Full control pre/pro?

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  1. Dennis B

    Dennis B Stunt Coordinator

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    Folks,
    I own a Marantz SR7200 that I'm using as a pre/pro and while I'm not really looking into pre/pros right now (I'm getting better speakers first) I was wondering if there's a reasonably priced pre/pro out there that will let you have fully adjustable controls and still be at least 5.1/DD/DTS, etc. No more fixed xover @ 100 Hz, 15 ms distance intervals, stuff like that. Geez, this almost sounds like Office XP, won't let you do anything on your own.[​IMG]
    Thanks.
     
  2. chung

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    Sony STR-DA5ES.
     
  3. Jerry Klawiter

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    The B&K Ref 30,
    See it here
    They can be found used at $1700-$1850
    Not sure what you mean by reasonably priced?
    Very cool and variable interface.
    Even control/set it up within windows with the B&K
    software suite.
    Works well under Windows XP
    One of the best values around and it's made in the USA[​IMG]
     
  4. Dennis B

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    Jerry,

    Thanks, seems like a nice unit. Do you have any idea how it would sound compared to my SR7200. I mean, the Marantz sound is very addicting in spite of all the other problems...
     
  5. Jerry Klawiter

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    I have not compared it with the Marantz.

    B&K is a very smooth/warm/detailed sound.

    I have had a Sony Ta-E9000ES and the B&K just blows that out of the water as to music, The Sony was to bright, although it had an in your face processor for the action movies.

    I also have a Denon AVR-5700, the Ref 30 is warmer then the Denon.

    It's to bad that B&K does not have any info

    about their Suite software online,

    I have never found it.

    If you check around you should be able to find

    somewhere to down-load it and check it out.

    Or stop by a deal and get a copy.

    It has a emulation mode, This way you get a good look

    of the workings of the B&K units, It supports most

    of their current products.
     
  6. Chris PC

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    New NAD receivers due out some time this year might have better bass management. Currently, NAD receivers have a 100 hz crossover. Hopefully they will provide at least a selection including 60 and 80 hz.
     
  7. Dennis B

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    Just out of curiosity, do the $10,000+ Krells, Lexingtons, etc have the kind of bass management the 5ES does?
     

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