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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Yoon Lee, Jul 2, 2002.
what pre/pro do you have. And, what do you like about it and not like about it?
Lexicon DC-1, and I like everything about it, especially Logic7
lexicon mc-1, and i don't like, i LOVE it. can't find anything on this unit what i wouldn't like. regards, holger
Anthem AVM-20. Great stuff, features out the wazoo and fantastic performance. Is there a point to this thread? -or is it just a poll?
Another vote for the Lexicon DC-1. Surpassed only by the other siblings in the line.
Sherwood Newcastle AV-P9080, I really like it. It's got exactly the inputs and outputs that I need and want including a switchable MM/MC phono input. Clean analog modes for all preamp functions, no digitizing happens unless I use a DSP. This means nice clean stereo sound for Phono and DVD-A stereo as well as 6 channel in. It's like the pre was custom made for my system. No bells and whistles, just solid quality audio gear. My only complaint is the ergonomics are kind of funny and the remote control absolutely sucks. That's easy enough to fix, a OneForAll Cinema 7+ takes care of business.
Sunfire Theater Grand II. I love it and can't wait for the upgrades to TG III to begin. The only thing I really don't care for is the width of the remote and no headphone jack.
Marantz AV560U. WHy do I like it?? I was able to pick it up for $400US NIB. And it came with the Marantz RC2000 MKII remote which is $185US itself. It maybe no Lexicon or Anthem, but it does what I want it to do just great. Coupled to a Rotel RMB-1066 I'm in Seperates Nirvana
Camp, it's just a poll; I'd like to know what pre/pros people use when they take seperate route, since there are lots of discussions about power amps but not as much as on pre/pros except for a few latest products. (i.e. Rotel 1066 or Outlaw 950) I guess, unless you use $3000+ pre/pros, there is not much of point of using dedicated pre/pros?
Sony E9000ES Except for the lack of 6 channel inputs I love it. Brian
B&K Ref 30 Love: amazing with 2 channel music, all the sound processing modes I can use (can't swing more than 5.1 in my apartment), infinite customizing options, good price Hate: acts as a mini space heater (more of a summer concern), horrible customer service and website (good luck trying to find out about upgrades) Would like it to have: balanced inputs/outputs, 24/192 DACs, video scaler/doubler (this is based on the current crop of pre/pros that are beginning to introduce this technology) Cheers, Brian
Outlaw 950 and love it. Sounds fantastic, does a good job handling the video but lacks certain controls and settings.
Rotel 1066 and love it. It replaced a Sony TA-E9000ES which was good but lacked a lot of the functions the Rotel can do like second zone and newer formats like 6.1 and PLII etc.
Lex MC-1, bought for $2250. Love - soundspace and flexibility. Does all I need for creating a nice soundspace from CD. Almost unnoticeable. _zjt
Okay so I am a little biased
EAD Theatermaster 8000:
Reasons For include-
-Best looking piece Pre/Pro on the market without question
-Best 2 channel performance arround (I like it better than the Lexicon MC12 by a sizeable margin)
-Tara Labs Octopus for 8 channel analog pass through for for SACD of DVDa
-Superior DACs and DAC board
-Did I mention how beautiful this peice sounds
-5.1,6.1,6.2 (with stereo subs), 7.1 and a multitude of other combinations. I prefer 6.2.
-Awesome touch screen remote
-Awesome HT performance
-Cost, if you are counting your coins.
Have a look for yourself:
Anyone else auditioned one of these guys???
Meridian 565/562v Love Trifield Ambisonic Flexibility Don't Love Confusing setup After 8 years, Meridian stopped providing upgrade for it. Would get it just for Trifield.
Would someone please contact me when a post appears saying "I have xxxx and don't like it." I won't hold my breath waiting. Larry