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About SemperFiAg08

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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. It took him a day or two to get back with me, so just give him a bit for a response. If I understood correctly, he's pretty busy, but he has responded to messages when he can.
  2. I am most definitely still interested in the Anthem, I was just waiting for a response via PM and we can work out the details. This will likely be my last audio purchase for a while (baby on the way this summer).
  3. @oldred keep your post up. I've lost deals in the past for similar reasons (and been upset), but at the end of the day, the seller is the only one with any right to the item for sale. He got a better deal, and you can't fault him for taking it, and most people would. There was nothing expressed in his ad that he would hold anything for anyone. Sure, I'm holding out, but at the end of the day, if he decided to sell what I wanted to someone else, that's his perogative, and no one else's.
  4. Yep, you sold me on the Anthem and that's the pre/pro I've been looking for, for a while now. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  5. Or you could buy a black lacquer and veneer it. I did that and it wasn't difficult, and it's far easier to find anything in black than walnut. I can't speak for the Academy sound, but I use the KLF-C7 as my rear channel, and when I plugged it up to hear the sound as a single channel (front), I was thoroughly impressed. Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
  6. PM sent. Just checking to see if it's still available. Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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)?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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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