Onkyo SR500 or Yamaha RX-V530

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  1. Kevin Parker

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    hi,
    I am looking for a receiver under $300, I wuz considring Onkyo TX-SR500, cause its a replacement of 494 and it has DP 2, but I just found out today that Yamaha RX-V530 has almost same features, so I wuz wondering, what you guys recommend b/w the two, anyone tried yamaha? if yes How they sound?

    I like rather bright sound.

    I would really appreciate if you guys help me out.
     
  2. Kevin Parker

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    Receivers I also considered were Denon 1802 and Onkyo 595 , but they are slightly high for my budget, tried to find used but no success so far. so lemme know what you guys think I should get. I wanna keep my budget under $300.
    Thanx a lot
     
  3. John Pine

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    Kevin: I've owned my V530 for a few months now and I've been very happy with it. The retailer I bought it from offers a 120 day upgrade option. I would ONLY "trade up" to the 6.1 setup with a LCD remote(V730). I would stay with this line as I am very pleased. The feature it does not have is A/B speaker switching. I knew this before I bought it and have not missed it. I posted some detailed impressions of this receiver a few months back. Do a "title only" search under "rx-v530". Hope this helps!
     
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    I needed the A/B speaker switching option so I picked the HTR-5560 (RX-V630 equivalent). This receiver offers a 6th channel that is amplified.

    Prior to putting my 5560 into the rack, I pulled out my Denon 1802. The sound that the 5560 produces is not bright and rather more of a natural sound.

    In comparing the two: Both feature similar construction - transformers which appear to be of equal size, 2 large capacitors in each box, large heat sinks and both are nearly the same weight.

    If you don't need the A/B speaker option, then the RX-V530 should be a very good receiver and I wouldn't hesitate for a second in picking it over the Onkyo 500.
     
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    Of those two, the Yahama is the winner (by a huge margin in my opinion). It has way more features, more power, and sounds great. THe 6.1 matrix is a nice little added bonus too. I own a 494 (although I just sold it on ebay) and am upgrading to either a RX-v530 or a HTR 5550. Yamaha and Denon are the only two brands I will buy from now on.
    Later
     
  6. Kevin Parker

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    Thank you guys, I will go and check the yamaha sound. any other opinions??
     
  7. Kevin Parker

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    Is there any difference b/w V593 or Htr-5550? It looks same to me, but why would a company will make same receiver in different series? and if there is any difference, which is better? the price same though.
     
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    Kevin, do you just want regular 5.1 processing? You can also add the Pioneer VSX-D711 which should be
     
  9. Kevin Parker

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    I tried 1602 with side by side with yamaha V420, with enrgy speakers and yamaha v40 is much cheaper and low end but it sounded better to my ear. Lotta ppl will disagree with me but its just my personal opinion. I never tried Pioneer though.
     
  10. Kevin Parker

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    and by the way I will be using, Infinity Intrlude speakers, my speakers would be as follows:

    Center: Infinity IL25c
    Front: Infinity IL10
    Rear: Acoustic Research AR215PS

    So any opinions??
     
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    Kevin: Yes, your are correct they are the same. The RX-V series is for retail sales(HiFi Buys)and the HTR is for mail order(Crutchfield). But, Best Buy also sells the HTR series I believe. Go figure?!?!
     
  12. Kevin Parker

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    why there is price difference b/w them? example HTR5560 is $329 and RX-V630 is $385 (lowest prices found on net)
     
  13. Kevin Parker

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    Hi guys,
    I wanna ask you guys that there is $61 price difference b/w 5550 and 5560, so I should get 5560 instead or just stick to 5550? what you guys think?
     
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    The 5560 has alot more features for $61. You would be 6.1 and better DACs I think. The Crutchfield website has the best descriptions. I would definately spend the extra $61. I had one of the 5560s in the house for about a week and I don't think you find a better receiver for $385.
     
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    I found it for $329.99, on the net. thanx john I guess then I will go for 5560
     
  16. Norman L

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    Check out the Pioneer 811s.

    More watts running all channels - Yamaha 5560 28W, Pioneer
    over 70W, 6.1 DTS - Discrete in the 811s not in the 5560.

    You can find it for less than $350.

    I have never heard the sound of either but these are stats if they are important to you.
     

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