Just joined the ranks..too..AVM-20 owner!

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  1. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Well, in about 3 weeks when my dealer gets it.

    If anyone in Boston has been considering this piece, email me and I well tell you where I got it.

    There are no dealers in Massachusetts.

    The price was very nice.

    Next up:
    Rotel RMB-1095
    Rotel RB-1090
    B&W N804
    B&W NHTM (trad-in my HTM-2)

    Marc
     
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    marc, what is an NHTM?? is that the signature edition?? or an HTM1??? what is it??
     
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    Looks like you've got yourself a very nice system! I'm jealous. I only have the Rotel RSP-976. Not a lot of flash, but an excellent unit regardless. I also have the RMB-1075, which is a tremendous amp. The 1095 should rock.

    Regards

    Mark
     
  4. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Sorry Rodney, sometimes I just type to damn fast and for a terrible speller, that is a bad idea. I did in fact mean the NHTM-1. When everything is said and done, I thing my house will explode/melt. I have been waiting a long time to do all this so I am soo excited it has finally begun.

    Marc
     
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    Marc,

    What color AVM-20 are you getting? Mine is silver; much prefer it to the black.

    Do you have a decent source player for music, assuming that's important to you? The rest of your system is set up very well for it.

    Doug
     
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    I went for silver also. I really want this peice to stand out from the rest (not just sonically).

    I have the panasonic H1000 as transport and Denon DVD-1600 (run through Monarchy audio DIP 24/96). I have MIT cables on the denon 5.1 out but am switching to silvercats for the mains and center.

    Pre to amp cables are silvercats for mains and center, then generic silvers for the rest.
    Marc
     
  7. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    Marc_E,

    Congratulations!!! My three weeks came and went on Tuesday but I got mine today. I preferred the black and it is much better looking in person than it is on the website. It was very easy to set up and sounds great so far though I am having one problem I hope my other thread will provide the answer to. I hope you're three week wait goes as fast as mine did.

    Mike
     
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    Marc,

    Congrats on the AVM20. Let me know what you think when you get it.

    Do you have the N804's yet? I heard the B&W setup at Natural Sound, Framingham using N804 mains on Lexicon MC-12 and it sounded very good. If you make it down there for a listen, I would value your comments on your Anthem vs the MC-12.

    Gil
     
  9. Marc_E

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    I do not have them yet. Order is AVM-20, Rotel amps then N804s so in about a month I will have them.
    Marc
     
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    Mike Loiterman Stunt Coordinator

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    Put a desposit down on Saturday. Should have it in a week and a half.
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    Congrats. Do most ppl mate the AVM20 to Rotel amps here?
     
  12. Marc_E

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    Well, my dealer called me today and IT IS IN! A week and a half early! I'll have it tomorrow! I can't FREAK'n WAIT!

    Saturday I will get the Rotels (1090+1095) and BLAM! I will let you all know the improvement over my Onkyo tx-ds989 then next month I will let you all know about the addition of the N804s!

    It's gonna be tough sleeping tonight and a long day at work tomorrow!

    Marc_E
     
  13. MikeAF

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    Marc_E,
    When you get the Anthem hooked up do me a favor. Check your software version, it should be 1.16 as mine was when I got it last week. Also, do you have a 7.1 set up? If you do, set your mains and center to small, the sides to small-dipole, and the rears to small, put it in Surround EX mode with The Phantom Menace and see if you're getting sound out of the right rear speaker. Mine did not play the right rear speaker in this configuration and was told it was a problem with the 1.16 software and they were working on a fix. If I put the mains to large there is no problem but I'm hoping you can confirm this problem. Or anyone else with a newer 1.16 version of the Anthem with 7.1 setup can confirm the problem as well?? Thanks, and you won't be disappointed in the sound, it's awesome and I have absolutely no regrets. Enjoy your new toy.

    Mike
     
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    I do have a 7.1 system so I will check it out for you mike.

    Marc
     
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    Howard_S,

    I am using Bryston amps with my AVM-20 and have no regrets.

    Chris
     
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    DAMN! It looks like monday will be the day.

    I am SO impatient.

    Marc
     
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    Marc,
    The worst part is the waiting but the sound from the AVM20 is great and the wait will be worth it. Thanks for checking into my situation when you get a chance. I would also like to know what your speaker calibration levels are when you get them set to compare to what I have. Hope the next two days go quickly for you.

    Mike
     
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    Slow as hell. That's how they are going. What is worse is that I still need to pick up the Rotels and I can't do that until I have the Anthem because I am trading in my onkyo 989 against the Rotels and I may not do that until Wednesday!!!
    It will be over soon. I can't wait.
    Marc
     
  19. Howard_S

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    I'm thinking of trading in my 49tx for a AVM20 right now but that would mean I woudl be getting Anthem amps. Still the AVM20 doesn't have everything that I want right now in terms of processing. Hope the upgrade will come out soon.
     
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    Why must you have anthem amps? The beauty of separates is you can marry an pre amp to any amp of your choosing/taste. Even if you buy an anthem amp, you can get a different some time down the road.

    I think the upgrade is less than a month away.

    Marc
     

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