Originally Posted by swanlee
Cause there is no equivalent to replace my MC-8B besides an MC-12B HD. What is out there that has a Logic7 like DSP and is modern and is aimed at the high end?
It depends on your definition of "equivalent." According to this PR
, the MC-20 would not be equivalent to the MC-8, it will be quite different. Apart from having HDMI switching and support for HD codecs, it will not have Logic7. That is being replaced by Quantum Logic, and it will sound quite different.
At this point if I could find something that meets my needs fully I would move on.
There are several modern high-end units out there, like the new Bryston SP3, the Classe SSP-800, Anthem D2v, etc. Have you given any of these a serious trial?
I still don't think any of the generic Dolby DSP algorithms have caught up to logic7.
The Dolby PLIIx algorithm is no more generic than Logic7. Each was developed by long-time experts in the field (Greisinger, Fosgate), each bringing their own philosophies and decades of experience to the task. They sound different. QLS also sounds different. As to which you prefer, that is something only you can answer. You might want to give PLIIx another try while you wait for QLS.
It is frustrating that Lexicon won't license this technology off so other companies that can actually deliver on consumer high end hardware can use it.
You wouldn't want it to become "generic" would you?