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

I now have the Oppo 103 hooked up to my Krell Showcase 7.1 via the 7.1 analog on the Krell, and the Oppo with BlueJean cables. We did some listening last night, and it sounds almost as good in all aspects as it did with the Denon 4520, and Audyssey. The soundstage is wider, deeper, and the mids have a silky sound to them, plus there is more info on the top end. I am now waiting for the MiniDSP DDRC 88-a to arrive so I can see how it all sounds with an electronically tuned room. I am thinking that I might be able to lower the 12db shelf on the MiniDSP since we have more HF out of the Krell.

The only bad thing about the Krell is it is an ergonomic nightmare in my opinion. It is not user friendly at all... luckily all I want it for is analog in/out with one source (using it for its analog circuitry, and balanced outs).

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

As far as what Wayne and I had been planning it doesn't look like it will work form since I am bi-amped.

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

A little bit of a dilemma...

3 more amps on the way... I will now have Yamaha P2500S for my horns, and bass bins, and a pair of Yamaha P2075 amps for my surrounds. I Would like to use the P2075 amps for the horn,s and the P2500S for the bass bins, and surrounds but I would have to use one of the P2075 amp channels for a surround channel. The P2075 amps are 50wpch, and the P2500s is 250wpch. I am thinking that the P2075 would be a better match for the horns as they are rated at 50wpch all day long, and the drivers are 112db with 1 watt. The P2075 also is a class A/B amp and might sound better too.

What should I do? 50 watts should be more than i need for the surrounds as the Klipsch HiPs are 102db with 1 watt...

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

Problem is solved... I just ordered another P2500s for the rear surrounds. Luckily none of the speakers need more than 50 wpch on peaks or I would really be sucking some wall power with all these amps! Currently with all the amps on, and listening at -20db we are drawing 1.2 amps until the subs hit. I am anticipating being under 2 amps with all the new amps included in the scenario. The only piece not included in the draw is the Projector.

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

One of the amps showed up today...damaged. Not sure what i am going to do as the am was the last one on eBay, and the other one will be here next week. I will be rack mounting the amps, and this one has the rack handle bent about 45 degrees.

The amp was only a little over $100 delivered, and is in decent shape other than the rack ear. I am worried that if i go to bend it straight it might break off. If i return it i will have to delay my tune to search for another identical amp. I notified the seller of the problem.

What would you do? Should i ask for a refund? Should I ask for compensation, and try, and get it straightened?

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

How many speakers are you running? I'm pleased to hear you are happy with the showcase. Your results is just as I suspected from what my uncle praises.

Have you ever thought of moving to the krell showcase amp? They can be had for a good price. 1300 for a 5 channel showcase.

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How many speakers are you running? I'm pleased to hear you are happy with the showcase. Your results is just as I suspected from what my uncle praises.

Have you ever thought of moving to the krell showcase amp? They can be had for a good price. 1300 for a 5 channel showcase.
Nah... I went this route to sound as good as I can get my system to sound and use very little electricity. I am running a 7.2 setup with the front 3 channels biamped... 10 speakers plus 2 subs. Right now with 3 Pro amps, Krell, Oppo, and (2) i3NUCs. I am only using 1.2 amps. I also believe that once the Dirac is in the picture the amps won't make a difference any more (or at the most be a negligible difference)

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

Ok, here's what I would do, take the lid off,disconnect plugs from faceplate and remove along with the ears,wrap it in a towel and place it in a press or vice and see if it straightens it to your liking,if you scratch it touch it up with some satin black.
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Ok, here's what I would do, take the lid off,disconnect plugs from faceplate and remove along with the ears,wrap it in a towel and place it in a press or vice and see if it straightens it to your liking,if you scratch it touch it up with some satin black.
Good luck Ellis
Thanks, I will try that

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

i would even go a step further and heat it up from the back side,everyone has a plumbing torch in their garage,and try that as well.
depending on what type of metal it is,i only took a quick peak at some interwebb pics.

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