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I have a VSX-33 and have the opportunity to swap it out to a SC-27 without cost.


Do you guys think this is a no brainer? I'm not too bothered about losing the 3D HDMI functionality and Bluetooth of the VSX-33. I'm wondering if the SC-27, with its class D ICE amplification and general better build quality will give me better sound quality for music and movies, which is my primary concern.


Really appreciate your help, need to make a decision soon before the opportunity passes me!


Edit / I'm using a B&W 600 series 5.1 speaker setup with a PV1 sub
 

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if 3D is not a consideration in the next 5yrs, THIS IS A NO BRAINER, I'd get this done in a heartbeat before the deal passes!!


SC27 is top of the line among the Elite SC-2x series, the audio section is arguably even better than the SC-37 which is leaps above VSX-33.
 

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if 3D is not a consideration in the next 5yrs, THIS IS A NO BRAINER, I'd get this done in a heartbeat before the deal passes!!


SC27 is top of the line among the Elite SC-2x series, the audio section is arguably even better than the SC-37 which is leaps above VSX-33.

Hi jyzz thanks for your response.


I have a Pioneer 50" PDP which I adore + Epson 1080p projector and really can't stand wearing glasses for 3D, so yes 3D won't be a consideration for me for sure.


I'm going to pick up the SC-27 on Monday



Can you tell me why "the audio section is arguably even better than the SC-37" ? I would have presumed the 37 would excel beyond the 27 as it has 32bit DAC's?


Cheers!
 

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The only other reason that may be important is that the VSX-33 has a better up-scaling chip if you still have any analog sources. Besides that, the SC-27 is much more powerful, better build, and other features reserved for the top of the line Pioneer receiver.
 

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The only other reason that may be important is that the VSX-33 has a better up-scaling chip if you still have any analog sources. Besides that, the SC-27 is much more powerful, better build, and other features reserved for the top of the line Pioneer receiver.

Not too much of a problem, my HTPC and satellite receiver are both 1080p. Besides that it's just a Xbox 360 over VGA and Nintendo Wii.
 

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Hi jyzz thanks for your response.


I have a Pioneer 50" PDP which I adore + Epson 1080p projector and really can't stand wearing glasses for 3D, so yes 3D won't be a consideration for me for sure.


I'm going to pick up the SC-27 on Monday



Can you tell me why "the audio section is arguably even better than the SC-37" ? I would have presumed the 37 would excel beyond the 27 as it has 32bit DAC's?


Cheers!

I'd be curious as well - I have an SC-27 and am debating whether to upgrade to the SC-57, in order to get AirPlay, dual sub outputs, and the more advanced video calibration features thanks to the Marvell QDEO upscaling chip. At least one reviewer on the dedicated SC-55/57 thread thinks that the Class D3 amps are holding their own (if not slightly smoother) vs. the Class Ds in the SC-27.


But since we don't have a 3D TV, I'm debating whether to wait to see more reviews, or maybe wait for the SC-67 next year if Pioneer improves the unit for things like individually adjustable crossovers by channel.
 
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