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View Poll Results: Repair, replace, upgrade?

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  • Repair TGR

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  • Replace TGR w/ another receiver

    4 50.00%
  • Upgrade to use Oppo as pre and 5 or 7 channel amp

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    Default What Would You Do?

    So my TGR3 is in need of repair. I was planning on getting an Oppo 105 to replace my Pio Elite early next year at bonus time. Then was thinking of selling the TGR3 and getting a 5-channel amp to go with my Sunfire Sig 2-channel and use the Oppo 105 as the pre.

    I hate to spend money on something different if that is my ultimate goal. I will probably use my H/K 645 while the TGR gets repaired.

    I think I have 3 choices:
    • Use H/K until Sunfire is fixed and upgrade later.
    • Replace Sunfire with an amp and get an Oppo 105 and use as pre
    • Buy another receiver (Pio Elite, Yamaha, etc.) and be done.

    Thoughts? And I just had to replace the pool liner so the money tree is a little bare.
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    Personally I would get the Pio Elite AVR and use it to drive everything your 2 channel amp isnt. IIRC the 105 while it would work as a pre, doesnt have a full Audyssey feature set. You can set distances, levels, and crossover frequencies but thats it.

    The Pioneer will do all that plus apply a custom EQ filter based on the results from your main LP with a mic.

    As an FYI I would still suggest selling the TGP-III somewhere as is. You can make a couple bucks on it. I would start with TheCarverSite and CarverAudio.com as those guys might snatch it up quick.
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    Oppo. Unless you're an absolute die hard for ht, I'd expect the oppo to provide enough options to get 90% of calibration down. The good thing about this route is you get one of the best players on the market and eliminate another piece in the chain. If you go with a receiver, I wouldn't bother with the 105 since the big part of it is the dac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Oppo. Unless you're an absolute die hard for ht, I'd expect the oppo to provide enough options to get 90% of calibration down. The good thing about this route is you get one of the best players on the market and eliminate another piece in the chain. If you go with a receiver, I wouldn't bother with the 105 since the big part of it is the dac.
    Agree with Skip, those are your best two options as I see them.

    However while eliminating another piece in the chain, depending on the cost of the additional 5 IC's and the 5 channel amp you need to buy, you might be spending more.
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    If you decide to part ways with the TGR, keep me at the top of the list, but my vote is to fix it.
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    Pio Elite SC-79 is coming out soon, which uses the same ESS Sabre32 DAC as in OPPO 105. It has all the networking capabilities, async USB DAC, 140W x 9 channels (8ohm), MCACC room calibration, multi-zones, 3D upscale and 4K passthru, plus more. What it doesn't have is the player part.
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