Originally Posted by 67jason
If you are near the san Francisco bay area you can come listen to my xpa-5.
I also find it interesting that your anthem dealer is making the anthem be the superior product for you in an effort to make the sale. Mercedes car dealers will tell you their cars are superior to BMW or Lexus.
I'm in So. Cal, but I appreciate your offer =) I definitely am keeping in mind that the salesman at the shop has a high chance of doing what his boss tells him to do...make sales. The gullible nature in me that thinks most humans are good people also believes he's being honest that he thought their Anthem Statement sounded much clearer than the Emovita .. at least to him...The Statement series is much pricier than the MCA 30 and Emotiva though..
As far as Merc vs BMW vs Lexus .. I think Lexus fits those who prefer luxury vs performance more. I prefer performance.
Between Merc and BMW, I had a recent choice to make 4 years back haha. 2008 M3 vs 2008 C63 AMG. I went with the higher strung 8400 RPM M3 because it felt more responsive and had more driver input, but I am missing the gobs of low end the C63 has .. and a more luxurious interior