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post #31 of 36 Old 10-22-2013, 01:51 PM
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I DONT KNOW IF IM IN FULL AGREEMENT WITH YOU BUT I DO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOURE COMING FROM. AT THIS POINT, I DONT CARE ABOUT ANY OTHER AMPLIFICATION. I FEEL ANYTHING ABOVE MY NAD M25 WOULD COST TRIPLE OR MORE AND DEMINISHING RETURNS BEGING. I DONT CARE TO PAY 8 GRAND FOR AN AMP THAT SOUNDS 10% BETTEER THAN MINE. I FEEL THAT IM AT THE CEILING AS FAR AS AMPLICATION FOR THE MONEY GOES.

Good because an $8000 amp sounds 0% better.
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I just bought a UMC 200 and for the manual tweaker it's amazing, I've never liked the idea of a receiver automatically correcting for my room but with the UMC 200 when combined with REW you can easily correct for your room and verify with REW. After messing with it a bit I personally find I don't like any EQ except for the subwoofer though, I think room treatments are the way to go but the UMC 200 has a very nice parametric EQ which I haven't heard of at this price point. The big thing for me is that it allows you to use either a 2nd order or 4th order slope for your crossovers on the mains as well as subwoofer, I never realized what a difference this makes but it really helps blend your mains in with the sub without too much bass. Unless your mains are sealed with a -3db point around 80hz, a 2nd order high pass isn't a steep enough slope and you'll have a very noticeable bass bloat under 80hz. I'll never buy another receiver/processor without the option for 4th order slopes. It's also only 500 bucks right now, with a 5 year warranty so it was a no brainer for me.
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Which one pulls more electricity to operate at full. umc-200, 1522k or pt-7030. I have the umc 200 and pioneer 1522k. I must admit the UMC-200 sounds superior. The one drawback. I am using pa-7-350 for front stage and surrounds in 7.2 setup and crown xls 2500 for 2 stereo integrity 18'' d4 @ 2 ohm. i have to use a rolls mb 15b to increase voltage coming fron umc-200. Please let me know if i am doing something wrong. Thought the umc-200 would supply enough amp out voltage to run both units. I am dissapointed to say the least.
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Fairly unusual to need a boost box to drive amps from a pre/pro, especially considering the input sensitivity of the Crown is higher (lower number) than that of the Sherbourn amp.

My guess is you have some connection or gain structure issues.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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I'm running parasound 1100 watt and inuke 3000 no problem off umc200 . Not quite as much juice as u.
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Thanks. i will double check all settings/connections.
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