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    Default Question about Elan Brand equipment

    Here is a listing I found in my area. I haven't done much research at all to know if it would be worth getting to use for my HT. If anyone can explain these equipment if I could be able to use them too, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Currently I have
    Receiver: Denon 1912
    Speakers:
    Fronts: Polk Audio Monitor 70s (x2)
    Rears: Polk Audio Monitor 50 (x2)
    Center: Polk Audio Monitor 70
    KLH Sub GFX-550

    Elan Video Controller Z880/881
    Elan Pre-Amp Controller Z630/631
    Elan Comm Controller Z600/601
    Elan Power Amp Z660

    I could get all the Elan equipment for $40 or so.
    Receiver: Denon 1912
    Speakers:
    Fronts: Polk Audio Monitor 70s (x2)
    Rears: Polk Audio Monitor 50 (x2)
    Center: Polk Audio Monitor 70
    KLH Sub GFX-550

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    While all great equipment in its day, you would be taking several steps backwards in technology.
    The price is fantastic and I would buy it but I would buy it with the intention of flipping it on eBay.

    Your Denon, while not top of the line, adds technologies that weren't around in 2003 when the Elan was current. HDMI, Video switching/upscaling/conversion, DAC...even auto calibration. All better than what was available in the Elan.

    The Elan system was also meant for more as a whole home video/music/paging "nerve center" if you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    The Elan system was also meant for more as a whole home video/music/paging "nerve center" if you will.
    This^^^^ Elan now owns Sunfire audio also..

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    From my rusty memory banks, Elan wasn't exactly known for quality either. Aside from that I believe their focus was on whole house distribution and corporate stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    From my rusty memory banks, Elan wasn't exactly known for quality either. Aside from that I believe their focus was on whole house distribution and corporate stuff.
    ^^^^Bingo

    We would only use the distribution part of Elan as the head end and keypad/controls integrate with better speakers etc
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    Aww gotcha, so the intent would be to buy only if I would to flip it on Ebay
    Receiver: Denon 1912
    Speakers:
    Fronts: Polk Audio Monitor 70s (x2)
    Rears: Polk Audio Monitor 50 (x2)
    Center: Polk Audio Monitor 70
    KLH Sub GFX-550

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    Still not worth the flip imho. In my neck of the woods, people can't give their stuff away. Unless you actually have a use for the gear, pass.

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