Originally Posted by Hetfieldjames
I call bull on some of this. How much more sound quality is a $13,000 Krell amp really giving you over an Outlaw amp or Emotiva amp? Is it really 12,000 dollars better in sound? I mean this stuff gets out of hand at some point. How much more is a 25,000 dollar processor giving you over an Outlaw or Emotiva processor? There is no way its 23,000 dollars better in sound quality! What in gods name is a HT processor anyway? All it does is process the sound, or decode various sound formats from your source, Blu-ray player, PS4, Cable box and send it off to the amp, then onto your speakers. Quite frankly its fraud to charge 20 grand for an HT processor. I'm glad there are companies like Outlaw, Emotiva, SVS, RSL, Rythmic, HSU turning the industry upside down. You have a great people, smart audio engineers like Andrew Jones from Elac making the big boys take notice. The only thing that the uber expensive brands have left is the image, and snobbish attitude of having something that costs 10s of thousands of dollars. Sorry, just my opinion.
When I used the word "you" I'm referring to people in general not yourself directly. Not sure how the context came across.
I'm still a novice with this audio stuff. Look 2-3 pages back, you will see a very simple speaker setup in my living room.
I can't spend 10, 20 or 100 thousand dollars on audio equipment. If someone can do that, more power to them. I'm not that hardcore nor do I have the funds to support that type of setup. $1,600 was about the max I could spend for dual subs.
In my living room I'm sort of limited with the space.
As I mentioned earlier I've seen many positive threads about SVS, as well as seeing that HSU or Rythmik is a better choice over SVS on more than one occasion. End result is it seems you can't really make a bad choice with any of the 3 or 4 listed.