Originally Posted by swanlee
So it sounds like currently there is nothing that really matches the quality of Logic 7 for muic that was present on Lexicon pre/pro's
Really a shame
Not to worry about the shame.. There is a MUCH better receiver! The Datasat LS10!
Prelude: I have owned several Lexicon products, over past 20 years - the first Dc1, Dc2, mc1, Mc12. DC2 was junk. Rest were good, for their time period.
I tried an Integra (years ago) and recently the Emotiva.. They had lots of bells and whistles.. lots of features, codecs.. but not the pure high end audio quality of MC 12, which I have used for probably 10 years.... Until I bought the Datasat LS10. Some prior MC12 owners were quite happy with Emotiva.. But at least on MC12 owner and forum member here suggested to me that the Datasat would be superior, even for Dolby Digital.. Thanks to him, I got the LS10.. It is an amazing processor.. Far superior to any I have ever heard and far superior to the MC12!
If your budget is limited, just get the most basic Datasat LS10 and you will be very pleased. There are a couple of forum members here, with whom I can put you in touch with, who will get you a discounted datasat. Even without the Atoms, the Dirac etc.. the LS10 is quite superior to the MC12.. You will hear the superior quality, even before you set it up.. And it comes with parametric equalizer.. which is quite useful.
PS: My comments are about general home theater use.. I don't know anything about pure audio/music perfomance of the Datasat Vs MC12.