Help me choose HT receiver

hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
I currently have a Marantz SR6004 which I picked up used for cheap a couple years ago. It is starting to act up on me so I am looking for a new one.

As a family we are starting to use the HT much more, so I think I'd like to go with a new one.

Seems like Accessories4Less is the place for good deals? All of the options are making my head spin, however.

$500 is the maximum budget (if lower even better)
At least 7 channels
Pre-outs (as I have a 3 channel Rotel amp for the front stage)

Other than that I don't really know what else I need.

I was looking at something like this?

80% off MSRP -- Integra DTR-70.3 (9 channel)
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/intdtr703/integra-dtr-70.3-9.2-ch-x-140-watts-thx-networking-a/v-receiver/1.html#!more

Please help...
Thanks,
Paul
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2 Channel
Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
__________________________________________________
7.1 Home Theater
Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
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Man Cave
Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
CD - Marantz DV4001
Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,460
    Quick glance at spec page I see one issue that could present an issue. The HDMI supports 1.4 and not 2.0.

    You may not think this an issue, but I would disagree. Looking at A4L site I would pec omens upping your budget by $50 and get the Yamaha RX-A860. Has pre-outs, so you can run your amp. Has HDCP 2.2 and HBMI 2.0, so can play the newer formats.

    Slightly over you budget, but think that alone is worth the extra $50.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 494
    As stated above, get hdmi 2.0. I also would want 7.1 pre outs AND inputs. I've always had good luck with Pioneer and Yamaha.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    Good info guys. Hdmi2.0

    Is room correction software that big of a deal? My current Marantz has Audyssey, but it would overheat the unit, so I only used it to set distances...never was able to actually use it for it's intended purpose.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,460
    Some room correction programs are better than others. All of them are better than most people could do by themselves.

  • That’s interesting my old Onkyo 705 would overheat with audyssey. I would definitely go with a Yamaha Aventage. I purchased a refurbished A1010 from AC4L several years ago and it’s never acted up, gotten warm... just works and sounds great. I use the YPAO eq too and it makes a positive difference.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    I will definitely look hard at the Yamaha Aventages...
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • It seems the prices on AC4L have gone up. My the RX A10xx is about $150 more than what I paid roughly 4 years ago.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,940
    HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and preouts. Those matter, then look at secondary features you want
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,940
    Yup, it does indeed.

    Looks like very much a winner.....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and preouts. Those matter, then look at secondary features you want

    https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamtsr7790bl/yamaha-tsr-7790-7.2-x-95-watts-a/v-receiver-same-as-rx-v779/1.html#!specifications

    What about this one? $300 bones??
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,940
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and preouts. Those matter, then look at secondary features you want

    https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamtsr7790bl/yamaha-tsr-7790-7.2-x-95-watts-a/v-receiver-same-as-rx-v779/1.html#!specifications

    What about this one? $300 bones??

    I like Audyssey over YPAO myself, and the Marantz has more HDMI inputs......

    Beyond that, I like Marantz over Yamaha...... other than that.... eh....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,912
    I would go Marantz or Denon urrently in the below $1K market. They are very similar internally now in the same price range and they have both been clearing out recent models for models with only minor updates. A Denon refurb is availabke from a couple places here:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01HL8KYAY/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Pioneer Elite SC-97; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 105D; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Samsung UHD 4K Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Parasound A21; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004; Music Hall MMF7 and PS Audio NuWave phono pre; Technics SL-1200MKII and PS Audio GCPH phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE pre and Parasound HCA-1500A amp; Squeezebox Touch; Wyred4Sound DAC2; MIT S3 cables
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,182
    I would bet the Denon X3300 over the Marantz SR5011 if they are the same cost. The Denon comes with Audyssey XT32 while the Marantz only has XT.

    I have two SR5010 and like them a lot but it did take a lot of time getting them dialed in.
    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,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    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
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    Seems like these are some solid options...


    Marantz SR5011 - $450
    Denon AVR-X3300W - $480
    Yamaha RX-A860 - $550
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • Maybe there will be some cyber Monday deals as well.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    @EndersShadow

    Dan, do you have any insight into whether the overheating Audyssey problem in my Marantz is random or is it known with those units.

    The Marantz I listed above seems like a really good option, just a little gun shy with the issues my current unit has.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,182
    I've had my SR5010 for over a year and never had an Audyssey over heating problem.

    Of your options I like the Denon X3300. