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Old 6th September 2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Sound of BrianGT as compared to commercial receivers

Can anyone comment on how is the sound of the BrianGT as compared to good entry-level home theatre receivers like Denon, Onkyo, Harman-Kardon, Yamaha...
I personally like the sound of HK and Denon.
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Old 6th September 2004, 03:44 AM   #2
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What is a BrianGT? I always thought it was one of the members on our forum!
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What is a BrianGT? I always thought it was one of the members on our forum!

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Old 6th September 2004, 05:09 AM   #4
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Ok lets say "BrianGT NI Glainclone using LM3875" if you like it that way.
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Old 6th September 2004, 06:17 AM   #5
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Gotcha. Thank guys for the clarification. Like if I had made something reproducible you'd want to know what the RCAVictim sounded like....maybe.
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Ok lets say "BrianGT NI Glainclone using LM3875" if you like it that way.
Which one? Premium or Basic, Old boards or the new boards?

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Just kidding. Although I have 10 or 12 channels of gainclone at home..(not made an amp with them) I have only heard a BrianGT gainclone on the Dutch DIY2004. It used a CD player as source and Dynaudio Nuance (I think it was) speakers. And it sounded good ..very good. But you'll have a lot less features than a commercial receiver (Are you looking for 5.1 or normal 2 channel by the way?) And a similar price if you take into account...transformers/enclosure/volume pot/binding posts etc, etc. But then again...the gainclone is all about good sound.
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Forget entry level, I compared against the Denon AVC-A1SE recently and although the diffrerence was subtle, the GC (basic kit) came out on top overall.

See Chasis + GC complete. First listening tests...
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I was wondering whether it would be worth doing a 5.1 with this gainclone. I am willing to sacrifice the features if it gives me better sound for the same price.
The transformers do bump up the cost considerably when you are thinking seperate supplies for each channels.
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You don't really need separate transformers for each channels. You can use one transformer for main channels (300 - 400 VA) and another transformer (same wattage) for surround channels.
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You don't really need separate transformers for each channels. You can use one transformer for main channels (300 - 400 VA) and another transformer (same wattage) for surround channels.

Certainly so, but using separate bridges and smoothing caps.


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