Shoppomg for a new toy, Opinions

hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
edited December 2002 in Electronics
Please vote and leave your comments.

Looking to replace my Denon 3802 that I traded off a few months ago. Just asking for some opinions here guys. I have 3 units I am looking at.

1. B&K Reference 30 (used market 1300.00-1500.00) all features I want/need minus Dobly Pro II (no big deal), built in tuner as a bonus. Prepro only, no amps.

2. Rotel RSP-1066 (1200.00 delivered online) Looks like a million buck, all features wanted, no tuner (might be omitted for quality reasons) Prepro only, no amps.

3. Denon AVR-3803 (900.00 ish online) Newer version of what I had (I was happy with the 3802) all the bells and 7 channels of power (not the best amps, but hey they will at least drive the surrounds for FREE)

Give me your thoughts, and Thanks in advance.
Dodd - Battery Preamp
Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
Outlaw ICBM - crossover
Beringher BFD - sub eq

Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
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  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
    edited November 2002
    Well I edited the damn "Shoppomg", but it won't go away.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • LiquidSoundLiquidSound Posts: 1,273
    edited November 2002
    It's funny, leave it.
    Two Channel Main
    Receiver - VSX-54TX
    Mains - Csi40's
    Sub - Spiked Velodyne Cht-8 On Spiked Landscaping Stones

    "If you could put speakers in a needle, I'd never see him again..." - My Girlfriend
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited November 2002
    Whats your budget? Do you already have amps?
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
    edited November 2002
    There is no firm budget, but the 1500.00 is pushing it, really pushing it.

    I have 3 - NAD 2ch amps now, but will most likely sell them off to get some cash to buy a mutichannel amp.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited November 2002
    If it were me, I'd go with either the B&K or the Rotel. If you have the chance, go with full on seperates.

    There is a nice used B&K 5ch amp on the home theater forum for sale. I think the guy is asking $500 or so? Match that with the B&K pre and you are set.
  • PETERNGPETERNG Posts: 918
    edited November 2002
    Originally posted by hoosier21
    Well I edited the damn "Shoppomg", but it won't go away.

    No need, check the new dictionary, "shoppomg" means shop, hop until you drop...:D
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited November 2002
    You need an "Acurus" column before I can vote!
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited November 2002
    If I was looking for a pre/proc. in that price range it should have all the current features and bell & whistles. If you can't get that within your price range, I'd get a separate dedicated pre and a processor that fits your needs. I think 7.1 is only the beginning and 10.2 or some such is right around the corner and this will give you the opportunity to upgrade without changing your preamp. You can always put your old processor up for sale to guys like me that are a few years late and dollars short.

    I'd keep the 3 NADs or give them to anybody that goes by the name Gidrah. Better channel separation, upgrade possibiliies, and bi-amp abilities. Not to mention NAD makes some splendid amps.

    This is only food for thought as I'm not in the market for this level of spending on HT and haven't done the research. I only have urges.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
    edited November 2002
    Originally posted by gidrah
    I only have urges.

    Man I have 10-12 urges a day!
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
    edited December 2002
    I ordered a Rotel 1066 today. Now to sell some stuff so I can get the matching power amp.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • polkatesepolkatese Posts: 6,772
    edited December 2002
    congrats on the 1066, you will enjoy it very much! btw, how did you find them online? I thought they are very strict for not allowing anybody to sell them online? just curious....
    my 1065 still providing me with a lot of listening pleasures......
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,399
    edited December 2002
    found a "Custom Installer" that would sell to me. Got a good deal, if all goes well I will get the amps(s) from him also.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • scottvampscottvamp Posts: 3,297
    edited December 2002
    The Denon -
    High Clean Power / 7.1 / features
    No brainer!!!
    IMHO
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....:rolleyes:
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