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Old 01-28-2008   #9
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Default Re: External Scaler Suggestion? WS65813

The Anthem is a great piece, but the 861 is dated right now. They need to get the new upgrade out and the sooner the better. The 861 needs to have DTS MA HD and such via HDMI or it's still going to be old hat. Yes, it sounds amazing and is a very competent 2 channel pre as well, but mine was upgraded from a v1 through each step and it was an old unit, so I got rid of it and will very likely buy another some time down the road when they come out with an updated version.

It was a very bitter sweet day swapping that out of my main rig, you are right Greg, I do love the 861, but it was time for a change for now....
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