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#405093 - 06/05/14 12:58 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: J. B.]
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Loc: Taiwan (yes, that's in Asia :)...
Originally Posted By: J. B.

can you translate so we can all benefit?


wow.... how the hell did that happen? haha... Here, lets try this again.

http://www.crownaudio.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4459

I give up if this still doesn't work smile

-Howard

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#405100 - 06/05/14 03:10 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: iloveturbo]
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Originally Posted By: iloveturbo
Originally Posted By: Socketman
Honestly I wasn't trying to put down the XLS,


Don't worry it's not like I own Crown stock or anything.

But I got an idea for fun, I am going to disguise my XLR2500 by placing it in a heavy aluminum chassis and see if my audiophile friends will like them better... Pure experiment! :P



This should be funny I am sure. I hope you follow through it will be a great prank on your friends . Something I have toyed with in my mind was having the ability to switch out someone's amp without their knowledge and see if they actually notice a difference. This would be the ultimate blind test in my opinion.
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#405112 - 06/05/14 08:38 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: iloveturbo]
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That would be mean
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#405115 - 06/05/14 10:26 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: brwsaw]
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
That would be mean


Potentially embarrassing depending on your stance of whether all amps sound the same.
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#405117 - 06/05/14 11:12 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: Socketman]
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Update:

After some research, I settled on a Yamaha CX-A5000 as my pre. Since this is going to be a 50/50 HT and music. ESS SABRE32 is too good to pass up. I also like the fact yamaha runs cool. This is also important as my Onkyo runs hot. The only weakness is that sub doesn't have XLR output like AV8801 does. Not a big deal, but it would have been nice to have that as I do not plan to . The room correction software that comes with yamaha also is somewhat controversial. For fine tuning I plan to use REW with MiniDSP UMIK-1 anyway.

-Howard

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#405118 - 06/05/14 11:30 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: iloveturbo]
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The Yamaha is a nice preamp and a really good price and it is on my short list as well. The AV8801 is at the top but so is its price. I would really like to see how the emotive xmc-1 works out should it actually ever see the light of day. I just received a Antimode 8033s II and will try it this weekend and make my first attempt at using the room correction portion of REW . If I find there is an improvement I will move up to a mini dsp eventually. If I can take the sub eq out of the equation that will change which pre I choose. I am sure it will be great, I read some great magazine reviews about it.
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#405119 - 06/05/14 11:31 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
Originally Posted By: brwsaw
That would be mean


Potentially embarrassing depending on your stance of whether all amps sound the same.


Not all the amps will sound the same regardless of topology/class IMO. There are always the good , the bad, and the ugly ones. My guess is that if money is no object then everyone's choice would be vastly different. When reality factors in, the diminish return on investment is always going to be different for everyone. I have tons of friends who think I am crazy to even consider using pro amp in my setup. But again I am these are most likely same people probably laugh at me for spending that much money on audio brand they never heard before called Axiom smile I based the purchase on solid spec, price per watt, not brand or assumption. If Crown XLS doesn't work out or they don't live up to my expectation, I will sell them, as simple as that smile

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#405138 - 06/06/14 01:23 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: iloveturbo]
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Howard, I appreciate your posts and enjoy following your journey.

Cheers!
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#405165 - 06/07/14 12:39 AM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: brwsaw]
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
That would be mean



I'm just thinking how pissed I'd be to find out someone had messed with my system.

I don't even tell people where the remotes are kept or how to use them.
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#405619 - 06/18/14 12:07 PM Re: M100 or LFR1100 [Re: iloveturbo]
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Update:

Spoke to Brent and was told my speakers are in the chamber testing and should be on the way to me soon. In the meantime, I received the Crown XLS units. Few quick camera shots...







what, no banana plugs?


I don't think so :-) Time to break out my favorite tool.


Mission accomplished.

Tomorrow I will open this sucker and see what the fuss is all about. I ran a quick test (iphone to RCA) to confirm everything is in working order. Yes, this thing sounded wonderfully with M80 paired in dual mono setup. 2400W X 2! I think this is a little overkill.

-Howard

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