So I’ve just bought the SC5000M/X1800 deal having previously used a pair of SC2900 and an Ecler Nuo4.0.
Features wise - love the whole lot - touch screen, integration etc all great. The “computer” side of these things is fantastic.
However, the sound quality is simply not as good as my old set up. I’m running this through an Ohm BR/TRS system with 8kw of Matrix amps and processing with a Behringer DCX2496. This is a good PA system. I’m using the same files as on my SC2900’s, but with the new set up, it sounds like it’s rubbish compressed music with all of the warmth and dynamics removed. It sounds like I’m playing from my phone using a cheap headphone lead that I bought from Poundland (sorry to non-UK readers - best example, cheaper than Walmart!)
I really love the features and I’m a big Denon fan - I want this set up to work, but it simply does not do the job well enough at the fundamental level of playing music.
Is there anything official somebody can tell me that will reassure me that the sound quality can be and is planned to be improved in the near future? I’m ready to send the whole lot back and get a pair of Pioneer and keep my Ecler. I’m completely serious here. I’ll pay a bit to send the units back and the Pio’s are more expensive, but the sound is simply not good enough.
If there’s something coming, then I can hold off, but it needs to come soon.