help me choose!!!

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  1. ilyak

    ilyak Stunt Coordinator

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    im in a position to decide for my audio electronics, my budget is aprox $1200,,,already have diva 6.1,5.1,and center,pioneer 47ai sacd/dvd/dvda player. (i have a 2ch amc 200watt solid state amp? should i just get another amc and stick with that?) I am mostly looking for audio quality, not ht(but still important). I was thinking about going just old dpl receiver/pre and running my dvd player in analog to just control volume and use dacs on my dvd player, but am not sure. Here are some equipment i found pretty deascent deals it seems like:
    sony tap9000es: $525shipped
    sony tae-9000es:$600
    Denon AVP-8000: $550???
    PARASOUND AVC 1800:$500
    Sony SDP-EP9ES:200?-$300???
    outlaw 950:$750???
    parasound HCA855: $500
    outlaw 750:$750 shipped
    forte: class a for cheap? any good?
    nad:

    any advice would be highly appreciated! need to make decision within this weekend, thanks
     
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    A former Denon avp8000 owner who upgraded to the big, bad 5803 said the 8000 can hold its own in 5.1 AC3 and 2 channel music, and would be a great option if you can live without DTS and the slight digital lock on certain DSS and DVD signals. They are going for under $500; add the AMC 100x3 for ~ 400, or get two AMC 2100 100x2 for ~ 200 each.

    The parasound combo would be very nice at $1k. As would the Acurus Act3 prepro for 500. You are playing in the price range where great value can be had for $1000-1200 used 5.1 separates.
     
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    so which one would you recomend as best value/best resale value for future and best sounding/musical?thanks!
     
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    While I have owned many receivers and prepros, I don't have personal experience with these two. I am a parasound fan, but would probably say the denon avp8000 should be a very good 2 channel dac/preamp. I'd lean towards the denon and two amc 2100 amps.

    Ah, you used the words "resale value"...that brings music to my ears [​IMG] Looks like these denon/amc items have depreciated alot already and should hold well from hear on; just make sure you get a deal.
     
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    do the amc's sound better than the outlaw?
     
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