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    Default Need a pre,dac,???suggestions please.

    Ok so i bought two amps. The stuff in the living room is fine for me not really wanting to add a pre or a dac to it, i thinmk the Rotel-RB976 will be good enough?
    I may get another two channel amp a little later for it then run the fronts on one amp and the center/surrounds on the amp i just bought. Would this be a good idea for later? Run the center/backs on the rotel and the fronts on another amp? If so any decent two channel amps for around 350 or less?

    On the bedroom stuff though i was looking at emotiva MMC-1 but the site says it's out of stock. I guess i can give em a call and see about getting one from them.
    I am goin to run a Rotel RMB-1075 from dorokusai. I figure this should get me by until i upgrade to bigger better fronts.
    But do i need a dac for this setup? If so what units should i look at?
    Also would it be better to play cd's on a dvd player? or should i get a cdplayer specific for it?
    If so what units are nice?
    Right now i am just playing cd's with a cheap sony dvd player cause it's 5 disc so it makes life easier than using the toshiba hddvd player.
    Also any good eq's i should look into or is this not really needed?
    So any suggestions on what i should be looking at next etc?
    Thanks!!!
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
    Computer Rig:
    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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    Call Emotiva just in case. I got a B-stock MMC-1 at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TouchOfEvil View Post
    Also any good eq's i should look into or is this not really needed?
    I would advise staying away from the EQ. Not that they aren't fun to play with sometimes, it's just that they knock you off reference and unless you are well versed with gear and audio they tend to act as a crutch for issues IMO. YMMV.
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    That Emotiva gear is nice, I'd definitely give them a call, or see if you could find it on the used market
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

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    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    I've been looking but had very little luck finding stuff from emotiva used. Have not called yet but i'm sure i will by monday.
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
    Computer Rig:
    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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    touch - I would upgrade your Pre, CD Player, Subwoofer, Interconnect cables, DAC. In that order. You will see the most improvement for the money in that order is why.
    TV: LG 55LW5600
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    Center Amp: Marantz MA500
    Mains: Polk LSi9
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    Why do i need to upgrade my subwoofer?
    Also what cd players should i look into?
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
    Computer Rig:
    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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    CDP-Rotel 1072 OR a seperate transport/DAC.--Used ones from the FM or audiogoN.Or ebay of course.Do some reserch on the unit before you buy it too.
    SDA-2BTL with custom IC
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbm211 View Post
    CDP-Rotel 1072 OR a seperate transport/DAC.--Used ones from the FM or audiogoN.Or ebay of course.Do some reserch on the unit before you buy it too.
    I was actually reading reviews on that unit earlier today. Seems like a nice piece but i'm wondering if any of their DVD players can compare to it in sound quailty etc? Or should i just roll the cd player for cds and a dvd player for dvds?
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
    Computer Rig:
    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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    I would go with dedicated CDP and a seperate DVD player.Like a toshiba HD-A1 that you can get real cheap on ebay.Ive seen them go as low as 40.00.
    SDA-2BTL with custom IC
    Adcom 565 monoblocks--Monarchy Audio M-10 preamp
    Theta Data Basic Transport--Camelot Arthur DAC--Camelot Dragon Pro2 MK III
    Harman Kardon T-55c TT
    DH Labs Q-10 Signature Speaker Cables With Furez silver plated copper bananas
    Prophecy Cryo-Silver Reference AES/EBU
    Prophecy Cryo-Silver i2s digital cable
    4 Furutech FP-314Ag with FI-11cu Plugs/FI-11AG IECs--- Power Cords
    DH LABS REVELATIONS ICs-amps
    Revelation Audio Labs Paradise cryo-silver ICs-Source to pre

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    I may have a audio experience symphonies tube pre- for sale fairly soon.

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