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Old 17th September 2002, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default Class-A/Pass with home theatre

Hi,

I need help in the expansion of my audio system. I want a setup for both home theatre and music listening (stereo). Here is what seems a possible solution to me:

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Processor/Preamp: Integra Research RDC-7 (home theatre processing as well as audiophile quality preamp)
Front speakers power amp: Aleph 2 (especially for music listening)
Surround/center speakers power amp: Leach amplifier

Front speakers: Paradigm Studio 60
Surround/center speakers: Paradigm Studio ADP/CC
Subwoofer: TBD
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Is that a setup that will give a good performance in both music listening and home theatre experience?

How does the Aleph performs in a home theatre? Is it a bad idea to use that amp there?

The Paradigm Studio's have a good reputation in term of versatility (music and home theatre)...is it a good match for the aleph amplifier?

You see where I want to come...Your comments please.

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Old 17th September 2002, 06:04 AM   #2
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Check this thread: aleph theatre?
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Any comment about the choice of speaker and preamp ?
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Old 17th September 2002, 01:18 PM   #5
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I haven't heard the Integra Research, so I can't comment, but, you might also want to have a look at the updated MDP-500 from Myryad. It's about the same price as the RDC-7. It was updated recently (September, I think), adding additional processing modes.
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My own approach is to make as fine a 2 channel system
as possible, standing alone, and then add the crap that
makes it into a 5.1 system.

You can see that I'm really enthusiastic about home theater.



Having said that, Alephs are not known for big dynamics,
which is what the home theater crowd seem to treasure.
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Before you make the investment in the equipment decide what you want the equipment to do. Its the system primarily for music or for theatre? Everyting in audio is a trade off. A top notch music system will be a marginal home theater and vice versa, a top notch home theatre will be a marginal music system. To an extent the two options are mutally exclusive, no matter how much you want to spend. If you are looking for a music system then an amp like the Aleph is probably a good choice.
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Hmmm...let's see.....how can I destroy a fine stereo image? Let's put a bunch of boom, a bunch of out of phase, distorted "audio tinsel" about the room, and....let's compress it all!

I love home theatre...really...sure...promise.

Well, for me, I'll settle for a little musical bliss instead.
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Well I think I'll build the stereo system and wait for the home theater stuff.

Any comment on the choice of speakers?
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