Integra DTR 5.4 or Yamaha RX-V740

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  1. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys. I have narrowed my choices to 2 products, Integra DTR 5.4 and Yamaha RX-V740. I need some help on which receiver is better. Their price are the same. I have included the specs of both since I cannot attach an html link for now. I am fairly new in this field and still having a hard time understanding those specs. Are these receivers true discrete. LOL, I don't know what Discrete means.

    I will be using Paradigm Atoms, CC-170 center, ADP-170 surrounds and PS-1000 subs with the receiver. Please enlighten me. I really need some help because I want to make a decision within 2 weeks. Thank you very much. [​IMG]

    INTEGRA DTR 5.4
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    FEATURES AMPLIFICATION:
    • 6 x 110 Watts/Channel at 6Ω
    • 6 x 85 Watts/Channel at 8Ω
    • Wide Range Amplifier Technology — WRAT (5 Hz - 100 kHz)
    • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
    • High current power supply

    PROCESSING:
    • New Dual 32-bit DSPs
    • Dolby Digital EX and Pro-Logic II
    • DTS-ES, 96/24, and Neo:6 decoding
    • Non-scaling DSP configuration
    • Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
    • 13 Exclusive DSP soundfields, including all channel stereo
    • VLSC — Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry

    VIDEO:
    • 50 MHz bandwidth, professional grade component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • 5 S-Video in and 2 out, w/3-line digital comb filter for composite to S-video conversion

    CONNECTIONS:
    • A-BUS, fixed, variable, and powered zone 2 (independent of main zone operation)
    • Bi-directional RS-232 port and rear IR input/output
    • 5.1 Channel input
    • 3 digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial), 1 optical output
    • Front panel A/V inputs including optical
    • 3 12V triggers — 2 programmable, 1 for zone2

    MISCELLANEOUS:
    • Direct access tuning via IR & RS-232
    • Variable subwoofer crossover (60/80/100/120/150 Hz)
    • Direct audio mode
    • High-resolution on-screen display and back-lit learning macro remote

    SPECIFICATIONS AMPLIFIER
    Continuous average power output (FTC)
    All channels: 85 W per channel min. RMS at 8 ohms,
    2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20
    kHz with no more than 0.08% total
    harmonic distortion.
    110 W min. RMS at 6 ohms, 2 channels
    driven from 1 kHz with no more
    than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.
    Dynamic power output (stereo): 2 × 220 W at 3 ohms
    2 × 165 W at 4 ohms
    2 × 100 W at 8 ohms
    Frequency response: 5 Hz to 100 kHz: +1/–3 dB
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 106 dB (IHF A, 0.5 V input)
    Total harmonic distortion: 0.08% at rated power
    IM distortion: 0.08% at rated power
    Damping factor: 60 at 8 ohms
    Muting: -50 dB

    INPUT SENSITIVITY AND IMPEDANCE
    Line (CD, Tape, DVD, Video 1-4): 200 mV, 47 k ohms
    Multi-Channel input (Front L/C/R, Surround L/R): 200 mV, 47 k ohms
    (Subwoofer): 36 mV, 47 k ohms

    OUTPUT LEVEL AND IMPEDANCE
    Rec out (Tape, Video 1, 2): 200 mV, 470 ohms
    Pre out: 1 V, 470 ohms
    Zone 2 line output: 100 mV, 470 ohms

    TONE CONTROL
    Bass: ±10 dB at 50 Hz
    Treble: ±10 dB at 20,000 Hz

    FM
    Tuning range: 87.5–108.0 MHz (50-kHz steps)
    Usable sensitivity, stereo: 17.2 dBf, 2.0 µV (75 ohms IHF)

    AM
    Tuning range: 530–1,710 kHz (10-kHz steps)
    Usable sensitivity: 30 µV

    GENERAL
    Power supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
    Power consumption: 5.3 A
    Dimensions (W × H × D): 17-1/8" × 6-7/8" × 17"
    435 × 175 × 432 mm
    Weight: 26.9 lbs. (12.2 kg)


    YAMAHA RX-V740
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    Yamaha Receiver RX-V740 Receiver

