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Originally Posted by Reefdvr27
I currently have an AVR 4520 and enjoy it very much. However I have been reading some of the reviews and most say it lacks in SQ, I also feel that it lacks a bit in big sound. I have been thinking of moving on to separates and would love to hear some feedback from those that moved away from the AVR to separates. I also would like to know what are some of the best sounding preamp/processors on the market right now. Can I gain much from my current 4520? I have learned one thing, I need to stop reading reviews
The 4520 has a very good preamp section, and, is very similar to the Marantz 8801; the biggest difference being the amplifier section. I suggest you borrow an outboard amplifier and try your 4520 as a preamp. My prediction is that you will be pleasantly surprised.
David Lynch Current Equipment: Marantz AV8801, Proceed HPA3, Parasound HCA-1206, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), Aerial Acoustics LR3's (sides), RBH in-walls (rears), Seaton Submersive, Marantz VP15s1, 106" Carada BW screen, Oppo BDP-103.