Originally Posted by kennyt
While I love all the features and find with the new audio codecs it sounds simply AMAZING, I wish the Denon did music better, it lacks the weight and separation I find in other AV preamps at this price point.
Hmm, that's quite interesting. During the first week I found the sound with 2 channel a bit restrained and not quite as open, but after 2 weeks of use things really opened up. The soundstage got wider and deeper, and dynamics improved considerably. I now am finding detail in music that I never heard with my Sunfire TGIII. 2 Channel music, Multi-Channel Music, and movie soundtracks all sound amazing in my room.
Maybe it's just a good synergy between the associated gear and speakers I use with the AVP. I know I'm very happy.