Originally Posted by Jeep4JB
AVP got struck by lightning!
Any suggestions on a replacement?
Take the usual suspects...
Depending on your budget
Marantz AV8801, Bryston SP3. Classeé SP800, Datasat RS20i, maybe Anthem D2v...
However, for me, nothing comes close to a fully balanced design, eight power supplies, Burr-Brown DACs in double differential mode - four per output channel on each channel, Class-A amps on XLR outputs and some more.
I am sorry to say, that I don't know any pre/pro, which can keep up with the AVP-A1. Even after six years after introduction.
There is not much new in this area and if you really need AURO 3D or ATMOS - I doubt. There are no sources yet.
There has not been any big developments on the pre/pro market yet. Ahh, forgot Yamaha CX-A5000, which seems also to be very good and for a good price, if you like DSP sound.
Just my 2 cents - will stick to the AVP. For me, still the best pre/pro in the world.
PS: I would choose the Yamaha, which is an RX-V3020 without power amplifiers but somehow better than the AVR. However, doesn't come close to the AVP-A1.