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Old 07-23-2014, 09:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Upgrade my Integrated AMP to HK990?

I'm playing around with the idea of replacing my Outlaw
Audio RR2150 to the HK990 for my 2.1 music only system.

I'm looking for some input and feedback. When I originally
Set up the system I wanted the HK990, but it was beyond
My budget. I "settled" for the Outlaw and have been pleased
With its performance.

Current System:
Paradigm Studio 40's v4
Paradigm DSP3200-12 inch sub with PBK(perfect bass kit)
HK DMC1000- hard drive based system with about 450 CD's
Ripped in lossless format. (WAV)
Sony cdp595 5 disc SACD changer
Outlaw rr2150 with analog bass mgmt

Set up:
Room is about 10x13 with some book shelves and a large
Roll top desk. No other room treatments.

I have the analog bass mgmt set to 80hz for the Paradigms.
The sub has the PBK kit which is very similar to the Anthem
Room Correction (ARC)...it is run on a laptop computer with a
Calibrated microphone. I have managed to achieve a FLAT bass
Response from 30hz to about 110hz.

The one thing that concerns me about the 990 is some reported
Anomalies with the room correction system used by the 990.
Apparently,since the unit is discontinued these issues were
Never addressed by HK with an update. I read thru the report,
But about half of it is over my head.
Link
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/integ...nt-part-i.html

Several folks have reviewed the unit and have gushed about
It's performance. Call me a stickler for details but I found some
Of the problems with the EQ concerning.

From what I have learned on these forums...getting a good flat
Bass response can be difficult to achieve. With my sub I know
I have that covered to my satisfaction.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you think.

http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/rr2150.html
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If you're going 2-channel go full steampunk and start collecting separates.

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If you're going 2-channel go full steampunk and start collecting separates.
What do you mean by separates...I feel both amps
Have plenty of power for my "space".
I am a big fan of using a sub with my music and
Correspondingly bass mgmt.

Feel free to suggest something to meet that criteria.
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You say you want to change receivers, because you didn't get the one you really wanted back when, but you are pleased with the one you have,
and the one you thought you wanted may have shortcomings now.

Why do you want to change?
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You say you want to change receivers, because you didn't get the one you really wanted back when, but you are pleased with the one you have,
and the one you thought you wanted may have shortcomings now.

Why do you want to change?
And that would be the question of the day!!
Just looking for some input from other 2 channel
Fans...when you hang around these forums long
Enough the "what if" factor always rears it's head.

AKA-"upgradeitis" ??
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I wrote HK once and sent them the link to the hometheater article. Their claim was that there was never any one at HK who told the reviewer of a problem with the room correction system. That said I still didn't spring for one. I've seen them for as low as 999 as refurbs. It is a beast of an amp with 150 watts at 8 ohms and a full 300 at 4 ohms. You have 8 ohm speakers with Paradigm, so I'm not seeing a lot of value for upgrade if you are happy with your current integrated. If you had hard to drive 4 ohm speakers, then maybe.
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And that would be the question of the day!!
Just looking for some input from other 2 channel
Fans...when you hang around these forums long
Enough the "what if" factor always rears it's head.

AKA-"upgradeitis" ??

That's a good name for it. Spending money to satisfy a hobby urge rather than spending it on something useful.
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That's a good name for it. Spending money to satisfy a hobby urge rather than spending it on something useful.
...like room tuning and acoustics...
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