- Mar 13, 2001
Would this be better to switch between DVDA and SACD? I have switch boxes but was wondering if this would be better. Or should I just get a good 5 channel amp?
Yes, an ICBM following the TA-P would be great.
True, unless you are going to use that 5.1 bypass input on the P9K for your HT processor. Then you'd have multiple crossovers in the signal path when you wanted to watch a movie unless you got up and switched your ICBM to bypass for each channel.
The big question is will the Sony 9000 offer $600 worth of improvement over switch boxes or should I replace the old 2 channel amp on my mains to nice 5 channel?
Not only does the P9K act as a switcher, but it also takes your pre/pro out of the signal path entirely for SACD and DVD-A.
Any feedback on the sonic performance of this unit and any comparisons?
Since this pre/pro merely passes the signal through unaltered, this really depends on your source unit. Using our 555es SACD player for redbook CD playback sound sweet. It's somewhere in between the Outlaw 950's stereo bypass and a good tubed preamp... very detailed, with a big soundstage, without any missing frequencies or sloppyness on the top or bottom ends.