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    Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    There must be more Simaudio info. How about the 700i v2? The 600i v2? The 340ix?

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    For me it’s :
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I use the Simaudio Moon Néo 260D transport with a Schiit Audio Yaggrasil Analog 2 DAC in the living room system. Very pleased with its performance.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    We have several SimAudio products in the store. Their lower priced products offer a tremendous value for folks looking to make that jump from the mid-fi stuff like Denon. Their budget Phonostage is a real sleeper. They have some exciting new higher priced products as well like the new amp.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I heard the ACE driving some C7ES-3s several weeks back when I was checking out the Luxmans.

    Good sound and a lot for $3K but only 50wpc
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I have the basic SimAudio phono stage, the 110LP v2. I am fairly impressed with it so far. I am wondering how high would I have to go to actually appreciate an improvement? The 310? Some other brand choice?
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I had a combo 310LP + 320S and sold them and buy a Modwright PH 9.0 and I never look back. I don’t know if it’s the « tubes » but the sound is more natural, more 3 dimension. My turntable is a Rega Planar 8 with the Apheta 2.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I have the Sim 330A amp that I match with my Anthem 1120 receiver. The Sim powers my Paradigm 85F left right speakers and the Anthem powers the other 7 speakers. When I listen to music with my Lumin T2 streamer I am just using 1120 preamp and the Sim Amp. Sounds good to me but I haven't compared to anything else. Eventually I would like to replace my 1120 receiver with a sound processor, probably Anthem 70 AVM, but then I would need to power 9 speakers. I don't want to have more than 2 amps so I will probably have to replace the Sim with probably two Anthem Gen 2 525 amps which would power the 9 speakers. My dealer says the Sim smokes the Anthem but I don't know

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    If stereo is important to you - get proper preamp with HY bypass functionality instead of upgrading the AVR.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I have found the best solution all around is:

    1) a good two channel preamp with HT bypass. If only two channels is required, but you still want video control, the Classe Delta Pre with HDMI inputs and outputs is awesome.
    2) a good AV surround sound processor (the NAD M17 v2 is excellent and won’t break the bank)
    3) proper multichannel amps. Trinnov now makes a 16 channel amp in one box! Wow! I personally use the Hegel C55’s (two of them).

    This combo gives you the best of both worlds.


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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Thanks for the responses
    This is new to me so I don’t quite understand. To get the best two channel sound for listening to music I can get a separate preamp and bypass my Anthem 1120, is that right? Would I still be able to use my two subs with two channel preamp. Thanks

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastbaybob View Post
    Thanks for the responses
    This is new to me so I don’t quite understand. To get the best two channel sound for listening to music I can get a separate preamp and bypass my Anthem 1120, is that right? Would I still be able to use my two subs with two channel preamp. Thanks
    Basically you would connect the left and right main pre-outs on the Anthem 1120 to the 2-channel preamp, and connect the 2-channel preamp outputs to your left and right amplifier(s). While continuing (I assume) to use the other channel speaker outputs on the Anthem 1120 for all the other speakers.

    When watching movies, put the 2-channel preamp into HT bypass mode so its volume control is disabled. When listening to music, the 1120 will be turned off and you'd select one of the other inputs on your 2-channel preamp (e.g. CD player, music streamer, DAC) and use the volume control on the 2-channel preamp.

    The easy thing to do at this point is to continue using your 1120 subwoofer outputs for your subwoofers. But this means you only use your subwoofers when using the 1120 to watch movies.

    If you also want to use the subwoofers when the 1120 is turned off and you're listening to music, then you need to integrate the subwoofers into your 2-channel system. However you might do that as if you didn't have the 1120. So the 2-channel preamp needs a built-in subwoofer crossover, or you need to make use of a separate crossover, etc. Then you would need to change the 1120 settings to send all LFE content to the left and right main speakers. I think on the 1120 the way to do this is by telling it you don't have a subwoofer. On other devices there is sometimes an LFE menu with options like LFE, LFE+Main, or Main and you would select Main.

    You should be aware that integrating a subwoofer into a 2-channel setup can be difficult or inconvenient, compared to what you've already done with your Anthem and its automatic setup + ARC.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    Basically you would connect the left and right main pre-outs on the Anthem 1120 to the 2-channel preamp, and connect the 2-channel preamp outputs to your left and right amplifier(s). While continuing (I assume) to use the other channel speaker outputs on the Anthem 1120 for all the other speakers.

