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henryeng Posted 3 years 1 month ago
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Here's an update on my Triton One installation...

I built a 'relay switcher' so that when I'm listening to music (classical, on SACDs), the analog outputs of my Marantz SA8005 SACD player are connected DIRECTLY to the inputs of the NAD M22 power amp, which powers the Ones. It sounds fantastic!

The best preamp is none. You don't need a preamp with line-level sources. All you need is a volume control. Passive is OK; a 10K pot will work fine. Fortunately, the Marantz SACD player has a volume control function on the remote control. It sounds incredible.... tremendous dynamic range, excellent imaging, and scary-accurate reproduction. For my room, I set the Ones Bass control to about 9 o'clock.

The overall sound of "Living Stereo" SACD remasters are superb....those old simplistic analog recordings had excellent dynamics with minimal reverb, for a very "they-are-here" intimate sound.

I'm a happy camper indeed!
Hank L.
Triton Ones (front)
GE Invisias (rear)
Marantz SA8005 SACD player
NAD M22 power amp (fronts)
Marantz SR7007 AV Rcvr
Marantz UD5007 Blu Ray
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T Cobe Posted 3 years 1 month ago
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Thanks, Henryeng! Other folks have stated similar results. I may give this type of setup a whirl with my Oppo. I'm waiting for the replacement for the BDP-105 to come out before upgrading to the higher end audiophile version. What chipset does the DAC in the Marantz use?

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T Cobe
Speakers: Triton One L/R, SCXL, Aon 3 Surr/Back, HTR-7000 Height
Pre/Pro/AVR: Anthem AVM 60, Emotiva XSP-1
Amps: Emotiva XPA-5(2), Emotiva XPA-1L (2)
Sources: Oppo BDP-103D, Emotiva ERC-3, PS4, Pioneer PLX-1000 w/Ortofon 2M Bronze
Display: Epson 6030 UB, Elite Screens 110" Sable
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henryeng Posted 3 years 1 month ago
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The Marantz SA8005 uses the CS4398 d/a converter (Crystal Semiconductor). It can operate at up to 5.6 mHz sample rates.
Hank L.
Triton Ones (front)
GE Invisias (rear)
Marantz SA8005 SACD player
NAD M22 power amp (fronts)
Marantz SR7007 AV Rcvr
Marantz UD5007 Blu Ray
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rjohn79395 Posted 3 years 1 month ago
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NICE set-up, Henryeng!

Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, SONOS Connect
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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