I hate to post slightly OT, but does anyone have any info on the promised 2007 Denon Pre-Amp? -- is there an AVSF thread on this? I believe I've read something about it somewhere (maybe in this thread), but can't quite remember where. I did see the Audioholics video of the interview with the Denon reps (quasi-CES2007) regarding the anticipated 2007 Denon new releases, which included the prepro and matching 10-ch amp. But I haven't heard much tell of it since.
As for me, I believe my new 2007 base system will come from the "Denon AVR-3808ci receiver vs. Onkyo TX-SR875 receiver vs. Integra DTC-9.8 prepro (with which I'm very impressed) w/ a suitable 7-ch amp (perhaps the Emotiva MPS-1?) vs. the Denon prepro w/ a suitable 7-ch amp" group.
Fifteen years ago, I developed a great admiration for the build quality of the Onkyos', which were hardly heard of back then, but never owned one. When the Integra line came out it peeked my interest, and when the Integra Research line came out, it was the component set I wanted to own. However, the higher-end, be it Integra, Lexicon, etc., never did seem to keep up with the new tech quite enough for my tastes to make me "pull the trigger". I still haven't a clue as to the Onkyo sound quality -- I just think it should sound great with all their attention to quality, etc.
Prolly the wrong thread in which to ask this, but what's the general consensus of the Denon folk regarding the sound quality of Onkyo and its related lines? Don't get me wrong -- right now I own and am quite pleased with my Denon AVR-3805 (for my apartment's purposes); before that I was mainly a "separates" kind of guy. I've admired Denon and its products for quite some time and have been anxiously awaiting the debut of Denon's separates. However, I need to replace my current unit and want to get the most bang-for-my-buck (AV electronics is no longer my only concern -- like most everyone else here). Any and all opinions would be very welcome.
-- da Choge in Dallas
BTW, where is that darn site that showcases the new 2007 Denon's?
BDP-83 EAP (second group)