I just found out about these STR units today, and am interested in the pre-amp. I like the fact that it is pretty versatile, in that it offers both MM and MC phono inputs, DAC, as well as home theater bypass. I plan to continue to use my AVR for movies and SACD/DVD-Audio via the HT bypass, but use the pre-amp for two channel audio. I like the way that the HT bypass works without the STR even being powered on. Now, an even more versatile unit at $1000 is the much less expensive Parasound Halo P5 pre-amp. Has anyone had experience with both the Halo P5 and this new STR pre-amp?
FAMILY ROOM--Legacy Signature II tower speakers(Front L/R), PSB Image 5T tower speakers(Surrounds), Denon AVR-X5200W, Krell FPB 400cx, AR ES-1 turntable w/ Audioquest 404-B cartridge, Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player, RCA HD-DVD player, Samsung HL67A 750A TV
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