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need help with amp decision

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SavoyR, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. SavoyR

    SavoyR Agent

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    hi guys right now I have a delima and I'm seeking advise. I'm using M&K speakers the s125's all around, my amps are the aragon 8008st,and the 8008x3 I want to upgrade to 7.1 but I'm not sure what I want to do with my amps should I add a 2 channel amp and get the 8008bb or mkll? or should replace the aragon's and get the cinepro 3k6se and the 1k2se/xc? or go for bryston 9BTHX amps and the 4bst between these amps which one do you recommend?main interest are 60/40 movies and music and is there much of a difference between the cinepro 3k6se and the 3k6lll? by the way what do you think about the new digital amp from bel canto? BTW I love my aragon's but if I can do better I 'm willing to upgrade. P.S. other consideration is the theta dreadnaught.
     
  2. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    From what I hear, those Bryston amps are totally solid! Cinepro too. If you're itching to do an upgrade, sure go ahead and replace all your amps with a new line, but if you're satisfied with the Aragons, just add as many channels as you need.
     
  3. SavoyR

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    thanks Richard anyone else with helpfull amp advise?
     
  4. Ricky T

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    IMO Aragon, Bryston, Cinepro are in the same class; comes down to personal preference. I think you should get another 8008. Maybe an 8008x3..drive an SVS sub, and you never know when you might need the 8th speaker!
     
  5. ThomasW

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    How's this for a suggestion?
    Stick with Aragon. Then hang on for about 6 months and you'll be able to upgrade the Aragon 8008's internally, with new driver cards that are a non-global feedback design (Think Ayre and Theda). No these aren't going to be available from Mondial/Klipsch. Details will be announced when the product is ready for public consumption. The target is a cost of $500-$750 for a stereo pair of the new driver cards. They will fit all 8008 products ST, BB, 3B and 5B and Palladium.
    If you have the bucks just pop for an Ayre V-6 now. It will lay waste to the 3 amps being discussed
     
  6. SavoyR

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    Tom what do you mean by non-global feedback? and is Aragon considering adding this to there ampilfiers?
     
  7. SavoyR

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    just bumping up
     
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