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Cool, I'll read more online reviews repped
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Sorry but I missed the point you were making
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I own the nr828. It's great
It has preouts
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I understand the 818 is more powerful though, they gave the 828 a few more modern features to compensate though

"Last years 818 utilized Audyssey’s MultEQ XT32 room calibration software. This year’s 929 uses the XT32 however, the 828 will take a small step back and only use Audyssey’s MultEQ calibration. "

http://avproductreviews.com/onkyo-tx-nr-828-929/
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Sorry but I missed the point you were making

Kind of jumper in in the middle here. The point I was making is that AVRs have a lot of "features" that don;t contribute to overall SQ.
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In your opinion what's the best route to take for SQ?
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In your opinion what's the best route to take for SQ?

I don't have much experience with home theater other than listening.

To my way of thinking, starting out with 2.1 and adding on as finances permit is the way to go
And the cheapest way to do that is used. .
You'll get far superior SQ from a good 2.1 system compared to an equivalently priced 5.1 / 7.1 system.

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I don't have much experience with home theater other than listening.

To my way of thinking, starting out with 2.1 and adding on as finances permit is the way to go
And the cheapest way to do that is used. .
You'll get far superior SQ from a good 2.1 system compared to an equivalently priced 5.1 / 7.1 system.

Just my opinion...........

I agree with this. I wanted much better sound than I was getting from my old Onkyo HTIB, but I didn't have a few grand to drop right away for 5 speakers, a subwoofer, preamp and amp. While it was great for the price I paid about 10 years ago, I needed more. Ended up with a couple of Polk Rti8s (bi-amped via TX-SR606) and a PSW505.
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