NuForce AVP-17 A/V Preamplifier

3/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

The AVP-17 is an AV processor that supports; Dolby Digital, Dolby-EX, Dolby Pro-Logic IIX, DTS Digital, DTS-ES, DTS NEO:6.

With its 7.1-channel analog inputs (8 total channels) it has been designed to support the decoded output from present and future DVD players. With its video circuit off, the AVP-17 operates as a true audiophile-quality preamp. The internal DAC (44.1K/16-bit to 192K/24-bit) performs as well as the best stand-alone DACs available today.

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by levinhhung a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I onwed the AVp 17 for 1 month
it sound exllent until it works
The right front channel dead
i call to the sinagpore dealer and after 3 months trying repair the unit
they decide to send me another new unit
the sound of the new unit is very bad
Sorry Nuforce you are running very bad kind of behavour to your customers
Nuforce is really a nightmare in the daylight of 21st century

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2008

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dpl35 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2009

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the NuForce AVP-17 processor. The price for this wonderful processor is $637.00, new! The performance to price ratio in off the charts, this processor is really great. I have owned a few processors over the years; Lexicon DC-1, Sunfire TG3, Outlaw 950, Tag McLaren, and the Emotiva MMC-1, which the AVP-17 replaced. The AVP is better than most of these processors. It does what you would expect for movies, and has 7.1 analog inputs. So if you have a Blu-ray player that has 7.1 outputs, you get the latest blu-ray audio.

But where the AVP really shines is 2-ch music. It has a bypass option which "minimizes the circuitry", but what is really nice about their bypass option is that it does so through the 2-channel analog inputs. So if you are using the 7.1 analog inputs for your blu-ray, you can still use the bypass option with your CD player. Also, the bypass keeps a subwoofer in the mix, which I really like. The bottom line, the sound is excellent! Very clean, detailed an open. There is no edge or congestion that you sometimes get with other processsors.

If you are looking for a great processor at a great price, check out the AVP-17. My only criticism would be the remote, its pretty basic, but at this price you really cannot complain.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008

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