Originally Posted by Bghead8che
There is almost zero interest in the 5509. How come? Did everyone bail to the 8801 (which IMO offers you nothing additional)?
Does anyone know (for a fact) if the 5509 can handle Audyssey Pro? I've heard both yes and no. Chris, as a dealer, can you check into this for us?
I had an 885, 886, and a PR-SC5507
For the longest time, they refused to sell them in the US. I do not like the looks of the Integra so I couldn't buy one. Even more important, my wife didn't like the appearance
Prior to that decision, there were a lot of outlets and they could be had with good pricing.
I have not heard the 5509 but I recently did a shootout comparing the Oppo BDP-105 7.1 Analog outs connected directly to my Amp, connected the the AV8801 7.1 inputs, and connected to the 5507 analog inputs.
The Oppo was the best, right behind it was the AV8801, and a ways back was the 5507.
The 5507 did not compare with the Oppo direct nor the AV8801 in detail.
So, even though the feature list is similar to between the 8801 and the 5507 that does not mean these will sound the same.