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Not sure if I read in audioholics but I recall some good feedback of Yamaha Aventage pairing well with Opticons. You might have to google it. Opticons would sound good with AVRs but the best can be brought out through proper amplifer. If I have to stick to Opticons and have means to spend additional funds, I would do the following to do full justice to the speakers:@arunvivek any suggestions what AVRs that would go best with the Opticon?
I agree with you. What are the prices of a decent power amp?
Room correction can be had for cheap via Mini DSP or Paradigm PW Link.2. Slightly cheaper solution - Marantz NR1609 ~42K (or any other AVR which has pre outs) +Power amplifier ~ 40K - The room correction software would not be as good as the above option but you save 40K.
Of course you can. In this case your Onkyo becomes the Pre-amp. Once you buy a power amp with plenty of wattage it'll serve you well for a long long time.@arunvivek @areoash, since I already have an AVR (ONKYO TXDS676 specs - https://www.cnet.com/products/onkyo-onkyo-tx-ds676/ ) which is a 6-8 ohm AVR which has a preout front (L and R), can I just buy the power amplifier and connect them to the AVR to power these speakers?
I haven’t bought it yet. Trying to figure out the power amplifier first (so I can plan a budget) before I can go ahead.Have you bought the Opticon already?
Why don't you connect with FM @anirudhchandrashekar who is based out of Bangalore and is using Crown. Alternately, you can also connect with Acoustic Portrait's proprietor Siva. Both the amps are around the same price . You can email them or whatsapp your query and they should be able to advise you whether their amps would handle the 4 ohms spec of Dali and if your AVRs pre-out has adequate impedance (per the manual it is 1V, 470 ohms) to be paired with Swara.
I always tend to advice people to buy the speaker or series one notch higher than what they were initially looking for. In other words get the very best possible in your budget or stretch it a little to get it. That way you can happily live with it for a good few years before you have that itch again to upgrade. Speaking from experience you see.@shibashis - I actually heard both the Oberon 7 and the Opticon 6. I actually was contemplating buying the Opticon 6 so I would not be tempted to again buy a high end speaker after a couple of years lol. But as my luck would have it the Opticons are 4 ohm speakers and are too much to handle for my Onkyo TXDS676 (6-8 ohms AVR). At this moment I can afford only to change the speaker and not the AVR, so I'm back to square one in deciding a speaker.
Could you please tell me what technical difficulties you were facing with this amp?they may look cheap but it requires lot of technicalities while operating.
@rajivaryan1984 unfortunately this amplifier is totally out of my budget. It's a big mistake I know, but I have spent a lot on my TV, recliners, AV furniture, and other stuff, so its impossible for me to afford this amplifier alsoSandesh,
Best to go with Emotiva..I was also in the same boat as you are currently now. But I have decided on Emotiva XPA-3. The Products like Crown and all are not meant for us (Im a complete noob when it comes to technicalities) though they may look cheap but it requires lot of technicalities while operating. Instead you can rely on brands like Emotiva. Contact HT Store in Jaynagar as they have Emotiva Power amps.
Very true Mpw, would agree with you. Hence would be better if Sandesh goes personally to inspect the speakers especially for the Concept 6 since it is in B'lore. Could be a possibility of re-coning of drivers may have been done or something pertaining to the condition of the speakers.I would be sceptical of low prices and tread with caution