Captain Ned wrote:Both devices were measured at the same relative level to their maximum digital output, i.e. at a level of -90.31 dBFS. This has been a standard measurement level from Stereophile (and the rest of the audio commentariat) since they got their first digital analyzer. The levels seen in the graphs are not directly convertible to analog output levels.
Ah, makes sense.
On another note, my beloved Harmon Kardon receiver has started cutting out the left and right channels seemingly at random (and when they do play, they're a bit noisier than normal). Hitting it brings them back...but after dismantling it and checking over every connection I can imagine I've determined there's a cold solder joint somewhere that I'm not very inclined to track down.
Sooo...suggestions on a good stereo receiver (though I'll go surround if I have to...the extra channels will be unused though) with digital inputs and a subwoofer pre-out?