Originally Posted by Blambert007
I'm trying to decide between the VSX-33 and Emotiva XPA-5 amp or the SC-37. Why did you go with the VXS-32 and why didn't you move to the SC line and skip the amp?
I was moving into separates...and I knew I wanted the XPA-5. Originally I was going to get a dedicated pre/pro (Emo's UMC-1), but I didn't exactly have the confidence in that product after it was released. After looking at receivers to do the pre/pro duties, it was a quick decision that I wanted to go with Pioneer.
I chose the VSX-32 over the 33 because I just did not see the value for me in paying extra for the 33. I don't need a third zone...and although I'm sure the aluminum faceplate is nice, it's not really that important to me. Although I admit a second HDMI output is nice...but not $200 nice.
I've heard great things about the ICE amps in the SC line, though I've never listened to them. For me, I got the 32 and the XPA-5 together for a little less than what the SC-35 unit goes for...and I've got more POWER!