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  1. Arron H

    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...
  2. Arron H

    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.
  3. Arron H

    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...
  4. Arron H

    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...
  5. Arron H

    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...
  6. Arron H

    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...
  7. Arron H

    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...
  8. Arron H

    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.
  9. Arron H

    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...
  10. Arron H

    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...
  11. Arron H

    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...
  12. Arron H

    Okay guys, what do you think of these B&W systems

    Nice choice on the 602s.
  13. Arron H

    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...
  14. Arron H

    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...
  15. Arron H

    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.
  16. Arron H

    Aci Force Or Titan

    Thanks, Alex, that's too bad. I was really hoping to try the Force up front and fairly close to the TV. As Steve suggested, I will contact Mike to ask some more questions about the do's and don'ts of placement for the Force.
  17. Arron H

    Bookself Speakers for 800-1K

    Jeff, I understand completely. Don't forget about the HTM2 center for $1000 list - I am using it with the N805s. The HTM2 is basically the N805 laid on its side. Going N805s can be expensive because you really have to have the right (somewhat expensive) equipment to drive them to there...
  18. Arron H

    Aci Force Or Titan

    Both look nice but the Force would work anywhere in the room. I have had trouble with the Rava - very hard to fit even an 18" cube into my living room. Price is also a factor.
  19. Arron H

    Aci Force Or Titan

    Jaime, thanks for the info. Based on the reviews, both appear to be very close mucically but the Titan sounds like it has a strong edge over the Force for HT. The reviewer really went out of his way to emphasize the loudness and believability of the HT bass of the Titan but was not quite as...
  20. Arron H

    Aci Force Or Titan

    I'm hoping that those familiar with both the Force and Titan can comment on the major differences between these 2 subs. Is it simply output or is the Titan better sounding than the Force? Are these subs magnetically shielded? I am currently using the following components B&W N805s - fronts...
  21. Arron H

    Internal Test Tones vs Calibration Disk

    The internal tones on my Rotel RSP1066 are very close to the S&V disc. No more than 1 Db difference on any of the channels.
  22. Arron H

    Sunfire Ultimate Reciever.....

    Not sure how your accommodate program works but I heard that Krell is offering a full value trade-in if you have an old surround sound receiver to offer towards a brand new Krell. The discount is supposedly directly from Krell, not the dealer.
  23. Arron H

    Sunfire Ultimate Reciever.....

    Out of all of those, I would also vote for Krell. Regarding Yamaha, I owned an RXV1200 for about 1.5 years. It was a good receiver but the fixed 90Hz crossover was really a drag. Also, S&V measured the RXV1200 at 47x6 all channels driven (advertised at 80x6). The flagship may be better. If you...
  24. Arron H

    B&W Nautilus 805's Does anyone own them?

    Also, Jesse, as Steve and Bob noted, there are other speaker options. Don't rush into a purchase - take your time.
  25. Arron H

    B&W Nautilus 805's Does anyone own them?

    Jesse, I would strongly suggest that you consider separates if you have the $$ to purchase a $4200 receiver. If you go with a receiver, you will need to replace the whole unit down the road. If you go with separates, you will only need to replace the processing - the separate amp should go for...
  26. Arron H

    Sunfire Ultimate Reciever.....

    Aside from the problems that others are alluding to with the Sunfire, at $4200 list, there are so many other options to consider. How about an Anthem AVM20 with the AVM7 power amp? Or a Rotel 1066, 1095, 1080 combo? There are many processors that list for around $3K or less that you could couple...
  27. Arron H

    B&W Center Channel Speaker

    If you do not plan to upgrade the 602s, I'd go with the 600 or a 602 for the center for timbre matching. If you plan to upgrade to CDM or Nautilus down the road, you might want to consider the CDM CNT or HTM centers right now. Especially so if you plan to go CDM down the road since the CDM CNT...
  28. Arron H

    B&W Nautilus 805's Does anyone own them?

    Mark, your system is almost identical to mine. I am using: 805s front HTM2 center 601s2 surrounds Rotel 1066 brain Rotel 1075 brawn Toshiba SD5700 DVD Adire Rava sub PVR508 Dish Network 32" Panasonic HDTV monitor Upgrades pending: 2 channel amp - probably a Rotel 1080 DVD...
  29. Arron H

    How good is a receiver for stereo music?

    Just curious, what equipment were they using with the PMC TB2 speakers in the dealer showroom? Room treatments and speaker placement are extremely important but the upstream equipment is also very important. You really have to factor in EVERYTHING that the dealer was using and also consider...