Originally Posted by Christiano
Guys, Some advice....
What are the real reasons for going seperates in your views.
Is the power and sound really, in all honesty that noticable for the investment and efforts??
To me the sound was definately noticeable when I went to seperates.
I just starting hearing things that I didn't hear before when playing
certain media(mostly movies). I originally was using a Denon 3805
as a pre/pro which was good but once I replaced it with the Onkyo it
was no contest.
I was orginally debating going with the Onkyo TX-NR905 which of course does not support the true HDMI 1.3 audio but does have the video and the audio HDMI can be worked around so isn't a deal breaker. This amp is around 2k and then I'm done.
The Onkyo is HDMI 1.3 and supports all the latest advanced audio.
What I'm really looking for is quality.
Going Emotive IPS-1 for $1100.00 shipping and taxes and the Onkyo PR-SC885P proably around $2200 taxes in for a grand total of $3300-$3500 I guess you need to ask yourself is the extra $1k-$1500 a good investment for what you really end up with.
I did an IPS-1 and an 885 for $2399 + shipping. I bought the IPS-1 in
August when Emotiva was having a special for $1000 w/free shipping.
The Onkyo was $1399 + $20 shipping but I waited 3 months to get it and
it was worth the wait.