Originally Posted by olilugo
CHP_VR, have you compared your sc-07 against non elite versions like the 1018?
I know these are two different products but how much different night and day or marginally -Thanks
oliligo, no, sorry, I did listen to the 1018 and VSX-03 at the Pioneer Store, but not what I would consider anything in depth.. I was actually deciding between the VSX-94 and the Denon, but once I heard the SC-09 and the ICE Amps, nothing else mattered... Later, after deciding there was no way I could justify the SC-09 and still keep peace in the family, I went for the SC-07 because the SC-05 wasn't available. No regrets!
The SC-05/07 are completely different beasts. I think the others are fine, but I think in any side by side.. IMO, the ICE amps will win, period.
Better Amps, better Menus, better sound, better build, PQSL. Hopefully, others here can give you a more beneficial comparisons then I can. For now, I'm very very happy with mine. It integrates nicely with my display. blu-ray and other equipment.
You may want to check the Pioneer website and download the brochures for a technical comparision.VSX-1018