Originally Posted by Bill Mac
Would that be listening in your system?
That would be preferred greatly
However..I can make a decision doing an A&B situation in someone's showroom
if you remember/recall I bought the 885 sight unseen/unheard..primarily based on how impressed I was with the 875 receiver and of course the deal at Shop Onkyo . I didn't think I could wait and pass it up.
Come to think of it I bought the 875 receiver sight unseen/unheard as well..didn't think I could go wrong for $599 for a THX ultra receiver with those specs
I am very satisfied with those 2 units for the prices I paid..esp the 875 receiver.
Do I think the 5508 will give me more than the 885 for HT applications
But that is not my primary shortcoming with the 885
I guess what I would most like to hear is a former( or current 885) owner who now has the 5508 and is a critical 2 channel music listener and what their thoughts are between the 2
Actually ..and I know this is a stretch...would be nice if that person could give me some input...comparatively speaking, on some other preamps, that I have heard as well
The shop that quoted me on both units only told me he preferred the Onkyo to the Marantz because its more forward sound,even given the price difference. The Marantz was too laid back for his tastes, he said. He said this could be the opposite situation for the next listener if you are a fan of "laid back"