Originally Posted by robena
Arcam makes excellent products in their class, but they are not ultimate high end.
It's very possible since you say so that the Dolby analog outputs are similar in quality, but I want much better than that.
Now you're just being silly.
Your video comments in your "summary" were shown to be way off, by a number of people with genuine experience. Try to learn from that experience.
I notice you didn't ask any questions on that or even acknowledge it, but just looked for other holes to pick.
The Arcam units are ALWAYS placed top shelf for pure SQ. I auditioned many of the best units available prior to choosing the AV9. None had noticeably better sound, some had more features. Some, including the Levinsons, didn't have the noise floor that was suitable, during silence, for very high SPLs. The Arcams were the only ones that provided total and utter silence. Thats why I chose them.
Peter Moncrieff of WSR said of the 350, just over a year ago.....
"The Arcam AVR350 is easily the best-sounding surround receiver or processor I have ever tested, regardless of price. The AVR350 marks a stunning sonic advance over the already excellent AVR300, and over all other brands of competing units that I have tested, even those costing far more money. The margin of the AVR350’s sonic superiority over other units is dramatic. And the breadth of its sonic superiority is breathtaking, encompassing virtually every important sonic aspect (transparency, clean purity, intertransient silence, spatial imaging, etc.). The AVR350’s trump card is its implementation of Dolby Pro Logic IIx, which substantially cures the sonic weaknesses found in all other surround processors, opening a whole new sonic world for this surround mode that is so widely applicable to both music and soundtracks and is so impressive in creating a believable surround spatial image. And the icing on the cake is the AVR350’s modest price, only a slight premium over the AVR300, for a souped-up hot rod that dusts everyone else in sonic performance."
The AF spectrum, unless I missed something, hasn't changed since then.
Anyway, its not about that, so please move on. Get back OT in what could be an interesting ongoing thread.