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    Now that its been decided to keep my RTi12s for my new dedicated theater, I can go large on a nice amp, I was thinking of a few, what do you guys think

    Adcom 7807
    Earthquake Cinova 7
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    Outlaw Audio 7200

    Any takes on these, I will be driving the Rti12s, CSi5, FXi5, Rti4s in an approx 20*30 dedicated room and using a Denon 4806Ci as a pre/pro
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    The Earthquake is probably your best choice.
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    Let me tell you something about life, around every corner monsters await. I know, I am one.

    If I owned hell and this place, I would rent this place out and live in hell.

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    What are you looking to spend? That will help give forum group the chance to narrow down recommendations.

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    Earthquake or that Adcom is a stong unit.
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    For HT definitely the Earthquake. If you want to drive to Miami, I will sell you mine.:p
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    I would rec. the Adcom.........but really any of them would do a great job. Perhaps the Outlaw is little outclassed by the rest, that would be the last choice, IMO.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    thats hotter than paris hilton

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    my budget is 20-30k for the entire HT project, which is why I was debating new speakers also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBRICK
    thats hotter than paris hilton
    That's not really a stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp
    my budget is 20-30k for the entire HT project, which is why I was debating new speakers also.
    That's a pretty good HT budget.
    Michael ;)
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    I'd get the Earthquake.

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    I found the Earthquake to be an HT powerhouse. It revealed details in soundtracks that the Outlaw did not and put out tremendous volume with little effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772
    That's not really a stretch.
    I would have to agree...Nicky is hotter:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ayotte
    I would have to agree...Nicky is hotter:D
    Nicky is WAAAYYY hotter.:D

    (derail apologies)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772
    That's not really a stretch.
    That's what I was thinking Darla, but we all have our weakness's.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772
    Nicky is WAAAYYY hotter.:D

    (derail apologies)
    Yeah, but Paris is sluttier!!!
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Air Marshal, Air Marshal :D :D "hijack in progress":D :D


    Nicky and Paris who care:D :D :D
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    Okay..Nicky Hilton says go with the Earthquake.
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    But....how hot will the Earthquake get though at loud levels? Cause I'm looking for a good 7 channel amp myself.

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    How about this...Earthquake CinÚnova Grande 7 OR Sunfire TGA 7400. Which one is truly the better amp? They're both supposed to be warm, neutral sound and not bright at all right? Well the Earthquake is 600 @4ohm and the Sunfire is 800 @4ohm. Which do you think is gonna be more detailed with everything? And I mean watching Movies, TV, and listening to Music, and playing Video Games, cant forget about video games.

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    I might go with the adcom
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    Earthquakes don't get hot, at least mine doesn't. I have played it for close to 3hrs straight at high levels while looking for demo scenes. Touched it directly after I stopped and it was warm all over.

    Currently I have 2 channels doing my front L/R full range and 2 channels doing only 60hz and below into a 4ohm load. After a 2 hour movie it is still warm all over, never actually gets hot.

    As for the original question, I would think the Cinenova would be over kill. No experience with the other three.

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    Sunfire .......Greeen mountains hand made speaker in colorado swwwweett!
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    Here since you have 30,000 (max) budget I'll break it down for you. You can thank me later :D

    Preamp/Processor: Denon AVR-5805CI $7,200
    7-Channel Amp: Sunfire TGA 7400 $4,449
    DVD-A/SACD/DVD-Video Player: Denon DVD-5910CI $3,800
    HD DVD Player: Toshiba HD-XA2 $799.99
    Blu-Ray Player: Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 $1,500
    Signature Series™ Home Theatre Reference HTPS 7000 MKII PowerSource with Dual Balanced Pure Power™ Transformers and Clean Power™ Stage 5 $1,499.95
    Home Theatre Automatic Voltage Stabilizer AVS 2000 $1,699.95
    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSi15 $1,849.95
    Center Channel: Polk Audio LSiC $699.95
    Side Surrounds: Polk Audio LSiFX $1,149.95
    Rear Surrounds: Polk Audio LSi9 $1,149.95
    Subwoofer: Definitive Technology SuperCube« Trinity Signature $2,999

    Giving a grand total of $28,797.69 Note: These are all brand new prices and not taking in account shipping charges, cables & speaker wire, or any video display. Just to give you an idea of where to look for different things, that normally wouldn't be discussed on this forum. At least I dont think it would be discussed on this forum.
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    ^ Sure looks like a good way to blow 30k.

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    Well I'm not saying ya know this is what you should do or this is the best stuff out there. He said his new budget was 20,000 - 30,000 and he was debating between new speakers. The only other upgrade in the Polk division is the LSi. I was just making a grocery list of stuff I've seen that I thought would be awesome for ya know the different category electronic it is (i.e. pre/pro, amp, dvd player, etc.) I'm no specialist on ANYTHING BY FAR. I mean my system is the best I've heard (which tells ya everything right there) This is just a list of stuff I've seen that if money's no object would be worth checking out. Me and my wife are in the process of moving right now and to further along the process I'm gonna take my HT to my shop where I work and put it up on display along with the 90" screen and Mitsubishi DLP Projector and HK receiver and try to sell it. Then I'll start all over with HOPEFULLY some of these items once we get our own place, and I have space to work with. I'm sure you all seen my pics of how cluttered everything is in my HT right now. Well this is the kinda room I have to work with.

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    I already own somewhat similar equipment you mentioned here. Not a bad list but sure is a waste of money as Mike said, I think I'll just buy an amp, maybe earthquake if I can get it shipped out to Japan or the adcom. I plan on going with the Sony Pearl,120" Stewart Firehawk Screen, add another PB12 Plus 2, upgrade my fxi3s to Fxi5s and also buy a new Denon 4806, and go with those Monsters you have listed. Nice list you came up with but I really dont need to waste the money. Oh and nice theater seating, cabling, few posters, nice lighting, just other small things. If it comes out the way I think it will, it should be well worth the money spent.
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    5805, 4806, pffft.

    This is the 'preamp' you want right here. The Denon AVP.

    http://www.audioholics.com/news/trad...-a-v-separates

    Supposed to be coming out this year. Crosses fingers that CES wouldn't lie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp
    my budget is 20-30k for the entire HT project, which is why I was debating new speakers also.
    Is that in Yen or dollars?;)
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