The SEPARATES vs. AVR Thread

Do Separates (Preamps or Pre-pros + Amps) Sound Better Than AVRs in Direct/Bypass Modes?

  • Yes, Separates sound better than AVRs

    Votes: 24 53.3%
  • No, Separates and AVRs sound about the same

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • No, Separates and AVRs sound about the same when they are similar in price range

    Votes: 11 24.4%

  • Total voters
    45
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

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U left out the superb, sonic performance of the Bose amplifiers..... :rolleyes::rolleyes:


Just my $0.02.. ;)
Well, see the Denon has the McIntosh sound, the Yamaha has the Levinson sound, and the Bose has the sound of an NFL quarterback being sacked on his a$$. :eek:

That's what happens to Aaron Rodgers when he does commercials for Bose. :eek:
 
M Code

M Code

Audioholic General
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Now why go and pick on poor BOSE? After all they did Invent the acoustic chamber sound wave. :rolleyes:;)

Mike
Hmmm...
Before purchasing my incredible 901s I listened to all of the major loudspeaker brands, the 901s put them all to shame... o_O

Just my $0.02... ;)
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

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Umm, what the hell you two are talking about? CJ and ARC? :eek: and You Andrew, I know you sure don’t have to pay a hooker for one of those BJ’s;). and Mikado, I’ve seen a photo of ADTG’s wife, umm, wait umm never mind still on my first cup of joe. I missed ARC just a note in case you two never used dem call girls like me. That Acronym of ARC in the Hooker Industry stands for All Rearend’s are Cash only. :p


Mike

LMAO Mike, too funny........ anyways, ARC (Audio Research Corporation) CJ(Conrad Johnson)
 
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

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LMAO Mike, too funny........ anyways, ARC (Audio Research Corporation) CJ(Conrad Johnson)
I would assume that Audio Research and Conrad-Johnson have their own sound signatures. :D

What do you think they sound similar to? :D

I made the comment about Yamaha sounding like Mark Levinson, but I'm sure others might disagree. Why, I think some people like Mike may think Yamaha sounds more like the shiny 9-FT Grand Pianos that Yamaha makes. :D

Or maybe they sound like their Grand Piano Speakers:
 
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PENG

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I don't use CJ or ARC. So I'm not sure. :D
I haven't used them either, but heard the ARC
I would assume that Audio Research and Conrad-Johnson have their own sound signatures. :D

What do you think they sound similar to? :D

I made the comment about Yamaha sounding like Mark Levinson, but I'm sure others might disagree. Why, I think some people like Mike may think Yamaha sounds more like the shiny 9-FT Grand Pianos that Yamaha makes. :D

Or maybe they sound like their Grand Piano Speakers:
Yamaha grands don't use tubes, so I guess not.
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic General
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:cool:
Umm, what the hell you two are talking about? CJ and ARC? :eek: and You Andrew, I know you sure don’t have to pay a hooker for one of those BJ’s;). and Mikado, I’ve seen a photo of ADTG’s wife, umm, wait umm never mind still on my first cup of joe. I missed ARC just a note in case you two never used dem call girls like me. That Acronym of ARC in the Hooker Industry stands for All Rearend’s are Cash only. :p


Mike
The things I learn from this forum! Lol :D
 

TechHDS

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I would assume that Audio Research and Conrad-Johnson have their own sound signatures. :D

What do you think they sound similar to? :D

I made the comment about Yamaha sounding like Mark Levinson, but I'm sure others might disagree. Why, I think some people like Mike may think Yamaha sounds more like the shiny 9-FT Grand Pianos that Yamaha makes. :D

Or maybe they sound like their Grand Piano Speakers:
Who ever thinks Yamaha only made Motorcycles or ATVs doesn’t know how Deeep the Pockets are. I know the old timers that have been in this hobby Do! like me who hasn’t been a member as long as some old timers on here knew of Yamaha back in the very early 80’s. When was the last time Any one on this forum seen a Denon piano? Or a Marantz grand piano in a concert? If so please Enlighten me inquiring minds need to know. Lol :cool:

Mike
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic General
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Last time someone told me they had one of Dem BS, College papers come to find out he got dat paper from the same white van guy who sold me some water proof Ink pens. Lol.
But guess his Waterproof ink pen was better than mine cause now he selling speakers out in the Wow wow West! ;)

Mike
At least you were clever enough not to buy the white van speakers :eek:
 

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