I am thinking about replacing my VSX-32 with this receiver maybe in the fourth quarter of this year. I know that the Sabre ES9006 Premier DAC isn't up to the standards of the 32-bit Sabre Ultra and Reference ES9018 DACs. However, don't other receivers with the Sabre Premier ES9006 DAC normally go for $1500-$2000? If so, that would be my primary reason for getting the VSX-80, along with its DSD-to-analog capability, as well as its PQLS bitstreaming of DSD, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, and PCM.
Last edited by Big C; 07-10-2014 at 08:26 PM.