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Hello there, happy new year ;)

A question, ive just bought a Sony STR DN610 receiver, witch actually sounded worse than my previous. I also bought Harmon Kardon HKTS 20 speaker set to go with the sony, and it sounded oki. I then replaised the HKTS 20 with HKTS 60, and the sound got worse. The mid is somewhat to much, so voices are hard to hear. The HKTS 20 had around 20 play hores, while the HKTS only have had 6 or so. Would they get better? Or is it just the receiver? Well, my next question. I would like to buy a better receiver, and one that goes good with the HKTS 60's. The speakers are 8 OHM, would a receiver with 8 OHM be a better coice for them than a receiver with 6 OHM? My choices are:

Onkyo - 608 (6 ohm)
Pioneer - VSX-820-K
Denon - AVR1911
Yamaha RX-V767

What would you choose if you were me? :)
 

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Hey Matt, i am just about to pick up the HKTS 60 and a Yamaha rxv667 this week. I am worried however from what you say is going on.

Is there some setup that needs to be done? Does the Sony reciever have something to setup the speakers automatticaly with a mic?

Please let me know what happens I was going to buy my reciever today and order the HKTS60 speakers.

Thanks..
 

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Hi guys, I know that we have som Sony lovers on this site but I am going to say it anyways:
Sony does not make a good receiver for the money. They excel in displays, BluRay players, PS3 and some other areas but receivers they are the worst of the big players.
Any of the 4 you list above will work just fine I highly recommend looking at Accessories4less and spend as much as you can on a receiver.
 

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Hello,
I would go with the TX-SR608. This Model marks a departure in Onkyo's 600 Series where it now offers THX Post Processing and due to needing to meet THX Certification has a more powerful amplifier section than past 600 Series. The one thing I like better about the Denon is that it offers Audyssey MultEQ as opposed to the 2EQ used on the 608.
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Hey there. Well, ill let you know. But it does sound better now, ive turned the bass boost off on the subwoofer, the voice are now clearer. However, some dvds sound exelent and blue rays too, and some sounds too thick. And when i say exelent i really mean EXELENT. Listening to music they are awsome. I dont think you should worrie to much, just dont get a sony receiver. I could return the speakers as i have 1 more week to try them, however, ive desided to keep them and instead go for another receiver, maby the one you are thinking of.
 

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Good to hear things are working out. I have been on the fence to spend the extra money on the HKTS60 from the 20. From trying them both would you say the 60 is worth the price compared to the hkts20?

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To be honest? No, i dont think the HKTS are much better than the 20's, maby abit when playing music. Listening to movies i really cant hear any difference after switching th ebass boost off (witch i also did on the 20's, but forgot doing on the 60). I might return the 60 and spend the left over money on a better receiver. But then again, this sony receiver are sounds like , even compared to my old receiver. So for all i know the 60's would ound awsome on another amp. They did win the EISA award, and got another great review in HIFITEST.DE. The last test are written in german, so i used google translate to read it, and they were very happy with the sound. Another thing, i cant adjust the mid level on the sony, only the bass and treble.
 

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Awesome thanks for the info. I to have been looking at these a while and been trying to get some reviews on the 60's and there are none. I did find the EISA awards which made me feel good about them. I also emailed harman and asked them and of course they recommended the 60's for being the best and closer then the 20/30 to real standing speakers.

The jump from 20 to 60hkts is about $400CAN for me so it's pretty much double. I can maybe go for the 30hkts and use the extra $200 and get a harmon avr 2600 reciever to match.

I have been doing some non-stop research several hours a day to trying to get a good match.

I can't help but think the 20's would be just fine(in my 12x15 room) but one is always tempted to spend more for better...haha

Keep me updated on what you do.
 

