Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
You can get Audyssey in the average receiver, so why look for a stand-alone?
Why not just get an AVR?
The snob in me says an AVR can't possibly sound as good as a dedicated integrated (probably wrong, I know).
But if I'm talking about applying room correction then I'm not really listening to the int.amp in its pure state, am I?
Plus it seems like a waste to buy an AVR and only use it as a room correcting 2 channel pre-amp.
Multiple channels of amplification, video capabilities, tuner, surround decoding.....none of it being used.
But, if it's still the most cost effective route then that's what I should consider.
Maybe I'll bring one home on a demo to see what Audyssey can do with my room.