Which audio amp is your ATV connected to??

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by keeper, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. keeper macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    I've just moved my Harmon Kardon amp into the bed room so my ATV is connected to my ARCAM AVR250 via a DAC.

    What are you using for an amp and whats the max you think its worth paying to get the most from ATV musically??

    I'm thinking of a ARCAM Solo Mini at some stage for a compact system.

    Cheers Phil
  2. page3 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2003
    Vicar of Dibley-land, UK
    Hey, a fellow Arcam owner. My AppleTV talks to my Arcam AVR280 :)
  3. Macmanu1973 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Rome, Italy
    digital out to Yamaha and Bowers and Wilkins speakers.
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    At present it's connected to a Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6500 (stereo), although it has been connected to other amps in the past (Rotel RSX 1055, NAD C300 and NADC350).

    I haven't used a DAC with mine because to be honest, I find the output from the built in DAC/Output stage to be more than good enough for what I use mine for. If I want to enjoy music seriously, I listen to CD or vinyl...
  5. 98707 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    I get the vinyl but wouldnt you want a DAC for the CD player?

    What bitrate music are you guys playing?
  6. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2005
    Onkyo TX-SR805 albeit a receiver

    Polk RTI-10's
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Nah the DAC and output stage built into the CD player is pretty fantastic. It's a Beogram CD7000, arguably the best sounding player they made...

    EDIT: I use 256k AAC. I find it next to impossible to distinguish between this and lossless equivalent, although it does show a bit on some recordings...
  8. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature - 800W x 6 channels at 4 ohms (Hales Revelation 3 x 3 up front and M&K tripoles side and back). Great amp.

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