Originally Posted by B&W700guy
Have you viewed the Torino processor against the Reon
Check out the new Onkyo 1007 and 3007..
The 1007 uses the Torino and 3007 uses the Reon-VX, both have the ISF calibration feature. At the recently held Onkyo AVR distributor product session, Brad (Onkyo Product Manager) presented both models using 1080p deep color source material through the same HD display (Sharp Aquos) and even he said they were about equal. If there was a difference not any of the attending 45 techs (CEDIA certified) could tell any difference..
So again I think it is pertinent not to fall into the marketing trap..
I think the only thing we can agree with in purchasing the HK is L7.
Here again, one cannot quantify the sonic differences but again IMHO the latest version of Logic 7 is incredible..
On Audyssey vs EZ Set...I think I will wait on a few more Independent reviews
The low frequency handling by EZSet EQ III, especially in the crucial <350Hz lower part of the bass spectrum is impressive.. Very smooth without any boominess, the peaks/resonances are ironed out..
But as we have mentioned several times the Harman team of Dr.Toole and Dr.Olive have developed some incredible features, and were even doing the multiple subwoofers years before anyone else..
But, who is selling this product Short. It is HK. Because the ones that really like them, pay $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 more for them then the one's who wait to buy them under 1k after a year or so.
Can't comment on the HK marketing act..
Either they make it happen or they don't...
I do know that certain key
HK marketing executives left the brand in June after many years of driving their AVR category. And this may explain why they aren't getting the exposure and huge marketing sucess they enjoyed in the past..
Just my $0.01...