Originally Posted by bond_007
I hear you guys know that I think of it the only thing the 1600 has over the 1700 that I would remotely care about is 7.1 I guess my main concern was the sound quality between then my understanding is the 1700 uses a different style amps that allows it to be light?
The 1700 uses an SMPS (switch-mode-power-supply) like a computer, whereas the 1600 is an analog EL linear power supply.
Regarding the amplifiers, they are identical Class A/B design except the 1600 has 7 channels and the 1700 has 5 channels.
Just my $0.05... 👍😉