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AndrewWhi

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I am looking for a new reciever, and was wanting to know the difference between the Harman Kardan AVR and DPR recievers.
 

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The AVR's are traditional designs employing ADC's, DAC's, and analog amps. The new DPR's use a digital amp module from D2Audio. There may be ADC's in the signal path depending on the input, but the DAC is the power amp itself.

Ideally, you want to input a digital signal, which will pass through the DSP and then will be converted to PWM for amplification. The theory is that as the signal is in a digital state, it is less prone to corruption that can happen in the analog domain.

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Here is some additional info on the DPR's. I'm interested in them as well. I have a cheap little Panasonic with digital amps(although they use a different digital amp chipset)that sounds remarkably good, so I'm sold on the digital amp idea, however, I like the fact that the HK's are at a higher price point, appearing to make less compromises in the design.

If you get one, let us know how you like it.

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AndrewWhi

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Sure thing. That info helps a lot in understanding some of the differences between conventional recievers and the digital ones.

Are digital recievers going to be the norm in the future?
 

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Are digital recievers going to be the norm in the future?
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More and more companies going digital route, So I think that would be the future, we will find more and better quality products.
 

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