Amps in these D&M AVR’s still let the side down when it comes to ALL channels being driven. And as I have a full 7.16 amps setup already is redundant to go with an AVR when all I need is an AVP. but in the interest for others AVR / AVP is up for discussion.
No Balanced in or out and also doesn’t say if the Sub out is really 2 separate or just 2 in parallel.
Also dont really want all the old component/composite in/outs so 1990’s
The Mcintosh MX100 ticks a lot of boxes but only 7.1.4 (wife might approve just because its a Mcintosh tho ) but I would have no phono/line input which is a bit of a deal breaker.
Acurus Muse is tempting but not sure about issues with firmware and still a lack of Room Correction. Pricing might be close to MX100 tho.
Storm Audio is too messy to consider and probably too expensive at the base model even.
Audio Control not sure about either. Anyone have one?
Lyngdorf would be OK but again a bit of the $$$ side along with Trinnov (at this point in time)
JBL Synthesis might be ok but use here is maybe not even at all that I have seen in the forums…but I have a call into to see if I can trial one. The distributor actually just called me as I am typing this their ears must have been burning. Their 75 model is basically a Trinnov but almost double the cost (US$32K) for 16 channels and no stock even if I wanted one.
I’m most interested to know the CON’s on what what people are using now with respect to issues like audio / video drop outs or system lockups and lack of updates to fix issues.