Is the NR1010 worth the $500+ premium IF you are not going beyond 7.1
Hello,Is the NR1010 worth the $500+ premium IF you are not going beyond 7.1
Hello,Other than Dual Subs, these features are found in the 1010 but not the 818:
VLSC (vector linear, proprietary Onkyo signal circuit- said to make digital sound natural)
Front panel Toslink
HDMI Support for- 3D video, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor, x.v.Color, LipSync, CEC
Upscaling on the 1010 uses HQV Vida vs Marvell Qdeo on the 818
Zone 2 HDMI output (good for viewing MP3 playlists on a small monitor with out turning on your big TV)
The 1010 features Pure Audio and Direct Mode where as the 818 only has direct. Pure Audio mode is great on the Multi-chanel analog input. I find it reveals a more detailed track.
Bluetooth Ready via USB
5 watts more power in the 1010.
Highlighted in black are the reasons I would go 1010 over the 818. The extra 5 watts are nice but not necessary.
The 3010 does have the 4 independent transformers.That is a picture of a 5010 as the 3000 Series do not use a Torodial Transformer using EL Core's for all transformers. The 5000 Series use one relatively large Toroidal Transformer and 3 EL Core's.
I am aware of that. I have owned 2 different 3000 Series AVR's and while tempted by the 5000 Series, I just could not justify the added expense. Especially considering that I do not use the internal amplifiers.The 3010 does have the 4 independent transformers.
As a lower cost but equally good alternative might be the Yamaha Advetage RX-A2010, which can be found for $999 online. Or the Adventage RX-A3010 which goes for about $1300. Both feature HQV video processing. I have an older Yamaha and just love it.
I am aware of that. I have owned 2 different 3000 Series AVR's and while tempted by the 5000 Series, I just could not justify the added expense. Especially considering that I do not use the internal amplifiers.
As for the Aventage, I quite like the A3010 and is an excellent alternative. I do slightly favor the 3009/3010
due to XT32/SubEQ HT. However, the Aventage's have been quite reliable and I also really like that you can switch HDMI sources when the AVR is on standby.
Porsche learns to build cars from their racing and racing is the company's main focus. Yamaha learns to build audio electronics from building musical instruments and music is the company's focus; after all the Yamaha logo is a trio of tuning forks.If Yamaha is a Porsche in your estimation, what would Denon/Marantz be? To me, it would be hard not to think of a Japanese brand like Toyota/Lexus such that Yamaha has been so heavily into myriad DSP Modes for so long. Things like trying to recreate the sound of The Roxy Theater, Village Gate, Warehouse Loft, Cellar Club, Freiburg Cathedral and so forth.