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If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

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mr._bowtie

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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:38 pm

If you couldnt run Sunfire what would you run?

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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BillD

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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:45 pm

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

I'd probably consider Adcom or Outlaw
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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:50 pm

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

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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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:52 pm

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

I've also heard good things about Lexicon
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
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mr._bowtie

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:37 am

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

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!
Brains... Sunfire TGP II, LG BH100, BSR EQ3000, Oppo DV-980H
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:51 am

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

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:20 am

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

Lightstar Lightstar Lightstar !!!!!!!!
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SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:22 am

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

I thought we were talking A/V processors here.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:58 am

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

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

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:11 am

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

I was!!!!! ](*,)
Brains... Sunfire TGP II, LG BH100, BSR EQ3000, Oppo DV-980H
Brawn... Carver M1.5T, Crown DC300A
Beauty... Infinity Referance Six's, Infinity Beta ES250's, Infinity Entra Sub
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:42 pm

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

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Bose :lol:
Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it 'cause nobody else will

‎~You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?~

SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:37 pm

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

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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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:37 am

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

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!!!
Brains... Sunfire TGP II, LG BH100, BSR EQ3000, Oppo DV-980H
Brawn... Carver M1.5T, Crown DC300A
Beauty... Infinity Referance Six's, Infinity Beta ES250's, Infinity Entra Sub
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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:34 pm

No thanks.

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
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:54 pm

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

I changed my mind....

Duu forgot about the receiver I HAVE

Carver C-1000a
Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it 'cause nobody else will

‎~You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?~

SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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