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Denon AVR X7200W review

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Associated equipment: PS64D8000FM Samsung plasma TV Denon X7200W – XT 32, 11.2 capable with nine amps inbuilt, twin sub out, Atmos and Auro capable Marantz PM 11S3 : 2 channel stereo amp with HTbypass and 100W per channel driving the front pair of 804D  ( http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2012/09/b-804d-speaker-review.html) Rotel RMB 1572 - 250w per channel power amp for Front Heights (http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2014/04/marantz-pm11s3-review.html) Oppo BR player BDP 105 as CD transport and HT source Marantz NA11S1 as a DAC and network player Apple TV (Gen 1) X 2 for music and photos HTM4s centre, Radius 90HD for front height B&W 805s for rear back Monitor Audio RXFX in dipole mode for side surrounds JL Audio E112 (two units) located at right rear and front left Anthony Gallo A'Diva for ceiling Atmos placement and "Voice of God" placement QED XT Revelations for front and centre speakers QED Micro speaker cable for the surrounds Audioquest Cinnamon HDMI for Oppo to amp Aiborg flat …

My setup 2/2015

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New year, new setup, and it's Atmos-pheric :)
Pun intended...










PS64D8000FM Samsung plasma TV
Denon X7200W – XT 32, 11.2 capable with nine amps inbuilt, twin sub out, Atmos and Auro capable Marantz PM 11S3 : 2 channel stereo amp with HTbypass and 100W per channel driving the front pair of 804D
(http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2012/09/b-804d-speaker-review.html)
Rotel RMB 1572 - 250w per channel power amp for Front Heights (http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2014/04/marantz-pm11s3-review.html) Oppo BR player BDP 105 as CD transport and HT source
Marantz NA11S1 as a DAC and network player Apple TV (Gen 1) X 2 for music and photos HTM4s centre, Radius 90HD for front height B&W 805s for rear back Monitor Audio RXFX in dipole mode for side surrounds JL Audio E112 (two units) for low bass (located at right rear and front left) Anthony Gallo A'Diva for ceiling Atmos placement and "Voice of God" placement QED XT Revelations for front and centre speakers QED Micro speaker cable for the sur…

Dracula, The Judge, Kenshin and more...

Did some trips recently and I had time to watch some movies (after all, anywhere in the world is usually 7 hours or more away from Oz...)

The Judge:

Nice warm movie, that would have been merely a by the books, cliche filled movie about a father and son with the courtroom as the background, except that RD 1 (Robert Downing) and RD 2 (Robert Duvall) were wonderful as the stubborn father and son. They lifted the movie beyond the mediocre, and it became a heart warming movie. It won't kill "On Golden Pond" but it's a nice movie for a quiet weekend.

Cafe Love Waiting

The second in a trilogy by Giddeons Ko, it's set in a university age group, with love, ghosts, and gangsters... funny especially if you get their whacky Taiwanese colloquial chat. Having spent time there, IMHO, this withstands a few viewings..

Kundo:

A Korean period action movie. IMHO, it's not a lot to shout about in terms of the action, but some will enjoy the 'acting'. I guess …