Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k? - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 05-01-14, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Shackster
Jarrod
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 55
Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

I'm still hanging on with my trusty B&K Reference 50 (v1). After tuning the notch filter and parametric EQ with REW, this thing really sings. That's why I've just not been that motivated to upgrade - I have my doubts that I'll achieve an improvement in sonics.

However, one of these days it would be good to move up to an HDMI unit! My amp is a Lexicon CX7 (possibly the best HT investment I've ever made). I have it hooked up to the Ref 50 via the balanced connections. What Pre/Pros are out there now that support this? Will they switch 3D HDMI signals? Would like to keep it in the $2-3K range if there are good pieces at that price point. I could go higher - it would just delay the upgrade further into the future.

Is 4K video going to be a contender? Should I just hold off until that settles out?
Jarrod is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 05-01-14, 01:11 PM
 
ellisr63's Avatar
Ron
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In the Home Theater
Posts: 5,774
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

You can get the Marantz AV-8801 for under $3k street price.

My Home Living room Theater
Samsung 65" FP, Yamaha CX-A5100, Xilica XP4080, (4) Klipsch RP160MS, (4) JBL 8340As, (2) Yamaha P2500s amps, PS3, XBox One, (1) Asus mini pc, (2) Furman Power Conditioners, Darbee Darcet, and a Project RPM 1.5 Carbon turntable..
ellisr63 is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 05-01-14, 01:33 PM
Elite Shackster
 
tonyvdb's Avatar
Tony
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Can
Posts: 15,054
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Lots of options in that price range, Integra makes several with Balanced outputs as does Emotiva and as mentioned Marantz.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

tonyvdb is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old 05-01-14, 05:59 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Magalia
Posts: 1,050
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Check out and give Emotiva a call to see when their new Pre-Pro is going be ready for the street.
BeeMan458 is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 05-02-14, 04:45 PM
Senior Shackster
 
rawsawhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 181
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Quote:
BeeMan458 wrote: View Post
Check out and give Emotiva a call to see when their new Pre-Pro is going be ready for the street.
It'll be shipping the second Tuesday of next week.. lol
rawsawhd is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 05-02-14, 04:49 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Magalia
Posts: 1,050
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Quote:
rawsawhd wrote: View Post
It'll be shipping the second Tuesday of next week.. lol
Sweet!

Only one problem, there's only one Tuesday in a week.

...

(is this a trick question)

...
BeeMan458 is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 05-02-14, 08:51 PM
Shackster
 
mdrums's Avatar
Mike
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 29
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Quote:
rawsawhd wrote: View Post
It'll be shipping the second Tuesday of next week.. lol
LOL...good one!

To the OP....I have a Integra DHC80.3. It is balanced with all the features...I am selling it because I am moving to the McIntosh processor to match my McIntosh amps. If you are interested $1700...if not totally cool...The Integra DHC80.3, Marantz AV8801 and Yamaha CX-A all are great and compete with each under and all are under $3k if you shop them around.
mdrums is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 05-18-14, 02:13 AM
Senior Shackster
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Way South Jersey
Posts: 102
My System
Quote:
BeeMan458 wrote: View Post
Check out and give Emotiva a call to see when their new Pre-Pro is going be ready for the street.
I think I am going to order that unit.
Reefdvr27 is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 05-18-14, 07:45 AM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Magalia
Posts: 1,050
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

Quote:
Reefdvr27 wrote: View Post
I think I am going to order that unit.
For the price, I think that unit hits all the bases smartly and it's suppose to have the "BEST" room correction software, which is suppose to be better than XT32.

Last edited by BeeMan458; 05-18-14 at 11:14 AM.
BeeMan458 is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 05-18-14, 09:30 AM
Shackster
 
macromicroman's Avatar
MAD SCIENTIST
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 50
My System
Re: Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

+1 on trying to get the Emotiva XMC-1. Last I heard production was supposed to be a full throttle in June. I think there is a waiting list that has been around for about 5 years so it might take a couple of months to get one. I might also wait for a few users reviews also. Some of Emotiva's processor have had problems when they first appeared.
macromicroman is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
<$3k , balanced , pre or pros , separates

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome