I'm hot for the SC-27 and I like that it has appeared simutaneously with the Oppo BRP-83. Nice timing. I'll buy both- the 83 right away.
How does FM souund on the 27? I have a Tandberg 2075 stereo receiver (1976) and it is glorious sounding! FM is actually good enough to listen to- but only the PBS classical station since no remote and the low-brow stations blast you with commercials.
I had a known brand of receiver here in 2005 and a higher model of theirs here in 2007, both from a refurb site they run. Both were OK on CDs and DVD-As, but FM on both sounded like a cheap AM radio you'd find in a dumpster in Manila some night. Maybe not even that good. I could hardly believe it! Both went back for other issues, but if they do FM I feel they should do it well.
Tandberg was made in Oslo, Norway. I guess Europeans listen to more FM than we do, being more careful with their money than we are, and so Tandberg really put great FM tuners in their receivers. So I am curious, how does FM sound on the Pio 27? I'm thinking of keeping my Tandberg in my rig when I buy the 27, if only for that great FM tuner. Also, it is simply beautiful to look at and functions flawlessly after 33 1/3 years of service. It's a prized possession and it deserves to stay right where it is. The Allison Ones it drives will stay right where they are too.
I figured out how you drive one set of speakers with either of two receivers (but NEVER have both receivers connected to those speakers at the same time so the receivers can never burn each other out). Imagine a piece of wood about a foot square. On it you mount two sets of speaker terminals, one on the left side and one on the right side of the square as you look down on it. You attach a cable from one receiver to one set of terminals and a cable from the other receiver to the other set of terminals. Now imagine a big switch with a black handle you can throw which locks into one or the other of those terminals. You then run a cable from the output of that switch up to the terminals on the back of the speaker. You install the identical set-up at the other speaker. (I'm talking the two front mains here- e.g., my two Allison Ones).
Now, when you throw the two switches to the left, the two front mains will be "listening" to the first receiver. When you throw both switches to the right, the two front mains will be "listening" to the other receiver. The two receivers will never be in communication with each other and so can't burn each other out or otherwise damage each other. That is how I could keep my Tandberg receiver connected to my Allisons for FM and have a new SC-27 connected to them for everything else. Anyone see any flaws in my plan? Wonder who I'd hire to buiild the two terminal-switch set-ups?
Originally Posted by CHP_VR
Congratulations on your SC-27!
Welcome to the ICE AMP club
Looking forward to hearing your impressions.