APEX AD-7701 DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio/Kitchen Sink player in stock at J&R Music World!

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  1. KeithH

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    J&R Music World has finally received the APEX AD-7701 do-it-all player. It's $300. You can't order it on their web site, so you have to call them at 1-800-221-8180.

    No, I did not order one yet. I don't need it, but I am intrigued by it.
     
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    I am super curious to see how this player handles SACD. Multi-Channel in particular. I don't recall seeing any Bass-management at all in the users manual.

    I'm skeptical to say the least, but I will reserve any judgement until I actually hear it.
     
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    Ric, are you actually going to buy it?
     
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    "I don't recall seeing any Bass-management at all in the users manual. "
    Ric,
    With the money one would save you could easily add an Outlaw ICBM to this unit and have it all[​IMG] I'm intrigued by this piece as I'm sure others are. I'm leaving tomorrow night on vacation and by the time I get back my Theater Room will be done. It will be time for me to jump into either DVD-A or SACD, but with the new Apex player...I may give both a shot. If it's a POS, send it back....
    Jeremy
     
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    I wonder what this beauty (gulp) weighs.... gotta be at least 5 or 6 pounds. Whats your guess Keith? [​IMG]
     
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    Jeremy said:

     
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    Chip, regarding the weight, let me put it this way: J&R quoted me $4.95 for shipping and handling to Delaware. Now, Delaware is not far from New York City, but $4.95? When I ordered the 'C333ES from J&R back in April, I paid $20 for shipping and handling. 5-6 lbs. sounds about right for the APEX player. [​IMG]
     
  8. Andrew Beck

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    Does this mean that a higher quality universal player can't be far behind? If a pioneer or somesuch released a player with the features of the apex with decent quality at a $600-700 MSRP that had a street price in the 400-500 range i think they wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves.
     
  9. KeithH

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    Andrew, there has been discussion here and on Audio Asylum about Pioneer releasing the DV-747A "universal" player in Europe. It plays multi-channel and stereo SACDs as well as DVD-Audio discs and is a progressive-scan player. I don't know if it has HDCD or MP3 decoders, however. I doubt it has an HDCD decoder since Pioneer has never incorporated one into any of its products. Also, I haven't seen any comments as to whether the '747A has a DSD DAC for SACD. Anyway, there has been some talk that Pioneer will release a version of the '747A in its Elite line in the US next year. The CES is next month, so maybe we will learn more then.
     
  10. Chip E

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    Keith,

    That Pioneer could just be my next player if everything pans out... I'll move the 9K into the bedroom. I'm anxious too see what happens at CES..
     

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