Originally Posted by George Omoregie
Glad to hear from you my long time friend.
I do not own the Sc-09 anymore. I got rid of it on March 10th 2013. I will always remember that day in my memory.
It was very difficult to part with it.
I sold it for well over a grand to a friend of mine. I waiting for maybe a Susano replacement. I may be wrong, I hope not.
If no Susano replacement, I will go for the SC79 around November or December.
At the moment, I have no AVR in the house. I am really starving
If there is going to be a Susano replacement, will you be able to organize "Power Buy" through this Avsforum similar to what Josh Lehman did in 2008?
Again, thanks for your continued support over the years.
not me for Power Buys, I'm not that connected
plus I wouldn't want to be put in the spot Josh was with trying to put money aside to buy the gear for his Power Buys, run a B&M store (which failed & closed) and other activities he was involved in. He crashed & burned and some people never got their gear. I couldn't afford to put our savings at risk. He was young & could recover, I'm looking forward to retirement in a few yrs
thanks for thinking of me but that is something I would not be interested in trying to do - too much money at stake. I have a full time professional career, don't need the headache of trying to run a side business.
I know of no other true equivalent replacement for the Susano on the horizon. While every year brings new features & better capabilities, I don't see any company coming out with $5-7K AVR's anytime soon. I think those AVR's are a thing of the past. What we learned the hard way....digital technology changes too fast. Most people these days accept swapping out AVR's every few yrs. if they need more power for inefficient speakers, they bolt on some ext amps. & lose hundreds on gear swapping instead of thousands
I still have my SC-09, have no plan to sell it anytime soon. Using it for its amps with the SC-68. Not as convenient as a true ext amp but it's paid for
and I still use it for ILink and some legacy connections (laserdisc & DVR recording) that got dropped on new models. and part of me doesn't want to sell it for what the used market would probably bring, as you found out
Based on my experience with the SC-68, I think you'd be happy with a 79. The amps are not quite as powerful as what we had in the Susano but still very potent and will be just as suitable if your Susano handled your speakers. Many more features, like internet radio, which I've enjoyed, Pandora support, much better & more robust media file support than what we had with the Susano, and the updated surround processing. It just won't have the build quality you had, but it also won't cost you $7000 either
Stay in touch Edited by ss9001 - 7/14/13 at 6:30pm