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Originally Posted by Madmax67
Huh? Where did you read that I stated Dirac was a trivial processing feature ?
It was a rhetorical question. Tone can be difficult to convey in forum posts. We can discuss/disagree in a constructive matter. It's all good.
What I said is it's about the only reason to buy a NAD modular receiver because their feature set is lacking, their HDMI switching is buggy and they don't have an on screen display. They also have kind of a Frankenstein like build philosophy where they add USB dongles and what not over the years to older chassis like the one you mentioned to keep them up to date but inevitably don't end up working as well as features designed into the chassis from the jump.
I actually agree with everything you wrote. But the negatives you state are subjective and can even be positives for others (like me). I.E. the modular architecture and USB dongles for upgradrability. OSD overlay is more important to some than others.
In my list I did not take into account value/$ or features. Only the OP's criteria which I found intriguing.
Let's say we only care about using an AVR for the home theater processing power, and rely on powerful dedicated amps to power most of the speakers in our theater.
In this scenario, which brand of AVR brand would reign supreme?
I'd bet if we made top 10 lists based on this criteria, no two lists would be identical.
Would you mind sharing your list (based only on the OP's criteria)?
Last edited by Marc Alexander; 05-20-2019 at 02:02 PM.