AV8003 equal to many highend preamps + great for home theater
17 October 2013
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.
Great for audio, remote is terrible, HDMI synch may not be its fault
5 March 2013
Summary: The good : sound quality is excellent. The Audyssey system made a very large difference in the surround sound experience and even in two-channel soundstage reproduction and was quite easy to set up. The network application does actually work although the interface is clunky.
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...
Summary: Tycker efter snart 2 års användning att detta steg ger mest för pengarna! Kollade efter en uppgradering då jag ville ha HDMI 1.4 men la ner det projektet ganska snabbt! Vill nog inte skiljas från detta brutala försteg!