Another B&K 507
- 11 posts total
- 11 posts total
I'm torn between a Emotiva preamp, a Marantz av7005 and a 507 B&K The B&K is less but I want to make the right choice and I live in an area that requires lots of travel to hear anything close. I know the B&K sound and I liked it OK but would really like to improve if possible in my budget. I know I would need an amp with the two preamps. Someone point me in the right direction for music first and HT second. Help because I am close to pulling the trigger. The Marantz AV7005 is 800 used. The Emotiva is new and the B&K is used.
I don't need a 2nd zone. I am 70% music and would like a tuner. 5.1 is all I need if I go the surround route. I am considering just going stereo with separate preamp and amp like I had. I want to keep it fairly simple and don't have anything to connect other than a Dvd player and TV of course. I ran HDMI from my directv receiver to my TV and a digital cable for sound to the B&K. I could not see the B&K menu on the tv this way so I had to use the front panel on the 507. The remote ate batteries fast and it was to clunky compared to the directv remote. I want great stereo sound and surround sound with a simple process, good remote and not much money. OK, I know it cant be had but whats my best choice on a budget. I'm thinking another 507 may be my best choice but I have one that died and it is sitting here in the box in front of me. It was well cared for and is now worthless. I called a friend that bought a Denon 5800 when I bought my B&K to tell him my problems and his Denon had also died this weekend. Maybe a used higher end pre amp and amp would be best for me in the long run.