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Think about getting the Integra DTC-9.8 multichannel preamp-processor ($1600). Then use your tube amps for the front pair and add additional amps for the other channels as your setup requires. I suggest looking at the Parts Express Dayton APA150 150W Power Amplifier's. Low cost, great sound. As your budget allows, change the amps to tubes if you do not like the sound of the solid state amps. The key is using the preamp-processor as the front end. The units flexible software will amaze you. Hey the pre-amp has a phono input.
I'm wondering if you could use a preamp-processor with the 502A since it's an integrated amp, and I don't believe you can separate the 502A preamp from the power amp?
If you want to keep the Jolida sound for home theater, you could purchase one of Jolida's "Model JD 1704RC which is a "remote control three channel integrated hybrid amplifier with a control channel for the subwoofer". Specs on it can be found on Jolida's site but I believe it offers 75 watts per channel.
Add your Jolida 502A tube integrated amp (btw, I also own one), or a Jolida 1501RC if you want to keep the 502A just for stereo, and a DVD player with a built in processor, along with subwoofer, center and rear channel speakers, and you're in business.
Anyway more info on the 1501RC and 1704RC can be found on the Jolida site. As for particular question about integrating your 502A and 1704C into a Home Theater set-up, I would simply send an e-mail to Michael Allen at Jolida. He's real good about getting back to customers and answering questions.
Sorry Guys fro the late reply I have not figured out how to read my on postings Duh!!
Anyway I like the ideas of using the Jolida in my setup but am not certain that I could use a pre/processor AND a amp with a pre and power section (any advise from EE wellcome)
Tiger: I like the idea and will check out the unit.
Cleaneduphippy: I have a DVD with multiouts (midlevel Phillips piece from a few back).
Questions : why are people using processors if they channel separation is allready built in the DVD. I always thought that you needed some pretty beefie CPU horsepower to decode the DTS and Dolby stuff.
As you can seee I am pretty clueless when it comes to HT :-)
Maybe anybody can shed some light on the issue.....