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PIONEER VSX-AX5i or DENON AVR 3805 - Which is BEST?

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    PIONEER VSX-AX5i or DENON AVR 3805 - Which is the BEST?

    I have a PIONEER 868iS DVD Player and a SIM 2 DLP display.

    Can the PIONEER be used as a "processor" using the pre-outs to feed another preamp and poweramps for the manin left and right channels?

    Thanks guys! :thumbsup:
     
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    Does the PIONEER VSX-AX5i have the ability to be used as a "processor" using the pre-outs to my hi-fi system?

    ANYONE?

    Thanks.
     
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    as a companion to the 868 the AX5ai is the best option especially with the iLink audio connection.

    not sure about the processor part though...
     
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    the pio mos def
     
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    HI, I have a pio ax5i, a 868 and its excellent. I use the pre-outs of the ax5i to connect to a amp.
     
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    In this (above) configuration does the AX5i still do auto set-up correctly and give you genuine DTS and DD5.1EX etc etc?

    Thanks,

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    Yes, the ax5i is used as processor and the front speakers are then powered by a mf amp, the central and surround are managed by pio.
     
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    Hi Kocl
    I'm looking at possibly doing the same setup as you. Why have you decided to get another amp for your front speakers.. is ax5i not powerful enough..
     
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    I have front speakers power up by an external amp for one reason (stereo), the ax5i is only average in stereo. Because i have external amp with bypass i could enjoy better sound with the front amplication in home cinema.
     
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    What has anyone heard about the Pioneer AX5i 's replacement?
     
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    I read somewhere that's gonna be replaced by a AX5Ai.
     

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