Originally Posted by Neverwinter2
The whole point of this is to show people that these high priced processors are nothing special and offer no performance gains over a receiver.
I'm not sure why you bought, or said you bought, the MX135. I'm not in the
market for a high-end processor. But, if I was, I heard better things about
the Lexicon line. If anything at all, I think the high-end is slow in adding the
new features (hdmi) must people want. It's not that I won't buy high end,
but technology is changing too much now, for example hdmi 1.3 for example.
The high-end are probably waiting for the smoke to clear. I also hear, that
lexicon has an upgrade policy. But, I would have to see that in writing before
I bought into it.
I hope the next time you buy something, research it better before you buy.
I will be doing a home demo of McIntosh's MC207 amplifier. But, this will
probably be my only Mac piece. I did some research of the MC207 and I was
disappointed that it didn't have the autoformer - I emailed McIntosh and found
out the autoformers x 7 will add a significant amout of weight. But, i decided
to try it out anyway. I have read you can't do a blind A/B test between a
high-end and a low-end amplifier. Some people swear they can. Just like
there's people on both sides of the fence when it comes to high-end
audio cables and power cables. I bought into the high-end audio cables -
learn from this forum and was able to return them.
Why will I purchase a Mac? Well, two components of a good HT system that
changes rarely are the amplifier and the speakers. (7 channels - I'm using 6 -
is a safe bet) So I don't mind putting money into these components. Now,
if I couldn't afford it, and it was hurting my finances. But, I bought into the
Mac thing as the best thing since slice bread. I would be a fool.
I will probably buy the Mac. Do I claim it sounds better than yours. No, and
I don't care.