Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
Is the sound quality comparable between the 7002 and 8002? I can live without the digital ratio and a few less watts if the 7002 "sounds as good"...
I just received my SR7002 Tusday and I'm loving it. The cost of the 8002 was just a little more than I wanted to spend and after owning the 7001 I expected the 7002 to perform as well or better and I was not dissappointed.
The 7002 makes my polk RTi8's (front) and CSi5 (center) plus the FX3's (surrounds) shine. Listening to Sarah Brightman (La Luna) was a spiritual journey. Morcheeba, Nine Inch nails, Engima & deep forest never sounded better. The sound is clean, crisp and precise.
Audyssey Multi EQ auto setup worked fine on 6 listening areas, but I prefer my own EQ settings for both movie and music. Subtle changes to the EQ settings on the 7002 seem to be more noticeable, than on the 7001 and thats a possitive. M-Dax is a nice feature, but I still prefer the EQ
The remote of the 7002 is the same as the 7001, but you do get another remote for multi room use. I use my harmony and didn't have to reprog it for the 7002.
The looks of both the 7002 and 7001 are the same, which is a good thing as I think its a classy looking box. Just writing this makes me want to go have another listening session before my wife gets home
I purchased my 7002 at 6ave and it arrived in perfect condition. Try the call deal for the best price. I will not tell you the price I paid even through a PM.
Home theater surround is great! The video passthrough of the 7002 allowing the source device to scale is a good thing in the early stages of HDMI 1.3 IMHO. I'm all HDMI and glad to report zero issues with a Samsung 1400 and Toshiba A2 HD player. True HD does sound better than core on its best day
no matter what anyone says.