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Ronneil Camara

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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. :)

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
 

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!
 

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 :D

JB
 

Ronneil Camara

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Ok. Looks like Yamaha is the winner :) 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.
 

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.
 

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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