Originally Posted by Harmon Fan
How does this receiver compare? I understand that it was built on the platform that the older AVR635 was built on. I had that receiver for years and really miss it. I too am considering going back in time. I currently run the Marantz SR7008, but I really miss that special dynamic sound of HK. Have you experienced any problems yet?
No problems what so ever. I cant even hear the fans unless I get about half a foot away from it. Only issue I have is, its no longer gonna be replicated. When it does die, Ill be super depressed cause I gotta tell ya, this unit is amazing. HK has gone another route and no longer wants to make this level of product. I realize a few people posted in here saying they had problems with there units but, think about this, HK probably made thousands of these, 10's of thousands. What percentage were bad? Probably a small percentage. Things break. I bought a MArantz a while back and it didnt work. I had to take it apart and fix it myself. It finally worked but the point is, things break for all kinds of reason.
I think my gamble was a good idea. I found a 7550HD, like new. Paid 750$ for it. Woulda paid more. But, I got lucky. I had Marantz, Pioneer, Sony, Nad, Yamaha, JBL Synthesis, Even had a HK 3700 or whatever there latest surround AVR is. Ill tell you with a straight face, none of um sound as good as this 7550HD. If someone offered me 2500$ I wouldnt sell it. Id have to probably buy a Lexicon MC12HD with there expensive amplifiers to get this kind of sound.
If you can ever find one, get it! I havent found one thing about this unit that sucks. The sound is so good that i think, IMO this unit will be a legendary peace like the HK990. Ive bought expensive separates that didnt sound this good. If I was you, Id start looking for a 7550HD and sell that Marantz cause its no competition. I wouldnt bull**** you...