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  1. Can't really comment on the Anthem. General consensus though is that a seperate power amp will always be better than an avr. Pre pro you would need amps for 11 channels which will be costly. The alternative is an avr running heights and maybe rears then a 5 or 7 channel amp running floor level speakers. Have a look at Elektra amps.
  2. I'd personally go with a cheaper avr that can process 11 channels and also get a multi channel amp to run the main floor level speakers and leave the rest to the avr. My Marantz SR6014 has 9 amps but 11 channel processing future upgrade is to run 11 channels. Spend 3k on avr and 3k on amp. Would sound better as well.
  3. I picked up a Nad M25 few months ago. Unfortunately it needs to go in for repair after using for a while.
  4. Shame your not in Melbourne, could play matchy with my RC50's. GLWS
  5. What about replacing the driver? I like the look of the mk1 Thor it has enough power with the mkii amp which is still fine. Anyone care to point me in a direction to start? Or am I being foolish.
  6. Have purchased 2 items from classifieds, both had issues. 1 completely unusable. To be fair on sellers I don't think they were aware.
  7. I realise SVS are overpriced here. About the only sub that isn't that I've looked at would be the Polk hts12. However the Polk doesn't get very low whereas the svs does. I don't have funds to spend heaps either which limits my options. Running something with my Thor will have to make do until maybe a second svs when funds allow.
  8. Item: svs sub Price Range: up to 1000 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: PB 1000 would suffice for my budget, doubt a 2000 would be in budget but you never know. Located Ballarat, Melbourne is fine for pick up. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  9. Wish you all the best. I have the Iron Maiden albums as well as most early Maiden albums, including 2 picture discs purchased in my teens. Still a metal head to a degree.
  10. I'm looking to replace my sub as well. Been looking at several options but keep coming back to SVS PB1000. It's a bit more than your budget, maybe haggle in shop a lot, but I think it's the best option around 1000.
  11. It sold today. I'm going to wait a while, see what comes up in classifieds or buy new. Really like the idea of new.
  12. Have spoken to seller, still available, he stoppedd using it 2 years ago, stored properly so have commited to purchase it. He has the 2 port plugs as well. Only trouble is he won't hold it for me and I can't get there for a few days, 2.5 hours away, I'm in Ballarat.
  13. Thanks for that. I read the review link seller gave, seems quite an awesome sub. Messaged seller.
  14. Will certainly give the thor and new one a go, it might have to be set quite low as it is now. Ideally I'd like 2 the same, placed left and right of mains. Been watching classifieds.
  15. Been googling lots. I think the Polk is out. Checked out many others and I think SVS PB 1000 could be the go. Wasn't keen on a 10 inch driver, but it goes to 19, which is much better than most. 2 would be better, but for now 1.
  16. Second link was interesting, cheers for that. If I get just 1 to start I'll try with the Thor. Ideally though I think 2 new subs are in order. There are some decent deals on the Polks.
  17. Specs Model Number HTS12-BLACK RRP 999.00 Specs Specifications: Subwoofer Array Driver Complement: 12" (30.48 cm) Polypropylene Dynamic Balance and Klippel optimised driver Subwoofer Array Driver Enclosure Type: Power Port Bass Vented Peak Power: 400 Watts Continuous Power: 200 Watts Amplifier Class: Class D Total Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 180 Hz Lower and Upper -3dB Limits: 28 Hz - 120 Hz Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms Audio Inputs: LF
  18. Over the last 8 months I've been upgrading my HT including, SR6014, NAD M25, ceiling speakers resulting in a 5.1.4 setup. Room is large, 8m long 5m wide, ceiling 2.7. Really happy with it except it has exposed how weak my sub is, Richter Thor mk1 with mk2 amp and driver. Few movies ago it started to over extend without really being pushed, it now has the occasional rattle. I would like to go dual subs at some point. Obviously SVS is the go to brand but my budget will not extend to that. Preference wise I would want the PB2000 pro for no metal screen and 12 inch.
  19. Looked at the 5 channel versions for HT, from memory I read that an ex NAD engineer/designer was involved. But I couldn't find anything on whether they are any good.
  20. I don't have one of those wife things anymore. My purchasing now is what I can afford. Unfortunately it is a bit of a never ending journey. After purchasing 6014 and setting up 5.1.4, I needed the amp. But this then highlighted how weak my sub was so I have started looking for a replacement for my Thor. However the amp I purchased wasn't right and now in for repairs, so waiting to see cost of repairs before committing to sub. Was looking at Polk hts12 and rel 1205 but think the answer will be a second hand SVS.
  21. If you find a 5.1.4 lacking, it won't be from missing back speakers. Instead it will be lacking power, 9 channels from a 6014 is a stretch. I know because I'm running 9 of a 6014. I added a multi channel amplifier to handle the floor level speakers.
  22. NAD M25 fault, fans, possibly channel failure. Would you use a local repairer who seems quite good or take to a NAD specialist 2 hours away or arrange for NAD Australia to repair and ship it? NAD Au want $99 includes pickup but I don't have box. Local want $55 upfront to inspect. Don't know about other option. Chatting to a guy from NAD Au, he seemed strongly recommending authorised due to being Masters series.
  23. I messaged NAD Australia and did not get a response. Googled HiFi repair in Ballarat and found John Thomas Electrical. Their web page sounded promising including vintage HiFi. Called them and have dropped amp of to them. Guy I spoke to stated their repairer was an older gentleman and possibly the best in Victoria. Quite a claim, but I think they will certainly be able to assist with my M25.
  24. It's turned off now. I did try moving front left from amp1 to amp 2, banana plug came apart, wondered if that could be issue. But either way, no fans.
  25. Seems it got worse, as in hotter. Then amp1 went red and no sound. I had it on its side to assess fans, they don't work.
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