Fosgate Audionics FAP-T1 A/V Preamplifier

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $2995.00

Product Description

  • Analog external 5.1 input with analog bass management
  • Dolby ® Digital 5.1 and EX, DTS ® ES 6.1, Pro Logic II
  • 7.1 Extended Surround
  • Fully programmable user preferences
  • Front panel LCD display
  • Analog stereo bypass
  • Future software upgrades via replaceable EPROM
  • Programmable AM and FM stereo tuner
  • High current output, low noise, low source impedance line outputs
  • Universal Remote
  • 5 years limited warranty

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bigbuck a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: October 24, 2005

    Bottom Line:   
    The FAP-T1 has been a great processer! It sounds very good for both (2) channel as well as 7.1 surround! What i like is how easy it is to use, set up is a breeze! Very good all around performance comes from this processer. Very good value for a preamp that should cost much more! Give it a listen if you get a chance. I rate it with five stars!

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   2003

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by filecat13 a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: May 28, 2003

    Bottom Line:   
    If you've heard other reviewers use words like "stunning," "a revelation," "unparalleled realism," and so on in reviews of audio equipment, then I don't know what to use effectively to describe the first time I fired this baby up and let her rip. How about "astonishing"?

    Bear in mind that this FAP-T1 replaced a Citation 5.0 with DTS card and 1.55 eprom. Both units have the stamp of Jim Fosgate, surround pioneer and patent holder, but the FAP-T1 is truly the newer and better implementation. The Citation is no slouch, but it's dated both aesthetically and technically compared to the FAP-T1.

    The FAP-T1 is a tiny bit less flexible, actually, but the 5.0 brought flexibility at the cost of mind numbing complexity and sluggish response. The FAP-T1 is simpler to operate, quick to respond, has better bass control, offers more surround options (including Fosgate's advanced Dolby ProLogic II), provides a real LCD screen to enhance programming and control, and includes an AM/FM tuner and headphone jack. Bravo!

    The key, of course, is the sound, and everything sounds noticeably better, even to my nonaudiophile ears. DTS programming is smashing; Dolby Digital EX is astounding, and the analog pass through on LPs is virtually perfect. With 1600+ Watts (4 stereo amps) attached to it, this thing can really drive speakers to maximum potential.

    There's not enough room to list all its virtues, but it is so much better than the Citation, I can't characterize the full scope of the improvement. I liked the Citation 5.0 A LOT, better than the Lexicon/Synthesis, the B&K 30, and the Parasound 1800, but the Citation is weak compared to the FAP-T1. If you get the chance to try this out, you MUST! At less than $3000, it has no current competition.

    Audio enthusiast's system:
    Fosgate Audionics FAP-T1
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    Panasonic S-VHS VCR
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    +very understanding partner

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    Used product for:   Less than 1 month

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2003

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