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AV32R hardware and software upgrades

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Pooley, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Pooley

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    Hi All,

    I have a bog standard AV32R, bought new about 3 or 4 years ago. It's never been upgraded, software or hardware, and I think it's about time I looked at the options.

    So guys, what options do I have and what are the benefits of each one?

    Options I see so far are;

    Analogue bypass - not really of interest unless I have SACD or DVD-A sources, which I'm not planning on getting for some time, if at all.

    192MHz/24 bit DAC's - since my sources are all digital, from the DVD32R (when it works!), what benefit would this upgrade be? The only benefit I could see is if this upgrade "upsamples" the original datastream from CD or DVD-V. Does this option do this? I suspect the only benefit be from analogue sources connected to the AV32R, which would then be sampled at the higher rate.

    Dual Processor - more processing power and TMREQ, which I admit sounds a nice option. Does TMREQ function in a similar way to the TaCT preamp, whereby the sound in the room is analysed and then some form of digital "graphic equaliser" smooths the in-room response?

    Comments please!
     
  2. simon40

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    If you can go for the DP.

    There was a noticeable difference from the AV32 192kb to a AV 32 DP. Then there is TMREQ. TMREQ made a significant difference in my room.

    Simon
     
  3. Welly123

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    Hi Pooley,

    The 192kHz/24-bit DAC upgrade would be of benefit as long as you have an analogue power amp (as opposed to full digital power amp) as the AV32r would apply a finer resolution when converting from Digital to analogue, this yeilds a noticeable improvement.

    TMREQ is another story entirely... the improvements are nothing short of fantastic. Must be experienced to believe…..

    Regards
     

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