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  • SiliGoose
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 942

    New "budget" pre/pro from Adcom

    This is new to me (may not be to you guys):



    It's a 7.1 pre/pro with nice looks (for an Adcom). It's selling for $1500.

    Anyone seen/heard this unit yet? The website doesn't say much...not even a pic of the back panel.




    -Sili
    www.campmurphy.net
  • awtryau89
    Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 69

    #2
    If you want one I can get you one for $1095 plus shipping. I have a friend that is a wholesaler and has access to Adcom.




    Eric Awtry
    War Eagle
    Eric Awtry
    War Eagle

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    • Ricky
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 226

      #3
      Sili,

      You are gonna run a 7.1 setup? Or just 5.1? What do you have now?

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      • SiliGoose
        Senior Member
        • Aug 2000
        • 942

        #4
        Ricky,

        I have nothing but speakers, a 5-channel amp and source components right now. I sold my Athem and my ex-wife "stole" my AVR-7000 so I'm in need of something to command my system.

        Anyway, I'll stick with 5.1 for the time being. Once I get back on my feet and buy a home I'll invest in 7.1.

        Eric,

        I sent you an email about your offer. I'm interested (though I'd like to find out some more about the Adcom).

        Thanks,




        -Sili
        www.campmurphy.net

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        • Ricky
          Senior Member
          • Aug 2000
          • 226

          #5
          For pure 5.1 sonics and 2 channel, you should consider the Aragon Soundstage. I'm sure you have read the Aragon threads here. I should be getting my new Stage One next week; so I will be looking for a nice home for my beloved Soundstage Think of it as an EAD Ovation with a $2k analog bypass. Or a sweet Citation 7.0 with fantastic dd/dts decoding and the $1.5k parasound DAC1600 with dual Burr-Brown 63K dacs on each channel, including the subwoofer channel (best bass ever in my system).

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          • awtryau89
            Member
            • Dec 2002
            • 69

            #6
            I have to agree with Ricky on this one. My offer still stands but the $4000 Soundstage is going to blow away a $1500 Adcom. I replied to your email. I can tell you this about the Adcom, it does not have any of the latest formats with the exception of DPLII. (No DTS Neo6, DTS ES, DD-EX, etc) Since you are 5.1 it dos not matter but this is not a new processor. Adcom is notorious about updating their website and they have a new processor, the 880. due out in May. It will retail for $2k. I say get the Aragon and save up for the upgrade before June 30 (rumor is they may extend it because of some software issues) and you will have a state of the art for around $2K. Just my $.02.




            Eric Awtry
            War Eagle
            Eric Awtry
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            • dsmith
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2003
              • 114

              #7
              I have never been impressed with what I perceived of Adcom, though I have never actually heard them. Whenever I read of them they always seem to have QC problems of one kind or another, and in reviews never seem to come up to the level of their competition. However, I read somewhere that several of the audio designers previously at now-defunct Cal Audio Labs have migrated to Adcom and some great things are expected as a result. That could make a big difference, so I have renewed hope for Adcom. Maybe the upcoming pre/pro will be something special for its price level.

              Don

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              • SiliGoose
                Senior Member
                • Aug 2000
                • 942

                #8
                Thanks guys!

                Ricky,

                How much for the Soundstage?

                Do you know exactly how the upgrade program is supposed to work? Cost, proof of ownership requirements, will it do everything a Stage One does???




                -Sili
                www.campmurphy.net

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                • Ricky
                  Senior Member
                  • Aug 2000
                  • 226

                  #9
                  Sili,

                  Anyone can send it a Soundstage for the upgrade. Full details here. The one thing the Soundstage would not have is THX Ultra2 processing. But it has two things that the Stage One does not: balanced inputs and the actual Aurum preamp "inside". The Stage One's analog section should be very good, but only "derived" from the Aurum.

                  http://www.klipsch.com/mondial/index2.asp?path=/products/mondial/index.asp?frame=y&id=&line=&1

                  However, if my system was 5.1, I wouldn't even worry about it. Geez, in my ideal 7 channel room, if I couldn't get the Stage One at a good price, I might even just use the Soundstage as is. The Smart Devices Jr creates a really good 6.1. And DPL1 sounds discrete across the front 3 channels. I sent you an email.

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