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b&k ref 50?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Frank joe, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Frank joe

    Frank joe Stunt Coordinator

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    i am going to purchase the b&k ref 50. any thing else i should look at in the same price area????????? frank.
     
  2. Darrel McBane

    Darrel McBane Second Unit

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    What's the price on the Ref 50?
     
  3. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

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    Do a search on the forum. I am sure you can find hours upon hours of information dealing with this topic.....

    R~
     
  4. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

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    The Ref 50 retails for $3200. For that money I would look at the Bryston SP-1.7 or maybe a slightly used Lexicon MC-8.
     
  5. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Ref50 retail is just under $3k.
    Can be purchased for 25%/30% off or more from authorized dealers.
    It only take a bit of leg work. [​IMG]
    -Jerry
     
  6. Heath_E

    Heath_E Stunt Coordinator

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  7. jason-celaya

    jason-celaya Agent

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    I have a REF 50 and I think it is awesome, the problem have all been worked out. If you do not have a sub EQ it has a notch filter than can really be helpful in getting a flat response in a room.

    The Anthem, B&K and Parasound C2 are all pretty close. It's just personal preference in my mind. If some audiofile folks can barely tell the difference between Outlaws 950 and Lexicons...most likely these 3k or so controllers will be comparable.

    If you are more into music though I would buy the Bryston as it has a amazing analog pass through as I am told. No video switching with it...that may be good if you have a out board scaler anyways.
     
  8. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Jason,
    You may already understand this, for those that don't know the Ref50, you have the choice to shut down any unused video switching.
    Or completely omit it from the pathway altogether.
     
  9. Robert Franklin

    Robert Franklin Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a friend that has the REF 50. I played a copy if the THX Ultimate Demo Dvd and on the DTS soundtrack of the podrace it was better than the sound in the Senator Theater in Baltimore, MD. Lucas and his collegues approved that theater among other theaters in the country to see Episode I. When I went to the showing of Episode I, I met people from California.

    Anyway, the sound that this baby puts out is extremely clean. Especially with SACD!!

    RF

    Buy it!!
     
  10. jason-celaya

    jason-celaya Agent

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    Jerry, i wasnt aware. How do you do it? I dont use any video switching.....id love to turn it off
     
  11. Mark C.

    Mark C. Supporting Actor

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    Rotel now offers the RSP-1098 pre/pro in the $3,000 price range. Go to rotel.com
     
  12. jason-celaya

    jason-celaya Agent

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    cool, figured out the video off thing....another nice feature.
     
  13. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Jason,
    Happy to read you found it. [​IMG]
     

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