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Old 12-06-2018, 06:47 AM   #1
Lok3sh Lok3sh is offline
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Default Upgrading from my Anthem MRX 300 and need some help please!

Hey guys!

Almost exactly 3 years ago, I posted on here looking for help with purchasing a receiver. After making an error with purchasing garbage, a member here was kind enough to give me a heck of a deal on this Anthem that I currently use. Unfortunately, I will need to move to one with 4K HDR 10 & Dolby Vision now as I have purchased a TV that supports those formats.

My setup currently is as follows:
Vizio P75-F1 TV
Anthem MRX 300 that does not support 4k
2x Klipsch Synergy F1 Speakers (L+R) 8ohm max 100W
1x Klipsch Synergy C10 (Center) 8ohm max 50w
Sony BDP S5200 BluRay player which I will upgrade last to a 4k player

My budget is ~$300 CAD. The two receivers I was looking at:

Onkyo TX-NR575
Denon AVRS540BT

I remember, the last time I asked about receivers, I was told that most of the RMS ratings on receivers are deceptive and if they say 80w/channel, they usually deliver that for 2 speakers, and every additional speaker added drops the watts per channel. My knowledge of this is quite limited, so I'm hoping someone can help with letting me know if these receivers would give me a similar experience to what I have currently with my Anthem.

Any advice and insight would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-06-2018, 12:19 PM   #2
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I would save for a bit and increase that budget. Try not to buy an avr for less than $550,$600. More is better.

Another option is to get a 4K player that has two hdmi outs. Then you could run one output to the tv and the other to the avr.

Keep that Anthem. You may want to use it for powering your front 3 , or if you go Atmos, your heights.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice!

What is it that I'll be missing audio wise with either of the two that I've listed above vs my Anthem?

I will definitely not be getting anything more than the 3 speakers that I currently have. There is no room at all in my condo unfortunately, and I'm not moving anytime soon.
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