Will I really notice difference between my Sony 1200ES and new 500 pound amps?
I am building a home theatre and the costs are spiraling quickly!
I already have a Sony 1200ES and a Sony DH800 plus Q Acoustics speakers (lots) and older Wharfedale 9.1/9.5/9.6/centre/subs etc.
My question is would I really notice a huge improvement on the sound of the 1200ES in surround sound. I can buy an new Blu ray with surround audio out and input it into the 1200ES so HD sound would be taken care of. I only need the two HDMI for Blu ray and Apple TV3 and am not bothered about internet radio or any other gizmos they have on new amps. I have a Linn hifi that I will connect via a Beresford speaker switch so stereo is taken care of as well.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation?
I live in rural NZ so auditioning equipment is pretty much out of the question sadly.