Receiver's as Pre/Pro's!! HT only??

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  • MRWILLL
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 107

    Receiver's as Pre/Pro's!! HT only??

    Hello folks...


    I'm really trying to get a firm grip on this set up. All you folks that use this rig, What is the quality of 2/ch sound that you get? Is there anyone with this set up (2/ch) that has very little noise floor? Thanks.




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  • Lexman
    Super Senior Member
    • Jun 2000
    • 1777

    #2
    Will, are you thinking of selling your Lexicon? I am a little confused as to why you want to know this. But, here is what I think.

    The pre-amp stage is the most important stage in achieving proper stereo imaging. It's those first 4 watts that matter most. So, IMO, there will be a cost involved, if what you are after is the best sound possible, this won't prove to be the best option.

    Though for someone that is striving toward seperates, and plans to make that next logical step to a pre-processor. I do think it's a good option without having to buy both at once.

    Lex

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    • Markj
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 323

      #3
      When I decided to go the separates route that is exactly what I did. I bought an external amp and then the speakers then the pre/pro. Using a receiver for the front end works pretty well and it made the transition into separates possible. After I got my pre amp then I upgraded my amp and then…well you know how it goes.

      Two channel sound always got better when I added to my system, but I sure enjoyed the sound of my system with the receiver.

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      • Ken McDaniel
        Senior Member
        • Aug 2000
        • 170

        #4
        Losing a Lexicon for a receiver set up? Denon AVR-5800 maybe? I originally had this set up with a Denon AVR-2600 and an old B&K amp. I got as decent two channel sound I could get given the Klipsch speakers I was using at the time. A real test would have been my Grand Pianos. There was a noticeable jump from Receiver to receiver/amp operations. This is SOLELY dependant on the quality of the receiver. Some receiver pull double-duty well. Denon receivers on average have the best pre-amp sections. An exception is the Sony 777ES. I know a lot of HT buffs that use this mama-jamma as a preamp with HIGH quality amps.




        Ken
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        • MRWILLL
          Senior Member
          • Aug 2000
          • 107

          #5
          Lex...


          Heck no!! I just see a lot of people buying receiver's and external amps to go with it, instead of going for the pre/pro/amp combo. I hear about audiophile folks using the receiver/amp combo, and I'm wondering about the 2/ch performance that they crave. Is there a receiver out there in the 2/ch mode that can surpass a pre/pro set up? The price of some of the new receiver's have hit sky high, some of them close to $4000. This kind of money can get you a nice pre/pro and 5/ch amp.




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          • Lexman
            Super Senior Member
            • Jun 2000
            • 1777

            #6
            Will, I don't think receivers can normally compete with the right pre-pro. Even with seperate amps. Fact is, the pre-amp section is not in as hostile an environment in a pre-pro as a receiver. Everything else equal, I still choose seperate if possible.

            Lex





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            • MichaelW
              Member
              • Aug 2000
              • 57

              #7
              Will,

              Have you thought about demo&#39;ing something at home and A/B&#39;ing it against what you have now. If you are curious to find what if you are missing anything, you might want to try out a dedicated 2 channel preamp. There are many inexpensive models on the market and it would be easy to incorporate it into your system so that you don&#39;t have to give up the use of your Lexicon DC-1. There are many you have a combined music/HT system, myself being one. You could still use your same amps for both HT and music. All you would need is one more shelf for the 2 channel preamp and some extra cabling.

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