Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
With the modern AVRs, the on board EQ will generally result in a noticeable improvement in audio quality and as the 5007 uses the more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT even more likely.
jds- thanks, this is what I was thinking, but I guess I just needed to hear it from someone else. I bought the Rotel in 2002 and it has served me well (still works great), just need to upgrade to get HDMI and'
of course the Audyssey (plus the price is right). I was also considering the Outlaw 975, but it had no EQ and no 2nd zone. Also, the Emotiva UMC-200, but there is no legacy connections, and I was a bit gun shy of their rep.
Thanks for your response, I really appreciate it!!!!
Originally Posted by seiji
I had the same Rotel preamp and amp system and switched to the 5007 and amp combination and find the sound as good or better than with my preamp, but much more convenient with the HDMI hookups, of course this is my opinion. I first tried using an Oppo 103 as a preamp and pass my Directv thru the Oppo for better video quality, but it was to finicky, so I got the 5007 and pass everything thru it and it works fine.
seiji - thanks to you as well!! It's good to hear from someone who has the same equipment as I do. As I said above, the Rotel works and sounds great still, but lacks the HDMI options now needed. I am (finally) upgrading to blue ray as well, and having all the right connections will make things so much easier.
I'll post a follow-up when I get the 5007 and I'm sure I'll have other questions as well.
A big thanks to this forum!