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If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by mr._bowtie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:38 pm

Like it says... If Sunfire wasnt around what a/v preamps or receivers would you use? Ive heard good things about B&K but havent got the chance to run one... Im curious what you all would "fall back" on!!
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by BillD » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:45 pm

I'd probably consider Adcom or Outlaw
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by frankieD » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:50 pm

mr._bowtie wrote:Like it says... If Sunfire wasnt around what a/v preamps or receivers would you use? Ive heard good things about B&K but havent got the chance to run one... Im curious what you all would "fall back" on!!
When it comes to amps, CARVER of course. Not only for the sound but for the cost. Any comparable amp will cost more.

AS for Pre amps, in two channel still Carver. There are many to choose from even (I believe) a couple of tube models.

HT, I ve heard good things about Outlaw.

Lets see what the heavy hitters have to say.

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by BillD » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:52 pm

I've also heard good things about Lexicon
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by mr._bowtie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:37 am

Im still newbie enough I havent really heard much about outlaw but Ill poke around and see what turns up!

Ive tried Adcom a couple times actually... Ive had 3 different GTP-600's. I was REALLY impressed with the sound decoding on all 3 of them. But they ALL 3 had problems in one place or another! One the video channels flat out didnt work, one half the sound channels didnt work, and I forget what problems the other one had. Maybe it was just a string of bad luck but I was a little tainted by it...

I do still however have a Adcom cd player and enjoy it, all except for the noisey cd tray!
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:20 am

Lightstar Lightstar Lightstar !!!!!!!!

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by BillD » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:22 am

I thought we were talking A/V processors here.
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by OBI56 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:58 am

So did I Bill!
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by mr._bowtie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:11 am

I was!!!!! ](*,)
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:42 pm

fine..................






























Bose :lol:

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by treitz3 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:37 pm

Yeah, I'm out. No clue here. Been out of HT for 2 decades. No can help........ #-o

I have HEARD around the block that Emotiva, Promethius, Adcom, B+W, Parasound are some ones that keep getting mentioned...BUT AGAIN, little ol' me has not one clue whether they are good or not. I just keep hearing the names. Useless post done.

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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by mr._bowtie » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:37 am

Well it sounds like its time to get into the HT game!!! Its as addicting as 2 channel audio is. Plus it adds a hole extra dimension of things to spend money on! TV's and DVD players!!!
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No thanks.

Post by treitz3 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:34 pm

No can do. As I mentioned before, I gave up HT 2 decades ago. Last year was the year I decided to get rid of everything else and go strictly 2-channel. No TV, no DVR, no VCR, no nothin' but the sheer beauty and bliss of two channel audio.

Best decision I ever made and my ears thank me everyday. :D
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Re: If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:54 pm

I changed my mind....

Duu forgot about the receiver I HAVE

Carver C-1000a

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