Originally Posted by rdclark
As I pointed out, it would take twice as much power to achieve a 3dB increase in maximum SPL, which is not much louder. This is not twice as much power, or even half again as much power. If you are having insufficient-power issues, this alone will not solve them, although the ability to use external amplification with it is a step down the road to a solution.
As I also pointed out, its additional features alone may well be a good reason for an upgrade. And you've clearly managed the financial part of it so that, for $250 out-of-pocket, I'd definitely say you've done well. I just wanted to make sure you weren't expecting too much from the amplifier section.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the 1222.
Well you're talking about volume what about sound quality?
When i changed from my onkyo 705 to a SC37 i noticed an improvement in SQ. And i have a little bit more headroom. No, of course this improvement is not massively night and day, but it is noticeable and something you can appreciate. Since i love doing comparisons i hooked back up my 705 a few weeks ago just to what it would sound like. And i immediately noticed the change from what i've gotten use to with the pioneer.
The AB amps are definitely much more warmer than classD. The sense of grip on the speakers was lost as was the speed and little detail. Turning up the volume was another difference i noticed. At my usual listening level it just didn't seem to have that dynamic punch the pioneer has. And it wasn't as clean sounding.
These are just my observations and opinion.