jdsmoothie wrote: "Although the 5007 certainly offers more than the 1713, it wouldn't be in the case of the DAC in which they both have the same specs. What you quoted above was a DTS signal input processing from a DVD in which the 5007 has the same spec as noted in the image below."
I may have a bad understanding of what's what as research showed the two units are using the same DAC but in the case of the Denon AVR1713, according to the way I understand Denon's specs, the engineers crippled the DAC as the DTS sound mode is 24/96 and the analogue to digital conversion rate is 24/96.
See component technology heading. No idea if I can hear the difference between 24/96 and 24/192. I have a tendency to slide towards the bigger hammer.
"Also note, that with MultEQ XT or lower, Audyssey is disabled when processing a signal over 96khz."
Oh goodie. I finally get a decent walking cane and the guides make me go uphill.
I love how everybody cripples the next guy. Since I'm doing the installation, I don't have access to the installer added XT32 version.
"And the dual sub preouts on the Denon 23XX and 33XX and Marantz X007 models can be replicated with a $3 RCA "Y" splitter from Radio Shack,..."
I went high-end, I think my old splitter was twelve dollars and that was in 1994 dollars.
I didn't like the splitter and would much rather have a pair of outs at the receiver then using a splitter. Didn't like how it worked on the back of the first Klipsch sub as I legged onto the second sub. FWIW, it had a real hokey feel to it. Never did feel good about the connection; loose more often then tight because of the stupid, loop second connection. In the end, based on my limited understanding, I picked up a AVR 2313Cl
in the form of a Marantz SR5007 for a hundred and fifty bucks cheaper.
I sure appreciate yours and others efforts at getting me up to speed. You guys have been the best. A lot of online folks loose sight of the fact there's a "REAL," thoughtful, breathing personalities on the other side of their monitor screen who's thoughtfully taking their valuable time to respond to their request for more input. Based on the amount of thoughtful input I received, I wanted to share a comment regarding what unit I chose and what features made me make the decision I did.
Now I get to dig out the speaker wires I have packed away so I can once again have life breathed into the Klipsch, Epic CF-3's to invigorate our movie viewing experience on a 60" flat screen.
Oh hell yes, now that's what I'm talking about.