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SemperFiAg08

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    The Woodlands, TX
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    OPPO UDP-203, Rotel RMB-1077, OW Forte IIs (Front and Surround L/R), OW Heresy II (Front Center), KLF-C7 (Rear), F20 Cinema Sub

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  1. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    I've read that about the Dirac, but I can't get past the reviews I've read about the Emotiva Pre-Pro user interfaces. I just keep reading they're not very refined, and if I'm going to drop a bunch of money in one, I'd want it to work effortlessly. I've heard their equipment is well-built, but several posts in my searches have given me a little doubt. How would you compare it to an Integra since you have experience with both? I've had a recommendation to look at the DRC-R1, and I haven't see any bad comments about their equipment. The system is mostly for movies, but even for music, I like to have all channels firing if possible. From what I read on the Marantz, it allows separate calibration for subs and separate video settings per source rather than a global setting. I love the system you've got...I've got a similar one (all heritage).
  2. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    I guess I should have pointed out that the main reason I'm considering these is because they're all 4K/HDR and Atmos ready. I don't have the TV for it right now, but I know that will eventually happen and I'd like to keep the pre-pro for 10+ years. I'm definitely looking on the used market, and I've got a ton of time to wait for the right one. Right now, I could pick up an XMC-1 for $900 locally (probably less), the 8802a goes for around $1600 regularly on eBay, and the Anthem has gone for around $2000. I really do appreciate all of the feedback. Everyone has pretty much talked me off of the Emotiva bandwagon and it's going to be a tough decision between the other two, but I'm leaning toward the Anthem, based on all it's features (and ease of use).
  3. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    I was planning on locating an Anthem dealer near me to see it in action, but this video really helped. It might be a little more technical than I would have liked, but I think I've got someone that can give me a hand with that.
  4. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    Thank you all for the feedback. This says a lot, but why would you say to steer clear of them? I've also heard they had some bugs initially, but haven't seen any recent complaints (last 12 months). What do you like about your Marantz compared to the others (if you have any experience with them)?
  5. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    I have, and from what I gather, I don't think I could go wrong with any of the three compared to what I was and currently am using. I already know your suggestion...lol.
  6. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    They all have their own versions of room correction, and I can't find anyone to say anything bad about any of them. Is ARC more rubust than Dirac (Emotiva) and Audyssey (Marantz)? I've read their marketing materials, but would appreciate any feedback on experience with them.
  7. SemperFiAg08

    Marantz AV8802A vs Anthem AVM60 vs Emotiva XMC-1

    I've seen this response many times on this forum and other places and many who would put the Emotiva right up there with them. Is there any reason why you put those two ahead of the Emotiva and why you wouldn't consider it?
  8. Later this year I'm planning on upgrading my AV setup by adding a pre/pro. I've read as much as I can find on here about these amps, and I'm looking for honest feedback on each from people that have owned them or looked at buying them (and why they did or didn't go with that model). My current setup is a 6.1 channel setup with heritage (Forte 2s and Heresy 2) for the fronts and surround L/R, with a Cinema F20, and it's 90% movies/TV and about 10% music. I replaced my Harman Kardon Receiver with an OPPO UDP-203 as a decoder and a Rotel RMB-1077 amplifier. I have read many reviews on each pre/pro and have seen that they are all roughly in the same level of quality. I plan on using a universal remote to control it all, so ideally I'd like something that works with a Harmony remote with relative ease. I'm not looking for bashing a manufacturer, but just likes and dislikes for each (user interface, audio quality, set up simplicity, etc). I am leaning more towards the Marantz, but have a killer deal for a XMC-1 available to me. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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  10. SemperFiAg08

    Klipsch Forte Pair - Houston, TX

    No price is listed (negotiable), but they look like they're in pretty good shape. Looks like oiled walnut. https://us.letgo.com/en/i/klipsch-forte-8625643-product-label_7372e5bf-2d51-43a6-95eb-274cbc097bbd
  11. SemperFiAg08

    Cinema F20 Built - Walnut Veneer

    Thanks. That's would look really cool, but it was challenging enough already without trying to two-tone it. Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
  12. SemperFiAg08

    Cinema F20 Built - Walnut Veneer

    Good luck on the build and Semper Fi.
  13. SemperFiAg08

    Cinema F20 Built - Walnut Veneer

    Those LSI splits have been my favorite set of Klipsch speakers so far, even as much as I like my Forte II's. To be fair,@CECAA850 did rebuild the internals for me with the Crites titanium tweeters. They've been great for the garage, I'm just looking forward to really cleaning them up some day. Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
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    Cinema F20 Built - Walnut Veneer

    Accidentally double-posted. Please delete comment.
  15. SemperFiAg08

    Cinema F20 Built - Walnut Veneer

    I built it out of cabinet grade birch. Originally, I was going to stain it. If I could go back and do it again, I'd use MDF and still veneer it. Much cheaper, and easier to get. And you answer your question, yeah, I'm really glad how well it turned out (and how it sounds...lol). Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
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