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sandyb 12-07-2008 08:10 PM

any objective comparisons of high end processors
 
the only FULLY COMPATIBLE HDMI PROCESSORS appear to be:
mark levinson 502 + lexicon processor
it appears that theta casablance 111 upgrade only next year,and i am not sure of products offered by burmester?

what is consensus amongst you audiophiles?
sandy

wes 12-07-2008 08:45 PM

Re: any objective comparisons of high end processors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sandyb (Post 19087)
the only FULLY COMPATIBLE HDMI PROCESSORS appear to be:
mark levinson 502 + lexicon processor
it appears that theta casablance 111 upgrade only next year,and i am not sure of products offered by burmester?

what is consensus amongst you audiophiles?
sandy

Classé SSP-800 1/4 of the price and outstanding Audio except that it doesn't yet decode the new codec Q109 should have the upgrade:)

ChiefTK 02-07-2009 11:00 AM

Re: any objective comparisons of high end processors
 
I am giving up trying to acquire the lossless codecs by internally decoding in players via analog outputs with lower quality DACS; therefore, I need to purchase a preppro with HDMI switching and audio decoding capabilities. If the esteemed audiophiles posting herein would share some knowledge about the Denon AVP-A1HDCI, Classé SSP 800 and the Anthem Statement D2, it would be most appreciated.

Will I attain the same or better audio quality with these units compared to my Lexicon MC-12B?

Are there other prepro units in this price range that should be considered?

wes 02-07-2009 04:45 PM

Re: any objective comparisons of high end processors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiefTK (Post 19668)
I am giving up trying to acquire the lossless codecs by internally decoding in players via analog outputs with lower quality DACS; therefore, I need to purchase a preppro with HDMI switching and audio decoding capabilities. If the esteemed audiophiles posting herein would share some knowledge about the Denon AVP-A1HDCI, Classé SSP 800 and the Anthem Statement D2, it would be most appreciated.

Will I attain the same or better audio quality with these units compared to my Lexicon MC-12B?

Are there other prepro units in this price range that should be considered?

Never gove up Classe should have the SSP-800 upgraded by Spring 2009 hopefully they will still release it with this economic climate they might decide to scratch it!!!

markjason 12-26-2011 09:11 AM

Re: any objective comparisons of high end processors
 
The most obvious difference between high and low end products is how the power supply is implemented in each product. Power supplies will probably include better components (toroidal transformers vs. box type, heavily shielded or possibly remotely located transformers and ps., audiophile quality recitifiers and capacitors, etc.), have more stages of operation and tighter regulation of those stages in the high end product when compared to the low end product.


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