anyone an idea ?
anyone an idea ?
if you have room, it's always better to get seperate pieces. if one goes bad/needs upgrading, you just have to replace/upgrade that one piece.Originally Posted by lannoah
a combined unit always runs the risk of having just the DVD player go bad, leaving you a halfway-useless system.
the combines are great for wife-acceptance or small spaces (but even that can be done pretty darn well with seperates now). they are just too much more of a liability.
Leprkon is correct. For the sake of reliability the drift of technology in audio has has been definitely tilted toward minimizing as much mechanical operation as possible. If you're in the service end of the business with a major audio manufacturer your see a field failure report every month for every model in your line. In general, the highest amount of returns are for the most mechanical of products, like a multi-disc changer for instance.
This is not to say that a multidisc changer will always break before something electronic within any given unit. Electronic parts, even those in production for a long time sometimes have "a bad run" of parts and rarely, very rarely these parts can get out to the field.
The problem with mechanical mechanisms is that, though they're often sourced from one or two big manufacturers and put in the products of other big manufacturers, all the testing in the world can't make up for Fluffy the cat's fur getting into the mechanism. Or if you repeatedly hit the drawer so hard to close it that you strip the (mostly) nylon or plastic gears.
Separates are the way to go. Especially if you're talkin' a DVD player which, at the bottom end of the spectrum, is fairly inexpensive anyway.
Thanks for your answers, Leprkon & Plhart !Originally Posted by Leprkon
OK, so the best would be Amp & DVD separated.
Leprkon, what did you mean by "If you have room" : under which size would it be unuseful to buy separate items ?
the smallest amp I know of is about 4 inches high (HK DPR 1001). Add another inch for cooling. Then add two more inches for a DVD player. You could probably fit this in a bedroom-type armoir that was originally designed to hold just a VCR.Originally Posted by lannoah
Ow, I thought you were talking about the size of the room itself, & that, so, an integrated device was enough for a small room (for example)...Originally Posted by Leprkon
But thanks again !
There's stille a question (of importance...) : has anyone tried these Jamo devices ? If so, which is best ?
Anyone owns one of these ?
Last edited by lannoah; 01-26-2005 at 11:03 AM.