Lateral move from dc-2 to sacd/dvd-a compatible preamp

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  1. Eric_Hopewell

    Eric_Hopewell Auditioning

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    I'm looking to possibly move to a new sacd/dvd-a capable player but can't do either with my Lexicon dc-2. I hate to say goodbye to the performance of the Lex but can't afford to go to a mc-8. I figure the dc-2 would fetch around $1500 and wondered what might be available for around that price that would be close to the Lex in performance with the six channel inputs needed for dvd-a/sacd.

    I have access to a Cary Audio P-7 for $1300 but have no experience at all with their gear. It would be a blind sale. Does anyone have any experience with the p-7 or any other possible recommendations. Preowned suggestions around $1500 are definite possibilities. Thanks to all.

    Eric
     
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    Why not look for a Sony TAP-9000ES preamp?

    Then you can use that to control multchannel sourced volume and still use your Lex for processing.
     
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    That's a good idea. I failed to say that I have been doing that off and on for about a month with no success. Also considering exploring a 6 channel input upgrade from MSB. Should work the same as the upgrade for DPL processors to handle DD/DTS. I was just looking for other opinions/options as well.

    Eric
     
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    What do you mean by no success, Eric?
     
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    Sorry, I meant that I haven't had much success locating a Sony ta-p9000. But one showed up today on Audiogon for $475 obo. Does anyone have any links to info on the ta-p9000. I read a Stereophile review but it didn't show any back panel picture and I'm a bit confused about the 5.1 and 2-channel bypass inputs. Feel free to clarify but here's my understanding: It has two sets of 6 channel ins that are controlled by the tap, one set of 6 channel ins that are bypass and another set of 2 channel ins that are also bypass.

    So: use one set of 6 channel ins for dvda/sacd using the preamp controls and the 6 channel bypass ins for the dc-2's outputs. The second would pass the dc-2's signals untouched to the amp. Is this correct? Thanks
     
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    The DC-2 goes to the bypass 5.1 input. The DVD-A/SACD goes to the active 5.1 input. The TAP acts like a controller for your system. I have one and a Lex MC1, awesome combination for high-res audio and Logic7 home theatre [​IMG]
     

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