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post #1 of 18 Old 12-02-16, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Receiver Recommendation / Preference

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I am looking at replacing my current NAD 773 receiver. The setup i have coming is listed below:

2x SVS Prime Bookshelf
2x SVS Prime Satellites
1x SVS PB 1000
1x PSB c60 center speaker

Requirements for new receiver

audyssey multeq (ideally XT unless i get direction that the difference between the two is minimal)
5.1 support
Enough power to drive above speakers (don't think they will need a ton)
Under $300

Here are the two I have found (used around here)

Marantz NR1403 (like the slim design but only has audyssey multeq -not XT)
Denon X2000


Open to any other recommendations as well and had one final question. Is it possible that audyssey multeq on a brand new receiver would be better than audyssey multeq XT on an older receiver. It's very possible i am over blowing the usefulness of audyssey tuning, but I have heard good things.
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post #2 of 18 Old 12-02-16, 10:40 AM
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I would start here. Full of factory refurbs that come with warranty. Marantz and Denon are both great choices, and your right, your awesome new speakers will be an easy load. Don't forget about pioneer and mcacc. I have one in my bedroom system that sounds great. (1019ahk)
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Here's an example of what you might find. Fwiw my next one will probably me a marantz.
Also, xt32 models have subEQ and is probably the biggest upgrade in audyssey, although the newer versions (over multiq xt) have far more filters and measurement points so, yes. IMO, newer audyssey is much better.

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Re: Receiver Recommendation / Preference

Im a little leery of the new slim design AVRs. Something has to give when you pack so much into a smaller box so my guess is that they don't have very good power output levels on the bench.
From what Ive read Onkyo seems to have fixed the HDMI board failure issues. and although audyssey is a fantastic room EQ there are some including myself who are not sold on applying EQ filters above 400Hz unevenly on the front channels as this causes the front image to be altered.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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1. Listen to those other guys.
2. Audyssey XT in different receivers should sound & perform the same. HOWEVER, each AVR design has engineers making processing and memory budget decisions (processing budget, not $ budget, although they are related) and one design might end up slightly outperforming or underperforming relative to another. It is almost impossible to know, because the mfr will never tell you, and probably almost impossible to hear the difference outside of a carefully set up AB test.
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I'd love to steer you in a direction in regards to which AVR to pick but it's tough. I recently upgraded mine for implementation of Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and 4K. I ended up going with a model from Marantz and it's been flawless. My final three were Marantz, Denon, and Yamaha. I'm pretty sure I would have been happy with any of those three models I considered. Good luck!
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Re: Receiver Recommendation / Preference

Thanks guys- I ended up picking up the Denon X2000 above for a smoking deal. Should get my SVS setup next week, but happy with it in my current setup so far!
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Nice! I think you'll be really happy. Wish I had room in my wallet for those psb towers.


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Yes i am so far!
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Quick Update- Got everything setup and the bookshelf/satellites sounds great. I played with the sub a good amount and it sounded pretty good, but i wanted more out of it. Had to turn up volume to 3/4's to get close to what i wanted, but still not there. Granted I am dealing 1400 cubic foot room opening into a 5000+ cubic foot room...

So i upgraded to a pb2000 and am considering doing barn doors to close off the room. Otherwise, I am very happy with the setup and am hoping the new sub will help!
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Re: Receiver Recommendation / Preference

Even a PB2000 won't have enough output to fill a 5400+ cu ft space. Your going to defiantly want to close off that opening to the larger space if you want results.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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