Originally Posted by Z Man
I have heard from others who are on the fence between the Denon AVP and other high end controllers (Anthem D2, Krell S-1000, and of course Classe's upcoming SSP-800). They also said that their dealers refuse to let them do A/B comparisons between the well known high end heavyweights and the new Denon AVP.
This could be because the dealer is lazy, swapping out a pre/pro is the most labor intensive swaps in a HT, just ask Andrew or I who do it frequently, but this is no reason to not allow you to A-B two items they have. If they won't do it in their room, bring them both home and try it in YOUR room, this is after all the be all end all test for gear.
Just expect to spend some time on each setting them up, coding remotes, calibrating/room correction, then listening.... Fortunately, thanks to HDMI the connections have gotten easier.