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  1. I have a Nova300 currently in my system and love it. I'm using it with CF-4's and find it is a much better match than my old system (NAD C368 and C268). It made the highs sound better and improved the dynamic range. I know your looking for advice with the Heresy's and I can't comment on that but I can say I'm very satisfied with my Klipsch/Peachtree combination. Aaron
  2. A 9mm is fully capable of going through a windshield. I know, as I've fired many rounds through a car windshield while seated in the cabin and have seen many others so the same. No bullets bounced back at us and with accounting for the rake of the windshield accuracy is good when dealing with short ranges. Ballistics have come a long way in the past 20+ years. Aaron
  3. I applaud the officers for their composure in handling such a dynamic and dangerous situation. They took the fight to the bad guys and ended a situation that could have ended very differently for the public. Regarding firing through the windshield there is nothing wrong with this and most departments train to do so now. Your first few rounds are used to port a hole which allows the remainder of the rounds to fly true. There is no concern about bullets bouncing back at you. There will be some blow back from the glass but that's a minor concern given the situation. Departments are transitioning back to 9mm as a recent FBI study shows that current 9mm rounds provide nearly the same stopping power of a 45 but with the added capacity. Aaron
  4. I ended up going with the NAD C368, the 80 watts seems to be ample. The sound is significantly better and I couldn't be happier with the combination.
  5. I'm sold on the NAD, seems to have everything I could want and then some. Thanks for all the information. I do have a question though, if I went with the C368 over the C388 do you feel like the 80 watts would be enough power or should I just pay the extra for the 150 watts. I don't want to regret not having enough power but at the same time I don't want to pay extra for watts I would never use. They have identical specks minus the watts. I tend to crank my system to 90-100 decibles from time to time.
  6. That NAD looks really nice Bill, I'm going to have to do some reading today
  7. @westcoastdrums that was a really good deal and it was local for me. It's too bad one of us didn't get it
  8. Lots of great input, I felt ready to pull the trigger on a used Parasound but it sold very quickly, probably for the best as the more I look at things the more unsure I am. I love the idea of an all in one for convenience but I'm debating the benefits of going solid state amp with a tube preamp. I feel I need to sleep on it
  9. A lot of great suggestions of amps I wasn't aware of. Thanks for all the responses. I have heard AVR's are iffy when it comes to sound, I was just hoping mine wouldn't be the case. I know it's not the speakers, listening to Ozzy's No More Tears album sent shivers down my spine, I'm just trying to replicate that feeling. My room is approx. 15 by 30 feet and the placement isn't perfect as they are currently in front of the two small walls by my projector screen. I need to move some things around in the room and then I'm planning on putting them in the corners of the room at the top like in the diagram. It sounds like 150 watts would be plenty. I'm thinking of getting the Nova150, it checks all the boxes, has good WAF and I can get B-Stock for $1200, that includes a 3 year warranty. It has a loop output so you can add a tube buffer. I'm not real familiar with these but have read that they can make a significant impact on sound. I was thinking of the Yaqin CD3. Does anyone have any experience with this or tube buffers in general? Aaron
  10. Thanks for the replies everyone. @westcoastdrums was that with the Nova300/150 or the older stuff? I know they had quality control issues in the past and moved manufacturing to Canada as a result. I appreciate the suggestions, if anyone has any others I would love to hear it. Ideally it would check the following boxes, 1. Under $1500 used 2. Phono input 3. Headphone input 4. DAC 5. Enough power 6. Subwoofer output I love the simplicity of the integrated amps over separate components and lean towards something that has all of this built in so that my wife or kids can use the system if I'm gone. I like the idea of tubes I just don't have any experience with them. I understand the speakers are very efficient and don't require a lot of power but then get confused when I read some people claim you need several hundred watts to make them sound their best. Thanks again for the help. Aaron
  11. I currently have my Chorus II's hooked up to an Denon AVR (90 watts) and have been mostly unimpressed with the sound it's putting out. Bass seems anemic and the sound is flat at times, so I would like to change out the amp. I have been looking at integrated amps because of their simplicity. I mostly stream my music but am looking to add a turntable in the near future so don't need a lot of inputs. I've narrowed down my search to the Peachtree Audio Nova300 and the Parasound Halo Integrated. I've read great things about both companies and lean more towards the Peachtree because I can add a tube buffer. I've never heard tubes but like that I can add the sound with this system. I have a couple questions. Do you think I need the 300 watts of the Nova300 to drive the woofer with authority? Or could I save a few bucks by getting the Nova150 which has 150 watts. The Parasound has 160 watts but costs about the same as the Nova300 and I don't like the looks of it as much. I know the Parasound has some bass management features but I'm currently thinking of only a two channel system, I have a sub I can add if I feel it's necessary. Does anyone have experience with either of these setups or some insight? Thanks, Aaron
  12. There are a nice looking pair of walnut Belles with crites upgrades available in Denver for $1950. The listing is under the following https://denver.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-belle-speakers-with/6575036348.html. Its not my listing they just look sweet. Aaron
  13. Thanks again Bill, it was great to meet you. It was a long drive but totally worth it. I look forward to getting them hooked up later today. A night of Pink Floyd sounds pretty tempting 😀
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