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John Paul Ahn 06-09-2007 08:35 PM

Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
Okay, found some more money for a pre/pro.
Which one (or are their others at the same price & performance to recommend) and why?

Thanks.

Robinson_A 06-11-2007 12:12 PM

Re: Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
I love Arcam, and I know they have contracts with ABT (DVDo) for their Video processing, but the D2 is just so damn good all around I'm not sure my love of Arcam could make me switch. The D2 would be my choice.

That's my 2 cents.

John Paul Ahn 06-15-2007 12:09 AM

Re: Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
That's all?
Nobody else wants to chime in?

mitch57 06-16-2007 11:25 AM

Re: Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
It depends on what's most important to you. Are you looking for maximum feature set or is the audio section most important. I personally am going to purchase an Anthem AVM 50. I would prefer the D2 but I can't justify the $2000.00 price difference.

Arcam makes a great product at a reasonable price point with fantastic sound. But it falls short on features IMHO. Plus I'm not real fond of the way the Arcams look. But I think that's just typical British styling. To "Plane Jane" looking for me. But if it's hidden in a cabinet, who cares.

Anthem on the other hand is loaded with features and sound is also second to none. I don't know of any other processor or receiver that comes close to the feature set that the Anthem provides. Separate cross over settings for each speaker group (Fronts, Center, Surrounds), HDMI 1.1 which will pass not only video but Lossless HD Audio. I don't know of any other processor currently on the market that will do that. A top notch video scaler in the AVM 50 and D2. PC programmability for all the settings within the Anthem line. B & K does this also but I'm not sure who else offers this great feature.

Lot's of things to consider. But if money is no object I would pick the Anthem D2 hands down!

deacongreg 06-18-2007 12:00 PM

Re: Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
This brings in the Price vs. Performance question in our other section. No question both are outstanding products. But, I would have to say overall, sound, quality, features, flexilibility, future upgrades, Anthem hands down.

deacongreg 06-18-2007 12:01 PM

Re: Anthem D2 or Arcam AV9?
 
This brings in the Price vs. Performance question in our other section. No question both are outstanding products. But, I would have to say overall, sound, quality, features, flexilibility, future upgrades, Anthem hands down.


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