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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432354 05/27/19 11:18 PM
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Randy, well...look at you! You've come a long way since 2007 when you didn't know a speaker from a receiver...LOL! And you brew your own beer too. RESPECT!


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432355 05/28/19 03:15 AM
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AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432504 06/09/19 05:46 PM
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I'm still getting used to this thing, but I'm pretty impressed with the overall sound quality. Dialogue has never sounded so good.

The fan runs quite frequently though. It can be noisy, irritating. They must not use heat sinks. I ordered an Aircom T8 to see if that might help keep this unit cooler. I surfed the Anthem thread at AVS and found numerous complaints related to the fan noise, so this might just be a trait of these AVR's.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432505 06/09/19 07:42 PM
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Not acceptable. No way!


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432506 06/09/19 09:53 PM
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Really I've had my 720 for the last year and a half it's been silent.
I have had an ADA1250 running the three fronts the whole time though. Along with a really cheap USB dual fan upside down to extract some heat. Blowing across the unit helps keep dust bunnies at bay.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432507 06/09/19 11:45 PM
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Marantz 7705 processor should be good. I have a 7703 which I like.


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
2x6spds #432509 06/10/19 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted By 2x6spds
Marantz 7705 processor should be good. I have a 7703 which I like.


I also have a 7703 .... been kicking around going Active 1100's, and also wondering if the 8805 would be worth the $$$$ upgrade.

For Marantz, they use www.accessories4less.com as an authorized refurb outlet with some great deals.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432510 06/10/19 02:56 AM
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Without any real life experience with these processors the only reason I’d pay the extra money (2x) for the 8805 over 7705 is that the 8805 has 13.2 channels and the 7705 has 11.2.

All else being equal ... I doubt I could tell the difference in a double bind test ...
(I’m sure there are others who will claim they can and I’m happy to let them do so ...)

Although I make fun of it ... all the great marketing, I mean engineering, does give me that warm and fuzzy .... just knowing all that great stufff is in the box. Maybe someday someone will convince me it makes a sense-able difference.

One more note: the 8805 is the only processor in 15+ channel, sub $5000 market (USD) that I trust to work out of the box at least at this moment in time. And with all I’ve said above is on my short list of preprossesor I’m thinking about

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
rrlev #432511 06/10/19 03:14 AM
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rriev - I tend to agree with you that it is doubtful that one would hear a difference in a blind test, double blind or just plain old fashioned blind.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432512 06/10/19 04:58 AM
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How is a blind test different from a plain, old-fashioned blind test?


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