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#265443 - 07/05/09 01:25 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: grunt]
zero002021 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
Posts: 41
Loc: Boston, MA
Good to know. I'll post the link here, and use the Deals thread to post other deals I find in the future.

Denon AVR-4310CI - $1,699 (MSRP $1,999)
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR4310CI-7-...46813968&sr=8-1

The deal is available on Amazon through OneCall. Both are "Authorized Denon E-Tailers", so Denon will honor their warranty if you purchase through them.
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#265554 - 07/06/09 05:14 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: zero002021]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I would also think the Marantz offerings would drive M80s since they are also made by D&M Holdings, Denon's parent company. I am sure they share many internal components.
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#265556 - 07/06/09 05:19 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: zero002021]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Welcome to the forums Zero. Thats going to be one heck of a system when you get it all set up. Don't forget to come back and post some pictures.
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#265674 - 07/08/09 10:31 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: zero002021]
Smitty4ut Offline
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Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 25
I have a Denon 3808CI. It sounds really good or so I thought. I replaced an Yamaha RX-V1000 with the Denon. I recently purchased a B-Stock Emotiva XPA-5. I am using the Denon as my Pre/Pro until Emotiva comes out with there new XMC-1. I can tell a big difference with the XPA-5 driving my Paradigm Studio 60's. They are 8ohm nominal. So I would think that an XPA-5 would do a much better job of driving your Axiom's. Also there customer service is awesome. Not sure that Denon's customer service is even in the same class.

Check out some of the Emotiva threads on other forums. Also their reviews on ther equipment all seem to be good. I find it hard to believe that you can do better for the money.

Hope this helps.

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#265678 - 07/08/09 11:02 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Smitty4ut]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: Smitty4ut
I I find it hard to believe that you can do better for the money.


Don't know about that. I found that the "pro" amps offer much better bang for the buck and don't blink an eye at 4 ohms (or even 2 ohms). My QSC has loads more power for 100+db transients, has a smaller (but damn heavy) form factor, and cost less, with a longer warranty and tons more experience with amp design. I'm not knocking Emotiva - I'm a fan of there's. Love that they put a good (if not always perfect) product out there for a good price with solid customer service. Just saying, in the "better for the money" category, I think you can do a tad better. But the Emo's look much better than the pro amps, so you have to consider that...I guess.
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#265680 - 07/08/09 11:23 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Zimm]
Smitty4ut Offline
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Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 25
When I do a search for Pro Amps, I don't really get a company. Can you provide a link? I just know that as soon as I hooked up my XPA-5 compaired to my Denon 3808CI receiver, my daughter was downstairs on the computer. She looked over at me and said wow. Mine was also a B-Stock, that I got for $699.

Sorry I didn't see the QSC at first. I am looking at their web site now.


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#265681 - 07/08/09 11:26 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Smitty4ut]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Google....crown pro amps
Google.... yamaha pro amps

just a couple companies that make quality pro amps
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#265682 - 07/08/09 11:50 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: BlueJays1]
JaimeG Offline
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Registered: 12/25/02
Posts: 556
Loc: Ashburn, VA
Behringer-EuroPower is popular amongst frugal audiopiles. Do a search on pro amps @ Musician 's Friend website. Don't know if they still have decent prices, but at least you can browse for a wide selection of pro amp in just one place.
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#265693 - 07/08/09 03:39 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: JaimeG]
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Toronto
Over the years, companies like Behringer seemed to have geared their products more towards the musical instrument market, however, I am curious about these attractively priced stereo power amps. Generally, the good quality amps for A/V use, in terms of S/N ratio, are pretty quiet. I am curious to know how these amps from companies like Behringer measure up in this particular category?

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#265834 - 07/10/09 12:33 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: casey01]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Look up the specs for what ever amp you desire, the S/N ratio is there, it is usually a lower number than home audio amps but still not usually audible.
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