Anyone have the new JVC 8040?

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  1. Bill Will

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    Looking for your thoughts on it. Bought my daughter the old 9010 a few years back & she's always been happy with it, though I've never heard it & now a friend wants the 8040 which S&V Mag. seem to give a pretty good review on. No I can't really talk him out of JVC because he wants to use the compulink feature & he won't move up to JVC's higher line because they don't have PLIIx plus he doesn't want to spend that much money. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

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    Bill, is the review in the latest edition of S&V? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  3. Shane Martin

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    Wayne,
    Yes. The review was OK but like all 3 of those receivers, they produced lackluster power ratings which would be the big downside. I guess if he HAS to have the compulink feature, he really has no choice other than JVC. Then again I find the compulink as gimicky as Sony's version. The review seemed to favor the Yamaha and based on features I would too.
     
  4. Bill Will

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    Wayne, I don't get S&V anymore but I found the S&V 8040 test along with the Sony DE897 & Yamaha RX-V750 at www.ecoustics.com where you can down load it. Shane, yes the Yamaha is a better receiver but I don't think you can find them for under $300 like the 8040 plus I think he's also hooked on the JVC RF Remote which is a really nice feature.
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

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    Bill, Shane,

    I made it out to pick up the new issue of S&V. I didn't find the test results too bad. The older RX-8000VBK from JVC only produced 68 watts with 5 channels being driven. I've owned that receiver - and it performed quite well.

    Overall, I wasn't too disapointed with the results of all 3 receivers tested. I was actually surprised by the power outputs of the Sony "DE" receiver which has gotten a bit of bad press in previous reviews and by users who were not too happy with the results.

    Finally, Bill, I have a 5-month-old Yamaha HTR-5760 which is just a step below the reviewed RX-V750 that I'm going to list in a few days. I purchased a 3-year warranty along with the receiver - so, it is covered by Mack, if not by Yamaha. I'll be looking to get $300 + shipping when I post it. Figure on approx. $18.00 for ground shipping via FedEx Ground.

    I almost hate to give up my Yammy. However, my 6-month shelf time for any given receiver is fast approaching and I'm going to drop some extra cash into a Pioneer Elite 54TX.
     
  6. Bill Will

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    Wayne, you might also want to check out the new Pioneer VSX-1014 that's what I'm waiting to get my hands on when I can come up with some money & the time to play with it [​IMG]
     
  7. Wayne Ernst

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    Bill,

    I hear ya. However, there is not turning back at this point as my 54TX will be arriving this coming Tuesday. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bill Will

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    Wayne, "Great Receiver" & you should have a lot of fun playing around with it & after you do post your results on it. [​IMG]
     

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