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#289425 - 01/30/10 07:02 PM What would you choose or which is best
TroyD Offline
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Ok
So not sure yet.
What is better for Home Theatre 100% Book shelves and two subs or Towers/subs

For 100% music pair of towers and two subs? ok this is a given

But for Movies what is the best setup. 6 x M22's and a VP150 or 2 x M22 a VP150 and 4 X QS8's.

I am thinking I want the best for music listening and for music.
so I think I may go with two systems now. M80's and two EP500's with an Emotiva UPA2 and there Stereo pre/pro.

For Home Theatre I am not sure, but I really, really love the M & K either 750thx or the 851's and two EP500's.

However, it would be nice to be able to use the same EP500's so it may be to cumbersome> Maybe I am going too far .
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#289429 - 01/30/10 08:09 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: TroyD]
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I would be cautious using Emotiva with m80's, many, me included have had issues with Emotiva shutting down driving the 80's. Others have not had problems, but it has been hit/miss. What receiver are you using, and how big is your room? That will determine what you need and if you need amps.
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#289439 - 01/30/10 08:46 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: SirQuack]
TroyD Offline
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really crap I was going to go with the XPA-3 for the fronts and use the 2 x UPA-2 for the rears. And I odn't want to get into returns specially when shipping to USA. Wonder if I should go with the Denon 8300 thats a 3ch and could use it for the fronts and let the Denon run the rears.

Does Emotiva still have issues with speakers? wonder if this is just a 4ohm issue, because the M&K's are 4ohm also.

I thought you loved your Emotiva, I know you had problems but thought you got it worked out? that was a few years ago wasn't it?

I think I should go with a Denon 38xx or 43xx and just get a 8300 and run the fronts and let the Denon deal with the rears. I'd go with Krell \:\) but ahh figure I would save a few bucks ;\)
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Anthem MCA50
M22v4
VP160v4
EP350
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#289440 - 01/30/10 08:52 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: TroyD]
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Yes, I worked with Lonnie at Emo for many months to get my MPS-1 monoblocks to stop shutting down, at what I would call "not high" levels. Hell, even during explosions in action movies they would shut down. It is possible they have things worked out, but they blammed the Axiom 80's. Others on this forum have had no issues with their amps, so you might be ok. Emo was fine to work with and gave me back all my money many months later...

I owned some Odyssey Khartago Extremes for a few years, and could not have been more happy. In reality, I found that I really didn't see much difference in my Denon 3808ci driving everything, and I have a humongo cavern for a room.

I guess before you assume you need all these amps, I would try a decent AVR first, you may find that you will be just fine. How big is your room, and how loud do you really play things?
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#289441 - 01/30/10 09:02 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: SirQuack]
TroyD Offline
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I used to have a Denon 3805 and it ran them quite fine> just want to aliviate the whole reviever issue. I was wanting to run seperates this time. That way also, in the future if I need to upgrade I just need to upgrade the pre/pro.
room is/will be when finished about 15 x 21 for the main part and an additional 8ft for the entrance popcorn type room> Kinda like a entry and it will be divide there with a walk through in the middle just behind the second row. also cieling is about 8ft avg
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Anthem MCA50
M22v4
VP160v4
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#289443 - 01/30/10 09:06 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: TroyD]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Have you checked out any of the Outlaw products? they seem to offer good bang per $$.
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#289445 - 01/30/10 09:12 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: Adrian]
TroyD Offline
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I looked into them, but may again. the issue is ordering from USA in that if you need warranty or repairs it gets costly
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Anthem MCA50
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VP160v4
EP350
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#289616 - 01/31/10 08:23 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: TroyD]
TroyD Offline
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But hey, outlaw is looking good again ;\) but hey, what is the best setup speaker wise for a Home theatre. Book shelves or towers
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Anthem MCA50
M22v4
VP160v4
EP350
EP500

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#289630 - 01/31/10 09:54 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: TroyD]
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there is no "best" speaker for HT, it depends on a lot of factors. For example, room size would determine what type of speaker to go with...no different than music.
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#289633 - 01/31/10 10:14 PM Re: What would you choose or which is best [Re: SirQuack]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Also whether your single or married......
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