Pioneer Vs Yamaha - Suggestions?

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  1. Gregory_S

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    I am looking for a receiver and have narrowed it down to 2 in my price range. the Yamaha HTR-5860 or the Pioneer VSX-1015TX-K. Any suggestions on which is a better unit? Or any other brands? Thanks Greg.
     
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    Leigh_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I own both the Yamaha RX-V630 and Pioneer 1014. The pioneer has more bells and whistles, but, IMHO the yamaha sounds better, and appears to have more power (despite the power ratings).
     
  3. Dan Driscoll

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    Yep, the one that sounds better to you. There are no major differences in features or performance that would justify buying one over the other. It's a simple matter of personal preference.
     
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    both are good units. get the one that sounds best to you.
     
  5. Tom DeWitt

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    Before I went Denon I used both the VSX-1015TX and the HT-5860, and I felt the Pioneer was a much better unit, Even my mother noticed how clean and full the sound was with the VSX-1015TX at ultra high volumes.

    The only real atvantage that I noticed with the yamaha was the XM tuner, although if you atempt to jump up or down more than 3-5 channels to quickly you get the "Check Ant." error message.


    The yamaha did sound better playing music at lower volumes. but on movies and LOUD music the Pioneer was supreme.
     

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