Does anybody with the HK 1700 also have experience with a Pioneer Elite VSX-50? I've got a pair of each and trying to figure out which one I keep and which one I sell.
I currently have the HK and it sounds really good...but I've heard people say the Elite is "three times the receiver" that the 1700 is.
Now in terms of all of the additional inputs -- I won't really need them. I know they help with resale down the road, but anything beyond three HDMI inputs for my is excess at the moment. I don't have a need for 7.1 ATM either. In terms of features, at quick glance, I'd call it a wash for my wants/needs (Airplay is what I'm after). So it boils down to sound and video.
Since the Elite can clean up video if needed whereas the HK just passes it along, I assume that round goes to the VSX-50. A lot of people rave about HK's sound -- while others say that the 1700 isn't your daddy's HK.
What would you go with? I have approximately the same amount of money wrapped up in them, so money isn't an object...sound quality first and foremost, video quality second.
Trying to pull the trigger on one or the other ASAP so I can wire them in as needed and be done with it.
If it matters, they would power a Jamo 426 HCS 3 set (yeah, I know, not high dollar, but the bang-for-the-buck seems good) and a BIC F12 sub.