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post #581 of 793 Old 06-06-15, 10:49 PM
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Very jealous. I was wanting a pair of these for a while and just gave up. Would have to convert them also to 220vac. Although I may still end up with some and use them with my 5000watt step down converter.

Anyways looking forward to your opinion on them.

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Very jealous. I was wanting a pair of these for a while and just gave up. Would have to convert them also to 220vac. Although I may still end up with some and use them with my 5000watt step down converter.

Anyways looking forward to your opinion on them.
It was either get a Yamaha 50wpc amp or the Crown... I was able to get the crown for less, and the Crowns are used for recording studios so I figured I would give it a shot. The investment is $100 so if i don't like them I can sell them and get the Yamaha.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Just won a new addition to the Home Theater...

A black Krell Showcase 7.1. I still need to get another Crown D75 to get the setup up and running along with getting a HDMI switcher/7.1 breakout analog box. Th nex big item will be t Dirac since i will no longer have a room tune.

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Just solved the no HDMI problem with the Krell... I ordered the Oppo 105D. Now I can take my 4 HDMI sources and use a switcher which will be hooked up to the Oppo input. The nice thing is I can now sell my Darbee, and hook the Oppo up directly to the projector. Plus I can feed my audio from my 4 sources to the Oppo, and it will send them out via balanced analog, or 7.1 to the Krell. I also ordered the MiniDSP DDRC 88A. All I will need now is the additional amps for the surrounds.

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Just ordered some Blue Jeans Cable for the 7.1 analog out on the Oppo. Hopefully this is not going to turn into a this cable sounds better than this one (hoping the cables sound fine).

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Just solved the no HDMI problem with the Krell... I ordered the Oppo 105D. Now I can take my 4 HDMI sources and use a switcher which will be hooked up to the Oppo input. The nice thing is I can now sell my Darbee, and hook the Oppo up directly to the projector. Plus I can feed my audio from my 4 sources to the Oppo, and it will send them out via balanced analog, or 7.1 to the Krell. I also ordered the MiniDSP DDRC 88A. All I will need now is the additional amps for the surrounds.
Your going to love the build quality of the Oppo! Congrats on the new toys!
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Your going to love the build quality of the Oppo! Congrats on the new toys!
Thanks,

I am also going to try it driving my pro amps without the Krell... If it is better then i will go without a preamp.

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I hooked up the Oppo, and my initial observations are strange... I put in my Dire Straits Brothers in Arms disc and it is considerably brighter than it was through my media center (Kodi), even the bass sounds different. I popped in a movie, and the picture looks AWESOME! I will play around with it some more and see what I think...mind you this was through the HDMI. I can't wait to see how it sounds going through the 7.1 analog outputs. I also am very curious how it will sound with the balanced outputs with the Krell.

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Last night a friend of mine, and I listened to the new setup, and we were very surprised as to what a difference it made.

Audio:
Top end is more extended, and more info present then before. Lows are even tighter than before...maybe just as touch less powerful. Dynamics are much better.

Video:
The colors pop more now, Black levels look better, and the picture appeared to be sharper too.

The demo was done through HDMI which means we are not using the DACs from the 105D. We also are not using the built in Darbee yet as I still have my old one. Looks like I will be selling the Darbee, and going to the built in one.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

We decided to return the 105D, and get the 103 (I will keep my Darbee)... I just got it in today and it sounds just like the 105D did. The reason we returned the 105D was:
1: It doesn't look like we will be using analog out on the player so since that is the main reason for getting it I returned it.

We also have a little problem that Wayne, and I are trying to work out with running Dirac and bi-amping... Stay tuned to see what we work out, as this could be very interesting.

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