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post #51 of 111 Old 08-28-11, 07:24 PM
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

My AVPA1HDA PRE/PRO is outstanding among my equipment as it has lived up to the money i have outlayed for it and not only that. I believe no matter what piece of av gear you own, if the after sales service is no good then the purpose of having it has somewhat been dafeated.So this brings me back to the manufacturer and all has been fullfilled in this department.Again a big thankyou to denons support team.I must say also the ps3 is a great all round piece and is one of the best av pieces around simply as it covers a huge area in this fine lifestyle that we are involved in. I have just purchased the velodyne DD15+ sub and am keeping an eye and ear out on this one. so far so good as the sound and build is stunning.
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

2 actually

1. From a 10yr old SONY AVR to PIONEER SC35 - night and day on every level and then it calibrates the room.....

2. From 3yr old Proficient in walls too DIY project (5) speakers w DAYTON PT2-8 planar mid-highs and DAYTON 6.5 mid-bass w DAYTON Xover @ 3k.

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My Danley DTS-10 subs surprises me on a daily basis. That thing digs incredibly deep, shakes the daylights out of my room and is extremely articulate. Since I don't have a dedicated HT my sheetrock is only a single layer of " it flexes a lot and therefore I am constantly repairing small cracks in the walls. Oh, and the wife hates it so it must be good!
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Hummm...
I don't think I am overly hard to please, but my expectations are for the equipment to work the way it is supposed to work. If it does that then my expectations are met, if it doesn't, it goes back.

When we got the TV we went from a 20yr old 25" Trinitron to a 56" DLP. There was some real wow factor to that purchase.
Getting a big screen and hi-def all at once was a major step up.
But that TV cost a bunch of money so some major wow factor was expected.

Audio electronics is just something that is necessary, I expect it to work the way it is supposed to.
Not really any wow factor here, just a technology upgrade.

My speakers are great, I love them and listen every day... but they replaced a set of speakers that I have had since 1979 that had begun to fall apart.
I was surprised that I had to spend as much money as I did to barely best those old speakers.
I would make the same selections again so there are no regrets, but there was not any wow factor here either.
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

Definitely my projector (LG 181) and the 115" screen. An upgrade from 55" plasma... Finally, it gives me a "home theater" feel. There is something with watch a movie on a "fabric" than "glass", I must say.. and of course the 115" calibrated image as well.
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

Well not new but my allmost 20 year old 10" Paradigm subwoofer still impresses me. As for new i'd have to go with my Emotiva XPA-1's.
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What speakers do they drive bam?
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What speakers do they drive bam?
I've got 1 on each of my Paradigm Monitor 11's. I thought they sounded amazing just being driven off the Denon 3808 but once i hooked the XPA-1's up my ears couldn't believe the sound quality and openess that they are now delivering. Truely amazing what an out board amp can do.
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I've got 1 on each of my Paradigm Monitor 11's. I thought they sounded amazing just being driven off the Denon 3808 but once i hooked the XPA-1's up my ears couldn't believe the sound quality and openess that they are now delivering. Truely amazing what an out board amp can do.
Here is some info on the impedance of the M11s

Like many 2.5 way speakers, it's definitely current hungry, and that extra current really delivers better lower midrange/upper bass linearity compared to the denon. Is that where you felt the biggest improvement was?
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hi all. WOW; that a hard one.... ummmm. Well I think is the new EMOTIVA amp; XPA5. iT brought more life into my itty bitty MAN CAVE. I have a full 9.1 KLIPSCH system an that I was to power the front stage. An my ONKyo run the surrounds and rear surrounds.

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