Originally Posted by dsmith901
What is a PCA-2? Not familiar with PCA. Also, what did you not like about the Proceed?
I left out the PS Audio part
. It is not that I did not like the Proceed it is just that for my application the PCA-2 is a better fit. The PCA-2 is a much newer design and enables more setup options over the Proceed.
As far as SQ I did not compare the two side by side but going on memory they are very similar. I would say the PCA-2 seems a touch brighter than the Proceed but bass seems fuller with the PCA-2. I am far from an audiophile but find the SQ of both the Proceed and the PCA-2 to be a step up in SQ over my AVM 30 for 2 channel listening.
Once I sell my AVM 30 and get a Denon 3808 (my choice at the moment) I will have great SQ for HT (BD30 and A2) and also have very good SQ for 2 channel as well. I suggest anyone that is looking for a receiver/pre-pro for HT but are not satisfied with what they have heard when it comes to 2 channel performance to look at a good pre-amp with HT bypass.