Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans
subscribed. This looks really tempting. I wonder how it will compare to the NAD M15HD when it finally comes out.
Only 4 as opposed to the 8 (7+1 front) HDMI inputs on the Integra.
No balanced outputs. Oh yeah "not truly internally balanced" spiel, it is good enough for me that one of the 3 wires conducts away any possible external noise. Good news is Meridian, McI ,and ML have them, but they have to finish selling off their vinyl analog supportive equipment before they can enter the HDMI era.
A no brainer, unless the price is right, but knowing NAD i doubt it. Yep, as usual there is Onkyo/Integra and then the add $2000 to improve on it. BTW, two NYC outfits of dubious to say the least reputation have the NAD for around 3.5k out already.
Sorry, my first Onkyo ever PR-SC885P after Sony>Denon>SherwoodNC>AnthemD1>Yamahas(yep stagnated there had RX-V2700 and 3800). I am on the Onkyo fanboy wagon for a long time, cheap bxxxxxd that i am i can't pass up a good deal, most of my system components are AVS/Audiogon/Ebay hand-me-downs.
Kal i hope you are having a good laugh and don't take this bullxxxx too seriously. BTW, is that ES Sony SACD player with low internal clock jitter still spinning? Do you think the 80.1 will have HATS, then maibe i could pursue an en-masse upgrade to HDMI 1.3 with the 80.1, XA4500ES, and RS35 PJ. Better not or my wife will have me wear concrete shoes. Patience and stepwise upgrades fly better under the radar of the accounting department