Can someone please help me with my small system problem?!
After returning from a couple of years overseas, i have been re-united with my old hi-fi and home cinema systems much to my joy... the only problem is that now i have become a student again, i can only set up one system.... This means i need to combine my two existing systems somehow into one.
The systems comprise of:
Home cinema:Marantz SR7200 6.1 amp Nakamichi DVD 10s dvd player Acoustic Energy Aegis 3 front speakers Acoustic Energy Aegis 1 rear speakers Acoustic Energy Aegis Centre (x2) VIBE Stealth subs (x2 1- 15" in enclosure and 1- 12" in enclosure) Panasonic AE700 projector (my girlfriends!)
Hi-fi:Rotel RA-01 amp Rotel RCD-02 cd player Project Debut turntable Wharfedale Evo 30 floorstanders
Plus all required good quality cables and interconnects.
My problem really is how to best integrate these two previously separate systems into one which works well. I love the sound of the Wharfedales (yes, i have to admit they were not high on my list of purchases, but after a test i was blown away!), so don't want to lose those. I also like the sound of the Rotel amp, i feel it to be considerably better than the 2 channel output of the Marantz.
Currently as a temporary measure i have the Evo 30's on front duty, with the Acoustic energy 3's at the rear (maybe a bit much to have a pair of floorstanders as rears?) and the AE centres with just the one sub - the 15" (which i have to say is a marvellous and VERY underrated sub). These are all at the moment powered by the Marantz, the poor rotel is sitting there doing nothing. I have thought of using the rotel as just a power amp and using the pre-outs from the Marantz. Is this worthwhile or will it just sound like the Marantz?
I should also mention that as i am now a student again there is little/no budget for replacement of any component. So, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks to all.....