Well guys, I have been interested in going the PRE/PRO and Amp separates route for some time. My budget held me back though, so the Ultra Theater LMC-1/LPA-1 combo is very interesting to me!
Here is my hitch:
I just bought a Pioneer Elite VSX-82txv and a PS3 for Blu-Ray. I have been stoked about the whole LPCM thing.
My thoughts are that Emotiva combo would likely sound better. I have a 7.1 setup, Polk RTi70's, CSi40, RTi28's, and FXi30's. May be going to LSi series in the near future, so in that case, separates are almost necessary.
I suspect I would get better sound from the Emotiva Combo, especially with the 4ohm LSi's, but am I going to be giving up ALOT in terms of LPCM?? The futre 40% off deal is great so I could get the newer processor in the future, but right now, is the loss of LPCM a killer?
Oh, I will have the PS3 and either my HD Cable box or a Dish VIP622DVR hooked up to it. Nothing else to speak of, so the HDMI pass through switch will work.
My projector (Optoma HD70) has the Faroudja DCDi scaler, which I would lose form the ELITE. Should the scaler in the projector do the same thing for me interms of UPSCALING an upconverted signal from the Emotiva pre/pro via component?
Thanks in advance!