DB1070 or Onkyo 696?

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  1. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    A friend of mine is looking for a solid 5.1 receiver to possibly mate with the Energy Take 5.2. Any thoughts on these receivers? I'm assuming a 50/50 music/HT use. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these receivers? And where can I find the best price on 'em. Thanks!
     
  2. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    C'mon guys...not another thread only to disappear into nothingness.
     
  3. Chuck Kent

    Chuck Kent Supporting Actor

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    Drew: I had a DB830 and loved it. But I moved on to Dolby Pro Logic II for my TV viewing and (sometimes) music. So, as much as I really can't say much against the Sony DB's, the Onkyo wins for the DPL II! (IMO!)
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Take a look at the Dec 2001 S&V. Sony receivers (and power amps too, BTW) are traditionally underpowered. S&V compares the 1070 to a Pioneer and a Denon.
     
  5. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    OK[​IMG] GO WITH THE 696!!!!! It has a much better amp in it, did you read the pathetic review from Sound and Vision mag. The Denon creamed it, and the Onkyo was up there in a previous test as well. The Onkyo just will give you a better sound. Also, I love the Onkyo's remote, but that's not a big deal.
     

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