Originally Posted by asangamnerkar
Well, I am also interested in AVP-18 because of the features mentioned above. But I won't drag you down to my level by saying "great minds think alike".....
Based on the comments here, it seems like PEQ in AVP=18 is not very different from UMC-200. Do you or anyone have any insights about the OEM of AVP-18 and UMC-200. I would hate to find out that AVP-18 and UMC-200 are same!!!!
While I assume that many will make that assumption simply based on the size and cosmetics of the two, they are no more the same, than an Acura and a Honda.
What occurs is that a large OEM builds a "platform" for a PrePro, and different manufacturers then work with that OEM by giving them the technology and parts quality, as well as the feature set requirements. None of the companies contracting with the OEM have any idea, of what the other is doing, or what their differences are. This is secured, by very strong non-disclosure agreements.
You may even find the GUI's quite similar since the GUI doesn't often affect the sonic performance of the units, But then, some of the GUI's will be different.
It goes without saying that these can differ vastly. A quick comparison will show you that the NuFORCE is "digital input ONLY" compared to the other brands built on this same or similar platform.
Now do know, that the OEM may offer elective features (feature set) that may or may not be selected by the contracting Customer. For example all of the CODECS are pretty much set in stone by the specific companies (such as Dolby or DTS) and cannot be changed. However the processors, dacs, op amps, power supplies, and other quality/performance levels of contributing hardware can be selected.
So rest assured, the units (as a very quick look at the rear of the unit will show) are not "clones". They are very specific and different models based on the input and selections required by the company, based on how they want their unit to sound and function.Edited by bioforce - 7/7/13 at 5:47pm