AV preamp/processor

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mikeyredk, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Hello I don't know if this forum is limited to Mac related home theater equipment couldn't figure it out from the about link.

    I am trying replace my Toshiba SH-TX200 it is a pre/pro I would like to replace it with a like piece of equipment. It is connected to my Parasound 1206 Amp powering M&K speakers 2(5).1 system.

    The reason I am trying to replace the Toshiba because it does not have HDMI and I have a maze of wiring that HDMI can clean up for me.

    I read about some Pre/Pro units such as the Marantz av7005 that could be nice but pricey anyone know of an alternative?

    Thanks
     
  2. jcschlic macrumors regular

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    The Marantz you mentioned can be bought for 1400-1500 USD. If that's too much, check out a Emotiva. Here's a link to their pre/pro, the UMC-1.

    http://emotiva.com/umc1.shtm
     
  3. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    Some receivers have RCA outputs, so that may be an option as well. I looked into the Emotiva and there were a lot of complaints about it being buggy. They have a forum that has discussions about their gear that you should review before buying.
     
  4. mikeyredk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the responeses; From a performance standpoint the emotiva would be perfect for me but, I would like a product with a touch more brand reputation then them. Any other options out there?

    Thanks,
     
  5. Kcdude24, Apr 14, 2011
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    Kcdude24 macrumors newbie

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    Very happy with my Denon 4310. Dual hdmi out to run my projector/drop screen and LCD setup, multi room controls, amp assign for room 2, preamp outputs and on and on. Have it paired with an emotiva XPA-5 200wpc x 5.

    Might consider the integra/onkyo products.
     
  6. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    Did adding the Emotiva amp make much of a difference in sound quality? If so, what speakers are you using?

    I have a 4311ci, which has a preamp mode that shuts down the internal amps. It won't save any money over the Marantz, which is rumored to be based on the 3311ci.
     

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