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htr 5890 or pioneer 1015?


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 24 2006 - 06:15 AM

I have decided to get one of these, which one and why?

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 24 2006 - 06:26 AM

I think if you do a search on the two, there are a few threads comparing them. The theme seemed to be that the 5890 was a better unit in terms of power. I've used the 1014 and found it to be adequate but not spectacular in terms of power.
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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted January 24 2006 - 06:39 AM

Ok I caled jr's and the 5890 is 499 shipped and the Pioneer is 399 shipped. The sales guys was saying the Yamaha is better.

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Posted January 24 2006 - 08:01 AM

Well I just ordered the 5890 with a 2 year extended warrant and 2nd day air from JR's for 539

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Posted January 24 2006 - 08:03 AM

Pretty much more real world power in the 5890. If it is a small room, or if you don't watch / listen at true reference type volume levels, there really would not be that much difference. The Yamaha is still a bit brighter than the Pioneer but nothing like the older Yamaha AVR's were.

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Posted January 24 2006 - 08:18 AM

Will this sound good with paradigm speakers? Surely it will be better than my old Kenwood vr7080.

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Posted January 24 2006 - 12:02 PM

"Well I just ordered the 5890 with a 2 year extended warrant and 2nd day air from JR's for 539"


Im fairly new here.
Can you please give me more info on JR's. Is there a web site? I have been pricing this amp and I would like to talk to him. Thank you . Murph

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Posted January 24 2006 - 01:46 PM

http://www.jr.com/JR...Product=4027146

It's advertised on there for 699 but when you call the 1800 number it's 499 with free shipping.

1800-806-1115

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Posted January 24 2006 - 08:02 PM

Thanks alot. Will call.

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Posted January 25 2006 - 12:27 AM

The 2 year extended warranty shows to be 59 but it was only 29.

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Posted January 25 2006 - 02:48 AM

I think you will be impressed with the unit.

Build quality is really great for this price point in particular.

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Posted February 01 2006 - 02:53 AM

Well straight out of the box and using the auto setup, I am not more impressed with this than my old Kenwood vr7080. And supposedly the Yamaha is way better. It sounds great, but I am not more impressed. Hopefully this just ins't setup right.

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Posted February 01 2006 - 03:16 AM

I would imagine mid-low end receivers would sound pretty much the same, with exception of Harman Kardon or Marantz. At that price point it's pretty much about the number of features.

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Posted February 01 2006 - 03:18 AM

Well hell had I known that I wouldn't have bought this, I could have went with something cheaper.

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Posted February 01 2006 - 04:39 AM

I think you made the right choice for the price, so don't second guess the decision Posted Image
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