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Thank you , Ill have to see what I can find over here !

Much appreciated !

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Oh found these .. Which are all well within budget . Any of those look alright ?


http://av-receiver-review.toptenreviews.com/
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Originally Posted by kaistledine View Post

Checking out the Yamaha range , here are the comparisons of their top 4

http://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/rx/?tab=product_lineup&selected=576568_575027_576569_576570_&mode=compare


Can't go wrong with any model in the yamaha line up. They all sound good.

I would try to get a 7.1 or 7.2 unit though.
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post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

Can't go wrong with any model in the yamaha line up. They all sound good.

I would try to get a 7.1 or 7.2 unit though.

Yeah I'm thinking this one RX-V579
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post #26 of 38
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I know we've found the best receiver but would it be worth getting a home audio system that includes tall speakers? You can get home audio systems with speakers ... Only issue is I dont have stands for my speakers. I could get stands haha but while im at it buying new kit could get an AIO system. Just an idea anyway
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post #27 of 38
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Right guys so the choice is between

Yamaha RX-V679 vs Pioneer Elite® VSX-90

Full comparison here

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Jz34vJoSyHC/compare_022RXV679_130VSX90/Yamaha-RX-V679-vs-Pioneer-Elite-VSX-90.html
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Both are solid, Pioneer elite models are great, I'm more of a Yamaha fan. But that pioneer would not disappoint. Atoms is mostly pointless on a 7.1 unit, as you really want a 9.1 unit for that. So I would go with the one you like better.
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post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by kaistledine View Post

Right guys so the choice is between

Yamaha RX-V679 vs Pioneer Elite® VSX-90

Full comparison here

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Jz34vJoSyHC/compare_022RXV679_130VSX90/Yamaha-RX-V679-vs-Pioneer-Elite-VSX-90.html

Personally I would opt for the Pioneer Elite VSX-90. It is worth the $100 difference.

1. It has Doby Atmos which will future proof you a bit in case you want a true 7.1 where it is 5 surrounds and 2 above you. The vxs-90 can process that signal where the Yamaha cannot.
2. You are wanting to do a lot with the Wifi yet the Yamaha only has an N-Adapter where the VSX-90 has an AC adapter so with the right router will transfer data up to 3x faster which is good because you are wanting to stream everything through the receiver it looks like. (This is the biggest deal breaker for me personally)
3. More connectivity on the VSX-90 and higher quality on the second Zone, also gives you more options with the Zone 2 Digital outputs and not just Analog.
4. Zone 2 on the VSX-90 can play 2 different Digital signals where the Pioneer is only 1 Digital and 1 Analog, not 2 Digital.
5. Has a lower THD output so it will sound more clear at the higher volumes.
6. The Pioneer has better DAC's inside of it which will effect transcoding of the signal and quality of playback. (Especially seen in the USB Plug ins)
7. You will have a more in depth EQ for calibration purposes and overall fine tuning in the VSX-90 as well as more preset audio EQs basically.
8. VSX-90 is HDR Compatible which will allow you to see a HUGE improvement in Color contrast when it gets released and you have an HDR TV.
9. Bluetooth is better in the VSX-90; similar to how you can pair phone up to Stereo in the car and listen to pandora, but hit next on the radio and it goes to the next song? You can do the same thing with the stereo remote.
post #30 of 38
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Hmm this is a solid argument . They are both priced the same over here how ever .

I've already put my order it . I will see how it goes otherwise I can always swap it .


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