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Joseph Andrew

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Okay, pick your favorite as I am ready to buy one of these babies and need some help as they are all simular in features.

- Yamaha RXV-2400 $999 7.1 110 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Pioneer VSX-2012 $799 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Denon AVP-2805 $899 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Onkyo TX NR-801 $999 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

Which one would you choose and why? Please help!!!
 

Joseph Andrew

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Okay, pick your favorite as I am ready to buy one of these babies and need some help as they are all simular in features.

- Yamaha RXV-2400 $999 7.1 110 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Pioneer VSX-2012 $799 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Denon AVP-2805 $899 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

- Onkyo TX NR-801 $999 7.1 100 Watts per channel. DD/DTS

Which one would you choose and why? Please help!!!
 

Kevin Alexander

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Flip a coin 3 times. The last flip will give you your new receiver.:D Really, all of these receivers will serve you well and will probably sound similar at low to moderate listening levels.
 

Kevin Alexander

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Flip a coin 3 times. The last flip will give you your new receiver.:D Really, all of these receivers will serve you well and will probably sound similar at low to moderate listening levels.
 

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We don't need 2 threads about the same thing.

But I'll say what I said in the other one:

Best is subjective. It depends what you're looking for, and what speakers you're looking to drive. One man's holy grail is another man's toilet.
 

Drew_W

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We don't need 2 threads about the same thing.

But I'll say what I said in the other one:

Best is subjective. It depends what you're looking for, and what speakers you're looking to drive. One man's holy grail is another man's toilet.
 

ChadLB

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Actually flip a coin - heads Yamaha 2400 tails denon 2805 - both will get the job done, both have a auto setup, and are very tweakable if you take your time with them.
Did you look at both of them ...have you listened to either of them.
I prefer the look of the Denon and it is still on my list to test out as I can't get a 2400 to test out or a 5790. I have a 5760 though that I am testing and for the price it is a nice piece of equipment.
 

ChadLB

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Actually flip a coin - heads Yamaha 2400 tails denon 2805 - both will get the job done, both have a auto setup, and are very tweakable if you take your time with them.
Did you look at both of them ...have you listened to either of them.
I prefer the look of the Denon and it is still on my list to test out as I can't get a 2400 to test out or a 5790. I have a 5760 though that I am testing and for the price it is a nice piece of equipment.
 

Steve Schaffer

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Yamaha RXV-1400 $799, 100 wpc. Except for a measly 10wpc this is the same as the 2400.

I think the Pioneer you list is a near clone of the Elite VSX-45TX which I've owned. I like my RXV-1400 better--auto calibration is more versatile and is parametric rather than graphic, sound is a bit more defined and there seems to be a bit more headroom as far as amplification is concerned. The Pioneer has easier to learn user interface and a nicer remote. Yammie has video conversion--can output incoming composite and S-video signals via component outs-Pioneer doesn't. Yamaha also has variable audio delay in case you have a dlp set like the Samsung that suffers audio synch issues, Pioneer doesn't. Pioneer is better looking.

I've no experience with the other 2 you mention, but would not go with a receiver that does not have the auto-calibration feature including some kind of eq. Having owned 2 with this feature there's no going back.
 

Steve Schaffer

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Yamaha RXV-1400 $799, 100 wpc. Except for a measly 10wpc this is the same as the 2400.

I think the Pioneer you list is a near clone of the Elite VSX-45TX which I've owned. I like my RXV-1400 better--auto calibration is more versatile and is parametric rather than graphic, sound is a bit more defined and there seems to be a bit more headroom as far as amplification is concerned. The Pioneer has easier to learn user interface and a nicer remote. Yammie has video conversion--can output incoming composite and S-video signals via component outs-Pioneer doesn't. Yamaha also has variable audio delay in case you have a dlp set like the Samsung that suffers audio synch issues, Pioneer doesn't. Pioneer is better looking.

I've no experience with the other 2 you mention, but would not go with a receiver that does not have the auto-calibration feature including some kind of eq. Having owned 2 with this feature there's no going back.
 

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