i have an AVR-1612 receiver, which i bought bout a year ago for around 200 euros (start price was ca. 500 euros at launch) (yeah i am from europe/germany, so... sorry for my english
my media room is pretty small, and so far, i really like this entry level receiver. usage: 70% music, 30% movies/games.
yesterday i checked what the new models offer and i really like the X1000. the new features are pretty good (streaming music, more hdmi inputs, little bit more powerful (on paper), ...).
so... what i'd like to know: when it comes to the sound quality
... is it worth to upgrade to the X1000? i found a german review, which says, that such a sound quality, which the X1000 offers, was previously only available on 600-700 euro models. is that true? i mean... the X1000's start price was only 400 euros (compared to my pretty basic AVR-1612's 500 euros). how could that be? they say, the X1000 is the new reference model of the low-midrange receivers.
i could sell my 1612 for ca. 130 euros. the X1000 is available for 320 euros right now, so the upgrade would cost around 190 €.
thanks in advance!