What about the Marantz 7005?? I'm also in the market for a pre pro, I had planned on going to the Onkyo PR-SC5508, but as an owner of a TX-NR5008 AVR, that is at the present time in the Onkyo factory authorized service center to repair their cable/corrosion problems..... Well, I've been really reconsidering this!! I had to go through a little bit to get it back for service. I've got an older TX-NR905 standing in until the change over, switch back to the 5008 is made.
I have just always liked the pre pro, amp route. Just the way I'd rather do things and if one disagrees, well that's cool too
. I have an ARCAM 7 channel amp, that I'm just wanting to see how it all sounds through my Atlantic Technology THX 470 7.2 set up. Old school, I know, but.....
Any ideas on what would be a good pre pro in the sub $2500 range. The Onkyo is it hands down the one, with all it offers, but man after the problems with my 5008, well I'm kind of worried about the quality that the product line has now. And NO, I'm not trying to flame Onkyo!! I've always, I mean always been a long time Onkyo fan. I mean I've still got a TX-NR905, had an 875, I've also got the 5008 back at the service center. So, does this sound like I'm against Onkyo?? NO...... I even supported/ purchased way back in the 80's before most had even heard of Onkyo. Anyone remember the receivers that had that dynamic bass circuit?? I do, had it, CD player, speakers, all of it!! They made some pretty good speakers back in the day!!
No flame please, just an interested party that loves the same stuff as everyone else on here. I just want to find a good pre pro in the 2k range and this is without a doubt the place to come too!