models in the $300 - $500 range such as the Denon 1600 on...
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    Okay guys, what do you think of these B&W systems

    Nice choice on the 602s.
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    HT has demo dvd............... DAREDEVIL!!!!!!!!!

    For me, the best part of this movie was the opening sequence with Daredevil's origin retold. The kid playing young Matt Murdock was very good. It reminded me of the Frank Miller/John Romita, Jr. 5 part mini series "The Man Without Fear." When he wakes up after the accident and hears those...
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    HT has demo dvd............... DAREDEVIL!!!!!!!!!

    I watched the DTS version of Daredevil last night and I agree, Terence, tons of the bass that you can feel. The heart beats are very cool. Some of the fight scenes seemed cooked. I can't believe that a Ben Affleck punch can make the whole living shake! Oh well, guess you just have to forget that...
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    Adire Dharman vs others

    Scott, don't forget about the Adire Daeva. It combines the output of the Dharman but it's in a sealed enclosure like the Rava. Supposed to a very impressive sub. I think that Adire is offering a really good introductory price on the Daeva as well.