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post #541 of 548 Old 04-12-2009, 07:38 AM
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Has anyone compared the BX500 to the SA-xr700? Would it be considered an upgrade?

Not directly.

Just from reading, no Triple Amp mode for Left/Right Speakers

Rated at 150 watts for L/R speakers or shared at around 60-65 Watts in 7.1 mode.

Can Apply Dolby ProLogic IIx to PCM sources for those with a PS3 for a Blu-ray player and want 7.1 from 5.1 sources.

Possibly Larger sound stage from the XR45/55.

As much as I like my XR700, I think my next receiver will have Trinov or Audessy Speaker Setup.
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The specs for the UK/EU model is 150 watts http://panasonic.net/avc/blu-ray/sa-...fications.html

The USA model is 130. http://panasonic.net/avc/blu-ray/sa-...fications.html

It may be that the rating methods are different.

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Not directly.

Just from reading, no Triple Amp mode for Left/Right Speakers

Rated at 150 watts for L/R speakers or shared at around 60-65 Watts in 7.1 mode.

Can Apply Dolby ProLogic IIx to PCM sources for those with a PS3 for a Blu-ray player and want 7.1 from 5.1 sources.

Possibly Larger sound stage from the XR45/55.

As much as I like my XR700, I think my next receiver will have Trinov or Audessy Speaker Setup.

If the xr700 overlayed Dolby ProLogic IIx to PCM and had some rrom correction software I would never even think of upgrading.

Have you heard the pioneer sc05/07? Are they truly digital? How does the sound compare?
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If the xr700 overlayed Dolby ProLogic IIx to PCM and had some rrom correction software I would never even think of upgrading.

Have you heard the pioneer sc05/07? Are they truly digital? How does the sound compare?

You and me both. I adore my XR700, though sometimes it seems a little too "bright". The upper mids just get too high on occasion...almost shreak, but HIGHLY detailed.

I did look at the SC05/07. Are these Digital like the Pannys? I dunno. I guess I need to read the power requirements if I can find an online manual (never looked). I like they are rated at All-Channels-Driven. But my needs don't require alot of power. A receiver outputing an All-Channels-Driven power rating of 45-60 Watts is plenty for how I listen and the Speakers I use.

I think I may just hold on to the XR700 until a 9.2 Channel Receiver with Dolby ProLogic IIz and Room Correction is available in the ~$1000 range.

I am 7.1 and don't regret a day of it. The XR700 is wonderful. Small, Light, Efficient and Cool Running.
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Heads up!

I got an email from Panasonic for anyone looking at a BX500 the price has been reduced by more than $500.

I am still happy with my XR700.

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FS: XR700 in great shape, includes wireless surround kit(never used). PMs welcome.

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Wanted to update anyone that may be still using the SA-XR700. I've been able to setup my HTPC using 7.1 LPCM via HDMI using Arcsoft TMT to output both Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master 7.1 successfully. It's great to know that a 6 year old receiver was built with enough future-proofing to still be relevant. Are there any consumer (500-700) Class-D receivers today that can best the SA-XR700, curious what upgrading would give me.
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I have two of these XR-700 receivers because I had a system that required bi-amping. I sold the speakers and now have no need for both of these. What would be a current price for one of these in great condition?
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