updating pre amp, recommendations?

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  1. Anthony.L

    Anthony.L Extra

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    I think I may look into updating my preamp, since my current one doesn't have any inputs for 5.1(analog). I currently have the following:
    AMC Dolby Digital Pre Amp
    ATI1505
    NHT2.5I

    What would be a good preAmp for Music and Movies. I want to stay under $1500.00

    I have looked at the Outlaw and NAD on line.

    Thanks in Advance !!
     
  2. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    You might be able to find Rotels' 1066 for under that and even it's replacement for that matter.

    I would also check into Sherwood Newcastles' new pre-pro.
    It has a great feature set.
    Check it here...

    http://www.sherwoodusa.com/prod_p965.html
     
  3. Joe Mollura

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    Anthony,

    I'm selling a Rotel 1066, check out the Hardware for Sale section if your interested.
     
  4. Anthony.L

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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
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    If music is a high priority for you, check out the updated Audio Refinement Pre2-DSP.
     
  7. John-Tompkins

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    Please do yourself a favor and audition the Integra dtc-9.4..There is a good review at audioholics.

    Ive had to many pre-pro's and receivers used as pre-pro's to mention but Im gonna go ahead and say it...plain and simple the Integra dtc 9.4 can not be beat for the money ! on sonics or features
     
  8. Anthony.L

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    How is the Adcom 830? I found a demo for $699. Is this a good deal?

    Thanks Again!!
     
  9. Anthony.L

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    I read some reviews and it seems the Adcom GTP830 has some background hiss. I will check out the others recommended.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Alan*B

    Alan*B Auditioning

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    Outlaw is excellent for the price. THe B&K REf 50 just had a big price reduction so you might get one in your price range. Look at the Fosgate pre-pro also. Nice piece- can get it at substantial discount.
    Alan
     
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    I second Rotel and B&K.
     
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    The B&K Reference 50 is a wunnerful unit, but I don't know where you can get one for
     
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    I'll throw out my personal vote for the NAD T163. I own it and love it in my setup.
     
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    I've owned the Rotel 1066 and now own the Integra John mentions. I've also heard the B&K quite a few times. Not to bash the others, because they are very nice units, but, for me at least, the Integra 9.4 is absolutely a great processor for the money. There's also a very positive review at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Again, this is only my opinion, but at least try to audition the thing. I got mine for $1650, but you may be able to do better.

    A couple of factors that might sway you away from the Integra: (1) not firmware upgradable (2) Rotel is absolutely amazing in my book as far as being responsive to its customers. I haven't found Integra to be this way at all. Haven't had any occasion to deal with B&K, so I don't know here.
     
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    There have been quite a few people on the forums claiming that their dealers have the B&K for ~$1500. My dealer does not. [​IMG]
     
  16. Anthony.L

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    I found it online in a place in NJ for $1595, but I don't know if the dealer is authorized.
     
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    If the sell online they are not, if they are just advertising what they have, they might be.
     
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    Mike,
    I will check with that local dealer I told you about to see how much it is going for....

    They said there was a price drop and the Ref50 goes for $1,998
     
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    B&K does not authorize online sales.
     
  20. Mike_Skeway

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    My dealer has them for about that price, about the same as MSRP. [​IMG] But I have been working with them quite a bit lately and they have been starting to pop the discounts in for me, so we will have to see what I can get one for.
     

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