Summary: Audiophile grade Pre-Pro for $2200. I could not pass it up. The remote sucks but once I got use to the dis-functionality of the remote my opinion changed. When I first got it, I was pissed that Audyssey could not be used during DTS HD and DD HD.
Summary: Although presented as an audio/video controller, the AV8003 shines brightest on the audio side. The newest uncompressed codecs from DTS and Dolby are simply phenomenal when played through this unit. I'm using a Marantz DV9600 and an Oppo Digital BD-83 for my front end and they both sound awesome.
Summary: g8 two piece pre/power amp first I'm using onkyo 989 I want to upgrade the system for today hd formet first I chose denon avcai hd and select for the demo nice but the sonic performance is not so good my ears and mind still have question after denon I chose yamha z11nice sound but not what I'm...
AV8003 equal to many highend preamps + great for home theater
5 July 2009
Summary: I am truly amazed how my system improved when I added the AV8003. I needed an AV to support all the new formats for blu ray but also wanted one that was a very good preamp. Basically the AV8003 totally destroyed the original Theta Casablanca AV processor I was using.