Originally Posted by rider
Just got my LX500 today from B&H Photo and stuck it in my HT rack. Half the size (and 10 lbs lighter) than my 09FD next to it, but they just don't build 'em like that anymore....it was $2,200 ten years ago.
The 09 has an amazing analog section (see photos): "8 Wolfson Audio DACS running in Dual mode providing superior signal-to noise ratio (120db)."
I just quickly looked at a few scenes on a couple Blu-rays and a 4K disk with the LX500, and the PQ looks amazing. I'm still on a 1080 PJ (Sharp XV-Z20000, which has a superb picture); planning on upgrading to a BenQ HT9060 in the near future. Haven't listened to audio yet; I'll be running HDMI into my Krell 707 pre-pro, so i'm expecting great things....
Thanks to everyone on this thread for your reviews and info on the LX500: even though I've been sold on Pioneer since I got the 09FD ten years ago, this thread was a big help in deciding to get this next one.
Yes, the 09 is indeed a beast. I'm using mine while my 88FD is being repaired. Thing is, the 88 may not make it back into the system. I forgot how rich and powerful the 09's sound is. I may just fix the 88, sell it and get a LX-500, even though I don't have a 4K TV. The 500's DAC should be a bit richer than the ESS Sabres in the 88.
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