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At what point do you Leave the AVR and go sepreates?

post #1 of 6
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I mean is a dollar figure thing? Or have AVR's advanced past this need? Pertaining to SS.


In the title I meant seperates! Example Processors and amps.
post #2 of 6
Not about money. I went the separate route in 1974. Never looked back. Don't want all my eggs in one basket. I like to be able to up-grade the preamp section and not have to throw out the amp in the process. Seems like lately preamps need upgrading every 2-3 years. Amps are good for decades.
post #3 of 6
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Great point about amp lifespan. What do you suggest for Processing? I like Movies and Music equally.
post #4 of 6
What it came down to for me is listening to the music. I had an old Adcom system back in the day but with DVD's and AC3 I switched to receivers. Had a JVC, then a Kenwood and a couple Yamahas. With my last receiver I was happy when I got it and I liked it. Easy to use, all the latest features - HDMI, DD, 7.1 etc. and was great for movies. But I was listening less and less to just music. Then I replaced my speakers, then I got an amp and connected to my receiver. I ended up trying several amps, buying and selling them used. 2 channel amps and multi channel. I thought it definitely made a difference. But then I took out my old Adcom preamp and hooked it up one day and listened to a couple cd's and I realized what I was missing. So I wanted the sound from separates, but now also wanted the features of a receiver. So I went back to separates again and sold my receiver. I have excellent 2 channel sound that I'm happy with and I have a great movie surround sound system too. Of course, it came with a cost but the high end receivers from Denon and Yamaha are expensive too. So its all relative.
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What do you suggest for Processing? I like Movies and Music equally.

I chose the Onkyo 885 Pre/pro. I'm sure there are better sounding pre/pros out there - but probably not as fully featured or inexpensive as the Onkyo. Good bang for the buck (IMHO)
post #6 of 6
at what point? Yesterday.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=983632



Welcome to the angst, my friend....
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