Hello, I plan on getting either a 626 or 727. I pretty much had my mind made up on the 727 after a week of research. I never buy anything when I FIRST make up my mind just in case I can save money on a better price or a different choice, or decide not to get it at all.
Okay, I know anything will be better than my current old-old-school Onkyo HTIB receiver that doesn't even have HDMI ports. I've revisited my research today and looked at the 626 one more time in an attempt to see if I really needed the 727 or if I would be just as happy with the 626, plus $200 in my pocket. Would it be correct to say the only differences between them is that the 727 has:
-15 watts more power (always nice for man-points but probably don't need it in a small 20x12 room)
-2 more HDMI inputs including one on the front (would be nice to have a couple extra and one on the front, but not $200 nice)
-THX certification (don't care)
-3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on all channels vs on LCR channels on 626 (not an "audiophile" but I am pretty picky with sound quality, most importantly its clarity)
Those are the only differences I can find. I need help on the last difference. Other than a quick 5 minute google, I don't know what 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry means or if I would even notice sonically. Or if I would think it's worth $200. Based on your experience, does anyone know how big of a difference that would make in a 20x12 room?
If anyone knows any other differences, or has any opinions, please let me know.
If these are the only differences, then I will definitely go with the 626 and put that extra $200 toward getting my new speakers faster!