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Luxman, Marantz, or McIntosh?

Discussion in 'New Gear - Performance' started by crn3371, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Dan was gone quite a while from Krell. They are not the same and have not designed the same way. Still a decent breand though.
     

     

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  2. crn3371

    crn3371 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hooked up the Anthem, ran ARC using calibrated mic and iPhone, all I can say is “bye bye NAD”. Everything sounds tighter, cleaner, and that’s streaming Apple Music. Tested the mm phono stage with my copy of Famous Blue Raincoat and I’m hearing details that I haven’t heard before. Thought I had done a pretty good job integrating the REL with the LS50’s, but after running ARC it’s completely invisible. This one’s a keeper!
     
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    musichal, guiller and sqlsavior like this.
  3. crouse

    crouse Poorly known member Subscriber

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  4. jetstream

    jetstream Active Member

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    “By default, analog inputs are converted to 24-bit / 192 kHz using a high-quality A/D converter to allow Anthem Room Correction,
    bass management, distance calibration, bass/treble controls, listening modes, and rumble filter. If this setting is changed to No,
    signal processing is bypassed and only level adjustment remains.“:eek:
     
  5. Athalwolf

    Athalwolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Are you still digging it? There are STR separates for sale locally but I'm not familiar with Anthem.
     
  6. crn3371

    crn3371 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Absolutely! So do the reviewers.
     

     

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  7. johnda

    johnda AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a soft spot in my heart for McIntosh. It is beyond my wallet, but I have loved a Mac since the 60’s
     

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