THanks all for the responses.
TIC, wanted to let you know, i pretty much agree with what you said. My predicament is this isnt the main home theater that im working on, and right now and for foreseable future it only has two main fronts. Also i play as much music as i do listen to TV with it. ANd my main reason for chaning up from my current 5.1 recvr is the clipping i get when i crank up the tuns, which is often.
So in trying to figure out what to do while i ut the main theater together, which is taking FOREVER, i wanted to just throw somehting together up here that wont drive me nutso. And after taking a look at the 3 Adcoms, i talked to the guy and got the for $180. I mean for that price, i really couldnt go wrong, even if for a temporary system.
The HT im thinking of going with either a Sunfire or Anthem Preamp, and i already have 2 Technics SE-A5 MKII amps, Audio Control Bijou and a new pair Klipschorns waiting.
So this was half about improving stereo sound, half about still having good TV sound, and half about findin a heckuva bargain that would solve my problem even if temporarily for a steal. So as i figure out how ill set it up, im currently 150% happy hehe.
Only weird thing about them i can figure so far is the GSA700 which is a preamp and amp together. Its a, i "guess", 3 channel amp built in, but oddly its not 2 fronts and a center....its 2 REARS and a center, which just has me...confused LOL. I mean i understand it, to a degree, just cant figure out, do i have this right? Why would they do it this way? I suppose so that you can get cleaner power from a seperate dual amp? That plus im trying to figure out how to get the GSA700 and the GTP550 to work nicely together. The 700 likes to act as a preamp, but has no tuner and not as many inputs. It seems like it may have better surround decoding than the GTP550, but i had better hope so because i cant seem to figure out a way to have the 550 act as the main input and preamp. Now im tryin to figure out if i can do a external procc loop, but not sure if the GTP will do it. Grrr
But ill happily play with it for awhile. Like i said at this price it was just to easy to turn up.