Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

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  1. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a local dealer here in the Phoenix area and he said the price was $3199 and the upgrade price was $3499 or something close to that. I was wondering what others have paid for this unit at their local dealers? Thanks for the help.

    Mike
     
  2. Robert Reid

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    very curious to this question myself.

    Robert
     
  3. Luke_Khuc

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    I had thought about buying this pre/pro awhile ago and did some research on the net. I talked to Haweye Audio (an authorized dealer in Iowa) and the store manager/owner told me that I could get 20% off (you'd pay around $2,500 before shipping cost, which is much less than tax).
    I know some people here have bought this pre/pro for much less by going to Canada [​IMG]. Good luck.
     
  4. Camp

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    This thread ought to be helpful for me too!

    I'm not 100% sure I will go with the Anthem yet but I am attempting to price it. My nearest dealer is 4 hours away and it's been a pain in the ass finding a dealer willing to do business with me unless I'm a "local customer". I thought businesses would jump at the chance for a $2500 sale...guess not!
     
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    Camp,
    Why don't you try to ask them to ship through mail to you? I live in MN but Hawkeye in Iowa said that they would ship it to me.[​IMG]
     
  6. Bill Wilkins

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    I paid $2500 + tax as I purchased at Stereo Center in Flint, MI. $2650 out the door and I picked it up.

    Robert, tried to email you but your address didn't work.
     
  7. Robert Reid

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate it!![​IMG]
    Robert
     
  8. Robert Elliott

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    Oh no,

    Sonic Frontiers will likely be calling these dealers and questioning their sales. Price just went up, I am sure.
     
  9. Chris Muellen

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    Mike, Luke and Bill - silver or black?

    - Chris
     
  10. Camp

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    I went for the Black Face Plate-looks great.
     
  12. MikeAF

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    Chris,

    If I decide to go with the Anthem I will get the black faceplate as well. I'm also considering the new Aragon Stage One but it doesn't appear to have Zone 2 outputs, plus it uses RCA to DB25 cables for DVD-Audio or SACD input, and I'm not quite sure if this is good or bad. I haven't really began looking closely at the Anthem yet but I guess it's time to read all the threads.

    Mike
     
  13. Robert Elliott

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    Thanks Mike,

    I was looking at the Aragon and was wondering what the hell is that for (the BD25 connection) as I have never seen 5.1 channel inputs that looked like that.

    If you got the dough and like features, Anthem or Bryston kick butt and look great. Running on empty, the Outlaw performs where it really counts. Me, I am going to Canada at some point and get me a Bryston. I may have an Outlaw budget but I have expensive tastes...and I am fiscally irresponsible.
     
  14. Camp

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    What does the Bryston go for in Canada? Isn't it significantly more expensive than the Anthem in the US?
     
  15. Robert Elliott

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    The Bryston is $3800 retail in the US. Both Anthem and Bryston can be picked up cheaper in Canada. Exact price? I don't know. Our Canadian neighbors do and I hope to leverage their dealer contacts when the time comes. Ethan is one who has crossed the border to pick up equipment.
    I could however point you to a Bryston SP-1 right now for $2475. Of course, it would cost a few bucks to get it upgraded to the new SP-1.7 if you felt it necessary and I certainly would want to demo it (a gratuity if you will). [​IMG]
    I, myself, would buy it right now but the wife would shoot me for spending the vacation money.
     
  16. MikeAF

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    Robert,

    The new Bryston SP 1.7 looks like a very nice unit but I have no dealers around here that I know of. I may add it to my list as well. The only reason I'm even considering the Aragon is I have a friend who may be able to get it for me for a very good price. The Bryston may be more than I care to spend, even the Anthem may be more but we'll see how I make it through the summer and how my wife feels. I do plan on at least demoing the Outlaw and maybe I'll just be satisfied with that. Decisions, decisions!!

    Mike
     
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    The Anthem looks amazing...do you guys think its worth the extra cash over the Rotel 1066 and the Outlaw? Perhaps more features etc. but does it sound THAT much better? I want one!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The Anthem is the Swiss Army Knife of pre-pros. With the upcoming upgrade, it's got just about everything one could want except Logic7. It appears to be more future-proof than the Rotel and Outlaw. To me, that's worth the extra cash. I'm having a tough time deciding between the Anthem, the Bryston, and the Tag McLaren.
     
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    I paid $2899 for mine. Got the Silver. Love it.
     
  20. Camp

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    Well...Hawkeye Audio won't sell to me either:

     

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