Originally Posted by coldmachine
Its very applicable. Ive used them in large HTs. I also happen to have a different opinion, regarding Audyssey, to the poster I responded to.
I use an AV9 processor and when it had to be moved out I used the 350 as a Pre/Pro to quarterback a truly world class audio system that consisted of a straight through arrangement of remote tri-amped Genelec 324As with 2 HTS6 subs. I expected compromise but The AVR350 performed more than admirably. Both were the only units tested that maintained total silence when using and testing colossal SPLs.
I hope the new AVR and AVP perform as well, for my new room
1. It is not applicable here. The person you responded to was expressing his disappointment at the lack of Audyssey. You decide to tell him that for hundreds (perhaps thousands) more, he can do better than Audyssey??!?!
Umm no kidding, why shouldnt he expect it in a $4000 AVR?
2. How does your system have any relevance at all to someone who would like an option like Audyssey in an AVR? It's like telling him "you don't need that feature included, because if you spend EXTRA money you can get better performance!"
3. Where did he say that this unit sucks now because it doesn't have Audyssey? He was simply expressing his disappointment. (which is completely valid IMO) Can an Arcam AVR function as a solid pre amp? Of course. What does that have to do with Audyssey??
4. A "truly world class audio system" quarterbacked by an Arcam AVR? Gotcha. Oh and once again, what does that have to do with Audyssey?
You are all over the map.