|Originally posted by DynamiteD
This past weekend I brought and Anthem AVM 30 home from work to compare to my Pioneer VSX-59TXi. The DVD Player is the Integra DPS 10.5, the Amp is the California Audio Labs SL-2500 5ch x 500w, the Speakers are Paradigm Studio 100s in Front, CC-570 Center, and Studio 40's in the rear. After hours switching back and forth between the two I gravitated toward the Anthem. The sound difference wasn't monumental but the Anthem was slightly clearer. The voices would hang in the air a little longer and there was a few more details in the music. The difference is very subtle at best. What I would recommend is to get a list of products you'd consider, throw out all the specs on the products and just listen to them.