Hey AVS - Nice following your thread.
Sorry if this post is slightly off ?
But does anyone know how the SR7007 compares to the AV7701? I am looking to buy either the sr7007 or the av7701. But if I go with the 7701, I will need to wait with having a full surround, by the lack of amplification for all speakers. But then I might go with a dedicated amp in the future, for the fronts anyway. The SR7007 gets really nice recommendations too (from the reviews I have read, actually seams much better value for money, over the 7701, espeacially in natural stereo performance).
The system is mainly used for music in stereo, and I want the best possible stereo quality, from a surround capeble system.
My setup at the moment, looks as follows (5,0):
Harman Kardon avr 255 (seriously lacks power for my speakers, no bi-amp option available)
Elac FS 247 BE for front
Elac CC 241 BE for center
Elac BS 243 BE for surround
So what should I do, the 7701 is about 20 % more "$$$" here, and that is ofc without external amplification. Is it really so much better to go with a dedicated pre/prosessor, In the case of sr7007 vs av7701 ?
Another question, will I be, or, is it possible to increase the LFE signal/level to the front speakers, with either of the options (sr7007 and av7701), when using a non dedicated subwoofer system like mine. Currently that is not an option on my Harman Kardon.
Edited by Emil Wilkens - 1/13/13 at 3:54pm