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post #1 of 8 Old 03-18-17, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Need some help on a pre amp/Home theater

I have a Sherbourne PT7030 and I am just not happy with it, it is has a bunch of small issues I do not like.

1) It doesn't always play my Ipod, the music skips
2) While watching TV it switches from 2 channel to dolby music
3) You need a SPL meter to properly set up the sound (PIA)
4) Video sometimes cuts outs

I am looking to replace it without going for my lungs. Here is my system
Polk RTIA9's (modified crossovers)
Polk FXIA6 rears
Polk CSIA6 center
SVS PB12 plus sub
Emotiva XPA 1 mono blocks (two one per front speaker)
Emotiva XPA 5 for the center and rears

I am looking for something with blue tooth, USB, auto correction and easy to use. A EQ would be nice, nothing that is over complicated. I appreciate feedback.
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Re: Need some help on a pre amp/Home theater

Someone may be able to help you troubleshoot the problems you're having. But if you're sure you want to switch, then we need to know your budget.
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Not exactly sure what your budget is but this MARANTZ 7702mkII is extremely impressive in features and is over 40% off retail at this site - I bought the same one and its been nothing but amazing... You can get the 7701 for MUCH less but it only has AIRPLAY no BLUETOOTH .....

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ocessor/1.html
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Not exactly sure what your budget is but this MARANTZ 7702mkII is extremely impressive in features and is over 40% off retail at this site - I bought the same one and its been nothing but amazing... You can get the 7701 for MUCH less but it only has AIRPLAY no BLUETOOTH .....

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ocessor/1.html
Not sure I'd go with Marantz. I had one of the earlier pre pros and from day 1 only had problems with it. Sure early on they provided a software update but a new problem would pop up . After the warranty ran out the hdmi input board just went into melt down.
They bring out new models like the change of the season's. To be honest I am avoiding Marantz for life.

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Not sure I'd go with Marantz. I had one of the earlier pre pros and from day 1 only had problems with it. Sure early on they provided a software update but a new problem would pop up . After the warranty ran out the hdmi input board just went into melt down.
They bring out new models like the change of the season's. To be honest I am avoiding Marantz for life.

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Sorry but EVERY brand brings out new models EVERY year - so your argument there is a little weak... My Marantz - even refurbished - has performed flawlessly from day 1 and @ %40 off of retail price...
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Sorry but EVERY brand brings out new models EVERY year - so your argument there is a little weak... My Marantz - even refurbished - has performed flawlessly from day 1 and @ %40 off of retail price...
Google Marantz hdmi issue's and see how many pop up. It was a design flaw, remedied by , you guessed it bringing out a new model. That's what I mean by Marantz bringing out a new model every year or so. Secondly who brings out a $3000 Network streamer that can't do Aiff ? Yep Marantz. I stand by what I have said, I have heard their product's and a lot sound very good , they look great but found out the hard way about reliability. If the op wants to buy one go right ahead.

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Google Marantz hdmi issue's and see how many pop up. It was a design flaw, remedied by , you guessed it bringing out a new model.

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Well if we are going to talk about HDMI boards then lets not forget about the main culprit and include Onkyo in the discussion.

We still need a budget for recommendations.

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Well if we are going to talk about HDMI boards then lets not forget about the main culprit and include Onkyo in the discussion.

We still need a budget for recommendations.
Ya dont even get me started on Onkyo - Best buy kicked their a$$ out the door for that very reason... I quit selling them and almost got kicked off this sight for complaining about it ....imagine that (bc HTS was sponsored by Onkyo)
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