    When watching movies, put the 2-channel preamp into HT bypass mode so its volume control is disabled. When listening to music, the 1120 will be turned off and you'd select one of the other inputs on your 2-channel preamp (e.g. CD player, music streamer, DAC) and use the volume control on the 2-channel preamp.

    The easy thing to do at this point is to continue using your 1120 subwoofer outputs for your subwoofers. But this means you only use your subwoofers when using the 1120 to watch movies.

    If you also want to use the subwoofers when the 1120 is turned off and you're listening to music, then you need to integrate the subwoofers into your 2-channel system. However you might do that as if you didn't have the 1120. So the 2-channel preamp needs a built-in subwoofer crossover, or you need to make use of a separate crossover, etc. Then you would need to change the 1120 settings to send all LFE content to the left and right main speakers. I think on the 1120 the way to do this is by telling it you don't have a subwoofer. On other devices there is sometimes an LFE menu with options like LFE, LFE+Main, or Main and you would select Main.

    You should be aware that integrating a subwoofer into a 2-channel setup can be difficult or inconvenient, compared to what you've already done with your Anthem and its automatic setup + ARC.
    Thanks for the very detailed response. I think after reading your comment that the best thing would be to buy a sound processor, probably Anthem 70 AVM. I would like to keep my 2 channel Sim 330A amp but I don’t think I can as I have nine speakers to power so I think the solution would probably be two Anthem 525 amps and sell the Sim. I’m not in a hurry so I have a lot of time to think about it

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    After rereading all the comments I think I will talk to my dealer about buying an Anthem STR preamp for two channel listening. It has been recommended that to get the best out of my Lumin T2 it would be best to just turn sound processing off my Anthem 1120 with no need to buy a separate pre amp. Without the sound processing, I lose the ARC settings and I can't use my subwoofers so I think it would be best to buy the preamp to use with my Simaudio amp and my Lumin T2. My room really sounds better with the ARC settings and the subs so I think this is the best option

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Has anyone compared Simaudio 330A to an Anthem Gen 2 525 amp. I want to buy two 525 amps to use with sound processor, I need 9 total amps

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    I have used the Simaudio Moon 390 Preamp/Streamer/DAC the past 5 years and still love it. A lot of convenience and great sound out of one-box. Its source is a Roon Nucleus server with a 2TB internal SSD. The 390 outputs line level out to a pair of Elac Navis ARB-51 active speakers.

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Mike, What do you think of the SimAudio 760A amp? Thanks

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastbaybob View Post
    Mike, What do you think of the SimAudio 760A amp? Thanks
    Good, but man, after you hear the 860v2, it’s no going back. I really like the 760A footprint. It doesn’t quite have the big sound and sense of effortless power of the 860v2, but in a small to medium room, great.


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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    Thank, Mike, I have a 760A on order. I am moving up from 330A. I am matching it with a Anthem AVM90 processor. I will be using Anthem 525 and 225 for my center, surround, and Atmos speakers. Nine speakers total with two subs. I really liked the 330A, I’m hoping I will love the 760. I’m sure the 860 must be amazing but at this time the 760 is as much as I can afford

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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    How are you liking your 760a?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewR View Post
    How are you liking your 760a?
    So far not blown away. It has more power than 330A, I would say that the surround and Atmos bubble effect is better, but I don't hear much difference in music as of now. I stream Qobuz and use Lumin T2. The 720A came after my other equipment and dealer set up the AVM90 and new amps and did the Anthem ARC calibration. That was a huge change, wife and daughter were both impressed. The ARC calibration was not redone when they installed the 760A. My dealer said it was not necessary as it was just swapping 330 for 760. After listening for about 2 weeks I asked to have it done. I will have to pay for it, not happy about that, but I think it really needs to be done. I will report back when it is calibrated with ARC

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    Use proper preamp for stereo / hi-fi. Don't use Anthem pre-pro - especially with ARC. Leave it for HT usage only.

    You can put the best amp in the world and it will still sound mediocre - without good front end.
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    Re: Wow.....there has to be a lot more Simaudio posters out there.

    That’s interesting thanks for the feedback. I wonder what the improvement would be T2 direct to 760a with leedh processing on in the menu for volume control before the calibration for comparison. I’ve seen that more often but with a Lumin X1.

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