Originally Posted by lpm
Is it possible you could elaborate on the differences in a little more detail?. I would appreciate that. I started a thread yesterday asking for comments on diffs between 7500 and 8500 but no takers. I'm sure that someone on this forum has experienced both the 7000 and 8000 family.
Differences, 7400 to 8400:
- different amps, although only a 5 W/ch power increase
- 8400, toroidal power supply, 7400, EI power supply (this may increase the power supplied with all channels powered beyond 5 W/ch)
- 8400, copper-plated chassis for EM shielding
- 8400, gold-plated jacks (I don't care, but it is a difference)
- 8400, HDCD decoder
And that's it. Same DSP, same DACs, same remote, same functions.
I'll take a look at your 7500/8500 thread but I'm not as familiar with those units.