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Yamaha over Onky and Sony for me. I've read issues with current Sony's although they are packed full of features. I am a huge harman fan, but lately they have cheaped out with switching power supplies.

I installed and programmed a 675 for my CEO at work and I really fell in love with it. Great receiver.


Yeah Harman Kardon makes some great stuff, Was going to pick up a AVR 630 for my computer setup but ended up finding a Yamaha HTR-5790 for a decent amount less. The Internal Powersupplys of both were already pretty good, with the HK having a slightly bigger one. While I love my choice, got rid of the speaker hiss my old yamaha htr-5640 gave off. Now I can turn the volume up while not playing anything from my PC and have no hiss coming through my speakers. And Makes my Klipsch B-20's hit harder then ever, Still would have been nice to own a Harman Kardon for once though.
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I am happy happy with my new Marantz(SR5008) receiver, which is my first unit from that brand.
From what I understand, they are very similar to Denon, but with slightly higher end components(owned by the same company?)
Previous to that I had two Harmon units. Both were very good and I had no issues with them.
I think you should purchase a receiver with the highest tier of Audyssey you can afford.

Quick question on the bi amping as my new Rti8's support it...
Does wire position at the speaker posts matter?
For example, does the bi amped wire set need to specifically go to the top post or bottom post?
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I am happy happy with my new Marantz(SR5008) receiver, which is my first unit from that brand.
From what I understand, they are very similar to Denon, but with slightly higher end components(owned by the same company?)
Previous to that I had two Harmon units. Both were very good and I had no issues with them.
I think you should purchase a receiver with the highest tier of Audyssey you can afford.

Quick question on the bi amping as my new Rti8's support it...
Does wire position at the speaker posts matter?
For example, does the bi amped wire set need to specifically go to the top post or bottom post?

No. In Bi-Amp mode they each send the same signal.
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