Hello Folks -
Took advantage of great Amazon pricing to purchase the 708 for my living room Home Theater / HTPC setup. I will be moving my Pioneer vsx-919 (which I really love) to master bedroom and an early 90's pioneer to large porch.
I seriously considered the pioneer 1020 and 1120 units, but the network capabilities and phono input swayed me to the Onkyo. I would have gotten the 808, but unfortunately it would not fit in my cabinet and I don't really need the extra power to drive my Polk Monitor Series 60's (front), 40's (surround) and Cs2 Center and powered psw505 subwoofer.
I am interested to hear comments about the musicality and power output of the 708 and whether I can expect any noticeable improvements over my Pioneer. I listen to / watch allot of Pandora from HTPC, LP's, Netflix and Bluray, in addition to cable programming via Windows Media Center and the Ceton Infinitv4, a 4 tuner digital cable card released this summer.
Also, does the 708 have extensive sound enhancement features of the Pioneer? (see 1/2 half way down the specs page in link below).
Noteably, the 708 weighs 8lbs. more than the Pioneer.
Here is a link to the Pioneer:http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...-919AH-K?tab=B
Thanks in advance for comments!
Winter Park, FL.