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HT preamps between $1500 and $2500?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul Gere, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Paul Gere

    Paul Gere Second Unit

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    My friend loves my AVM-20, but cost of the Anthem is more than he'd like to spend. What might be some good options in the $1500-$2500 range?

    Here's a little more on the applicatioin:

    Amplification: Parasound.
    Speakers: Paradigm Reference Studio 100's, ADP's and CC.
    Use: 2.0, 5.0 and eventually 7.1. Excellent sonic performance highly valued. Basic "set-it-and-forget-it user ... not a tweaker, so simple but solid and reliable performance is the need. Video switching is a must, not many source components involved, so tons of ins & outs not required.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    -Paul
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    B&K Ref 50 goes for $2250 - $2500. Rotel is $1500.

    Some people even prefer the Outlaw 950 over the Rotel even though it goes for only $899.

    Latest WSR also had new ones listed by Classe, ATI, Adcom, and Sherbourn, (and Atlantic Technology too).
     
  3. Michael Mohrmann

    Michael Mohrmann Screenwriter

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    Paul,

     
  4. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    you probably could get a sunfire TG3 at about 2600 or so...

    thats really simple to use....

    parasound has one in that range i believe

    adcom is coming out with 2, one came out, in that range...

    rotel's newest one should be at the highend of that range when it comes out...

    B&K has been pointed out...

    not sure waht the integra research goes for...

    not sure what the fosgate goes for...

    Rich
     
  5. Tom-K

    Tom-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I thought Newcastle was going to be releasing a new pre/pro in in the first quarter of this year. MSRP $1,500. Has anybody heard the status of this unit?
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Yeah, yeah! [​IMG] Actually, the Sherwood Newcastle was supposed to be out last fall, so that one should be on the list too...
     

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