Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Daly City, California
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I can tell you right now that my B&K (built their name on amplifiers in early 80's) 507s2 was way better than the yamaha Aventage that I am taking upstairs, B&K, more dynamics, more bass weight by far and just more cinema esque in every way. Unfortunately, my favorite B&K could not withstand simply being unplugged for 3 months and failed to process correctly after being put back into my setup 4 hours after turning it back on. Sometimes electronic equipment stays healthy with constant electrical signal, and when taken out and put back in like I did, maybe a big jolt takes place and it fails. My experience with yamaha goes back to the late 1970's and I have none with Pioneer, From what I understand , there is a factory in China with quality engineers who are audio enthusiasts as well, who make Cambridge and Nad gear as well , same factory. Seems like a good pedigree, I have a good friend , bordering on being a brilliant engineer, ( he is brilliant) who speaks highly of the Azur gear that he owns which is why I began looking at Cambridge. He has made me speaker systems, amps, a superior dac with a huge , totally dc powered trickle charge battery power supply for the dac, and now built me a version of the canalis, sonics anima speaker system for my HT.
I hope I have something good to report, my Aventage upstairs will be powering my new Audience 1+1 v2 upstairs speakers for my tv
when you always do what you've alway done, you always get what you always got.