Originally Posted by pepar
From what I've read, it is sonically an upgrade from the 5507/80.1. So, yes.
Based on what you have said before I thought you said you had demoed these and used that session(s) to make commentary about improved sound quality?
By the way......the comment comparing the 5008s DAC's with the Denon preamp
I am almost certain no one is comparing those two pieces......could you expect a $2200 piece to be the sonic equivalent to one that is $7500...and I am even taking into consideration that neither is selling for retail...I know for a fact the Onkyo is not
That comparison is not real world
I guess..I am old school in comparing audio components...the Denon piece weighs twice as much...perhaps a few more things going on than its better DAC's you mentioned
I see that Denon has made available upgrades to some older units..their flagship preamp being one
*Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (including Audyssey Pro)
*Audyssey DSX Surround Processing
*Dolby PLIIz Surround Processing
*3D Video Pass-through via HDMI
To me a buyer in the Onkyo 5508 market might be looking at the Marantz piece..I would think...How does the 5508 compare to the new Marantz 7005?
Nothing else in this class of component..in my mind
Those are the two choices...and yes I know there is that new Emotiva coming out as well