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post #711 of 793 Old 04-13-16, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

System changes are coming...

(2) Crest CM2080 8 channel amps (200wpcx8)

I will be selling my Yamaha XM4080 (4x80), and my Oppo 103 (since it has only been used a couple of times in almost a year since buying it new). I also will be selling my Yamaha MXA5000 11 channel amp that i bought last August. When I am ready to move them I will post them up in the classifieds.

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System changes are coming... (2) Crest CM2080 8 channel amps (200wpcx8) I will be selling my Yamaha XM4080 (4x80), and my Oppo 103 (since it has only been used a couple of times in almost a year since buying it new). I also will be selling my Yamaha MXA5000 11 channel amp that i bought last August. When I am ready to move them I will post them up in the classifieds.
Now that's some nice gear that'll be up for sale. I'm sure it will move quickly. I had a question for you in the Atmos thread if you could swing by and answer.
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

I have a FURMAN POWER CONDITIONER PL-8 also coming... I will use this for my equipment that has wall warts.

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

Today was spent changing the fans in the new Crest amps, re arranging the rack for the new equipment, and mounting the amps, and 2 Furman power units. Since my friend made all the new wires for me...that is one less thing to do now. Hopefully Friday or Saturday I will get the new amps wired up, and all the wiring nicely routed. Then i will need to run REW once again to get the levels set (I use the levels to get me to a level on the horns that gives me my crossover point). I do this to try and get the crossover settings as close as possible to where they were with the old Yamaha 11 channel amp.

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

I have a new upgrade coming to my HT... I have a 2nd Dirac DDRC-88a on the way. Now I will be able to also have Dirac do my Atmos channels and individually my subs. This will mean my setup is set for quite a while now unless I decide to swap out my main channels, or buy a new projector. Finally!

I am glad I left room in the rack for it too!

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

One big advantage to getting a 2nd unit is that i can make 4 different tunes and switch between them on the fly. I plan on doing a front row stereo tune, and a movie tune, and then do the same for the 2nd row.

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

The Crest Audio amps are great, but they make too much hiss for 112db horns. I am going to keep the Crest amps and use them for my bass bins, Atmos, and surrounds only. I am picking up a pair of Parasound Zamp v3 amps for the horns. I love how compact they are, and fanless.

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

Have you chatted with Tsolms about his amps and inline filter?

I think he said he is using QSC PLD4.2's right now and doesnt have any hiss. Also from everyone I can tell the Crown Dsi amps are pretty good also. Depending on budget I will most likely try and use the Crowns for my setup. But I do want to own the 8 channel Crest amp also.

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Have you chatted with Tsolms about his amps and inline filter?

I think he said he is using QSC PLD4.2's right now and doesnt have any hiss. Also from everyone I can tell the Crown Dsi amps are pretty good also. Depending on budget I will most likely try and use the Crowns for my setup. But I do want to own the 8 channel Crest amp also.
Thanks for the info, I had some Crown amps earlier last year, and they too were noisy for horns (they were some little amps used in Studios). My Yamaha Pro amps were dead silent noise wise, and also with the horns. I have a 50wpch 4 channel Yamaha pro amp, and it is a nice amp but the fans are on constantly. 2 amps in the rack with fans is enough for me. You should grab the Crest 8 channel amps for $295 while he still has them. I only paid a little over $300 for both Parasound amps shipped...so the investment is not bad at all. One thing I can say that I don't like is the Phoenix connectors...they are a pain to connect, and then you need to check them every once in a while to make sure they are still tight. I love XLRs.

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What $295, which amp? Thats a steal if its the 2208.

I know the Dsi fans on the Crown hardly if ever come on. The QSC cinema lineup are the same. I also heard great things on the Yamaha amp. Funny thing is I was also looking at the old EV CD's also. Was trying to see how I can squeeze a 4722 speaker in my house. LOL For now I will just have to make something DIY.

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