It is a bit of an adjustment coming from the phantom center. The Maestro certainly has a bit of a "thick" sound in comparsion. I remember some saying that dialogue seemed "muted", or unintelligible, but so far, even at low volumes, it is performing rather well IMO, certainly a "larger" sound in comparsion to the DT it replaced.
This is an extremely premature observation though, as nothing has been properly calibrated, or level matched. Not to mention, I need to break it in, and spend some more time listening with material I am familiar with.
Hopefully, I'll have the B-Techs by Friday so that I can mount the Haydens, level match everything, and let 'er rip!
On another note, I feel like the Outlaws are underperforming, and they are thriving for more power to really open up. Hopefully, I can upgrade the amps sooner rather than later.
As for the pre/pro, I think I am going to wait until I get the amps, and subs, and shoot for the Denon, as I really like the way the VA's mate with the somewhat "clincal" sound of the AVP A1. They seem to really come alive, as the Denon has an overly clean sound to it, which IMO, is a great blend given the warm, laid back sound of the VA'a.
All that being said, this will allow me the opportunity to hopefully see what the new Parasound has to offer. You never know!