After 6 months researching preamps I finally purchased an 80.2 in May and like yourself was blown away by the sound quality it delivers. I agree completely with you on XT32 and was one of the main reason's I decided on the 80.2 over the 7005 and I am glad I did.
A word of warning, mine is currently at the repair center. First sign of trouble is the non responding volume control knob. Second was when powering on the unit I couldn't get a picture, it would come good 30mins later after I had shutdown the unit. About 2 weeks later all of the controls on the remote and front panel
of the unit would not respond at all. Also had the unit randomly changing input sources. From what I have read on the AVS forums it appears to be an assembly issue with some of the units and possibly some faulty boards. Don't get me wrong I love the unit and I am not tempted to swap it out, it's just frustrating.
Before the issues I can say that everything worked very well on the unit. Doing the firmware updates via the net was so easy.
Edited by Maggoo, 26 November 2011 - 05:57 AM.