I just got a great deal on a set of ML Aeon i's and a Depth sub. I will add the center and surrounds later. Currently, I am looking at adding a receiver either the Rotel RSX-1067, the Arcam AVR300, NAD T773, and possibly NAD separates. My budget is under $2300. The Arcam and Rotel are trade-ins, so I should have enough money to buy an amplifier and use them as pre amps. Any views on how these would drive the MLs or any other suggestions on units I should consider would be welcome. Thank you.
I would not be using a receiver to drive ML's. The dealer where you bought the speakers surely was not using a receiver; were they?
Thanks for the input. At the dealer where I auditioned the speakers, they did use a receiver, but I purchased the speakers through Audiogon. Any separates that you think would work better? Would the NADs be a good match? I know I have to listen to them, just trying to get to a manageable level of units to audition.
BTW, glad to see you finally got everything sorted out with the imposter Jan.
I have made it a policy to not do product recommendations of the forum (well, hardly ever). There are plenty of people who will give an opinion about what gear they prefer, but I think there is too much to consider before anyone can tell you what you should even look at. I remember reading about a ML forum. If you can find that, I'd start by reading what other people are using. Though I have nothing against the used market at all (much of what I own was purchased used), give your local dealer a shot. Good local dealers are going to be a vanishing breed with the ascendance of the internet unless they get some support from the audiophiles they were created to serve.
Thanks guys. I actually have visited several local dealers and plan to buy some components from them, its just that the speaker deal was too good to pass up. Thanks for the tip Jonathan, I signed up at the ML owners group and will definitely utilize the expertise of more experienced audiophiles than me.
Thanks guys. I have been to several local dealers and plan to purchase from them, its just that the speaker deal was too good to pass up. I signed up for the ML owners group, thanks for the tip Jonathan.
Is it not worthwhile to start with a receiver and then use it as a pre-amp or is it just better to start with dedicated separates?