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Q1.I talked to my local dealer over the phone today about the new b&k ref 50 v2 which he will be selling for 2399. He then told me that they had the original vesion for 1999 and he could let that go for 1799. Is this a good price on a new original ref 50 with the 5 year waranty or no?


Q2. I am trying to decide between the original ref 50, v2 with plIIx and the avm 30 ($400-1000 more than the other 2). Is plIIx going to be worth the extra $4-600 dollars to upgrade from the original to the v2? I mainly watch dvd movies and do multichannel audio. I have been told since the ref 50 has thx ultra 2 that the plIIx is not going to be much of an improvement. Is this true?


Q3. I am using a sherbourn 7/2100 (paired with h/k 525 right now) and a denon 3910 and will soon be getting paradigm speaks. I assume that any of these pre/pro's should be a good upgrade, correct?


Q4. I can probably get the avm-30 for 2799 locally new. Would it be worth it to go this route over the others?


I would like a pre amp that is at least as flexible with set up and options as my h/k, but with the improved sound quality that only a dedicated pre amp can provide. Also the h/k runs verry hot even as just a pre/pro.


Obviously verry confused and would appreciate some opinions on my choices.
 

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$1799 for a B&K Ref 50 is only 10% off. This is not a very big discount for a product that is about to be replaced with V2. If you are comparing to the AVM 30, shop around you should be able to get better price than $2799 for the AVM. $2799 is less than 10% off MSRP of $2999.
 

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Toe... Just bought an AVM 30... Loving it....!


If you want a great deal, email me and I can hook you up with the dealer that rmassey set me up with.... shipped it wouldn't be much more than 500.00 more than the Ref 50.
 

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Is this a good price on a new original ref 50 with the 5 year waranty or no?
No....but the B&K is worth that, IMO.
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Is plIIx going to be worth the extra $4-600 dollars to upgrade from the original to the v2?
Not by itself but you might appreciate the other upgrades; particularly the new bass management scheme for your multi channel music.
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I assume that any of these pre/pro's should be a good upgrade, correct?
Yep. Both are very good at what they do.
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Would it be worth it to go this route over the others?
The only way to be certain is to listen to them yourself. :)

Good luck!
 
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