Yamaha HTR-5790 vs. Okyon SR-702

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  1. David Nylund

    David Nylund Auditioning

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to the forum, but it looks like there's a lot of expertise out there.

    I'm looking to get a new receiver and am focusing for the moment on the following 3:
    Yamaha HTR-5790
    Yamaha RXV-1500
    Onkyo SR-702

    My old system is about 13 yeas old (Onkyo TX-SV70PRO)with Boston Acoustics T1030s and Polk M3 surrounds in the rear. As I've been out of the market for such a long time, I have no idea which brands perform best, but I'm looking forward to moving into the current technology with the digital decoding.

    I'll probably be going with Aperion speakers.

    The receivers I'm looking at seem to run in the $500-$800 range. I was almost decided on the HTR-5790, but then I found out that I could get $299 off of the Onkyo if I get the Aperion speakers.

    Can anyone out there give me some advice, along with the pros and cons of each receiver (or maybe even recommend another comparable one)?

    Thanks!
    David
     
  2. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Screenwriter

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    the 2 Yamahas are essentially the same w the exception of the 5790 having more power. so really, this is between the onkyo and the 5790. check them both out feature for feature and listen to them both. to me, the newer onkyo is nice, but so is the 5790 - i had one.
     
  3. Shawn Stephens

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    The 5790 doesn't have more power, its just rated differently. Check out Yamaha's products page and look at the specs. The RS-V1500 will have the same output with the same method of rating as the 5790. I would prefer the RX-V1500 over the Onkyo because I like the way it sounds with music. Pure direct is awesome, and the amps are great. If its going to cost you the same as the 5790, go w/ the 1500.
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Yamaha also has a "direct" mode. Also, I wonder if Yamaha revised anything with YPAO with the release of the 1500?

    I've seen the newer Onkyo receivers - the silver-faced receiver has an amber readout, like the Yamaha and Pioneer Elite receivers and not the funky green like the black Onkyou receivers. Not sure about the sound quality of the new Onkyos though.
     
  5. Ralph B

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    I like the funky green/black style onkyo's. [​IMG]


    the Onkyo's sound great. not sure about the new ones but my older one sounds decent.

    CC has the 602 for $424 shipped. also seen somewhere online that had it for $360 shipped. great price!

    just some info incase you wanted cheap. the 602 can be found low priced and its a nice receiver. I would like it but dont feel I need the upgrade at this time. would be nice, but not needed.
     
  6. David Nylund

    David Nylund Auditioning

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    Hi everyone,
    In the end, I think I'll go with the Yamaha HTR-5790. I found one at JR.com for about $200 less than RX-V1500.

    I also decided that I might be better off by getting the 5790 for $600, getting the Onkyo SR502 for free (through the Aperion offer) and then selling the Onkyo for $200-250. This would result in a net-cost for the Yamaha of $350-400. The alternative would be getting the Onkyo SR702 for $799 with a discount of $299 for a net cost of $500 through the Aperion offer. It's a little more complicated, but I think it will give me the biggest bang for my buck in the end.

    Any experiences out there with JR.com? The posts I've seen on them so far in the forum seem to be pretty good.

    Thanks again for all your help!
    David
     
  7. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Screenwriter

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    Good choice on the 5790. You will not be disappointed. J&R is a very reputable and well known company and authorized dealer. You are in good hands if you use them.
     
  8. Shawn Stephens

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    Since you're finding the 5790 for $200 less than the 1500, that would be tie breaker for me.
     
  9. tommy_E

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    great choice on the 5790...i own one...you wont be dissapointed..

    let it warm up for about an hour before using the YPAO...


    ciao
     
  10. MattyK

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    Okay, you got my attention with that one. Why is it necessary to allow the receiver to warm up an hour before using the YPAO?

    Cheers -

    MattyK
     
  11. tommy_E

    tommy_E Agent

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    how you doin mattyk...

    noooooo nothing bad lol sry i read on past forums that its common to warm up any receiver before in use{not exactly an hour..but more than 5 minutes you know}...and the YPAO tends to make the receiver run warmer...just saying dont be alert ...just something to remember..i leave my 5790 on all the time..great piece from yammie

    ciao
     
  12. MattyK

    MattyK Auditioning

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    Okie-dokie, tommy_E. Well, we never can be too careful now, can we? [​IMG]
     
  13. tommy_E

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    yea...?

    ciao
     

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