Originally Posted by batpig
just FYI, in case you didn't check it out closely the 791 specifically seems to have been totally mucked up... more than just the standard one or two minor errors. In this case he is correct to say "they are WAY off".
they must have accidentally used the specs for a higher-end model (I think the 5308?) because they claim things like 0.005THD, three DSP chips, Burr-brown DAC's, ADC's on the EXT IN inputs, TWO toroidal power transformers and THX Ultra2 (
pretty impressive for a 22lb, $499 receiver
For someone that doesn't know alot about these receivers (including me), those side by side comparisons are a critical tool. I did my research, and figured out that the 791 specs were off, and ended up settling on the 1911, mainly because I had already gone to the trouble to box up my old one, return it, go to BB, etc...(I had to come home with somethign new after all that!)
But in hindsight, I kind of wish I had just kept my 1611 and invested that $200 elsewhere (like a good surge conditioner) in my system. Nonetheless, I was really bummed to find out I couldn't get those specs.