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#423421 - 02/17/17 03:29 PM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: Gr8_White_North]
DonClancy Offline
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Originally Posted By Socketman
Don i realize you are doing a huge upgrade all at once so funds have to be used accordingly.I wasnt trying to upsell you merely adding my unsolicited 2 cents with hope of helping you reach the nirvana we all seek smile


Ah Socketman, many thanks for your perspective and all the help.

Truthfully I'm still debating the receiver. I have a little time to decide that. the room we're building just finished dry wall.

Meanwhile I'm keeping my eye on E-bay pricing for the Anthem MRX 720 and the Denon EVRX6300H.

The Denon is readily available from reputable sellers for $1750. The Anthem, not so much.

If I have to pay full retail of $2499 for the Anthem, plus need another $400 amp, the real cost difference between the two is $2899 versus $1750.

I totally believe the automated room correction for the Anthem is a huge selling feature, it's just the practical difference of $1150 seems like a lot.

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#423424 - 02/17/17 03:46 PM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: DonClancy]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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When ever something is expensive up here we says it because of the freight (even a haircut) smile Honestly i think its hard for the small companies to compete because of economies of scale. But i do believe you get a better quality component at the end of the day. GL on your search. BTW many times you can do much better if you walk into a BM and strike a deal.
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#423426 - 02/17/17 04:43 PM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: DonClancy]
TroyD Offline
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hey check this out
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/6...images/1457647/

$1200 cdn that be like $900 USD
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#423430 - 02/17/17 04:52 PM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: DonClancy]
TroyD Offline
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It's too bad you need to rush. Because, I know it looks like a lot and it is, but if you could get the receiver and use 7.2 for now.
then put a few bucks away here and there and pick up a second hand amp this summer.
That is a lot of difference, I am not 100% sure it is worth a $1100 difference. However, having owned Denon for years and now Anthem to me, I'd take the Anthem.
Man I can't believe it is that much in the US. That's what it costs here CDN. Usually there are a few hundred less and in USD in the US.

Maybe that's how they making the extra dollars
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#423439 - 02/17/17 09:08 PM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: TroyD]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Originally Posted By TroyD
hey check this out
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/6...images/1457647/

$1200 cdn that be like $900 USD



Wow thats an insane price. I always wonder what motivates people to do something like this. Is it that they didnt like them or just financial issues. Someone is sellling 2 sleds up here that havent even been broken in yet and 5 grand less than new. Feel bad for them
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#423444 - 02/18/17 08:31 AM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: DonClancy]
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Sadly, without even know what state you are in, we can't even refer you to dealers that might sell for less. Right now we can surmise you live in the USA. I am pretty sure there are better dealers that will sell for less.

Ultimately, you are the one that needs to decide what is the most important aspects of your home theater. When I started watching movies at home, the move to DVD and just getting dolby digital with a true 5.1 sound was mind blowing.

I have since taken the stand that if I am going in a direction, it makes more sense to move slowly with measurable improvements but still considering a progress forward. By that I mean it makes little sense to me to put in lower end pieces that I know full well will not meet my needs and be throw away in the forseen future when there is something better that can last me much longer. Its a balance act I guess.

I would ask if getting 11 speakers now will give you that much better sound and enjoyment than 7 better sounding speakers will?

I have wired my room for effectively 20+ speakers knowing full well that I probably will never need them. But they are there. I have 5 hooked up right now and sound increadible. I have the next 2 rear speakers ready to get installed when the summer comes and I get some free time. Might hook up the spare 4 energy take5 bookshelf as height speakers at the same time.
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#423448 - 02/18/17 11:55 AM Re: Upgrade a 7.1 base level Axiom Set to 11.2 [Re: DonClancy]
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Authorized resellers WILL give you a discount over MSRP, but you will need to ask, in person or over the phone, a random email will make someone look like they are just "kicking tires" and not serious. I would be leery of eBay for a lot of this stuff. So many things sold by people with good solid feedback ratings, but that aren't authorized resellers so people get zero warranty. Not saying that is always the case, but that is the situation a majority of the time.

See SirQuack's post (#423441) from yesterday in his 'My Atmos thread'

He fired up his Anthem and was blown away (my interpretation) of how much better things sounded. That is what you are getting for the difference in price between the two brands...
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