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  1. New Pre-Pro, or Blu-ray player? Or both?

    AV Home Theater
    I have a reference level bluray player, the DMP-UB900. But it does not do the latest in audio processing. My Integra DHC-80.3 is great, but is a 2012 vintage. To get the latest in HDR, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, HDR-10, etc., can I get by with upgrading just one of these? Or to get the entire...
  2. Pre-Pro's: Marantz, Yamaha, or Onkyo?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I may be replacing my old but trusty NAD T163. It would be nice to get some feedback on the processors listed here: Marantz AV7703 ($1500) Yamaha CX-A5100 ($1700) Onkyo PR-RZ5100 ($1800) They are reasonably priced, but I'm cheap so I tend to go for the bottom dollar unit. Which of these is...
  3. preamp card prepro help

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, I have been buying stereo stuff at yard sales for years because of a tight budget, I started with a set jbl l100s or 4312s with a burnt out 12 and and a old Harmon receiver. Well things are changing for the better. I have a pair of :R:JBL cabaret 4698b they use 18 subs:hsd: and 10"mids and...
  4. looking for pre-pro for home theater

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi - this is my first post here - I hope someone can help. I am looking for a processor for my home theater. My amps are both Emotiva XPA5 and 2, have Emotiva ERMs front and center and Paradigm ADP surrounds, a pair of SVS PC12 NSD subwoofers and a JVC dla RS4800 projector with Oppo bdp-93. The...
  5. 2.1 Receiver / Pre-Pro

    Two Channel Audio
    After substantial research, I have not managed to locate any well-performing but reasonably priced 2.1 channel receiver or pre/pro that features bass management. I'd prefer using sat speakers in conjunction with a powered subwoofer for music. Has anyone managed to find something suitable ?
  6. HTPC as a prepro

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I'm wondering, how many of you out there are using a HTPC as a prepro? I can tell from the REW threads that there are quite a few of you :T! Please share your opinions, experiences, and configurations in this thread (also your pet peeves, failures and frustrations).
  7. Processor Recommendation Needed

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hey everyone, I need some help - I'm in need of a good recommendation for my HT system. Currently I have an Onkyo TX-NR3007 receiver where the HDMI output has quit working, so I want something new. I'm currently running a Rotel Amp (RMB-1075) running B&W DM603 S3 Floor speakers (with matching...
  8. laptop signal to prepro

    REW Forum
    Can someone confirm if I need LPCM output from my laptop to run REW? I'm told I need this for bass management to function properly on my Oppo player/prepro. The laptop sound panel only shows the speaker configuration box, so I don't know if I have a choice. What is the right output signal on...
  9. SOLD: Onkyo PR-SC 5507 Pre-Pro

    Classifieds - Audio Equipment
    Unit sold. Thanks for looking.
  10. Do these exist... budget prepro?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    It appears to me that in the budget range of under 300 or 400, there are only receiver offerings from Denon/Onkyo/Yamaha/Pioneer. These entry level receivers care alot about features and less about amps. Why is there not a 200-300 pre pro? Every prepro I see is much much more expensive. I...
  11. pre-pro questions - dhc 80.1 vs XMC vs anything with similar features

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    i guess the upgrade bug is back........have been using the denon 3808i for quite sometime.........was thinking about the the integra dhc 80.1 or the XMC........is anything else in the horizon or in the near future...........
  12. Outlaw Audio 950 Pre-Pro xlnt! $350 or B/O

    Classifieds - Audio Equipment
    SOLD SOLD SOLD Outlaw Audio 950 Pre-Pro xlnt! $350 or B/O This pre-pro has worked flawlessly in the 5 years I’ve owned it. DTS-ES LFE fix was added by Outlaw in 2003.. The 950 was sent in (May ’08) for a very slight noise issue which I eventually traced to home wiring problem. It was checked...
  13. Audio Control Maestro M2 Pre-Pro

    Classifieds - Audio Equipment
    This unit is about a year old and in all around excellent condition and has been well taken care of in a non-smoking no pet environment. You will be getting practically a brand new unit. The unit was used in my dedicated HT room. Provides balanced outputs and HDMI switching plus numerous other...
  14. please help me decide - pre-pro or preamp?

    Two Channel Audio
    hi guys, at a crossroad and need your help - this is my first post here, so please take it easy on me had a yamaha 2600 (recently sold it) that pre-outs into bryston amps (4b & 6b) now have to decide between a bryston bp26DA (which doesnt have ht bypass), bp16DA (which does have ht bypass...
  15. Blind tests done for 2 AVRs and a Pre-Pro.

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Just had to point out some blind testing of the DACs and low level electronics (stereo only) for two AVRs and a pre-pro done by Steve Callas here... and now in post #6 below. Nice work Steve and company. But as the length of the ensuing thread at AVS that followed shows, as they say, "no good...