I have an old 2004 vintage Yamaha RX-V2400 receiver. I was thinking of replacing it with a newer Yamaha RX-A2010 receiver; however, I am concerned about the sound quality for music. I have a separate external amp for the front 3 channels. How does the pre-amp sound quality (i.e. DACs for music, analog output section, and pre-amp outs) compare on the newer RX-A2010 vs the RX-V2400?
I have read that most companies have sacrificed sound quality (i.e. analog out section and pre-amp outs) on their receivers to pack in features to meet a price point. Does anyone have actual experience with the two units to see if that is the case? I'm sure the A2010 will be fine for movies, but I'm much more picky about music (which I listen to in 2.1).
Would I be better getting a dedicated pre-pro instead and just get a separate surround amp?