Well the time has come where I am considering an upgrade / update to my Anthem. I run a Sunfire Sig 7 channel amp, Oppo Blu-Ray, the new Samsung 8000 75" tv and my speakers are Dali Helicons with an added Seaton Submersive HP sub for a 7.2 set up.
For the time being I purchased a DVDO HDMI switcher to take care of HDMI inputs. I primarily use the system for movies / tv. Given the ever evolving HDMI "specs" and 4k technology I am wondering the best route to go forward. No pre / pro ( or any product for that matter ) is "future proof" as some like to claim, but are there any suggestions to a reasonable option ?
I have looked at the new Anthem's , Krell and McIntosh but spending 5-7K on a new pre / pro is a big expenditure. Trying to "decipher" fact from fiction with all the latest and greatest becomes problematic, so I would like to pick those more knowledgeable on the Forums brains. Any suggestions on an upgrade option or am I better off to stay put and wait for the whole HDMI version 1.5 /2 / whatever to run it's course and look then ? By using the switcher am I missing out alot for movies and should i just buy an older HDMI enables pre / pro ?
First post and happy to be on the forum. Thanks for your time and any advice you all may have.
Cheers from the Great White North.
My gear: ANTHEM AVM50v, STATEMENT A5 - ARCAM DV139, CD17 - PANASONIC 65VT30 (THX Calibrated) - SONY BDP-S5000ES - PANAMAX 5500EX - M&K V1250THX sub - TANNOY EYRIS DC3, DCC, DC1 - AUDIOQUEST Cables - SHUNYATA RESEARCH Power cords - HARMONY One - PRIMACOUSTIC Recoil Stabilizers - BLUESOUND Node
Thanks for the input. I appreciate ppl taking the time to reply. The Marantz looks like a nice processor. I'll have to check around my area and see whats available....maybe even get some trade in value from my D1.
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