You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Home Theater » AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K

Page 8 of 16 < 1 2 6 7 8 9 10 15 16 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#432354 - 05/27/19 07:18 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
Mojo Online   content
axiomite

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 6061
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!
_________________________
M100,VP160,QS10HPx2,EP800,M5HP,M3,M50 v4
M80,VP150,QS8x4,EP600 v2
ADA-1000-2,3,1500-3
Air N2

Top
#432355 - 05/27/19 11:15 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13611
Loc: Iowa
04 smile
_________________________
M80s-VP180-4xM22ow-4xM3ic-EP600-2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800



Top
#432504 - 06/09/19 01:46 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4220
Loc: Up yonder
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.
_________________________


Top
#432505 - 06/09/19 03:42 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
Mojo Online   content
axiomite

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 6061
Not acceptable. No way!
_________________________
M100,VP160,QS10HPx2,EP800,M5HP,M3,M50 v4
M80,VP150,QS8x4,EP600 v2
ADA-1000-2,3,1500-3
Air N2

Top
#432506 - 06/09/19 05:53 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
brendo Offline
devotee

Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 484
Loc: West coast Canada
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.

Top
#432507 - 06/09/19 07:45 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
2x6spds Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 3187
Loc: CA, USA
Marantz 7705 processor should be good. I have a 7703 which I like.
_________________________
Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.

Top
#432509 - 06/09/19 09:28 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: 2x6spds]
craigsub Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 1759
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.
_________________________
LFR1100 actv, LFR1100, M100, M50, VP180HP, VP150, 3xEP800, M3, EP350, ADA1000-5, ADA1500-4 + 1500-6

Top
#432510 - 06/09/19 10:56 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
rrlev Offline
veteran

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 143
Loc: Boston Area
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

Top
#432511 - 06/09/19 11:14 PM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: rrlev]
craigsub Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 1759
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.
_________________________
LFR1100 actv, LFR1100, M100, M50, VP180HP, VP150, 3xEP800, M3, EP350, ADA1000-5, ADA1500-4 + 1500-6

Top
#432512 - 06/10/19 12:58 AM Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K [Re: michael_d]
Mojo Online   content
axiomite

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 6061
How is a blind test different from a plain, old-fashioned blind test?
_________________________
M100,VP160,QS10HPx2,EP800,M5HP,M3,M50 v4
M80,VP150,QS8x4,EP600 v2
ADA-1000-2,3,1500-3
Air N2

Top
Page 8 of 16 < 1 2 6 7 8 9 10 15 16 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,339 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,204 Topics
427,991 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13611
CV 11734
MarkSJohnson 11445
2 registered (Mojo, SRoode)
262 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup