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    Hi All,

    Well, first of all, this is my system:

    Inputs
    Turntable: Rega RP40 (have it)
    TV: Vizio 50 3D (have it)
    Video-Game: PS3 (have it)


    Outputs
    Rear Speakers: Dynaudio XEO3 (have it)
    Center Speaker: B&W HTM3S (have it)
    Processor/Preamp: ??????? Marantz AV7701 (don't have it yet)
    Front Speaker: ??????? PMC OB1, Revel F52, Dali Mentor 5 or Tekton Pendragon (don't have it)
    Multi-Channel Amp: ??????? Outlaw 7700, Sunfire 7201, D-Sonic M3-2800-7, Wyred4Sound MMC-7, Krell s-1500/5, Bryston 9B-THX, Classe CAV-180, Emotiva UPA-700, Parasound Halo A52, Simaudio MC-8.
    Subwoofer(s): ??????
    Cables: ?????? QED Ryby Anniversary Evolution

    So now you have an idea about my system, could someone give suggestion about the Processor/Preamp and/or the Multi-Channel and/or the speakers?

    Any thoughts is welcome.

    Thanks

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    I use Marantz av 7701, and it is solid. the rap on it is No Audessey xt32, but the version it does have is totally adequate. I went with the Sunfire 7401 and would have went with the 7201 except i got a great deal on an open box but never used 7401 whuch as you can imagine is a kick A$$ amplifier all connected wit balanced interconnects. I recently added a 2nd sub, and this is a big upgrade to my ht. You would not be disappointed with Marantz/Sunfire combo imho and you will get a lot of other opinions here also.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    If I were you, and you have already decided on the Marantz, I would hold off on the amp. I would buy the front mains, and since you already have a B&W front, maybe look at that line up, and then a sub. You may find the Marantz will drive those speakers just fine, or maybe only want a 2 or 3 channel amp. Either way, the amp should be a little bit further down on the priority list.

    The front 3, at least should be timbre matched. Mixing different lines from the same manufacturer, let alone different manufacturers on those front 3 will degrade the sound stage.

    For whatever it's worth that would be my approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    If I were you, and you have already decided on the Marantz, I would hold off on the amp. I would buy the front mains, and since you already have a B&W front, maybe look at that line up, and then a sub. You may find the Marantz will drive those speakers just fine, or maybe only want a 2 or 3 channel amp. Either way, the amp should be a little bit further down on the priority list.

    The front 3, at least should be timbre matched. Mixing different lines from the same manufacturer, let alone different manufacturers on those front 3 will degrade the sound stage.

    For whatever it's worth that would be my approach.

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    The Marantz Av7701 is a pre pro and will not drive any speakers
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    The Marantz Av7701 is a pre pro and will not drive any speakers
    Sorry but what it means? I need to buy more things? The Marantz AV7701 and the Multi-channel will not enough?

    I have a list with prices to decide about the multi-channel

    From this list that is some prefered?

    PRIMARE A30.7 - $3,795.00

    Primare SP32 - $3,300.00

    Parasound Halo A51 - $2,700.00

    McIntosh MC207 - $4,750.00

    Krell S-1500 - $4,000.00

    Sunfire TGA 7201 - $2,449.00

    Sunfire TGA 7401 - $2,299.00

    Wyred4Sound MC-7 - $3500.00

    D Sonic M2 D Sonic 5 CH ICE Class D - $2,200.00

    Outlaw 7700 - $2149

    B&K Reference 200.7 - $2,998.00

    Bryston 9B ST - $1,499.00 to $2,799.00

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by amendoza View Post
    Sorry but what it means? I need to buy more things? The Marantz AV7701 and the Multi-channel will not enough?

    I have a list with prices to decide about the multi-channel

    From this list that is some prefered?

    PRIMARE A30.7 - $3,795.00

    Primare SP32 - $3,300.00

    Parasound Halo A51 - $2,700.00

    McIntosh MC207 - $4,750.00

    Krell S-1500 - $4,000.00

    Sunfire TGA 7201 - $2,449.00

    Sunfire TGA 7401 - $2,299.00

    Wyred4Sound MC-7 - $3500.00

    D Sonic M2 D Sonic 5 CH ICE Class D - $2,200.00

    Outlaw 7700 - $2149

    B&K Reference 200.7 - $2,998.00

    Bryston 9B ST - $1,499.00 to $2,799.00

    Thanks,
    Alex
    The marantz and any of the multichannel amps will work fine.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Hi Mike,

    Thanks to explain.

    To be honest I'm thinking about my system, because I don't want to do bull****.

    I have the center speaker, front(seeing it) and rear speakers, now is time to think if it is a good idea to have a processor/pre + multichannel amp or receiver + Pre + Power(Integrate) + DAC, the second one has the option to put my system in vanilla stereo state, and it is interesting because I have a turntable, do you see ?
    Well, I'm really thinking on this, someone could share the experience on this?

    Cheers,
    Alex
    Last edited by amendoza; 11-25-2013 at 12:44 PM.

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    I have had 3 previous HT systems that were based on some decent receivers.

    My recent setup of the last year or so is what it says in my signature, and I have a couple of 2 channel rigs (listening room and office) where i listen to music. I use my Marantz pre pro as a source to my 2 channel systems too for network audio.

    Bottom line is if you want an A$$ kicking HT that will also sound "good" musically, then going the separates route is definitely the best way to go.

    You will be hard pressed to find an AVR that would give you the performance of separates and the only limitation you have is your wallet.

    Speakers are very subjective, and you need to go with what sounds good to you. I could tell you my rig is da bomb, but that only means its the bomb to me. Everyone else will have an opinion.

    Just make sure you commit a decent part of your budget for cables(interconnects, speaker, HDMI's etc.)
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Well I think I got the message, to have a great HT and a good musically go with the Marantz and the multichannel amp, this is more cheap to set up. And if I want a amazing HT and an outstanding musically do it separate.

    So, I can use the Marantz for the both source with the same quality but it will not sounds outstanding for music purpose in the same room.

    I have a limit to spend now. So I think I will go with the Marantz and the Parasound for the HT and for the music for now, and after I see what I can change.

    I have a question, is it possible to do the Marantz use just the front speaker when I want the TT working and put the Marantz using all the speaker when I'm using the TV?

    About the cables, there is some recommendation to use with the speakers and the Marantz and Parasound?

    Congratulations for your system the Yaqin MC100B is a relic.

    Thanks again
    Last edited by amendoza; 11-25-2013 at 04:20 PM.

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