I have one of these on the way from Amazon. I was a previous owner of a XR25. I upgraded to a Pioneer 1014tx for it's 7.1 .
I a bit annoyed I will have to hit a button to get it to switch to PLII mode. Should the 55 be an upgrade for me? Or should I deny shipment?
Sorry, I will provide more detail about my setup....
Athenas + Klipsch 12" sub
Fronts = AS-F2s
Center = AS-C1
Surrounds = AS-B1s
Surround Backs = AS-F1s
These are all 8 Ohm compatible. I rarely turn the 1014tx over 0 volume setting This would be for a party environment. For Dolby surround I run somewhere around -10. For DTS sources I stay around -15. So, I don't think I am using much of the amp.
I know, I know The AS-F1s should be used as the surrounds and not back speakers. My room is too narrow to have them next to my couch.
Give me some input please?