Options besides Rotel 1066 in Canada

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  1. PhillipC

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    Just sold my Denon AVR3300 receiver and was hoping to upgrade to the Anthem AVM20. Unfortunately finances dictate otherwise. So now I'm thinking of the Rotel 1066 pre/pro. How about the Audio Refinement DSP 2? Are there any other pre/pro's to consider up here in Canada? I have thought about the Denon AVR 3802 since I loved the sound of the 3300. However I have external amps so that would probably be a waste. I would love to upgrade the 2 channel sound from my 3300 and was wondering which pre/pro would offer the most significant improvement in that area?
     
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    What's your budget? There's really little that competes with the rotel that's available right now in its price range.
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    It would be about $2000 CAN.
     
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    That pretty much leaves you with the Rotel or a receiver acting as a pre amp. I will say I'm very impressed with my Rotel and its easily better then the receivers I was using and the Sony TA-E9000ES it replaced.
     
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    How does it compare with the Denon 3802. Or how about the Audio Refinement Pre2 DSP or Pre5?
     
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    I haven't heard the Audio Refinement but I'm familar with the Denon sound and IMO the Rotel is easily better in 2 channel modes and I have zero issues with it for movies...esp in the 7.1 modes.
     
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    What kind of deal can I get the Rotel for now?
     
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    You should be able to get it for under $2000 cdn tax incl.
     

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