Hi everyone, I am new here but I was wondering if the Pioneer SC-1222 is worth the extra money over the Pioneer VSX-1122? I think the VSX-1122 is more powerful (total wattage) but from my understanding the D3 amps of the Pioneer SC series are better and louder at lower volumes. I have also heard that some do not like the sound quality of the D3 amps, so that is definitely a concern of mine.
If anyone could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it. I will be buying in about 10 days or so.
I am looking for good sound quality, video up-scaling, and a decent feature set. I have narrowed my choices down to Pioneer only because they are my favorite receivers and I love their sound quality.
I can also double my budget and then some for the Pioneer Elite SC-65 but I am just wondering if there would be an appreciable leap in sound quality and audio performance, are the bells and whistles of the SC-65 worth the leap in cost? I can get the SC-1122 for $379, the SC-1222 for $579, and the Elite SC-65 for $1050.00.