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Old 08-29-2008   #122
Captain Stereo
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Default Re: High end pre/pro's. Are they worth it???

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Originally Posted by wes View Post
Of course the masses will go with Integra because it's cheaper and has all the logos on it



Once both units are available then hopefully independent reviewers will tell us what they think of each. And I will do I my own evaluation as well in my system and which one I prefer!
With all due respect to the Integra, which is PHEE-nominal for the price, the Classe SSP-800 is another league altogether. Throw True HD and DTS-HD out the window. It doesn't matter. The 800 is another league. I put both in the same system, substituting one for the other, all other things identical, and it just wasn't close. GENUINE quality always trumps the feature of the month, and specialty products built by high-end companies are just a different animal than mass market Japanese products, which can be very good for their price points. Puh-lease no doubters unless you ALSO have done a direct comparison.
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