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post #31 of 351
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Originally Posted by ItchyFeet View Post

WOW, What a bargain, I posted on here a little while ago seeking advice on a HT setup which due to various unforseen circmastances was put on hold, and within a week of starting the search again I come across this Sherbourn bargain AND the teaser video for the new ARCAM AVR's, what to do????

How are you going running in you new toys JVoth?
The new toys are great. Thanks for asking. I haven't gotten a chance to get into the Parametric EQ because Room EQ Wizard is not exactly user friendly but with level matching only, it still sounds phenomenal. It will be very hard for a company to compete with the value that Sherbourn (actually Emotiva) has provided with this combo.
post #32 of 351
Do you know if the PT-7030 does 4k passthru?
post #33 of 351
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Originally Posted by ItchyFeet View Post

Do you know if the PT-7030 does 4k passthru?
There is no mention of it in the specs so I'm assuming no. Possibly a future firmware update will allow it.
post #34 of 351
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Originally Posted by ItchyFeet View Post

WOW, What a bargain, I posted on here a little while ago seeking advice on a HT setup which due to various unforseen circmastances was put on hold, and within a week of starting the search again I come across this Sherbourn bargain AND the teaser video for the new ARCAM AVR's, what to do????

How are you going running in you new toys JVoth?
where is the teaser video for Arcam?
post #35 of 351
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Originally Posted by bighifi View Post

where is the teaser video for Arcam?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsbuBt22Oo8

Like I said its just a teaser, But it sounds like they've sorted out their issues with HDMI, however, looks like they've done away with surround analoge inputs, which might upset a few people, 4K looks promising.
post #36 of 351
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Originally Posted by ItchyFeet View Post

Do you know if the PT-7030 does 4k passthru?

To expand on what jvoth said it depends on frame rates hdmi1.4 can handle 4k24p but not the 60p that's envisaged when hdmi2.0 comes soon.Other brands stating 4k compatability are similarly limited [ good marketing I spose wink.gif ]
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HDMI 1.4 increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K, i.e. 3840 × 2160p (Quad HD) at 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz or 4096 × 2160p at 24 Hz (which is a resolution used with digital theaters)
post #37 of 351
boy teaser is right, Give me more!......smile.gif
post #38 of 351
So Mr. JVoth have you got that system setup like you want yet? Still waiting on a thorough review.
post #39 of 351
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So Mr. JVoth have you got that system setup like you want yet? Still waiting on a thorough review.
I'm still learning Room EQ Wizard and I need to get a real measurement microphone instead of my SPL meter. I think I may still like the Marantz at this point but I love the idea of a 7 channel built in parametric EQ in the Sherbourn. We'll see if that makes much of a difference.
post #40 of 351
I have found the manual parametric EQ gives me a much flatter curve or any curve I wish. Now I have not used the sherbourn processor but did own the older 2100/7 amp. I believe amps and processors sound different but in only one area, whether I sounds exciting or not, palpable or not. All the detail and everything else to me seems the same. I want to try these newer offerings but I still go back to my old rig. My old rig always sound more exciting and not too loud at reference where many others are just too loud and dull. Hard to explain. I have used some very powerful amps and my trusty old 100 watt per channel amp sounds more powerful, dynamic, exciting, whatever you want to call it. My speakers are sensitive so tons of power is not needed.
post #41 of 351
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I have used some very powerful amps and my trusty old 100 watt per channel amp sounds more powerful, dynamic, exciting, whatever you want to call it.

MK,

What amp is your "trusty old 100 watt per channel amp"?

Bill
post #42 of 351
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

MK,

What amp is your "trusty old 100 watt per channel amp"?

Bill

The Nakamichi PA-1 stasis amp. There are others that do the same thing, less power but sound more powerful than big powerful amps. I know the more powerful amps would drive difficult speakers much better, etc. but on my speakers there are certain amps that sound more exciting than others. It could be the processor as well. I might order the Sherbourn receiver and use it as a processor and then AVR to see if it changes with either. I would love to change to the newer formats but the only processor I have used to get me excited was the Ada Suite 7.1HD which has the parametric EQ as well. My Pioneer elite SC-37 sound really good but not quite the same and MCAAC was not close to being flat which I prefer.
post #43 of 351
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I have found the manual parametric EQ gives me a much flatter curve or any curve I wish. Now I have not used the sherbourn processor but did own the older 2100/7 amp. I believe amps and processors sound different but in only one area, whether I sounds exciting or not, palpable or not. All the detail and everything else to me seems the same. I want to try these newer offerings but I still go back to my old rig. My old rig always sound more exciting and not too loud at reference where many others are just too loud and dull. Hard to explain. I have used some very powerful amps and my trusty old 100 watt per channel amp sounds more powerful, dynamic, exciting, whatever you want to call it. My speakers are sensitive so tons of power is not needed.

