Sony DA4ES mated with JBL NSP and SA-WM40...good choice?

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  1. Richard Moya

    Richard Moya Stunt Coordinator

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    After toggling back and forth for weeks now, I think thats the setup I want. Anyone have any opinions? I think the amp is overkill for the speakers, but at least I have room to upgrade the speakers later![​IMG]
    Anyone see a detriment to using this amp with this setup?

    Opinions appreciated

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    I don't think it would be a problem, if you don't like the sound at 1st you can tweak it to your liking.
     
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    I agree the receiver outclasses your speakers but it makes a good entry point for the upgrade spiral [​IMG]
     
  4. Richard Moya

    Richard Moya Stunt Coordinator

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    Bummer folks. I cant use this receiver. It will not fit the the wall unit we just bought. The WAF was contingent on it sitting in the unit. Im so bummed. I was ready to order for 590 shipped to my house. That was just a sick deal.
    Thinking of scaling back to and Onkyo SR700. I know its a big step back, but can anyone offer opinions on this?[​IMG]
     
  5. Richard Moya

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    Ok I think I got the FINAL finalists!

    BTW, I am really getting confused with the array of choices.
    I narrowed it down to these 2

    Sony STRDA2ES:
    I like the fact that I can "tune" it for my gear. I originally wanted the 4ES but cant fit in my wall unit. WAF went out the window with that.I have read the the 2ES may be a rebadged DB which would be a negative point.

    Onkyo TX-SR700
    Dont know much about this unit, but have read favorable reviews.

    either one will be mated to JBL NSP1, and SA-WM40 sub (modded)

    I really need someone with experience here to step up and give me some solid advice. I know Ive posted a few times, but it really, really is the last 2 choices for my budget and space restraints.

    I want to make sure I make the BEST decision seeing how I will be ordering online and dont want to deal with the hassle of returning in case I am not satisfied.
    My use will be about 70/30 HT/music.

    Your help is needed and appreciated.
     
  6. Richard Moya

    Richard Moya Stunt Coordinator

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    anyone?............
     
  7. anthony_b

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    I would choose Onkyo over Sony anytime !!
     
  8. Craig_Kg

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    The Sony 2ES is the STR-DB1080 outside Nth America. Don't let that turn you off - it is well constructed. I'm using mine as a semi prepro (main channels driven by stereo system) as I love the configurability.

    I have made it shutdown once in this config but that was when trying to reproduce lifelike SPLs for the opening TopGun sequences with the receiver poorly ventilated.

    Audition the 2 receivers thoroughly before making your final choice.
     
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    Where did you find the 4ES for $590 shipped?
     
  10. Richard Moya

    Richard Moya Stunt Coordinator

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    2 places were competing for a deal:

    Sammans was sending it to me for 555 plus shipping which ended up at just under 590. JandR was going for 599 shipped. Helluva deal in my opinion. I just wish I had the space to accomodate this beast. I have auditioned both the SR700 and the DA2ES (only a bit) considering the fact that I can fine tune much more with the Sony, I opted for the DA2ES. BTW, price from sammans shipped: 410. Once again a sweet deal I think.
     

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