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Anthem AVM 90 Audio Video Preamp/Processor

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tparm

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I‘m stuck at finding the right Power Amp. I have my AVM 90 here tomorrow but can‘t use it. Anthem MCA Gen 2 Power Amps or Apollon Purifi…… can someone help me out, making the right decision?
No wrong decision there.... I was using a Parasound A52+ for my 5 base channels and recently went to NAD C298 for my LR channels (I also playback all 2CH music via analog path as described above) and I really like the NAD. Dead quiet, tons of headroom, superior driver control all make for a very tidy sound and it enabled me to start getting my AC infinity fans out of my rack.
 

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No wrong decision there.... I was using a Parasound A52+ for my 5 base channels and recently went to NAD C298 for my LR channels (I also playback all 2CH music via analog path as described above) and I really like the NAD. Dead quiet, tons of headroom, superior driver control all make for a very tidy sound and it enabled me to start getting my AC infinity fans out of my rack.

So, all around, do you think that the NAD is equal to the Purifi, when we primarily look at the sound quality?
I like the look of the matching Anthem Amps, will these things run hot and heat up the room?
 

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So, all around, do you think that the NAD is equal to the Purifi, when we primarily look at the sound quality?
I like the look of the matching Anthem Amps, will these things run hot and heat up the room?
NAD uses a house power supply and buffer which I suppose could affect the sound compared to other entities using the Purifi modules, but how much is debatable. I guess most things HiFi are debatable now that I think of it haha. I don't have personal experience with the Anthem's but by nature they will run warmer than most Class D. At least the front two or three channels. I believe the Anthem design to be a very good one but I have begun a slow migration to Class D all around.
 

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I'm on a migration to Class D, also. (I need Ghent Audio to reopen because they sent me the wrong cable set for my Hypex build.) I see no reason to shy away from any good implementation of either Hypex or Purifi gear.
 

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NAD uses a house power supply and buffer which I suppose could affect the sound compared to other entities using the Purifi modules, but how much is debatable. I guess most things HiFi are debatable now that I think of it haha. I don't have personal experience with the Anthem's but by nature they will run warmer than most Class D. At least the front two or three channels. I believe the Anthem design to be a very good one but I have begun a slow migration to Class D all around.
I‘ve made a mistake in my formulation before…. i meant, if you think, that the NAD is equal to the Parasound you‘ve had before, in terms of sound quality?
 

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I‘ve made a mistake in my formulation before…. i meant, if you think, that the NAD is equal to the Parasound you‘ve had before, in terms of sound quality?
Oh gotcha, sorry. So my subjective views are its more controlled in lower frequencies, surprisingly more sweet while also being more open in the treble and not quite as cozy in the midrange but sounds more lifelike in those regions. The soundstage is also deeper while not necessarily wider. I prefer it so I sold my A52+.
 

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Oh gotcha, sorry. So my subjective views are its more controlled in lower frequencies, surprisingly more sweet while also being more open in the treble and not quite as cozy in the midrange but sounds more lifelike in those regions. The soundstage is also deeper while not necessarily wider. I prefer it so I sold my A52+.
That sounds really good, thank you for the explanation. The Apollon multichannel amp with the switchable gain could be a good match, otherwise….. Brand Synergy….. it‘s difficult.
 

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Any one had the privilege of comparing the AVM 90 and Alt 16?
I was going to buy an AVM 90 but it was delayed and delayed and delayed. It is now out and has fewer bugs than the AVM70 had on its release. It would probably be fine. You should read both instruction manuals to compare the options and customization offered by the two.

The Trinnov would have a seemingly endless amount of cross over choices (types and slopes), speaker placement settings and room EQ options (including 3D remapping) and then there are all the different settings for each source. And then there is the customer service of Trinnov vs Anthem. I will let you just read the owner’s forum of each.

I bought my Trinnov over the holidays and was getting customer support emails from Paris on Xmas eve night. I also have the email and cell phone numbers of the US leading reps. I get a reply in less than two hours usually. Oh and Trinnov can dial in remotely to fix any unforeseen issues. I’ve had none. I’m very happy.
 

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I was going to buy an AVM 90 but it was delayed and delayed and delayed. It is now out and has fewer bugs than the AVM70 had on its release. It would probably be fine. You should read both instruction manuals to compare the options and customization offered by the two.

The Trinnov would have a seemingly endless amount of cross over choices (types and slopes), speaker placement settings and room EQ options (including 3D remapping) and then there are all the different settings for each source. And then there is the customer service of Trinnov vs Anthem. I will let you just read the owner’s forum of each.

I bought my Trinnov over the holidays and was getting customer support emails from Paris on Xmas eve night. I also have the email and cell phone numbers of the US leading reps. I get a reply in less than two hours usually. Oh and Trinnov can dial in remotely to fix any unforeseen issues. I’ve had none. I’m very happy.
However the Trinnov(£14k) is double the price of the AVM90 comparing UK prices ....
 

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However the Trinnov(£14k) is double the price of the AVM90 comparing UK prices ....
Well yeah. If I had bought an “interim” AVP like the Anthem I would have kept it for 2-3 years before trading up to the trinnov. So I actually saved money.
 

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I was going to buy an AVM 90 but it was delayed and delayed and delayed. It is now out and has fewer bugs than the AVM70 had on its release. It would probably be fine. You should read both instruction manuals to compare the options and customization offered by the two.

The Trinnov would have a seemingly endless amount of cross over choices (types and slopes), speaker placement settings and room EQ options (including 3D remapping) and then there are all the different settings for each source. And then there is the customer service of Trinnov vs Anthem. I will let you just read the owner’s forum of each.

I bought my Trinnov over the holidays and was getting customer support emails from Paris on Xmas eve night. I also have the email and cell phone numbers of the US leading reps. I get a reply in less than two hours usually. Oh and Trinnov can dial in remotely to fix any unforeseen issues. I’ve had none. I’m very happy.
Too bad they cost twice as much!
 

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