New receiver for RTi-A5

French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 176
Hello
My current Pioneer VSX-920 is giving me trouble with video switching (hdmi)
Anyway, I purchased it cheap 7 years ago, and now with my recent RTi-A5, it's maybe time to get something much better
But I want to find a receiver that is not too deep...I was thinking about the Marantz SR5011 from A4L for $550
Is this a good pick? Any other recommendation in that price range, and not too deep?

Thanks
RTiA5 + CSiA4
No surround...yet
Pioneer VSX920

Comments

  • andrew82andrew82 Posts: 150
    Sounds like a good pick to me. Polk specifies a 50w-250w per channel amplifier for the A5s, so the SR5011 would do just fine. I liked my Marantz receiver for sound signature and functionality.

    Personally-especially if you're just running two speakers-, I'd get one of Marantz's NR slim line and splurge a bit on an added amp. Would solve any questions you have about power and give you the AV capabilities you're after.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 176
    I have the 2 towers and 1 center (Csi A4)....No surround for now, but plan to add surrounds as soon as I can
    I've also read good things about Denon AVR 3300W....but it's deeper
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,550
    They have a Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 for $449 with an egg on it. Supposedly $20 off when it has an egg. Lots of good reviews on here for their Aventage line.

    I think the Marantz is a better receiver but if you want to save a few bucks, this is a good option.
    Modest HT - Sony STRDA3700ES, RT800i, CS400i center, RT25i surrounds, Def Tech PF 15TL+, Belkin PF30, Sony BDP-S390.
    Bedroom - HK AVR 340, Monitor 5jr+ Series2, CS245 center, Yamaha YST-SW160, Furez 10/2, Roku 3
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,085
    edited May 23
    I liked what my Marantz SR5010 did for my RTi8. really warmed them up a bit. So far I like my Marantz with the signatures too.

    The down side to the Marantz is the Audyssey, takes a bit to dial it in.

    For the Yamaha, I was told to not to mess with the 7XX or 8XX and only go for the 10XX and up.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk RC80i
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,404
    The 5011 will work well with the RTI A5's.

    Can get the 5010, refurb, on Amazon for less than $500, think only 1or 2 HDMI's are 2.2 capable though. May want to look into it.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,758
    rpf65 wrote: »
    The 5011 will work well with the RTI A5's.

    Can get the 5010, refurb, on Amazon for less than $500, think only 1or 2 HDMI's are 2.2 capable though. May want to look into it.

    As a Marantz/RTiA owner...I agree, the combination soundwise is magical and very easy on the ears. The SR5010/SR5011 will have more than enough beans for the RTiA5 speakers. Also on the SR5010...all HDMI ports are 2.2 capable...not just one or two. :)
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 176
    The Denon AVR-3300X is $100 more than the Marantz.....Is it worth it?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,758
    edited May 24
    My money, my ears? Marantz all the way with the RTiA series. It's warmer and fuller bodied than the Denon as far as sound signatures go. A nicer match if you will. 5 watts a channel is literally nothing to write home about.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 176
    It's not really about the 5W difference, but more about the Denon having the Audyssey XT32...I've heard it was a big improvement over the Audyssey XT !
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • andrew82andrew82 Posts: 150
    Honestly, I would worry too much about the room correction. I've used both XT32 and currently use Anthem's ARC (regarded as the best or at least, among the best). Really, I'm not sure what the difference is, but I can tell a difference between the two receivers' musicality and tone.

    Again, depends on what you use it for.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,404
    Between the Denon and Marantz.

    If you want to focus more on the music side; Marantz.

    If the focus is HT; Denon.

  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 176
    It will be more HT oriented, but I will also use it for music....Let's say 80% / 20%
    For music, I like jazz and also female vocals (Lisa Gerard for example)
    I like the Marantz SR 5011 for it's relatively short depth....
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
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