Originally Posted by EnjoyingMyRide
GizmoWrecker, I'd take a step back and take deep breath, you have a nice budget to play with. Can the Bryston take a beating? It comes with a 20 year warranty, that should say a lot. Do you have 1 or 2 (20 amp circuits) for your system? If you have only 1 circuit, I would add a second 20 amp circuit, 1 for your amp the other for the rest, maybe even a third depending on your Emotiva's. Having dedicated ground circuits for your systems can have a bigger positive impact than you might think.
The Shunyata Triton seemed to pop up out of nowhere. Do you own one? Heard one? Had one recommended? I am not entering into power conditioner debate, just curious is all. I own a few of their PC's and I am happy with them, but that's just me.
What are the speakers you will by driving? What is your processor / AVR?
Bryston or Levinson? You really owe it to yourself to audition both. Have fun. . .
Yes I am Shunyata fan. I have all CX and Zitron PC's throughout. I just added the latest edition Hydra Triton, with an Anaconda Zitron, and the results have been the most dramatic I have ever encountered in 30+ years of being an equipment consumer. After 100 hours of dull break in of the behemoth, it started blossoming like a flower. Now 200 hours in, its blasts me off the couch during action movies, its epic.
My system currently:
- Marantz AV7005 (after-marked modded)
- DirectV HD Satellite Rcvr
- Oppo BDP-95 (after-market modded)
- Horizontal case HTPC - I designed and built. Win7 x64.
- SVS SB13-Plus
- Emotiva XPA2
- Emotiva XPA3
- Infinity Cascade L/R/C speakers
- DefTech Gem XL side surrounds
- DefTech Gems back surrounds
- All CX and Zitron power cables
- Hydra Triton, one month old
- Emotiva XLR cables
- Samsung 46" LCD
- Shunyata cable elevators
This is not a dedicated home theater room, just a living room on steroids.
I got a A21 parasound but am returning it due to it being a pain in the ***.
I want to get a 3-channel monster for the front 3, and the remaining two Emotivas will handle the rear and side surrounds.
I know that getting electrician is good, I just dont want to go through the hassle with other family members, its an ordeal.
I should endure it nonetheless.
I live in Orange County, CA - and so far saying the word "audition" doesn't really result in anyone wanting to allow it to happen.
Whats better for HT dynamics, the ML 3-ch, or the Bryston? From what I've read, the Bryston for HT, the ML for non-HT systems. Very much my guess at this point