Pre-Pro choice HELP!

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  1. John Meringolo

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    Once again I turn to you guys for much needed assistance. I just purchased a pre / pro - Carver Theater Grand series 1 for a very good price,$1,500.00. I know it is a well made and versatile unit but without even taking it out of the box I can see from some literature I have that it is not going to provide all the inputs I need. My goal was to replace a brand new Pioneer Elite #47-TX receiver that does not even have 1 hr of time used on it. What I am going to do here is list what I need and hope someone knows of a pre / pro that has all the features /inputs I am looking for.
    2 - s-video vcr inputs / outputs
    1 - s-video cable input
    1 - s-video monitor output

    1 - tape1 in / out
    1 - tape2 loop or processor loop
    1 - cd analog input
    2 - fiber optic inputs
    2 - coaxial inputs

    bass management / variable x-over adjustment
    speaker size choices
    am / fm tuner
    on screen monitor display
    5.1 ch inputs

    I hope this paints a fairly clear picture of my needs and I thank you in advance for any guidance I can get.
    DR JOHN
     
  2. John Meringolo

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    as an addition to the above the video in/out would obviously have corresponding audio in/out analog for the vcr's and the cable. Thanks again
    DR JOHN
     
  3. Angelo_Petralba

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    SONY 5ES
    used as a pre/pro of course.[​IMG]
     
  4. Bob Wilson

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    You don't set a price point but I would think that most any current pre pro would cover this. The Outlaw 950 and the Rotel 1066 are probably the least expensive (I think the Rotel has FM, I know the Outlaw does). A bit pricier is the Anthem AVM 20. It does not have crossovers which can be varied by speaker however. It can set croosovers at anything between 40 and 160 hz but it applies to all speakers set to small. The FM section is very very good (this coming from someone who owns a Magnum Dynalab tuner)
     
  5. John Meringolo

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    Thanks Angelo and Bob. When I mentioned the x-over I meant an overall setting as you mentioned above. As far as cost goes I figure about $2,000.00 would cover what I need. This would have to be after I sold the Elite and Sunfire units!
     
  6. John Meringolo

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    Would it make sense to anyone if I used the above Elite unit as a pre / pro? It does seem to have all that I need, I just wanted to get more power so I figured an external amp (ATI) with 165w/ch would do it.
     
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    John while the Elite will do what you want since you can afford to go with a true seperate pre pro I'd seriously give thought to doing so. The Outlaw has what you need but there have been complaints of a higher noise floor on some units. The Rotel 1066 lacks an AM/FM tuner but street prices are around $1300 so that leaves plenty of room in your budget to add a seperate tuner if need be...and you'd very likely get a much better tuner then what's normally included with modern pre pro's. The Anthem is a great choice but its higher then your budget but I will say I am very impressed with my Rotel
     

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