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AV30 question

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by FazerThou, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. FazerThou

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    Hi all,

    I've been offered an AV30 with 7.1 and bypass ex dem from a dealer. The problem I have is there are so many different options on the TAGs I dont know which are worth having, so all you people in the know like to give me some advice about what questions to ask when I phone them again tomorrow. The dealer is about 2 hours away so I would like any info you can give me before I arrange a demo. My only other option is a Rotel 1068 which is appprox £300 cheaper.

    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Joelc

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    Would love to halp but alas... am not able to do so as I have no knowledge of the AV30... perhaps Graham, Steve or even Udo can shed some light on this.

    Also, although you are likely asking a somewaht bias group (as we all own TMA/IAG kit), I would doubt that you will be disappointed with the AV30.

    Cheers,

    Joel
     
  3. GrahamMG

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    I'd be on the lookout for a AV32R, later model the better (DP is the aim here!), I must admit that the AV30 isn't nearly as good when I had one on loan a while back. You don't say what the price is though which obviously has a bearing on things.....
     
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    Lets Start here:

    AV30R 5.1 £ 1799

    7.1 Option including dd EX and TMS7 £199.99
    T2L Sync link if you have the dvd32R DVD32FLR or CDT20R £299
    Dab Digital £799.99
    Action Switches £149.99

    So your ex demo unit should be worth £1799 + £199.00 =£1998

    And you could add the dab unit or the Sync link or action switches

    Software options are:

    HDCD £49.95
    DTS ES discrete for the 7.1 Unit such as yours £129.95
    Mpeg2 £ 39.95

    So ask the dealer what software options are already enabled
     
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    Hi,

    In terms of hardware options, the only others available for the AV30R (apart from the 7.1 you say it has) were:
    DAB radio
    Action switches
    AC3-RF
    Digital retiming & sync module (IMHO this is the one of most importance to find out if fitted or not).

    Also, possibly of importance, is to find out if the DTS-ES/Neo:6 & HDCD options have been enabled (software options).

    See: www.internationalaudiogroup.com/tma
    Go to Electronics->Home Cinema->Av processors->AV30R for more info

    Hope this helps...
     
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    Looks like AMCross beat me to it ;)

    Just to add, the sync option re-times all digital sources, not just the CDT20R or the DVD32R/FLR (although it really comes into it's own in the TAG sync link mode)...
     
  7. FazerThou

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    The price of the tag was 1600 told I could have it for 1500. When I said I'd leave it they phoned me back about 2 hours later and said i could have it for 1200. That was on Saturday so by the time I phone them tomorrow I'm hoping to get it a bit closer to 1000 which was my limit.
     
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    Just been on the phone to the shop and it has

    7.1 Hardware option
    Digital re-timing & sync link Harware option
    Action switches hardware option
    DTS-ES and Neo:6 Software option

    Does anyone know if Pro Logic IIx is an option for it and how much?

    Thanks for your help

    Paul
     
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    Hi Guys

    PLIIx is not available for the AV30R.
     
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    For the av32r the pl2 upgrade was £100.. I presume pricing would be the same for this model ?
     
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    DPLIIx is for Dual processor devices only....
     
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    Hi, I was recently tracking a 7.1 AV 30R on e-Bay (Dealer stock) but it didn't go much above £200 and failed to make reserve. I am taking the advice of those here and looking for a s/h DP or 7.1 Bp 192 Av 32R. The secondhand prices seem to be taking a tumble, yet cost of upgrading a basic model is still high. Will IAG run a 'fire' sale of inventory to raise cash?
    John
     
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    I think it is hifibitz that are doing new 5.1 av30's for about £800 if that helps.

    search google it will come up.
     
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    I have it in my rack now. Having trouble already trying to set up the speaker levels.

    First attempt got nothing from the left and right fronts - checked leads etc
    2nd attempt - swapped front and rear leads over just to make sure it wasn't my amp - got nothing from the rear.
    3rd attempt - leads as they should be - front L/R now at normal volume along with sub. Center, rear left and rear right have gone very quiet.
    4th attempt - :censored: to it. I'll have another look tomorrow

    By the way I paid 1100 for it in the end which I didn't think was too bad, might change my mind if I cant get it working properly tomorrow:censored::censored::censored:
     
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    Do you need the 7.1 ??
    I am selling my vanilla av32r, it is 5.1, but it will be cheapest one yet.

    I swapped my Meridian for one as a sort of downgrade to pump some money into a 2 channel system, but it isn't for me, so I am looking at somthing completely different, and a lot more money that will do both music and movies.
     
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    Gizlaroc:

    Just out of curiosity... why is it not for you?

    Joel
     
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    Hi, I guess it is a balance between how cheap, the potential cost of uprading and either buying new discounted stock with a warranty or fully loaded s/h. An almost plain one went on these forums for £750.
    You may well be correct on the 7.1 issue.
    John
     
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    The reason it isn't for me?

    Well I went from a Denon A1, to a DC-2/parasound 1205 , then DC-2/parasound 2205, to Meridian 568.2/2205 and finally Meridian 568.2/Cinepro 3k6 and everytime there was a big jump, by far the biggest was adding the Meridian or the Cinepro 3k6 (both amazing upgrades).
    I decided that I would sell the Meridian to get some money so I could start a 2 channel system, but once you have had some thing you take it for granted, then when it goes you realise what you had, and regret letting it go.
    I originally bought the Meridian over the Tag Dual Processor btw. which I am sure most people will agree is quite a jump from the origianl SP.
     
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    Hoorah for upgrades is what I say :)
     

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