MK, my findings are same as yours when different processors or AVR's were used.

You have to be joking about the amps. They all sound the same. smile.gifsmile.gif
post #44 of 351
I really think they do except that exciting feel. Some have it and others don't. My Behringers were great and had awesome power and extension. They just lacked that exciting scare the pants off performance I am used to. They did sound great overall. Again this is hard to explain. Damn it, I will order the Sherbourn 8100 and see what happens.
post #45 of 351
Hi all

My PT-7030/PA-7150 set has just "landed" at home today.
So since this is my first high-end pre/pro and power amp set, I would like to hear if you could recommend which XLR cables would be sufficient (without breaking the sound quality of the set and my economy as well)... smile.gif

My previous AVR was a Denon AVR 3312 so i believe (hope) i have made a giant leap towards better sound quality. But now I need to get interconnects for 7 channels...
I have seen the econnect XLR cables at parent company Emotiva's webshob. Are they good enough quality for the Sherbourns?

I have Xindak FS-1 speaker cables for the front speakers (Audiovector Si3 Avantgarde Arréte) and standard speaker cables (in-wall) for the back channels...

Any thoughts?
post #46 of 351
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Originally Posted by pedersenf View Post

Hi all

My PT-7030/PA-7150 set has just "landed" at home today.
So since this is my first high-end pre/pro and power amp set, I would like to hear if you could recommend which XLR cables would be sufficient (without breaking the sound quality of the set and my economy as well)... smile.gif

My previous AVR was a Denon AVR 3312 so i believe (hope) i have made a giant leap towards better sound quality. But now I need to get interconnects for 7 channels...
I have seen the econnect XLR cables at parent company Emotiva's webshob. Are they good enough quality for the Sherbourns?

I have Xindak FS-1 speaker cables for the front speakers (Audiovector Si3 Avantgarde Arréte) and standard speaker cables (in-wall) for the back channels...

Any thoughts?
I don't wanna sound rude, but there has never been any scientific evidence that these high end interconnects and speaker cables make your system sound better. You can go to Monoprice and get some XLR's on the cheap. I can assure you that they will sound just as good (or the same for that matter), as any other XLR you buy anywhere else. Do a search on the Audioholics website and you'll get a ton of information about that. Also, unless you have incredibly long cable runs, XLR's aren't really necessary. Standard RCA cables will sound just as good. And if you pay $20 for a set of 7 RCA's, they will sound just as good as a set that cost $1000. Nice speakers by the way. You're definitely gonna get more enjoyment out of those things with a true separates setup like you have now.
post #47 of 351
post #48 of 351
Cool thanks. The monoprice cables looks good too, so i might give them a try..
post #49 of 351
I just received an email from Emotiva. Sherbourn is being merged and everything is on sale.
Is $999 for the PT-7030 Home Theater really a new/lowest price? Are there any major flaw/bugs
in the unit to avoid this close-out sale?
post #50 of 351
I just bought the PA5 because of the sale but i cannot bring myself to get the 7030 yet. I read some reviews and they were positive.
post #51 of 351
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Originally Posted by kikkenit2 View Post

I just received an email from Emotiva. Sherbourn is being merged and everything is on sale.
Is $999 for the PT-7030 Home Theater really a new/lowest price? Are there any major flaw/bugs
in the unit to avoid this close-out sale?

The deal is that 7-350 amp and the PT-7030 together. The PA-7-350 for $999.00 is a bargain. Below is a test review by member Kris Deering on that very combo.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/sherbourn-pt-7030-surround-processor-pa-7-350-amplifier
post #52 of 351
I thought about the 7-350 but the 20amp dedicated outlet is a deal breaker for me.
post #53 of 351
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Originally Posted by phantom52 View Post

The deal is that 7-350 amp and the PT-7030 together. The PA-7-350 for $999.00 is a bargain.
Below is a test review by member Kris Deering on that very combo.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/sherbourn-pt-7030-surround-processor-pa-7-350-amplifier
Here is the page from the website. I don't see where it says I have to buy an amp. $999 for just
the pre/pro. http://www.sherbourn.com/products/pt7030

