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  1. I’d suspect not as my message has remained unanswered
  2. I’ve just left an intention to buy in your inbox… I’m guessing it’s not the first although
  3. Hi Paul, I have a Yammie 3070, and I am running a 5.2.4 speaker setup using external amps with pretty good results. I’ve got 5 channels of Purifi and the Atmos channels are running off hypex 252MP’s, probably overkill but hey… As you were advised, it is indeed true. I had to set the amp assign to 7.2.4 [Ext.FP+RP] for it to pass the signal through to all amps (I think the presence preouts wouldn’t work without this setting), I think that then also means you can’t have any other zone available ( which I don’t Mind). It has made a huge difference to the sound for my ears. I’m running Kef R series for the whole setup so they tend to dip down to 3.2 Ohms so power is good for these babies.
  4. This product looks interesting, especially if you have an iPhone 12 or above with the MagSafe system.. https://www.khadas.com/tea this product as well would be able to receive the Bluetooth to your stereo if you wanted. https://shenzhenaudio.com/products/xduoo-xq-50-pro-hd-buletooth-5-0-cs8406-es9018k2m-dac-receiver-converter-decoder
  5. Further information: Absolutely incredible amp, bought from a fellow member here on Stereonet last year. These Hypex modules have been so great I’ve decided to upgrade to a full multichannel, so selling this two channel one. Its the genuine Hypex SMPS1200A700 https://www.hypex.nl/product/smps1200a700/137 (not the usual 400 most suppliers are using with the NC500 buildS 2 x Hypex NCore NC500 Modules + 1200-1500w PSU • SNR 135dB • Distortion: THD+N - - 0.001 % 20Hz • Frequency Response: 0 - 50k Hz +0/-3dB • Low Distortion: THD+N - - 0.001 % 20Hz • High Input Impedance 51K • Input Sensitivity 8ohm 2.52Vrms 10.24dBu • XLR Balanced Input • 26 dB Gain • Ultra High Damping Factor • High Current Output Capable of driving 2ohm for the most Demanding of Speakers. • 550W 2ohm • 700W 4ohm • 400W 8ohm • Frequency Response: 0 - 50k Hz +0/-3dB
  6. Personally, If I were in your position I’d just go for a 3700 and and spend the rest on an external 2 channel power amp for the fronts, Hypex or Purifi. That is a much better proposition to the extra money the 4700 is to the 3700. Both the 3700 and 4700 have been measured very well and are to be good with music. You can keep the amp later on down the track if you were to switch out AVRs. As cwt has said unless you are a gamer the issues with hdmi 2.1 will not affect you. Also too 8k TVs at this stage , (and I’m bravely going to say this) for the next 5 years are flights of fancy. There is no 8k content out there to effectively use it, then you get issues with upscaling lower quality source to the 8k screen. In 5 years time who knows what other features AVRs will then have and by then 8k TVs might have suitable content. Arc and eArc can operate on the denon also.
  7. Good luck with the new system, planning on getting a second sub is a wise move to even the bass in a room 👍
  8. Oh I might also make mention, I’m using a Yamaha 3070 AVR which has only RCA pre outs. I’m using the monoprice RCA to XLR cables to connect to the power amps, as I believe there is a right and a wrong way to wire these things, and those were the ones recommended on other sites.
  9. To be honest I think the difference is not that substantial but it is clearly there. The Purifi seems to have a broader grip of the music at all frequencies and to me sounds slightly more airy with a good open soundstage bettering the NC252MP ( I know that sounds like a cliche ). When I switched from my NC500 amp to the Purifi, it was like I’d just upgraded to a better DAC in a way, such was the effect it had, which is pretty good by the way to begin with (to my ears). This is all above the obvious difference of the power of each unit. I’m a firm believer of having power in reserve for peaks in music. My speakers are the KEF R series (R500 front, R200C,R300 rear ,R100 atmos/height - 5.2.4) which are notorious for dipping down below 4 ohm so to have a good damping factor and high power works for these. For what you have asked for your case, I think you’d be more than happy with an 8 channel NC252MP seeing as though you already have LCR sorted.
  10. I did order though the VTV web site, they do build the amps to order and they configure to 240v knowing the delivery address is Australia. In the past when they started building, there were some build quality issues which I believe they have sorted. Ive had two units from them, one the Purifi Eval1 and then the 5 channel which is 3 Purifi and one NC252MP module. I did have a hum develop in one of the purifi amp modules which I contacted Warren about. In the end Warren sent me a replacement amp module which i swapped out (these amps are very plug and play these days) and has been running perfectly now. Having the case open I also saw the quality of the soldering and cabling, to which I can say I didn’t see any issues. All in all a turn around of a week, so I was pretty happy with support being in another country and all, and not having to return an amp unnecessarily OS was pain free. Having said that, I’d be equally confident in the Buckeye amps for the same reason. I think he ships to Australia. The good thing here as I've also stated is that if worst comes to worst, these amps / power supplies can be swapped out pretty easily, assuming you have a basic DIY knowledge, or are just careful and told what to do. So now I have Purifi for my 5 channels (I like to listen to a lot of surround music and concerts… but probably overkill) and NC252MP for the Atmos channels. The second NC252MP is a March Audio unit which I must say is a stunning little unit by the way.
  11. Don’t know if you would be interested in these two suggestions I’ve seen over at Audio Science Review a guy building multi channel amps in case you are interested. His quality control is quite good apparently. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/buckeye-amps-new-us-based-hypex-multichannel-amplifier-builder-line-up-announcement.16835/ Also too I purchased some multichannel Purifi / NC252MP amps from VTV as well, and have been very happy with them. They also do 8 channel hypex as well like this one. https://vtvamplifier.com/product/vtv-amplifier-eight-channel-hypex-nc252mp-ncore-amplifier-250wx8/ the build quality now is quite good, well at least on mine when I opened it up.
  12. Item: Extra Info: Second owner here but well looked after had only used a few times then not needed so has been in a drawer for a while. there is a slight mark on the leather case which was due to the previous owner connecting the device to the phone with some tape. Have all the cables and charger however no original box. Photos: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Between the two amps, I’d personally go for the Denon, I believe that model measures well (3700) and also has a preamp mode for 2 or all channels that is more than competent even comparing to a dedicated preprocessor. You could spend the difference on some hypex multichannel amps. I see that Denon are starting to release ”A” model with the fix for theHDMI 2.1 issues, so i wonder if the 4700/3700 A models are far off as well ? Here a link to the 3700 review if you are interested in that sort of analysis https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/denon-avr-x3700h-avr-review.15031/
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