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wow...for someone so far away, you really nailed the audio scene here in dayton.

hanson audio has been my store of choice for about 5 yrs now (bought all my focal setup there)...after nearly 20 yrs at audio etc.

for a city of dayton's size the options are many, with cincy and columbus just a short drive away.
You certainly would have kept the Simaudio Amp. The same thing happened to me. Lyric HiFi sent me a Simaudio 700i to audition. Cold, and right out of the box I started to think about how I could pay for the amp. After it warmed up for a few hours, I bought it. It combines the air and smoothness of tubes with the detail of a world class solid state amplifier.
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BTW...here is a picture of the inside of the Simaudio 700i.
I have auditioned more expensive gear than SimAudio Moon (just for kicks, not with intent to purchase), but I personally liked the SimAudio Moon gear better!
Auditioning at home = loss of money from my pocket...lol
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Can anyone confirm that toe in toward listening position does reallly matter and improve sound quality?
I am asking mainly in reference to Aria 926 but it is also probably the same for the whole series.
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Can anyone confirm that toe in toward listening position does reallly matter and improve sound quality?
I am asking mainly in reference to Aria 926 but it is also probably the same for the whole series.
Not sure about the 926, but I found that my 948's require very little toe-in to produce a very stable soundstage. YMMV.
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Can anyone confirm that toe in toward listening position does reallly matter and improve sound quality?
I am asking mainly in reference to Aria 926 but it is also probably the same for the whole series.
Toe in is really one of those personal preference things. I know a guy that likes to point speakers directly at his face. I've never cared for that as I find the sound to be too glaring.
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Can anyone confirm that toe in toward listening position does reallly matter and improve sound quality?
I am asking mainly in reference to Aria 926 but it is also probably the same for the whole series.
I used to toe in my Chorus 716S fronts as I thought it made them sound better, but I do not toe in my Electra 1027S fronts as I think they sound better facing straight. Try it and see if you like the sound... nothing wrong with experimenting ;o)
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Hi guys,
I have a pair of 716v towers, 700cc central, 705V rears and a SVS PB 1000 subwoofer. I was using a Yamaha Rx-V673 as a receiver but I think it was not at the same "level" than the rest of the team.. I sold it yesterdayand I need a new receiver ASAP! ha. A friend recommended me a Denon X3000W which I found on Ebay for $620 approx and I also saw a Marantz Sr7007 for $799, what do you think? any other receiver that I should consider?
My use is half music and half movies.. maybe a little more towards music.
I have a turntable and I also like to listen to Spotify a lot.. so if it is built in to the receiver even better...

I need some help with this situation!

thank you!!
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Hi guys,
I have a pair of 716v towers, 700cc central, 705V rears and a SVS PB 1000 subwoofer. I was using a Yamaha Rx-V673 as a receiver but I think it was not at the same "level" than the rest of the team.. I sold it yesterdayand I need a new receiver ASAP! ha. A friend recommended me a Denon X3000W which I found on Ebay for $620 approx and I also saw a Marantz Sr7007 for $799, what do you think? any other receiver that I should consider?
My use is half music and half movies.. maybe a little more towards music.
I have a turntable and I also like to listen to Spotify a lot.. so if it is built in to the receiver even better...

I need some help with this situation!

thank you!!
Both have built in internal DACs for Spotify and both are x.2 for connections to two subs. They both look decent. I've always thought highly of Denon's products, but Marantz receives a lot of positive reviews so I don't know which would be better. They both look good.


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Hi guys,
I have a pair of 716v towers, 700cc central, 705V rears and a SVS PB 1000 subwoofer. I was using a Yamaha Rx-V673 as a receiver but I think it was not at the same "level" than the rest of the team.. I sold it yesterdayand I need a new receiver ASAP! ha. A friend recommended me a Denon X3000W which I found on Ebay for $620 approx and I also saw a Marantz Sr7007 for $799, what do you think? any other receiver that I should consider?
My use is half music and half movies.. maybe a little more towards music.
I have a turntable and I also like to listen to Spotify a lot.. so if it is built in to the receiver even better...

I need some help with this situation!

thank you!!
A friend just picked up a Marantz 7007 and he loves it.
If you can find a good price, you may want to consider an Anthem.
Here is one on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthem-MRX-3...item4adfcf261b
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Thank you guys for the reply, the thing with the Marantz is that it is 2012. does it have all the current audio decoders and all that like the DENON?

I dont know what to do!
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Thank you guys for the reply, the thing with the Marantz is that it is 2012. does it have all the current audio decoders and all that like the DENON?

