Originally Posted by mahdlokg
Good taste abounds!
Now that I know someone who is on a similar upgrade path, may I ask you a couple of questions: Did you send your SR8002 in for the fw upgrade to ver H38? I never did, but I might after getting the AV8003. Also, do you already have a separate amp? Are you running it through the SR8002? Have you noticed a difference over using the SR8002 amps? What amp are you using (or plan to use ) with AV8003? Thanks for any insight you can share.
I never knew about a upgrade. I have had issues with my center channel on the SR - one of the reasons I am doing the upgrade to the AV8003 (or one of the excuses for my wife
) The unit was a refurbished one from Accessories4Less and I really did not realize the center channel was messed up for the past several years. Watching movies we always had problems with dialog with voices. I had M&K speakers hooked up then and I blamed it on the center channel speaker. When I did the pink noise for setting the volume the timbre was always different so I swapped my downstairs speakers and now have the psbs - Dialog was better but not great and then the pink noise was still a issue - then it hit me that the receiver had the problem - I think retirement has affected my problem solving skills
The SR8200 is used for PSB Stratus Golds with my home theater.
Not a pretty setup like many here have. I am getting the MM8003 amp and this will allow me to biamp the psbs finally. I thought hard about the Emotive amps but in the end I got a good deal on the 8003 pair and the matching look is a plus.
I'll look into the firmware update and see if I can send the receiver in for it and what the cost is. I plan to keep the receiver as the sound used for stereo is great.