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What to choose DAVE or an AVR300?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by vistisen, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. vistisen

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    I am the happy owner of an FMJ A22 amp but want to go surround, but without losing the the high end Audio I enjoy today. Should I buy a Dave module to the FMJ A22 or buy a AVR300?
     
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    Buy an AVR300 and use your A22 to drive the front speakers from the pre-outs. This will give you the ability to use the stereo amp only for stereo sources and have the superior processing capability of the AVR300 for movies. I use a very simlar configuration but with a Musical Fidelity A308 amp instead of the A22.
     
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    Or as an alternative, why chuck away half the AVR300's capabilities? Why not get a surround sound add-on like the Yamaha DSP-E800 and add that to the A22? I've got one that may well be for sale in the next month or so...
     
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    I don't quite see how using a separate stereo amplifier to drive two of the channels is "chucking away" half of the AVR300s capabilities. In fact it will help the AVR300 perform even better with there being less strain on the internal amplification.
     

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