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Arcam AV8 and power in da house....

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Gordon @ Convergent AV, Aug 7, 2002.

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  1. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Well the first of the beta units has arrived at StereoStereo. They are going to be doing initial set up today I hope. If it sounds cool and is all functioning then the lucky folk coming to HiDef miniEvent this weekend may get to hear it in all its glory.

    Only thing to note so far is new remote feels good in the hand and the power amp has a weirdo 16amp mains lead...so standard IEC 13AMP leads wont work!

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    Hi Gordon,

    Well I'd certainly like to know how you get on :)

    The weird mains lead is because in the North American market , which is 115 volts, you need a cable and socket of that rating just to get the power into the P7. (Over a kilowatt into 8 ohms, 1.6 kW into 4, continuous all channels driven).

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    Hi John,

    So you beat TAG with the much expected "party" mode, (by me, at least)... I also like the 3 sets of stored settings, I need that feature often, at least one for music and one for movies, maybe a third with "flat" calibration values...

    Well done,
     
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    Ooh! Make it so number 1 ;).
     
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    Hi Antonio -

    Thanks for the good wishes. I hate to correct one so knowledgeable as you but there are 5 system presets on the AV8 rather than 3. Each stores a snapshot of the complete system settings so you can have say one for music, one for movies, one for sport, one for TV listening and one for luck!

    It looks like being a pretty popular feature.

    Sincerely,

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    Hmmm...

    Then, besides the ones I mentioned, I would have another for disco with 120hz crossover, for maximum dynamic range... That would still leave one...
     

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