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Old 05-30-2007   #7
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Default Re: Recommendations for a Pre-Amp needed

what do guys think of the Sunfire V vs. the Anthem D1?
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Both are excellent products. I think the Sunfire is going to pack a bit more punch as far as features go, esspecially with HDMI, over the D1. The Sunfire V is newer obviously. Step up to the D2 however and it's a bit more of a toss up. I consider them roughly equal at that point. Although the D2 does have more HDMI inputs. May I ask why you're interested in a D1 over a D2?

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The Sunfire is a current product with a MSRP of $3499. The Anthem D2 has an MSRP of $6699 - which puts it out of my price range and the D1 has been discontinued, so that is not one I am considering. Actually my first choice would be Krell but unfortunately that is a dream not an option right now.

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what i'm thinking of doing is buying a D1 now and upgrading it later to a D2 when i can afford the two grand it costs to do so.
is this a better way to go?
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I'd like to hear what Andrew and Jerry think of this idea...Personally I wouldn't buy something that is already obsolete - but that's me.
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I am well acquanted with both the Anthem D2 and TGPV, they are both very good pre/pro's. The TGV does offer HDMI switching, which the D1 does not. If you go the D1 route, you will need to budget for an external switcher as Jerry says, not a huge cost but it does add another level of complexity to your theater. I find the D2 (and thereby D1 I assume) to be more user adjustable than the TGV, but on the flip side I have never used a pre/pro as easy to set up and use as the Sunfire.

I have always been a beleiver in system synergy, so LindaE for this reason alone I might sway you more to the TGV as you already seem to be a fan of the Carver (Sunfire) house sound with those amps, and you will get HDMI switching to boot.

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