- Dec 13, 2004
Several years ago, I sold off my HT equipment, B&K Ref 50 and Sherbourn 7/2100 amp. I am now looking to build a new system. I was simply going to spring for a Sunfire Ultimate or B&K AVR507, but then started reading about these new digital amplifiers. Its hard for me to believe that such an inexpensive digital amp like the Panasonic or Kenwood can compete in sound with a good analog receiver, but I am trying to be open minded. Then I saw the Sony DA9000ES. Is this a true digital receiver? It is huge, but light so I suspect it may be. Anybody ever hear it, see it, or can offer any opinions about how it would compete with the Sunfire or B&K.