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#93930 - 05/10/05 09:32 PM You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
ashwaga111 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 5
Here's the deal. I have the Epic60 500 on the way. (Thats one down) picked up the WD-62725 Mitsu. yesterday (thats two down)
Sunfire Ultimate Rec. or the NAD T163-T193 combo? I was ready to "order" the S.U.R. this afternoon when i got back into town from a short 30mi trip to a nearby town. While there i stopped at what is the biggest dealer within 80mi to pick up new wire & cables. They are a Sunfire dealer but had nothing SF in stock. In the HT show room they had the T163 & T973 running the show. Long story short, HELP!! I feel that i would be pleased with either. The cost is to close to influence the decision. I have been close to the point of obession (thats what she called it) I know there's alot more out there to choose from, but it will be one of these two romancing my Axioms. I would like to hear any of your thoughts or opinions on this "silly" & "does it really matter" dilemma. Had to get one more DIG in.

Thamks TFW

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#93931 - 05/10/05 09:50 PM Re: You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6717
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I don't know which one to tell ya to choose but you can find the Nad combo you are looking for here at a pretty good discount.
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#93932 - 05/11/05 03:38 AM Re: You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
KC_Mike Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
Either will surely please. The SUR has a little more power but we are talking around a 1.5db difference; not that significant. I would also take a look at the differences between functions & features.

Lastly, if it were me, I would bug the hell out of the store owner/manager to get a SUR in stock so you could compare the SUR and NAD for yourself. I don't understand how any retail establishment can be a dealer of a certain brand yet not have any of their products available to demo. Do they really expect somebody to pay $3695 without giving it a listen first? Madness.


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#93933 - 05/11/05 09:06 AM Re: You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
newf Offline
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Registered: 04/14/05
Posts: 344
actually, that is the same problem I have here with everything I buy. They won't bring in the nice stuff unless it's paid for first which I practically refuse to do.

I'm in a situation now where I would like to get my hands on a 3805 and compare the sound to my carver seperates to see if it's good enough for a room I'm building. The 3805 I might be able to audition, but if it doesn't sound good enough, anything more $$$ will be hard for me to hear before hand.
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#93934 - 05/11/05 01:24 PM Re: You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
magre Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 28
Have you checked out the new Denon 5805. It is a little more expensive then what you are looking at, but it packs a ton of features.

http://www.audioholics.com/productreviews/avhardware/DenonAVR5805p1.php

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#93935 - 05/11/05 02:03 PM Re: You say Tomato, I say Tomoto
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
you could also check out outlaw audio products - no need to drive anywhere to pick them up

www.outlawaudio.com

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