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post #1 of 7 Old 11-29-2009, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
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I purchased what I thought was a good system 15 years ago. The system is comprised of:
Marantz AV600 Receiver/Preamp
Adcom 6000 Power Amp
Velodyne ULD-18 Subwoofer System
Monitor Audio Gold Center/Left/Right/Left Rear/Right Rear

I am about to replace my HD TV (previous Mitsubishi crashed and burned), and add a BlueRay.

My original thought is to replace the Marantz Preamp with something current (HDMI switching etc.), and keep everything else. Want to keep the cost down (<$1,200) on whatever I do. I could also replace the Marantz and the Adcom with a single AV Receiver amp.

Any thoughts out there?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-29-2009, 02:39 PM
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Always keep the amp. Extra power never goes obsolete. Just find a mid-level AVR with all of the tech you need to feed surround speakers and use your amp to drive your fronts. I like the pioneer VSX-1019AH-K for good value and you can save yourself a few bucks.
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You kept it the same for 15 years, wow, that's gotta be some kind of record! I would suggest the forthcoming Emotiva pre-pro for well under a grand. Thing is, it could be a while before it's released and all the back orders are caught up. Or you could price out pre-pros by Onkyo and Integra. They deliver pretty good bang for buck, but they might be pushing your budget to the max.
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15 years, remember? What the 'ell is "pre-pro"?
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Preamp/Processor! The AVR (receiver) is a good route to take with your budget considering that the Emotiva mentioned is one of the few pre/pros out there within that cost, and it isn't available yet. However, after 15 years, you may just want to wait for that!
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Wow, what are the chances, I have the same issue. My HT has been in storage since moving 2 years ago and im starting to get into setting it up. I have a marantz av550, 5 marantz ma500 monoblocks, velodyne sub. I want to update my preamp to something that will switch HDMI for my HDtv and/or front projector. I dont mind something a year or so old off ebay(since having kids the HT budget took a hit). so..any other decent preamps with hdmi?

Thanks!

checked out the Emotiva, that may work.
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I'd look at the Integra pro/pro's... (pre-amp / processor)

Not to expensive and they perform well and have all the bells and whistles. Some even have XLR output.
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