Re: High end processors VS low end processors/receivers, hardware differences?
The answer to your question about why high end processors sound better is simple. They have better analog circuitry. There is no objective data just sit down and listen. Your ears are the best judge of sound quality. If yo can't hear a difference don't waste your money. Everyone seems to forget that every processor has that pesky analog half of the equation and cheap processors and receiver do a definite disservice to this half of the sound signal. On the digital side better processing offers better steering logic and more features especially compared to real cheap receivers. In the end trust your ears, they will rarly let you down.