Originally Posted by VTGOLFER
I called and spoke with Bob who is the head of the high end gear. He actually told me to look on the website and check the eStore and if it is on there for sale then it's been released if not it hasn't and of course it's not and I asked him if he knew when and of course he had no clue. This shocks me in today's time.
Sharok, have you heard that Emotiva might have built this unit for Nuforce? I've heard rumors but no definitive answers of course. The info sounds very similar. I also asked Bob what Dacs are in the AVP-18 and his reply was "Nuforce does not release this information to the public". Wow, shocked me.
I'm still going to order this unit along with the Emotiva UMC-200 and the Anthem MRX300 and do a little shoot out and of course the best sounding in home theater (75%) and two channel (25%) will be kept. Should be interesting. I just have a gut feeling the Anthem (eventhough it's a AVR) will win due to ARC.
Good Afternoon VT,
I was told by an insider (again, i don't count on their words) about 3 weeks ago that AVP-18 uses an AKM DAC (like Denon 4311ci uses the same DAC and maybe other Denon AVRs).
I do not know whether Emotiva built AVP-18 for Nuforce or not, but I know that UMC-200 does not memorize the surround modes for the input sources. For example if you set HDMI 1 as an input for directv and set the surround mode to dolby PL II , if you move from a stereo channel to a dolby digital channel and back to the stereo channel, you have to set the Dolby PL II mode again. It may have other bugs and issues too that I don't know about. To many people those issues are minor, but I'd like to have features like that.
That is why I prefer Denon to all the rest. With Denon, I don't have any of those issues, It does everything I need it to do with no problems. Yes, it is an AVR and not a separate (just like the Anthem you mentioned). But with the new feature in the Denon (Pre-Amp Mode), it completely disables the internal amps (at least much less interference than before) and you can use your external amps with it, just like a pre/pro