I want to understand so bare with me, A receiver has its own sound as well, I have read a few things on Audyssey and MCACC on other forums but it always breaks down to a flame war and not much is explained and of course I'm left in the dark.:scratch: would be so kind as to tell what the difference between these 2 and what makes one better than the other in your opinion.Hello,
Both are good receivers, I personally prefer Audyssey over MCACC. It is great both are TXH Certified.
The VSX-21 is a solid receiver and weighs almost 40 pounds. The VSX-1019 weighs under 20 pounds and goes far to explain why the 1019 output under 30 watts when all channels were driven. The VSX-21 is a much better unit than the 1019.
If you prefer the sound of the 21, by all means go that way. With the SVS PC-12 handling your bass, either receiver will be quite able to drive the SVS's especially when relieved of handling bass duties.
If you get an AS receiver make sure you do the measurements in a 8 position grid around the primary listening area. If you'd like some help let me know I've done AS(Auddysey) calibration successfully numerous times.Thank you Jack.
Thank you Isiberian, see I like this simple answers, so an AS receiver has the ability of multi-position calibration vs MCACC which is one position. To Jack's point earlier I am not blessed with room acoustics when my daughter lets loose with her head splitting screams in this room the reverb seem to go on forever. So I guess Auddysey will help in toning it down were as MCACC will not do have this rightIf you get an AS receiver make sure you do the measurements in a 8 position grid around the primary listening area. If you'd like some help let me know I've done AS(Auddysey) calibration successfully numerous times.
Selecting a receiver is simple. Just get one with the features you want and move on. Most amps handle 4 ohm speakers just fine. If you have a problem(very unlikely) just let us know.
I buy receivers purely on looks/features.
All I need is HDMI repeating and Pre-amp outs.
So I got the cheapest receiver that has both. The HK AVR 247. It works just fine for me and only cost 200 bucks. That's how simple getting a receiver is. Spend your time on the speakers not the receiver. :bigsmile: