Hello there AVS crowd,
I'm about to trade in my 2 channel setup (PM Pearl Lite + NA7004) for a decent surround all-in-one receiver with good bass management. In the future I will add rears and center. User control should be girl-friendly with a nice app and clean remote. I know an AV receiver is not ment for this purpose sololy, but I'm in need of it's features due to wachting a lot of movies.
Searching the deep web, most of the threads push me towards the Denon 4250 due to it's flexible amp setup and good dac's. Pioneer on the other hand has a great app, but class D amps tend to sound a bit less musical. At the moment I'm working with a BK XLS sub and b&w 684's. I've heard my setup with a SR5005 over a year ago end it sounded OK. With the Pearl Lite it sounds a bit better, but it's not like day & night.
Do you reckon I will lose a lot of audio clarity by moving to this setup? My Marantz NA7004 has a nice dac, but it's not the best out there.
Thank you for sharing your experience with this triggerd AVS-newbie.
Thanks for your reply John. I might take the plunge on the 4520. I've just discoverd that Pure Direct shuts down all network traffic, so streaming flac's is not possible in this mode. Pitty.
Point taken sir. Another thing I want is that my sub is active during 2 channel playback, so pointing out a high pass filter on my mains also disables pure direct for me I guess.