Originally Posted by kwtoxman
Any news on your 2 channel preamp ideas?.......
yeah, I've still got brand-new stuff in boxes, spread out everywhere. Anyway, have'nt got to try my new NAD C162 pre-amp (with my NAD C272 amp) yet, but I can't wait.
Still waiting to get a new audio rack set-up. I've been hung-up partly with dimensions, and product type. After counting all my pieces in my system I'm realizing I need a minimum of like 6 shelves- 5 for my components, and 1 space under the TV for a center speaker. At least this is the way I would like it. However, at the same time I don't want my TV too high up on top of the rack (especially living in earthquake land).
So I was planning to go with this two-shelf BDI stand. My 32in flat-screen TV would sit on top, and my RC-LCR would go below. This stand would be dead-center position in my room.http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/axis_8023.shtml
Then I would use this multi-shelf BDI rack to hold all my components. It would sit to the side of the other rack. My front speakers would be positioned on either side. My sub-woofer positioned on the outside of either speaker.http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/axis_8022.shtml
I really like BDI product, it's very nice. Beautiful form & function, great quality (maybe a little pricey). Based on sturdy frame-like construction. They are fairly easy to assemble and configure. They can be moved around easier than others.
Also, the shelves have greater weight capacity than my current Bello horizontal style rack.
What all this means is a lot of [physical] re-shuffling of everything- basically a lot of work! And I want to do it right, once! I also work a very crazy schedule, so [time] is another problem.
I think this configuration will provide much more versatility for future product/component changes.
I'm also seriously considering buying a good multi-channel amp (probably 5-channel), to replace my NAD C272 (150W X 2). Been looking at all kinds- ie. Cary Cinema 5, Cinenova Grand 5, Bryston 9B-SST, Adcom GFA-7605, Krell Theater Amplifier Standard, and others.,...I really would like to have 5 channels of equal, efficient, and clean robust power. Also, this will allow me to switch around pre-pro configurations- from my Yamaha RX-V2700/NAD C162 combo to a full dedicated HT pre-pro. We'll see (how my money goes)................