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#150285 - 10/27/06 05:11 AM How would you spend...
muttsinparadise Offline
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Registered: 10/13/06
Posts: 52
Loc: Hawaii
...up to $3k USD on separate DSP/controller and amplifier for an M80 7.1 surround setup with EP500 in a 3500 cuft room? Assume that any unused dollars are put toward increased buying options for other components, so that diminishing fidelity returns are weighed fairly, as in the following series:

Outlaw 990/7125 $1900
Outlaw 990/Sherwood A965 $2600
Outlaw 990/7200 $2750
Outlaw 990/2200 (7) $2820

Feel free to suggest other brands and thanks for nuturing a budding addiction.

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#150286 - 10/27/06 09:08 AM Re: How would you spend... [Re: muttsinparadise]
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Are you going to run m80's all the way around or just as mains?
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#150287 - 10/27/06 12:31 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: muttsinparadise]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
I have the 990/7125 in a room that is half the cubic footage of yours (16x14x7.75) and it does so well at modest volumes that I bet that it would be fine for your bigger space.

You could go with the 7700 and its 200 WPC, but I'd put the extra money elsewhere (DVD, HD-DVD, display, etc).
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#150288 - 10/27/06 02:24 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: muttsinparadise]
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Registered: 04/10/04
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I'd check into the Emotiva Reference Series for $2199. I just ordered this system myself.




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#150289 - 10/27/06 02:31 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: mrnomas]
muttsinparadise Offline
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Registered: 10/13/06
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Quote:

Are you going to run m80's all the way around or just as mains?



...should have specified - vp150 center; 4 qs8's. Wow, those Emotiva's look impressive - will definitely check them out!

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#150290 - 10/27/06 03:21 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: Sutter Cane]
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Quote:

I'd check into the Emotiva Reference Series for $2199. I just ordered this system myself.




Hey Sutter, I was under the impression that the amp(IPS-1) was not ready to ship until the first of November? Did you call in your order or something?

The MMC-1 is appears to be similar(sound quality) to the flagship DMC-1, but with a few less features.

Anyway would like to hear what you think when you get the combo. Especially interested in how the amp performs...
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#150291 - 10/27/06 03:47 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: richeydog]
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Richey,

You could be right, I honestly don't know. When I called I told them what I wanted and they took down all my info. They did not say nothing to me at that time. I guess I'll keep an eye on my email, cause I'd like to think they'd email or call if it's not available right now.

I may just give them a call back later on today. At anyrate, yeah I'll keep everyone posted. I plan on doing a little review on it once I receive it and get everything up and running.

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#150292 - 10/27/06 06:08 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: Sutter Cane]
richeydog Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
Cool. Look forward to a review of some sort.

Muttsinparadise, Outlaw gear is well thought of around here. Great customer service and nice performance makes it worth checking out. Don't know if you really need 200w per channel. Might be worth asking the Outlaws if they will let you trade up if you aren't satisfied with the 7125. That way you'll get what you want.

The Emotiva stuff is nice as well. The DMC-1/MPS-1 has been around for a few years and is well regarded. I'm thinking the MMC-1/IPS-1 combo that Sutter linked would be a positve choice as well...since it is based on the same technology as the BigDogs(DMC-1/MPS-1) Too bad there aren't any reviews on it yet. Hurry up Sutter!
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#150293 - 10/27/06 07:57 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: richeydog]
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
Ah dunno, Ive been pretty impressed with the B&K AVR507 I put in our theater. But I didnt really look into getting seperates.
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#150294 - 10/27/06 08:58 PM Re: How would you spend... [Re: Haoleb]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3875
Loc: Up yonder
Well if I do this again, and I’m sure I will………

I’d probably buy a mid level Yamaha 7.1 AVR. I haven’t look at them in a while so I don’t which model. I’d want it to have HDMI switching though. I don’t want video processing, just switching. I like the Yamaha’s audio options. They seam to be one step ahead of the rest of the pack with functions and user options. I’d use the Yamaha for a processor and I’d pick up a good three channel amp to drive the mains and center. I’d be looking for an amp that would put out around 300 WPC at 4 ohm. Any AVR should drive the surrounds and backs. No need to waste money on a big assed amp for them.

In a year or so I’d peddle the AVR and get another mid level AVR with all the new bells and whistles of that year…..like HDMI 1.3 / or whatever it is then and HD Dolby / DTS…..

The three channel amp should be good for a decade.
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