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Monroe Posted 4 months 5 days ago
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So, recently bought a pair ofTriton 2+. They are awesome. Currently using for just 2 channel stereo with Tidal through my smart tv with optical connection to my B&K Reference 20 with an old Carver M200T. The amp is almost as old as me. From the beginning, I planned on UPGRADING to Denon X3700H. Went to Best Buy to hear it paired with Martin Logan Motion 60 and a song by Pentatonix. Went home and played the same song through my system at home. No comparison. I'm hoping the difference was because of the speakers. I want to build a surround system eventually, any suggestions? Not trying to spend 3k on a new preamp. I think I can stomach building a couple 4ch D class amps. The B&K is super outdated.

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Monroe Posted 4 months 4 days ago
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So no takers huh? I've always planned on using Denon X3700H as a pre amp for 2 channel duties with a separate amp. The Martin Logan ( closest they had to our speakers) sound no where as good as what I have at home and their music selection sucked. Should I just buy the Denon and take back if I do not like it or does anyone have any suggestions?

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Moderator Posted 4 months 3 days ago
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Hi Monroe, The Denon AVR-X3700H receiver is a fine receiver and should do a good job of driving the Triton Two+ towers. You might try using this receiver by itself (to start) and see - or hear what you think. I do, however, believe you'll want to add a separate power amp to power your front speakers. In this case, I'd suggest using the Denon AVR-X3700H as your pre-amp/processor and adding a separate power amp for your front speakers and center speaker. Power amps from NAD, Marantz, Anthem, and Parasound should work quite well in this application. Happy Listening!

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Monroe Posted 4 months 3 days ago
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Thank you for the reply. I think it is time to retire the Carver. I'll try out the Denon, has anyone had good luck with proper D class amps and these speakers?

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GDHAL Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Monroe, a friend of mine who is VERY knowledgeable in all things audio has this to say about the
Living Sound Audio Warp-1 Stereo Amp

"Guys. This class "D" amp is just to good to be true. I AM NOT A DEALER. 150W/ch into 8 ohms, 250W into 4 Ohm Handles from 2 Ohm to 8 Ohm. $1500 list. Needs a 200 hour break in. Have 100 so far and quite impressed. If you own Planars there is a 350W/ ch available for more money. KABOOM"

He has not tried this particular class D amp with Triton's, however, he has heard my system and was impressed.

Others in my audio club are aware of the LSA Warp 1 and vouch for it as well.... especially considering it's price.

I personally have no experience with class D Amos, other than the fact they are used to power the subwoofers in my T Refs.
Golden Ear Triton Reference (pair), Musical Fidelity M6si, Schiit Yggdrasil-OG-B, Oppo UDP-205, Emotiva ERC-3, LG OLED65C9PUA, Salamander Synergy Triple Unit SL20, Audeze LCD-X, GIK acoustic paneling
halr.x10.mx/TritonReference.htm ; halr.x10.mx/other.html

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anthem Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Also for your consideration:

www.d-sonic.com/amplifiers/
D-Sonic m3a-600m Mono > McIntosh MC152 > Primaluna ProLogue Premium Preamp > Cambridge Audio Azur 840C > Decware ZLC > Triton Reference > Isoacoustics Gaia 2 > Canare 4S11 Speaker Cables > Raven Audio Soniquil, Anticable L3 & Shunyata Venom PC's

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