Originally Posted by magicj1
Can I ask what processors you have used before?
I am looking for a new processor, well to be honest I have an Audiolab 8200ap on pre order, though I'm getting a little sick of waiting. In my present system I use an Audyssey sub pro EQ and install kit, the Audyssey in this unit has the same amount of filters as the XT32, so I know what this is capable of, I have had great results with this.
My percentage usage is similar to yours, this is why 2 channel is very important to me, which must remain priority No1. I needn't ask what it is like for movies, I know it will be outstanding
The Onkyo is my first dedicated pre/pro. However, I used a Denon 3808ci for a while as a pre/pro. I have also used an old Kenwood receiver, Sony receiver, and the Denon in the past as receivers without dedicated amplifiers.
I feel the Onkyo is more forward and detailed than the Denon. The Xt32 and Dyn EQ realls adds to the experience, IMO.
I'm not familiar with the Audiolab so I cannot offer any thoughts on the Onkyo versus it.
BTW, it does perform wonderfully with movies. Before I recently sold my center and surround channel amp, my Blu-ray surround experience went up about 100 levels. It was mind blowing the amount of additional details I was getting out of the surrounds and the added clarity of the center channel dialogue.