1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Help me decide next upgrade path.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Biller, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Kevin Biller

    Kevin Biller Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2000
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am looking at upgrade paths for better two channel sound. I currently am using an Integra 7.1 powering B&W602's in front but would like to replace them with N-805's this fall.

    Here is what I have considered: 1.Buy a two or three channel amp to power either the fronts or the front and center, using the integra as a pre-amp. A separate processor would follow eventually, but in all honesty it would be several years down the road. (I am thinking a rotel or a bryston would be a good fit)

    2.Buy an integrated amp (looked at the Krell KAV300i (150wx2)). I would hook my CD player directly to it, bypassing the receiver giving a cleaner source route. It also has a pass through mode, so it can be utilized to power the fronts for home theater as well. I am not sure how to incorporate bass management with this option though.

    I am not willing to have 2 separate systems for home theater and 2 channel, but would like the best compromise for both. If any one has any other options, I am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kevin Biller

    Kevin Biller Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2000
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Has no one walked a similar to road as myself? I am just looking at various options right now. My B&W dealer has the 1 year old Krell KAV300i on a trade in. I hadn't considered this option before.

    One clarification to point 2, the bass management is in reference to 2 channel listening, as the receiver will do the crossover with H.T.

    Anyone's suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     

Share This Page