    FEATURES RX-V740


    AMPLIFIER SECTION RX-V740
    MSRP $599.00
    POWER RATING -20Hz-20kHz @ 8 OHMS, 0.06% 6 X 90 WATTS
    THD
    POWER RATING-1kHz @ 8 OHMS, 0.7% THD 6 X 110 WATTS
    LINEAR DAMPING FACTOR (20-20kHz) 100 OR MORE
    PRE-OUT ALL CHANNEL YES
    SPEAKER A/B SWITCHING YES
    PREAMPLIFIER SECTION RX-V740
    DSP PROCESSOR YSS-938
    (32 BIT)
    SURROUND PROGRAMS 24 PROGRAMS
    44 VARIATIONS
    DOLBY DIGITAL EX YES
    DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 YES
    DOLBY PROLOGIC II YES
    DTS ES MATRIX 6.1 YES
    DTS DISCRETE YES
    DTS YES
    DTS NEO 6 YES
    SILENT/VIRTUAL CINEMA MODE YES
    ALL CHANNEL STEREO DSP YES
    DIGITAL INPUT 4 OPTICAL /
    1 COAXIAL
    DIGITAL OUTPUTS 1
    A/V INPUTS 5 (WITH S- VIDEO ON
    ALL INPUTS)
    AUDIO INPUTS 3
    COMPONENT VIDEO SWITCHING DC-30Mhz
    FRONT PANEL A/V INPUTS YES W / S-VIDEO &
    OPTICAL
    6 CH DISCRETE INPUTS YES
    PHONO INPUT YES
    ON SCREEN DISPLAY YES
    ZONE 2 AUDIO ONLY / MULTI
    SOURCE
    DIMENSIONS (IN INCHES) RX-V740
    WIDTH 17-1/8"
    HEIGHT 6-3/4"
    DEPTH 15-3/8"
    WEIGHT (lbs.) 28 lbs.
    MULTI-WAY SPEAKER BINDING POST YES
     
  2. Tom_Mack

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    I have Paradigm Monitor series speakers with a lower end Yamaha reciever (RXV-596) and I really enjoy the sound for movies and think the sound is OK for music.

    In the past 2 years I have tried MANY receivers to upgrade the Yamaha including the Integra. Each had either minor or major problems that I couldn't deal with. The Integra was the receiver that I disliked the most. While it had great features, the receiver was a bad match for my speakers and room. The Integra/Paradigm match created a very bright, tinny, fatiguing sound that was unlistenable. But this may just me, you need to find a audio dealer with a "no questions asked" 15-30 day return policy and test the receivers in your home. Get all your favorite movies and music and listen for hours. Who knows, maybe the Integra will sound great to you, but don't base your decision on which receiver has the most (mostly unnessessary) extra features. Buy the one that sounds the best!
     
  3. John Brill

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    Hmm, looks like the Integra DTR 5.4 is really the Onkyo 601 (they are almost identical in both front and back panel layouts). Regardless, I'd compare it more to the Yamaha RX-V640 than the 740 (main difference is Phono input which the Integra DTR 5.4 doesn't have).

    So, for the same price, the Yamaha would appear to be the better deal (and only option if you have a turntable/record player) but if the RX-V640 is available, I'd go with that over the Integra.

    Sound wise, only you can tell which one you prefer as quality wise, I'm sure both are comparable and feature wise, both have more than you could ever need [​IMG]

    JB
     
  4. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok. Looks like Yamaha is the winner [​IMG] I tried it actually, and i think it sounded better. But now, I will have to look at RXV640 as you said that the only difference is the phono input which I don't need at all. Are you sure that the power is equal and other features? Thanks for the reply. I feel more comfortable now.
     
  5. Ronneil Camara

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    Now, the other store is offering me for a good price on Denon AVR-2803 and Denon AVR-1804. It sounds good though. But what do you think about Denon's receiver? Thanks again.
     
  6. Joe Valha

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    I went with an Integra 8.3 and think it is amazing. I've got it paired with a complete M & K setup and the movies rock the house!
     

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