Originally Posted by millwood
I hope you are able to share with us, nate, exactly what those issues are this time?
Of course, he can't. He has already said that he is honoring a commitment to not discuss the product until its official launch. Then again, that did not prevent him from using this apparent "special" knowledge to denigrate this same piece of equipment in a public forum. So, he either knows nothing and is making it up or he knows a lot and, in spite of his promise, he has chosen to not only discuss but to "review" and deride the gear anyways.
I am also puzzled why someone with such high audio standards even chose to touch down on a thread about something so beneath him and his friends. Surely he is looking for the high-end discussions.
Until I have the opportunity to hear it for myself, I am going with the impressions of those who will offer documented comments (like Monty and, hopefully, Uzun). Even if he is 100% right about the product's performance, the lack of even a description of how the sound is now inferior offers no value to this or any other discussion.
I voiced my concern about this product when the MSRP was announced in the Ultimate AV article, so I do believe there could be some truth to a lower build quality and, possibly, even performance. But I also think that "Nate" just woke up this morning lonely and in need of some extra attention and that he is already conjuring up his next online persona.
Anyway, let's get back to the discussion of the product. Hopefully, DocDVD and M Code can share some insight into Pioneer's direction with these new receivers.
EDITED to add:
I do believe this is typical of Pioneer's ineffective marketing. There is still no formal launch and no information on Pioneer's website for a product which is already in the channel. If Nate's claims are true, then pioneer gets to react to what is being said rather than getting in front of the potential bad press. heck, and this one is easy: "These new receivers cost more to attain the same level of performance but also bring exciting new features to our products....blah, blah, blah."