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Old 03-19-2017, 10:47 PM   #1
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In the next couple of months i'm going to buy a new receiver at the moment i have a Onkyo that has dobly atmos only and i have no problems with it but this time i'm thinking of going with Denon or Yamaha which brand is the better and what would you choose.
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In the next couple of months i'm going to buy a new receiver at the moment i have a Onkyo that has dobly atmos only and i have no problems with it but this time i'm thinking of going with Denon or Yamaha which brand is the better and what would you choose.
Both Denon and Yamaha make great AVRs, however a lot of it depends on what models of these brands are you interested in, and what are you trying to achieve by changing brands, are you upgrading for more features or are you just wanting to try another brand. I went from Onkyo to Denon and have been very happy. You can't go wrong with either brand, but I would look at Marantz as well. Best of luck and keep us posted.
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Thanks Dwayne yes i think i jumped in to early and would like to get DTS X and very where i go i here a lot of people talking about Denon.
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In the next couple of months i'm going to buy a new receiver at the moment i have a Onkyo that has dobly atmos only and i have no problems with it but this time i'm thinking of going with Denon or Yamaha which brand is the better and what would you choose.
Those are both good brands but their GUI's and methods of room correction vary a great deal ........

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I went from Integra to Marantz and have never looked back.
Marantz is also an excellent choice . And don't forget about the two A's Arcam & Anthem, They both make very good AVR's that lean towards the audio side of things



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Thanks Dwayne yes i think i jumped in to early and would like to get DTS X and very where i go i here a lot of people talking about Denon.
The only reason I chose to do away with Onkyo was that they dumped the Audyessey Room Correction . I have owned 3 models of Onkyos in my day and loved them very much . My reason for picking Denon was only based on the fact that they were the brother of the famed Marantz Company . I'm very pleased with my Denon, however my next purchase will be Marantz. Personally I feel there is not a big difference in the audio between the older versions of Onkyos and my Denon. Many say that both brands have a warm sound, so I guess that is a good way to describe them. On my Denon 4520 AVR, I feel that the Mid-range audio is lacking a little, and I have read some reviews of this model saying the same thing. Having said this I recommend you look at other brands and if possible, audition these personally before making a purchase. Good luck
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In the next couple of months i'm going to buy a new receiver at the moment i have a Onkyo that has dobly atmos only and i have no problems with it but this time i'm thinking of going with Denon or Yamaha which brand is the better and what would you choose.
Sup monnie,

I've owned 4 Yamaha AVR's within the past 18 years......the ones I sold went to friends or I gave to family. All the units still function to this day....even the one from '99. Never a problem........I have remained loyal to this day to Yamaha, but everyone has their own personal voyages with these brands.

I can also vouch for Marantz as well....have friends with them and no issues whatsoever. Enjoy!
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Those are both good brands but their GUI's and methods of room correction vary a great deal ........



Marantz is also an excellent choice . And don't forget about the two A's Arcam & Anthem, They both make very good AVR's that lean towards the audio side of things



Owned both those brands quite impressive indeed, I have no Atmos on my MRX-520 but Dynamic range is super impressive with the hi-performance Dacs Anthem uses not to mentioned an amazing room correction software in ARC.

I have not tried any of the new Arcams but they apparently stepped it up with room correction as well. My AVR400 served me well for 5 years and still worked flawlessly except for Video upscaling but I simply used HDMI as pass through.
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Owned both those brands quite impressive indeed, I have no Atmos on my MRX-520 but Dynamic range is super impressive with the hi-performance Dacs Anthem uses not to mentioned an amazing room correction software in ARC.

I have not tried any of the new Arcams but they apparently stepped it up with room correction as well. My AVR400 served me well for 5 years and still worked flawlessly except for Video upscaling but I simply used HDMI as pass through.
I wished I could afford an Anthem. The audio they provide is spectacular . I do not know much about Arcam, but I have read nothing but great reviews on their ability to produce exceptional audio as well . For people like myself that are big on the audio side, these brand's are top shelf .
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I just went through the receiver parade.

