Yamaha ?, RX-V vs HTR lines

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  1. michael_mo

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    I know, from other posts, that there is not much difference between the lines... other than the store they will appear in.
    I am getting a set of paradigm studio 60 v2 with studio cc center and will run low efficiency polk monitor 7c's as the surrounds.

    Will the HTR 5660 (85 w/ch)run those speakers, without comprimising quality. All 5 are all power hogs. The HTR 5660 or the RXV 640 would fit my budget (thats why i ask)
     
  2. Lee M T

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    The only things I know of besides the places where they are sold are:

    - Different color lettering on the units
    - The amps are rated differently. 1khz for the HTR and full bandwidth for the RX-V.

    Not sure if that second difference is a red flag for any amp deficiency in the HTR or not. I wouldn't think so, especially since they are the same price. Anyhow, I would suggest looking into the RX-V because at a specialty store, in which they are sold, they will usually work with you. I got my 640 for $440 as opposed to Best Buy's $499 for the HTR-5660.
     
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    It's not like the R-V lines from the past where they rate them differently, they're rated exactly the same. If you look in both owners manuals, they're rated the same. Both are rated 20Hz - 20kHz and 1kHz. Both are 85W full-range, 105W @ 1 kHz. The only difference now is where you get them. HTR is authorized for sale through the big commercial stores and online retailers. RX-V is still confined to specialty stores only.

    If warranty isn't an issue for you, check out etronics and pricesrite.
    For the RX-V640 you can get it for 340 from etronics.

    If warranty is an issue, then go with J&R.
    You can get the HTR-5660 for 380 from them.
     
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    What is the highest RX-V model that currently has a HTR counterpart?
     
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