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Hey again mate. The HKTS 30 would be great for sure, and i know the HKTS 20 were good. Like you i spent many houres a day researching speakers, and HK seemed like the best deal. And i love the looks, and trust me on this, in real life they are absolutly stunning. I cant top looking at them lol.
So you wanna go for the HK receiver? Well, im in your boat too, looking for a receiver to go along with thi speakers. However, i dont lik ethe looks of th HK receivers :p I want them to be all black to match the speakers and tv etc. I know its childish to have such thoughts, but i need to have the looks too hehe. Im looking at receivers as we speak. Any thoughts?
 

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I feel the same way about these Harmons they look awesome!!! My bro-in-law has the HKTS15 with the AVR2600 and it sounds pretty good (2 years old now).

I would like to have the HK reciever but I find it's over priced and features are a bit lacking. I am currently all ready to buy the Yamaha RXV667(on sale) (typoo before I said 677) it's got great features and is all black haha.. It's gotten great reviews from many sites, google it.

I have a budget and the yamaha above and hkts60 is right in the range. Also with my researching i have foudn people saying one should spend more on speakers then the reciever. About a 65-70% on speakers and the rest on the reciever.

You going to stick with the HKTS60 speakers???
 

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I will check out the yamaha right now :) Well, have u thought about the onkyo 608? Yes, im gonna stick with the HKTS 60, EISA and HIFITEST.DE cant both go wrong lol, besides they do sound better now than befor i first wrote the post. I do have some really awsome speakers back home, dynavoice f-6 floorstanding speaker set 5.1. However im studying and living in a dormroom, so cant fit them in. Wen i was home for christmass i got a chanse to compare the dynavoice f-6 speakers with my old reciever and the new sony, and it was a huge difference. Wen i played them trough sony they sounded kinda muddy yet thin, like things were blended into a caos. And the bass was wery boomy and loose, not tight at all. I cant use my old receiver cause it only got one hdmi input, so cant hook it up to the cable tv and blue ray player and the ps3. Therefore i know use sony. Havent goten the chanse to pklay the HKTS 60 thorugh my old receiver, but the fact that my dynavoice speakers sounded so different i do have a clue about how much better the HKTS would sound through a better receiver. Im currently looking at Yamaha 767 and Onkyo 608.
 

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To be honest? No, i dont think the HKTS are much better than the 20's, maby abit when playing music. Listening to movies i really cant hear any difference after switching th ebass boost off (witch i also did on the 20's, but forgot doing on the 60). I might return the 60 and spend the left over money on a better receiver. But then again, this sony receiver are sounds like , even compared to my old receiver. So for all i know the 60's would ound awsome on another amp. They did win the EISA award, and got another great review in HIFITEST.DE. The last test are written in german, so i used google translate to read it, and they were very happy with the sound. Another thing, i cant adjust the mid level on the sony, only the bass and treble.
 

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Cool, i think i will stick to getting the hkts60's as well. I did have a look at the onkyo and it looks great but it cost more then the yamaha 667.

I'm looking at the onkyo 608 now and see how cheap i can get it for also the Pioneer 1020 is comparable.

Where are you from?
 

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cool, canada :D cold and snow, like norway :p Wel, lets keep this thread alive and search for receivers together. Have you been looking at Denon?
 

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Yes, just got a foot of snow last night..haha

I have looked at denon 1911 (same range) but pricey.

For me the onkyo 608 and pioneer 1020 are out of my range a bit I guess on sale maybe.

The yamaha rxv667 is on sale now for 450 from 560 so its a good deal and reviews are great.

I will keep looking but for me because of budget it looks like rxv667...

Time for dinner here will post later tonight with updates lol..
 

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I think for $399 the 608 will be very tough to beat. Thats a great price for in Canada. I would not let that slip away.
 

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Hey, just ordered the Onkyo 608, i really hope this i the receiver for me :) Cant wait. 1 foot of snow? haha, we are in the same boat then, its been snowing like crazy here, the snow i soon up to my front window haha. Any news on ur receiver search?

Thanks for all replays by the way, and orry for my bad english everyone :)
 
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