I bought an Onkyo and its LPCM warm-up drove my nuts while playing Wii-U. Every new level started in Mario Maker was missing the first few seconds. Onkyo says this is normal operation for LPCM so... back it went.

Went to Denon, next. It gave me a lot of scratchy audio on the Xbox One S. I'm sure it was more of an Xbox issue than a Denon one, but my old Pioneer had no problems so... back it went.

Picked up one of the newer Sony models, the 1070. Handles everything I have plugged in without issue. My DVR, Xbox One S, Wii-U, Switch, PS4, and UHD player. Very happy with my purchase. Very nice user interface too when you're in the setup menus.
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts was close to buying a Yamaha RX-V681 on the weekend but i will wait for the Denon AVR-S730H that comes out in April in the US but not sure when it will land here in Australia.
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In the next couple of months i'm going to buy a new receiver at the moment i have a Onkyo that has dobly atmos only and i have no problems with it but this time i'm thinking of going with Denon or Yamaha which brand is the better and what would you choose.
Pick your poison with those two. How much are you spendinig? If you're going for the top, I'd pick Yamaha, but if your going mid and you like XT32 - I'd go Denon.
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I kind of like the Yamaha Advantage a lot, Agree with you and some of their entry level Advantage can be had a ta reasonable price with a good warranty.
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts was close to buying a Yamaha RX-V681 on the weekend but i will wait for the Denon AVR-S730H that comes out in April in the US but not sure when it will land here in Australia.
do you mind telling us Australian retail for this one?

I found it on Yamaha Au website at $1299 while the Advantage 760 is $1499, Basically the same specs but Advantage should come with better warranty if I am not mistake, hopefully it is the case in Australia as well as America.
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Advice also needed here. So I just got an amplifier. Do I turn it on before or after the receiver? I know it's a stupid question. I want to say before so you don't get that pop. I have an outlet on my power conditioner that has a 5 second delay. It says receiver but I would use it for whatever needs to be delayed.
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Advice also needed here. So I just got an amplifier. Do I turn it on before or after the receiver? I know it's a stupid question. I want to say before so you don't get that pop. I have an outlet on my power conditioner that has a 5 second delay. It says receiver but I would use it for whatever needs to be delayed.
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Amp should go on after the receiver, and turn off before the receiver when shutting down.

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Amp should go on after the receiver, and turn off before the receiver when shutting down.

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Ok cool. Thank you so much! I plan to I'm excited!
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Another quick question. If my receiver has analog red & white do I need to use both r&w into a single analog plug for my amp? Or can I use a single cable like a subwoofer type plug with 1 plug on each end? Thank you.

I think I found my answer. I need the R&W cable into 1 plug for my amplifier. That's what I thought (damn bought wrong cables). Is this correct?
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Another quick question. If my receiver has analog red & white do I need to use both r&w into a single analog plug for my amp? Or can I use a single cable like a subwoofer type plug with 1 plug on each end? Thank you.

I think I found my answer. I need the R&W cable into 1 plug for my amplifier. That's what I thought (damn bought wrong cables). Is this correct?
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I hope this is all I finally need.
Not sure what receiver you have so it is tough to say for sure what your set up is, but it should be one cable that connects from your pre out to a single input on your amp for each channel you are hooking up.
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Not sure what receiver you have so it is tough to say for sure what your set up is, but it should be one cable that connects from your pre out to a single input on your amp for each channel you are hooking up.
Nice setup. That's what I thought (left line) but the pioneer elite sc-95 online manual is a bit unclear and looks as if to use both plugs. I am getting it today so I will look in the physical manual. Or if someone has done this with one of the elite series let me know please.
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Ok thank you everyone for your help and patience with some of my stupid questions but I have figured it out now that the the Sc-95 is here. So now the Sc-95 Bic acoustitechs and emotiva amp are Alive!!!!
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