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New Fella - 1st Amp

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vigotone

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm

New Fella - 1st Amp

Just saying hi. I'm in the market for my first dedicated multi-channel amp, and it looks like it's going to be a Sunfire. Used or new, I'm not sure, but I'm leaning towards a used Cinema Grand Signature Series II "Architect's Choice" (if I can find one). Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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vigotone

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:31 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

I should add that I'm currently running a Denon 4308ci Receiver, with the following speakers:

Axiom m22ti
Axiom VP150
Axiom QS8
HSU VTF-2 Sub

But I'll be replacing the bookshelves with a pair of M80s pretty soon.
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:40 pm

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WELCOME vigotone !!! A Sunfire is a GREAT choice for a multi channel amp!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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OconeeOrange

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:45 pm

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I disagree.
Just buy a Walmart amp or something.

The Sunfires have a virus. I think it is called OCCD.
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WhackJob

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:48 pm

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That's quite a collection of Axiom speaks - where do you hail from??
And ya can't go wrong with Sunfire!
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:46 pm

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Hello & Welcome! For the money Sunfire is far and away the best choice (Good Pick) =D> =D> =D>
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:29 pm

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Welcome
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:41 pm

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=D> \:D/ Welcome!! \:D/ =D> Sunfires are the way to go for sure. You just missed a 17" 425x5 on ebay, went for $1,500 shipped. The one before that sold for $2,000 plus shipping. Those were the only 2 I remeber seeing in the last few months. Good luck in your search!!
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:19 pm

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Welcome!!!

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:57 pm

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vigotone wrote:I should add that I'm currently running a Denon 4308ci Receiver, with the following speakers:

Axiom m22ti
Axiom VP150
Axiom QS8
HSU VTF-2 Sub

But I'll be replacing the bookshelves with a pair of M80s pretty soon.


How do you like those Axioms ? I was almost sold on them for awhile. I've heard their very bright sounding ! Is this true ?
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vigotone

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:04 am

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Wow! I'm overwhelmed by the warm welcome. What a great place.

I am located in Los Angeles. I love my Axiom set-up, though I should say that this is the first hi-end system I've ever had (I bought it in 2003), so while they don't seem bright to me, I don't have much of a basis for comparison. I'm in the process of ripping all my CDs to Apple Lossless on a Mac Mini music server connected to a Lindemann 24/192 USB DAC, and it's caused me to rediscover my music collection. As such, I've decided to upgrade to the M80s, so a Sunfire amp is really going to make a difference with those.

I was following that 17" Signature auction on eBay, but I let it go, figuring another would be along soon. I didn't realize they were few and far between! Hopefully if I get up to 50 posts I'll be able to spot one here in the marketplace!
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:39 am

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Don't forget to check audiogon frequently.

oh, and WELCOME!

So will you be using the Denon for the front end/processor with the Sunfire?
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:13 am

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WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!
A Sunfire Signature amp is a great choice. =D>
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:49 am

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Welcome to the forum! Sunfires are very good amps. Good luck on your quest to find one.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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vigotone

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:13 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Yes, for the time being, I'll use the Denon 4308 as a Pre/Pro, until it's time to upgrade. I'm happy with the video processing, and I've gotten the wife used to the interface, so I'm hesitant to switch!

I'll keep checking Audiogon and ebay. Any other outlets? Does Bob sell any older units directly?
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