Differences between Recievers and seperates

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  1. DavidKelley

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    As the title says what are the differences because from what ive seen you can get a high quality recievers and seperate style system for about the same price 2500.

    The basis for this are the requirements ive set.
    THX certified
    130 wpc Max
    7.1 surround
    standard surround options being:
    Dolby Digital EX
    All DTS formats possible
    Dolby PrologicII
     
  2. Yogi

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    Separates usually offer better sound (at least in 2 channel) and better long term value (when the time to upgrade sound formats comes) than comparable receivers, IMHO...YMMV
     
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    On the other hand, receivers are typically on the cutting edge of technology, because as lower-line equipment, they are upgraded and improved on a regular basis – typically annually, if not more often. Things like component video switching, automatic room equalization, Pro-Logic II, accommodations for DVD-A and SACD etc. usually take a year or two to trickle down to separates. In fact, many people, who would prefer separates go with receivers and outboard amplifiers because they can’t find a pre-pro that has all the features the need, and if they can it’s typically much more expensive than the receiver.

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