Originally Posted by baddgsx
Im looking into the Marantz seperates but noticed that the Classe sp-800 is coming out as well. Its alot more pricey!! , Do you guys think the price of the classe justifies its performance? This will be my first introduction into seperates and i want to be wowed with my new purchase.
Im dissapointed that the Marantz doesnt use Audyssey processing with high def audio playback.
I find it disappointing that there is no room equalization capability in the Classe pre-pro and I am uncertain if it can decode both kinds of lossless HD audio--somebody correct me here if incorrect. Classe means quality, but for its price, it should have some kind of room equalization and IF it is missing lossless HD audio decoding, that would also be a shame.
OTOH, there is not much else out there other than the Onkyo, Denon AVP (a rumor that no more units will ship to the US until June...), Marantz and now the Classe when it comes to pre-pros that do HDMI 1.3