Originally Posted by heyyall
I think the Amazon picture and the first Pioneer picture must have been pre-production images. There are now a few subtle differences that seem to suggest the new image is more of a production picture. There are the standard electronic warnings / FCC statements. In general, there appears to be better markings on the back including a UPC. The new Pioneer image also indicates made in Malaysia (like the 21/23) instead of China in addition to the much worrisome power rating. I suppose this is living proof of spec's can change at anytime--apparently, they can change in the middle of the night!
funny - when i went back to the pioneer site just now in firefox, the image pulled up as the 245w version. that image must still be in my cache. opened link with ie, and it showed the 400w version.
i, too, am very happy about this, but it is a pretty big mistake on pioneer's part to mess that spec up in one of the only available sources of info on this receiver. these have been available for pre-order for a while, and i suspect some might have passed on it due to the weak power rating alone.
it kills me that pioneer and other manufacturers doesn't include pre-outs on their less powerful receivers but do on their more powerful ones. ideally, i'd like to get the 820 for $299 and use it as a prepro with a $4-500 three-channel amp. same price as the 1120, perhaps a couple missing features, but more than likely a better audio experience. of course, if they offered the preouts on the cheap receivers, pioneer would miss out of the money that i would spend on the amp. sigh...