I dont know what to do!
Anthem MRX 300 http://www.anthemav.com/downloads/MR...NAL_071212.pdf
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• Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus
• Dolby Digital EX
• DTS-HD Master Audio
• DTS-ES (Matrix, Discrete)
• DTS 96/24

Marantz Sr7007 http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=SR7007
DTSDTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, ES Discrete/Matrix, Neo:6, 96/24DolbyDolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX


I did not find a Denon X3000W that I found.

There is Denon X3000 http://assets.denon.com/DocumentMast..._AVR-X3000.pdf
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby ProLogicIIz, DTS NeoX, DTS HD Master Audio, Audyssey DSX

There is also a Denon X3100W http://usa.denon.com/us/product/home...rsht/avrx3100w
DTS HD Master / DTS ES / DTS 96/24
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Digital EX / ProLogic IIz
Audyssey DSX
DTS Neo:X

Hope this helps.
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spree_8,

Just to throw a curveball, you may want to look at http://www.accessories4less.com.
They have both refurbished and new units at great prices.

Here is the Marantz refurbished with 1 year warrenty for $677.77. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

And the Denon X3100W for $549.99. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...airplay/1.html

They also sell Onkyo's with nice features.
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Guys,
Thanks again for the replies, I went to bestbuy and did a quick sound test. I tested the Denon X3100W and X4100W, I have also listened to the Marantz Sr6008(or9) and I came to the conclusion that the X4100w is awesome ! you can hear the difference between this one and the rest. It is much more that what I was welling to spend but i think its worth it, do you think that for my speakers it is ok or its too much and the X4100W should be enough? This is an addiction haha.
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I need some advice on Focal Aria 5.1 setup.

Speakers will be in a den of about 25sqm (5.5m x 4.7m) and 2.6 meter ceiling height. Viewing area is more or less 3 meters away from the screen.

I'm getting Aria 926 as front speakers and Aria CC900 for center. Usage is probably 70% music listening (Aria 926's will be powered by a separate music amp connected to AVR's pre outs) and 30% for movies/gaming.

But I'm unsure which speakers to use for wall mounted surrounds. Is an entry level Chorus 705 fine or is it worth spending extra for an Aria 906? Since it's "just" for surrounds, will improvement be noticeable enough if all 5 speakers from the same series.

While for subs, if connected only on the 5.1 , is it better to go for ported like SVS PB-2000 or sealed type like SB-2000 instead?
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Thanks again for the replies, I went to bestbuy and did a quick sound test. I tested the Denon X3100W and X4100W, I have also listened to the Marantz Sr6008(or9) and I came to the conclusion that the X4100w is awesome ! you can hear the difference between this one and the rest. It is much more that what I was welling to spend but i think its worth it, do you think that for my speakers it is ok or its too much and the X4100W should be enough? This is an addiction haha.
I found with my Chorus S speakers (the predecessors to the Chorus V series), the better electronics and source I used, the better the speakers sounded. I started with a Denon AVR2805 and cheap cd player, upgraded to an entry level Marantz SACD player, upgraded to Anthem separates, then upgraded to a better Denon SACD player and could hear the improvement in each upgrade. (I would say the most noticeable upgrade was the Denon SACD, even moreso than upgrading to the Anthem separates.)
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I need some advice on Focal Aria 5.1 setup.

Speakers will be in a den of about 25sqm (5.5m x 4.7m) and 2.6 meter ceiling height. Viewing area is more or less 3 meters away from the screen.

I'm getting Aria 926 as front speakers and Aria CC900 for center. Usage is probably 70% music listening (Aria 926's will be powered by a separate music amp connected to AVR's pre outs) and 30% for movies/gaming.

But I'm unsure which speakers to use for wall mounted surrounds. Is an entry level Chorus 705 fine or is it worth spending extra for an Aria 906? Since it's "just" for surrounds, will improvement be noticeable enough if all 5 speakers from the same series.

While for subs, if connected only on the 5.1 , is it better to go for ported like SVS PB-2000 or sealed type like SB-2000 instead?
I just replied to a similar question:

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I have found, for the most part, Focal speakers of different series mesh very well in theater setups. Originally I had Chorus S series all around, but I have upgraded over the years. I presently have Electra S fronts, a Profile Center, Chorus V 800 surrounds, and one pair of my original Chorus S as the rears.
Assuming your 70% music is 2-Channel, then the other speakers don't even matter. I do listen to multi-channel SACDs/DVD-As and am still happy with my set-up.
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