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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:20 pm

Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

I lust for one or the other....Does anyone know what the difference is between the Theater Grand versus the Cinema Grand series of 5/7 channel amplifiers? I realize that the Cinema Grand has a nice energy meter - but I'm not familiar with any other differences.

My current HT Receiver has built in amplifiers - but I'd really like some more kick...
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:30 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

The Theater Grand is the processor/preamp; the Cinema Grand is the series of power amplifiers.
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:42 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

Chuck, as you're looking at TNRabbit's post, The Theater Grand is on the left and the Cinema Grand is on the right. Or, you can have both with a Theater Grand Receiver which has the amps built in (like most receivers).
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:54 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

yes - that's the cinema grand amplifier i'm referring to. however, the theater grand i'm referring to is also an amplifier as shown in the pic (not the processor though). are the guts of the theater grand amplifier the same as the cinema grand amplifier?
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:31 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

You're right, Chuck. When they introduced the latest models, they changed the naming. That confused me. I have a Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, which is equivalent to the Theater Grand Amplifier - 7400. I like the Joule meter on the 400 ~ seven, but it's not very useful except for the cool factor. Never budges off of 480 Joules, which shows the remaining capacity of the power supply. I think you'd have to arc weld with the amplifier to make it move! Anyway, I love my amp and it's USA made. Don't know about the TGA - 7400. Someone?
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:42 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

Don't know; don't care. I'm happy with what I have.... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:49 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

Gary, don't you also have a 600 ~ two?
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Post Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:03 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

BillD wrote:Gary, don't you also have a 600 ~ two?


Nope; I sold a 300x2 last year, but never had a sig model two channel.
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Post Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:01 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

I almost picked up a 600x2 back in Jan.... I passed and took all the Lightstar part instead, It was one or the other.
I figured, I can get a 600x2 later, the LS parts are a once in a lifetime deal, so I took it.
At least if I had taked the 600x2, I could be using it now :roll:
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Post Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:28 pm

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

If I could get a good deal on a 600 x 2, I'd buy it and use it on my AL-III ribbons.
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:22 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

You mean use it to BLOW UP your AL-III ribbons, Bill? :lol:

You've got WAY overkill with 800 wpc into them from the 4xx~7, dude! :shock:
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:09 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

But that way I'd have all the channels of the 400 ~ seven to use for 7.1, with only one pair of channles on the AL-III woofers! Plus, it would look cool with a 400 ~ seven stacked with a 600 ~ two.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:16 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

BillD wrote:But that way I'd have all the channels of the 400 ~ seven to use for 7.1, with only one pair of channles on the AL-III woofers! Plus, it would look cool with a 400 ~ seven stacked with a 600 ~ two.


Or do like RichP (with M-series amps) and stack a DOZEN 600~2 amps!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:41 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

TNRabbit wrote:.....Or do like RichP (with M-series amps) and stack a DOZEN 600~2 amps!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
That dude's whacked :-s

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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:22 am

Re: Cinema Grand versus Theater Grand

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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