I posted on another thread that I was considering the TX-NR609 as an upgrade for my current TX-SR-705 (I am looking for more HDMI inputs and some of the newer networking features). My setup isn't that crazy - some pretty basic in-wall 5.1 speakers and a PS3, 360, and TIVO HD all connecting to the receiver. Video is running to a Panasonic 58" plasma. Anyway, I got a couple responses, and after discussing it with a friend, decided to pull the trigger.
Then someone posted that the 609 is a step down in audio quality from the 705. I'm no expert, but on paper, they seem very, very similar. The only difference I can gather is that the 705 has MultiEQ and the 609 only has 2EQ. Honestly, I've never run through the full MultiEQ on my current setup, so I seriously question whether I'll be missing anything.
My question is this - will I really be "stepping down" in terms of audio quality? I was hoping I'd be able to get something that sounds BETTER than what I have now, not worse.
Your advice is appreciated.