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Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by bamber, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. bamber

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    I am going to my dealer tomorrow to demo a Tag AV192R. Can anyone tell me how much discount they were able to get on this processor?

    Gazza
     
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    Tag Discount LOL

    If you allready have an av32r you get the full purchase price back against an AV192R

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    This is a second system in the family room mainly used for DVD and sky etc. I am currently using a Denon AVC-A1D but fancy the new av192r. So it will be a straight purchase.

    I have heard this so many times that such and such a brand don't discount. However I'm sure someone out there has obtained discount on Tag products.
     
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    How much is this bad boy? And does it sound better than the Av32R for straight DD/DTS 5.1?
     
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    List price is £5994.95 for the base unit. I don't how much of an improvement it is over the AV32R as I haven't heard the av192r yet.

    My brother got a demo on Monday but his interests were in its video capabilites.
     
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    From what I have read there is no difference in the sound quality between the 32 and 192. You would go for the 192 if you want to use the video facilities and upgrades. The sound engine is the same as the cheaper model. Thats what I gleaned from the tag forum anyway.

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    If you've only got the original AV32R (like me) then there will certainly be a significant difference in sound quality, by adding the 192 DACs, but if you've got a AV32Rbp192, then the difference is - from what I gather - much smaller.
     
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    Slight digression,but another way of getting more out of the Tag on digital stereo inputs(i.e. CD) is to use an upsampler/interpolator like the Perpetual Technologies P-1A or if you really have stacks of cash dCS's offering(which is better than the P1A but not £8k better) and upsample the CD stream to 24/96,and run the DACs at their native resolution.

    Not quite as transparent as the P1A/P3A combination,but pretty close.
     
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    The AV192R can be fitted with balanced XLR outputs.
     
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    I got 15% :)
     
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    I am using a Marantz CD17KI and Marantz PM17KI in this room for music. My front l/r speakers are powered by the Marantz PM17KI from L/R preouts on the Denon. I would like to replace these with possibly the Tag DVD192 when it is released and AV32Rb192 or AV192R and something like a Bryston 9B. I use a Pioneer 503MXE Plasma screen and an old Pioneer 737 DVD player (Progressive Scan in NTSC only).

    I want better DD, DTS and to gain PL2. I would like music to be at least as good if not better than from the Marantz. And finally any gain in DVD picture would be a bonus.

    I would be prepared to buy the progressive scan module if it results in a superior pictures from DVD and Sky.

    So if you think that I get this from the cheaper av32rb192 please let me know.

    Gazza
     
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    Have a look at the Tag website,gazza(www.tagmclaren.com)and compare the AV192 and the AV32R/192bp.....you'll find the AV 32R has pretty much all of the features you want.

    The sound steering and bass management work very well,and dont forget the upgrade scheme that Tag run.....also somewhat cheaper as an intro to TAG ownership.
     
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    BK

    Yeah, but aint you well in with the TAG crew?



    568.2 with digital MHR £4385.00

    Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is there anybody there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Spligsey
     
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    Adzman probably is. :)

    Another good alternative to the Tag is the Arcam AV8. The Meridian 568.2mm is really not in the same price bracket - £4300 vs £3000. If you're going to go up that price level then Bryston's lovely SP1.7 (£4250) is a great choice. We don't yet know what the forthcoming Lexicon MC-8 will retail for, but it could also be an option. If you're seriously thinking about dropping £6K on a processor then that not only opens up the possiblity of a Tag AV192R, but also stuff from Krell, Proceed, and McIntosh, and the Meridian 861. You're even beginning to edge into Theta territory.
     

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