I figured I'd start a thread to discuss new pre-pros as they come out, since I'll be in the market as more options materialize. I'm still wanting to see what Anthem puts out, but I saw Marantz has released a new one with most of the features I want.Marantz AV7706
They don't specifically mention HDMI 2.1 unless I'm missing it, but elsewhere I read that only one HDMI input is full 2.1. That seems fairly short-sighted for future-proofing, but the price is right. It should still support all of the features of this upcoming generation of gaming consoles on the other inputs, and it's not like I'm even entertaining the idea of 8K right now.
Are there other pre-pros you're considering, or do you have comments on this one? The main things I want are the balanced XLR connections, full support for object-based audio formats, and all of the video features for the new gaming consoles. I know Dirac Live is supposed to be amazing, but I don't even use Audyssey beyond setting speaker distances and levels. Once those are set, I turn it off. So Dirac Live hasn't been a real consideration. I just assume that any of the room correction software, no matter how advanced, is going to have issues with the LFRs. Is it wrong to think that?