more reciever help needed

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  1. Reid K

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    Okay going through this weeks flyer i found some more possiblities. The following 4 iam considering
    1. kenwood vr6070 (800 canadian)
    2. marantz sr4300 (547 canadian)
    3. Denon avr1603 (647 canadian)
    4. Yamaha rxv730 (797 canadian regular 1000)

    What do you guys all think? Are the kenwood and yamaha worth the extra dough? Right now these are the main considerations because a decent HK here is too expensive for my 16 year old tastes, and most upper models of marantz and denon are also too expensive. For instance the other marantz they have is 1200 canadian, and iam only prepared to go up to 900 canadian max. So which of these 4 do you think is the best overall reciever?
     
  2. Reid K

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    bump before I get some shut eye
     
  3. Ian_A

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    Reid,

    The Yamaha, Denon and Marantz all provide about the same rated power output with the Kenwood being rated a little more. The Denon is the only receiver that does not offer preouts to add external an external power amp for the future. The Marantz is the only receiver you mentioned that does not provide component video switching. The Kenwood has a bandwith 10 Mhz, Yamaha is 30Mhz and the Denon is 27Mhz.
     
  4. Reid K

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    so from what you are saying by going by stats the yamaha is the superior? Also the HK 125 or whatever doesnt have 6.1 surround which would be nice to have since Iam only 16 so I cant afford to upgrade on a consistant basis.
     
  5. Ian_A

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    I picked on the Component video switching only. If component video switching is an item you will never use then it is a not factor. The fact that the receiver you buy now may be part of your system for a long time I would look at possible future upgrades.
     
  6. Reid K

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    so what are you saying I should look at other recievers? Or down the road I will still have to upgrade? Also I will use the Component since that is what my xbox uses. If you had to pick one of those 4 just going by stats which would you take?
     
  7. Ian_A

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    You will upgrade one day just how long from now is anybodies guess. I'm saying that most likely you are putting together a system I don't know what you have or what is your list of priorities.
    When I bought my receiver I know I'm going to have it a while so I looked and found something I will be happy with for sometime which had as many inputs so as my system has room to grow without replacing my receiver. I now have to upgrade my 20 year old speakers and a 15 year old TV.

    Component Video is likely from your DVD source to your TV. it has 3 cables from the source to your display one for each colour projector in your TV. The X-box is most likely composite the single yellow RCA connection. I think the X-box can use optical connection for your audio. If you have a DVD, player and the X-box you will use 2 of your digital connections. So compare the receivers you mentioned figure what your needs are and give them a listen that is the best way to find out. I will give you one more suggestion for a receiver to look at the Sony STR-DA1ES on the Sony site it is $799.00. I have seen alot of people on this forum with the Sony ES line and they like them but there DE line of receivers are not in the same class.
     
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    Reid just so you know I ahve found the Yamaha RX-v1300 in canada for 1099. thats a good price ont he unit, and compared to the regulat price of the 730 you were loking at it might be worth considering.
     
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    and if you dont mind getting a demo model you can get a great deal on H/K products here in Canada. I paid $680 taxes and shipping to Ontario included for an AVR 320.

    email [email protected] if you are interested. They will sell anything on the Harmanaudio.com website for the US price times 1.6 to get Canadian price.

    Just so that you dont rule Harman out on price alone.

    Mike
     
  10. Reid K

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    I have narrowed it down to the yamaha and kenwood and Iam just wondering one thing. How big of a deal is THX select, and 25 more watts per each channel? Those are the things the kenwood has that the yamaha doesnt. the yamaha have discrete high current amplification, better ability for transfering compenent, and built for 6.1 surround. So how big of a deal is 25 more watts, THX select, high current amplification?
     
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    one more thing a component cable does NOT represent the different color guns in a big screen they are merely colored RGB to make it easy to discern them to hook them up correctly. For a better explanation check out this site.

    http://members.rogers.com/4dtv/hdtv/dif.html
     
  13. Reid K

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    So iam confused again can someone just answer these question dealing with the kenwood, and Yamaha.
    1. Is THX select, and 25 watts more per channel a big deal?
    2. What does high current amplication do?
    3. Which reciever will be better for sending picture through (for component high definition)
     
  14. JeremyFr

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    ok heres your answers
    1.) No & No, THX Select isnt anything special, Ultra is select no, 25watts will make a negligable difference not enough to warrant basing your descision on this.

    2.) High Current amplification means you'll be able to run larger speakers off it and still get great sound.

    3.) They Yamaha will be the best due to it haveing the widest amount of bandwidth (or largest pipe) for the video signal.
     
  15. Reid K

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    Thank you so much for answering those questions. Since I will be getting some tower speakers, and using component that pretty much guarantees my yamaha. Thank you so much. Everything is finally coming into place, now all I have to do is empty the bank account lol. Thank you again, and thanks to everyone who has helped with all my numerous questions it is very very appreciated. Also sorry if I got annoying, but thank you so much iam so grateful.
     
  16. JeremyFr

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    not a problem you wont be sorry you bought the Yamaha.
     

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