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Yamaha Receiver HTR-4064 vs Dayton DTA-100a amp

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I been pondering which of this 2 to get since am on a tight budget I can only really get one.. I kind of want to get the Yamaha Receiver an call it a day and use it for everything but am affraid the headphone DAC on the Yamaha won't sound good enough with some entry level headphones like Technica AD700

I can't help but wonder if the Dayton DTA-100a amp would sound better with my Dayton B652 speakers then the Yamaha HTR-4064 Receiver.. I read that the DAC is cheap on the DTA100a amp but some say it's good so am at a loss on what to go for

Basically I want whichevers best for both speakers and headphones am hoping someone who knows about Yamaha DAC's can help me make up my mind as long as it can drive some entry level headphones good I think I can pull the trigger.. I currently have a Lepai TA2020A+ amp Dayton B652speakers and Monoprice 150w powered sub and will likely get a Technica AD700 headphones later

Heres a link to the Yamaha Receiver I have in mind it's really cheap refurbished it normally sold for $370 so am hoping it has a decent DAC
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/htr/htr-4064/

Dayton Audio DTA-100a Class-T Digital Mini Amplifier
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-383

DTA-100a Review
http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/dayton_dta100_e.html
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You aren't going to hear the difference between those amps. They are not exactly Class A amplifiers...


...and the AD700s are very easy to drive

And how much of a discount are you getting on the refurb? You can get brand new ones on Amazon for $240.
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It's only $175 for the receiver I was also thinking of just getting a Xonar STX but I don't know if my Lepai amp would benefit from it my main concern is having a ok DAC but also drive my speakers so an external DAC for headphones only isn't really that route I wanna take.
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Yamaha has great receivers, I've always found their pre-amp stage very clean and with a lower noise floor than comparable Onkyos, Marantz/Denons, Sonys, or Sherwoods. Would likely beat out your Lepai in that regard substantially.

When you say "DAC" I assume you are referring to the analog pre-amp stage and not the digital to analog logic chip...unless you are buying a $2000 receiver/processor your products are likely using some cheap $5 DACs.
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I decided to get a Xonar STX I seem to be more in favor for good a headphone experience later I can buy a cheap receiver for the speakers
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I was able to score a Yamaha RX-V661 7.1 receiver for a $100 in great condition on craigslist biggrin.gif I noticed headphones sound slightly better considering they're only 10 dollar Sony heaphones am not surprised.

Am wondering if it would be worth getting some entry level heaphones for the receiver? The speakers definitely sound better than the Lepai amp the highs aren't as harsh anymore.

Am running it thru RCA cable from my xfi titanium card am hoping to connect it via toslink cable or HDMI passthru from my gfx card what would be the better option? I would love to use Dolby DIgital for movies but I heard Dolby DIgital enconding thru xfi sound cards is laggy and problematic.
Edited by delow - 5/8/12 at 8:58pm
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Everything sounds better with HDMI connected directly to the receiver speakers have alot more clarity and headphones with Silent Cinema sound great only problem is keeping volume levels in tact def happy with my set up now biggrin.gif
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