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I want to buy a av processor need some advice

Hi I want to buy a av processor or pre amp for my home theater. I have a 5:1 system. My speakers is revel performa3 and power amp is from mark Levinson and sub woofer is from paradigm sub 15. My choice is classe ssp-800, anthem d2v, krell foundation and krell1200u. But none of the system has 4k video processing. Will there be any updates. Please need some advice which one should I buy. Thanks
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I'm in the same boat as you in that I too have been wanting to get a new processor. However, I'm going to wait for the HDMI 2.0 specification (which I believe one needs for true 4K) to mature, and also to see what happens to the introduction of Dolby Atmos world in processors. My suggestion is that if the processor does not have HDMI 2.0 at the very least, then you should not purchase it.

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Even if you spend thousands now, features like 4K, Atmos are missing. ie if I bought Marantaz 8802...also is it even fully balanced or unbalanced just with XLR connectors?

Plus idea of spending £1500+ on a av pre is just absurd. Don't mind an amp as that stays the same..

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Thanks for the reply. Do you know when is the processor coming with hdmi 2.0. And which one is the better processor classe ssp-800, anthem d2v, krell 1200u in terms of sot surround sound quality. Thanks
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I really liked the SQ of the Classe 800, I haven't heard the others.

I ended up with an Oppo 105 feed into an Emotiva XSP-1 preamp, which sounds just as good, and is 25-33% the price.
That solves the 2-ch music part, and now you(I) can just wait until the HDMI 2.0 processors come out (which you would attach to the Oppo 105/XSP-1).

You need to buy separate separates to avoid the constant upgrading. There is always a new edition of HDMI coming out (they are already working on HDMI 2.1)
You don't want to be forced to spend $6000-15000 every year to keep up with the newest BluRay and TV resolutions/formats in Hi-Fi.

Good Hi-Fi amps, pre-amps, speakers and subs last 100 years. Good old analog voltage.

TV's, processors and disc players are obsolete before they even hit the store shelf; and most certainly 6-48 months later.
But that is sort of a good thing, otherwise we'd still have VHS and 8-Track and CRT cancer tubes.

In 2114 it will be HDMI 99.9, but I'll still have the rest of my same Hi-Fi gear, and all the uber-early-upgraditis adopters will have empty bank accounts and a backyard heap of yesteryears now-useless AVR technology to show for it. LOL

Step 1) Build the best analog LCR + subwoofer system you can: room treatments, HiFi amps, HiFi preamps, HiFi speakers/subs.
Step 2) Don't be an early adopter EVER, unless you enjoy being broke and walking around with a soar a$$ when the new tech doesn't work and is now a beta-version of the technology!
Step 3) Treat TV's, sound processors, computers and disc players like they are disposable trash (because they are).

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Even if you spend thousands now, features like 4K, Atmos are missing. ie if I bought Marantaz 8802...also is it even fully balanced or unbalanced just with XLR connectors?

Plus idea of spending £1500+ on a av pre is just absurd. Don't mind an amp as that stays the same..
The Marantz 8802 is not in the same league( or price point) as the ones mentioned by the OP

ultra high end units dont change ever year like the Asians do

Also..on the fully balanced connections...to my knowledge nothing Asian has had fully balanced connections since the now discontinued $5500 Denon AVP

I think any of the ultra high end units would be fully balanced

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Step 2) Don't be an early adopter EVER, unless you enjoy being broke and walking around with a soar a$$ when the new tech doesn't work and is now a beta-version of the technology!
Step 3) Treat TV's, sound processors, computers and disc players like they are disposable trash (because they are).
EXCELLENT points...and ones that I use in my buying decisions of A/V products


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