What's the difference between a $1,199 full featured AV Receiver and an $18,000 boutique pre-amp/processer? Perhaps less than you think as Simaudio, responding to speculation, confirms that the "brains and guts" of their Moon CP-8 Pre/Pro was based on Denon AVR-2808CI AV receiver. These AVRs were bought off the retail shelves and modified by Simaudio without coordination from Denon, Audyssey, or any other technology providers. We asked how they justified using someone else product, without permission, to market and sell it as their own at a 15x mark-up. Read the article to find out. If you're a Simaudio CP-8 owner, we'd like to hear from you too. Read and Discuss: Simaudio Moon CP-8 AV Processor: A Denon Receiver in Sim Clothing?