Good evening everyone. I am looking at replacing my Emotiva XMC 1 and have been considering the Denon8500H ($4,000), the Integra DRC R1.1, and Anthem AVM60, in addition to the 7705 and the 8805. Honestly, the majority of these processors are overkill for me as I only really need a 7.X capable processor. I'm more concerned with PQ, but saying this I don't want to sacrifice SQ either, and I'm thinking any of those previously mentioned units will suit me find. Just some are far more than I need considering I don't have any ceiling speakers and most likely won't install any for a couple of years yet.
When stumbling upon the 7705, I thought to myself, this could be a perfect processor for me given all it's features without spending thousands more than I need to. I guess my questions are, would this processor still be equal in PQ, connections (gold plated), and still have great sound when comparing it to some of the more expensive units, such as the 8805? If I'm understanding all the "specs" correctly, the PQ and SQ "should" be equal aside from, Audyssey and the extra channels and decoding.
Side question: Are there rack ears for the 7705? I have extra rack trays so if there's not and I purchase the 7705 that's not a big deal.
Thank you all,
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Last edited by Limp Fox; 12-29-2018 at 05:04 PM.