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#82579 - 02/28/10 05:19 AM What To Do????
ljpchp Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/17/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA
My 990 dvi switching just died and the volume control already does not work anymore (have to use remote) I have been waiting patiently for the new 997, but I have had it and now I need something that works and is real.

Any sugesstions, any opinions?

Is Anthem really worth the high price tag?

How are the Marantz 8003 and the Onkyo units. Any help appreciated.

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#82580 - 02/28/10 08:27 AM Re: What To Do???? [Re: ljpchp]
XenonMan Offline
Desperado

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2634
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
The Onkyos are great alternatives. I have the 886 but many of the newer entries have most of the same fetaure set and are a lot cheaper. Have you checked the cables for problems? You can directly feed your display with the sources and still use the 990 for audio processing until your new unit arrives.
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Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
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#82582 - 02/28/10 11:12 AM Re: What To Do???? [Re: XenonMan]
og33 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 185
Loc: White Cloud, Michigan
I'm looking at replacing my 970 with either an 886 or a mid level receiver to use as a preamp. Lots of alternatives out there between Onkyo refurbs or Pioneer Elites. Anthem is out of my price range.
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Pioneer VSX-1120
Salk Songbirds, SongCenter, SongSurrounds
Panasonic BDP-45
Outlaw LFM-2

2 Channel:
Red Dragon M-500 monoblocks
BAT-VK3i
Salk HT-1TL's
Apple TV
Beresford 7520 DAC
Surgex XS10

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#82590 - 03/01/10 08:39 PM Re: What To Do???? [Re: og33]
petemc Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 21
Loc: California, USA
I went for the Integra 40.1 which is working nicely for me, and is in the same price range as the 997. It is a good quality, well built unit.
  • HDMI switching for audio and video
  • 2 HDMI outputs (main and sub)
  • Audyssey speaker calibration
  • Good sound quality (I play SACD/DVDA/DTS/TrueHD etc)
  • Good picture quality (can't complain)
  • Integrated internet radio
  • No phono input
  • Supports 7.1

There is also the 80.1 which has some upscale features.


Edited by petemc (03/01/10 08:50 PM)
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Integra DHC40.1 preprocessor, Outlaw 7100 Power amp, Martin Logan Aeon II front speakers, Axiom LP150 center speaker, Axiom QS8 surround speakers, Outlaw LFM1 Plus subwoofer, Oppo DBP-83 Blu-Ray/SACD/DVD player, AppleTV music/photo server, DirecTV HR20 satellite receiver

Pete

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#82658 - 03/04/10 05:00 PM Re: What To Do???? [Re: petemc]
ljpchp Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/17/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA
I have officially jumped ship. I purchased an Onkyo PR-SC5507P that everyone seems to be happy with. I heard that there is some relay noise when skipping commercials on a dvr but I contacted Onkyo and they got back to me in less than 24 hours telling me that a firmware update was coming in a week or two to fix it.

It has been months since we have heard anything useful about the 997.

I will send my 990 back to Outlaw since it is still under warranty and you will find it on Audigon or ebay soon.

Thanks for the info.

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#82666 - 03/05/10 12:33 AM Re: What To Do???? [Re: ljpchp]
og33 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 185
Loc: White Cloud, Michigan
Guess I don't blame you. I'm going to do the same thing and get an Onkyo/Integra or go the receiver as pre-pro route. My 970 has been with the Outlaws 2 weeks now. Don't know what I will do with it whenever it returns.
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HT:
Pioneer VSX-1120
Salk Songbirds, SongCenter, SongSurrounds
Panasonic BDP-45
Outlaw LFM-2

2 Channel:
Red Dragon M-500 monoblocks
BAT-VK3i
Salk HT-1TL's
Apple TV
Beresford 7520 DAC
Surgex XS10

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