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    New Receiver!!! Yay!!!

    yay!! its finally happend!

    but...it wasn't the DRA-295 i asked for

    it was a DRA-825RA!!! *drools* 95w per channel of class A amplification... and 110w into 6ohms...

    since this receiver was "pre-loved" its all broken in and ready to rock, i've been trying it out for a while and it mates beautifully with my paradigms. And come spring when i get my MiniMonitors, it should show what it can really do!

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    DRA-825RA: 95 watts per channel minimum RMS, both channels driven into 8ohms from 20Hz ~ 20kHz, no more than 0.015% THD

    THD: 0.006% (-3db volume level, into 8 ohms)

    then the rest is you know, technical jargon...

    hope you all had a merry X-mas!
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    Congrats! But tell me ...

    Quote Originally Posted by audio_dude
    yay!! its finally happend!

    but...it wasn't the DRA-295 i asked for

    it was a DRA-825RA!!! *drools* 95w per channel of class A amplification... and 110w into 6ohms...

    since this receiver was "pre-loved" its all broken in and ready to rock, i've been trying it out for a while and it mates beautifully with my paradigms. And come spring when i get my MiniMonitors, it should show what it can really do!
    ...
    hope you all had a merry X-mas!
    Dude, who makes the DRA-825RA??

    Send pictures!

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    DENON!!!

    yeahh, i'll try to get some pics up soon!
    its so awesome, a very smooth full sound, probably from the oodles of extra wattage just waiting to be unleashed!
    ah, my dad is so awesome, i really owe him one. now i just gotta find out where in the world he got this!
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    I hope you left some nice cookies for Santa.

    or perhaps a nice brandy...

    It's nice to still see someone getting rightously enthused about two channel gear.

    Enjoy, and keep the flame burning!

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    yeah! i love my STEREO system. I think the home theater is the only place for surround sound, music just sounds best in stereo...

    now, the amp in this thing is just amazing, i can turn it to about 9 0'clock on the dial (8 on the numbers) ( out of 40) and it really brings the tiny atoms out to shine! bass is amazing, no rumbly sound, just pure clean sound, beautiful to hear, i love this thing, and its got more than enough power to stay in there for more than a few years!

    pics are coming soon, probably in about a week when i get my camera back...
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    Yeah, but...

    ... mine goes up to eleven!

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    so.... mine goes up to 40! muhahaha!

    hmm, i wonder how loud 40 is....i don't want to find out...
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    yeah, i'll have some pics up by tonight!
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    congrats dude, nice to see you're happy with it,

    it seems like you finally found a good amp for your atoms, hope it will stay there for quite some time,

    actually, what will happen to the sansui?


    and don't forget to post some pics!

    And keep them spinning, i'm doing the same right now...
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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Man, that's a nice christmas present. I can't wait for the pic.

    I remember when I was little I asked Santa for a Nintendo or Super Nintendo(forgot which) since we only got one toy per christmas
    But, I wokeup with this freaking thing next to my pillow.

    except mine was alot cheaper... I swear to you, I almost ran away. Good Times

    jra

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    ok folks, heres what you've all been waiting for.... PICS!!!





    yeah, there some pretty huge pics, but its an amazing receiver! so it needs HUGE pics! I hope to be getting some Paradigm Mini-Monitors soon to compliment this amazing beast.
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    and the second pic!

    [edit: why won't my pic show up?!? grrrr...]


    well, heres the link anyway...

    http://img320.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000679wy1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Man, that's a nice christmas present. I can't wait for the pic.

    I remember when I was little I asked Santa for a Nintendo or Super Nintendo(forgot which) since we only got one toy per christmas
    But, I wokeup with this freaking thing next to my pillow.

    except mine was alot cheaper... I swear to you, I almost ran away. Good Times

    jra


    poor boy, since nobody know what to buy for me (only dad knows a little bit about audio gear) and if they knew something, they wouldn't buy it because it is too expensive, so therefore, they just give me money.

    ...

    which i then spend on audio gear myself, not everything, but reasonably much...

    tomorrow I'm going to the interim office btw, going to hear for work during the summer vacation,

    and then spend the money on a new amp

    keep them spinning,
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    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    VERY NICE! Congrats.

    May you and your receiver be very happy together for many years.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    ahh, sweet bliss, now, I get some paradigm Mini Monitors, and a nice CD player, thats gonna be my next thread. the great CD player search!
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    Hey Dude,

    Which phono stage do you like better? Your old Sansui or the one in your new toy? Will it accept L output MC?

    Bert,

    That'll be one sweet summer, I bet you cant wait. What happend to buying a new pair of MA Silver RS? Hope you'll find a good news.

    J-Murda

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Bert,

    That'll be one sweet summer, I bet you cant wait. What happend to buying a new pair of MA Silver RS? Hope you'll find a good news.

    J-Murda
    those plans are still there, but before i buy new speakers, I will need a new amp.
    the rotel RB-1070 looks attractive right now...
    but other options can be looked at too,

    there are also more speakers in the options list, the focal chorus 836/826 is a new option, the magnepan mg12, maybe a second hand 1.6 (those magnepans are hard to find here), B&W dm 604 s3's,the monitors are still high on the list, but there are just more options now.


    Greetz,
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    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    yeah, I can't wait 'till april when i get my new speaks, i wonder what the new paradigm line sounds like...
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