I have read many reviews and posts here by Kris. Just wondered if any user has found something
funky. Reviewers don't test every possible scenario/situation. No way I need that much power over
7 channels. I have an XPA 5 and a UPA 7 and several of their smaller speakers.
post #54 of 351
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Originally Posted by kikkenit2 View Post

Here is the page from the website. I don't see where it says I have to buy an amp. $999 for just
the pre/pro. http://www.sherbourn.com/products/pt7030

I have read many reviews and posts here by Kris. Just wondered if any user has found something
funky. Reviewers don't test every possible scenario/situation. No way I need that much power over
7 channels. I have an XPA 5 and a UPA 7 and several of their smaller speakers.

Sorry for the mis-understanding. You do not have to buy an amp for that price on the PT-7030. If you want more info on the 7030 maybe give thread starter JVoth a pm.
post #55 of 351
Looks like all the amps are sold out anyway...dang it. I should have ordered one last night but I did just order the PT-7030 that I had been pondering for a few months. The PT-7030 is supposed to make a return as a Emotiva Pro model according to a post by the owner of Emotiva/Sherbourn.
post #56 of 351
I ordered a PA 7-150 a few hours ago even though the Sherbourn site said it was old out. I called Sherbourn and they double checked the amount of amps coming at the end of the month. There were some PA 7-150s still available. Although I'm having second thoughts as the PA 7-150 really isn't much if any of a power increase over my Boston Acoustics A7200. I was thinking for $599 I'd get a new amp with balanced inputs and a 10 year warranty. I can sell the A7200 for around $450 so I'd be spending $150 or so for a new amp. I'm going to think about it and make a decision in the morning.

Edit: I decided to cancel the order for the PA 7-150. I did some research and it looks like the PA 7-150 really wouldn't be much if any of an upgrade over the A7200. The PA 7-150 offers balanced inputs and a 10 year warranty. But I have no need for balanced inputs at this time and the 10 year warranty is nice but the A7200 has been very reliable (knock on wood wink.gif). The big factors for cancelling the order is that the power differences between the two amps are minimal and the SQ will most likely be identical. The A7200 is dead quiet (amp itself and from my speakers) which I assume the PA 7-150 will be but one never knows. The A7200 has the advantage of two toroidal transformers and the PA 7-150 has one. Not sure if that is much of a factor but it could be.

Bill
Edited by Bill Mac - 8/8/13 at 7:33am
post #57 of 351
I've been running the PT-7030 in my system for about six weeks now. I am amazed at this processors ability to extract the information that defines the area around each instrument. The analog section does a great job at keeping the "tonal balance" correct. There are several songs that had parts in the background that previously I couldn't identify what the instruments were. With the PT-7030 I can here what the instrument is, and it has a solid space in the sound stage.

So far I've been using unbalanced cables to my amp. I've sent off for some balanced cables from Monoprice. When they come in I'll post a review if I can hear a difference.
post #58 of 351
So how do you like your 7030 and 150 amp? I have same combo.
post #59 of 351
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Originally Posted by pedersenf View Post

Hi all

My PT-7030/PA-7150 set has just "landed" at home today.
So since this is my first high-end pre/pro and power amp set, I would like to hear if you could recommend which XLR cables would be sufficient (without breaking the sound quality of the set and my economy as well)... smile.gif

My previous AVR was a Denon AVR 3312 so i believe (hope) i have made a giant leap towards better sound quality. But now I need to get interconnects for 7 channels...
I have seen the econnect XLR cables at parent company Emotiva's webshob. Are they good enough quality for the Sherbourns?

I have Xindak FS-1 speaker cables for the front speakers (Audiovector Si3 Avantgarde Arréte) and standard speaker cables (in-wall) for the back channels...

Any thoughts?

Have you found that your setup now is signifianctly better than the Denon 3312? I have a 3311 and just bought the PA 7-350 and was going to just stick with that until I get a good deal on a 11 channel pre/receiver.

Is the room correction better in your opintion than yoru Audyssey setup was with teh 3312? If the price was $599 I'd likely get this receiver and repurpose my 3311.
post #60 of 351
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Originally Posted by JVoth View Post

I'm still learning Room EQ Wizard and I need to get a real measurement microphone instead of my SPL meter. I think I may still like the Marantz at this point but I love the idea of a 7 channel built in parametric EQ in the Sherbourn. We'll see if that makes much of a difference.

Very interesting, any progress with the 7channel parametric EQ and REW ?
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