ive just purchased a AV32 bp 192 7.1 from sevenoaks, brand new never used with a years warranty for £1200, i know it might be slightly over priced but it is new and i value a warranty,
i tried to find a DP but they are so rare and some of them seem to have had so many owners that i am happy with what ive got, an upgrade is always possible, even tho it is financially unviable.....£1600 + £1200 = £2800 when Dps seem to go for around £2000 ( if you can find 1)
That's about what I paid for my AV32R-BP192/5.1 and I'm still very happy with my purchase. Upgraded from a AV32R-96K(5.1) and found the upgrade worthwhile but the difference in sound was not mind blowing..
Goes to show how good the original 96K AV32 sound was!
Sold the original 5.1 Av32R on Ebay and I regret selling it.
nice 1 lee mate
the DPs seem to overshadow the SPs and i am sure they are awsome but the SP is still a very good processor, the only thing with a DP is it probably deserves very expensive speakers and amps to get the best out of it, probably needing a budget far out of my reach
by the way is there a period of running in with the av32s
Many things in audio (including our ears?) take time to run in.
I didn't really notice much running in with the AV32R-BP192. Sounded clean and full from the word go.
Sound quality wise, as a Stereo Preamp/DAC it performs well above highly regarded preamps/DACs from Linn (for example the Kairn/KariK/Numerik) and it's been the only product that I've had that has finally persuaded me to use one system for both A/V and music. Until the AV32R arrived, I always kept audio and home theatre separate. Now I would not entertain the thought of a separate music system (unless god forbid) the AV32/CDT20R died.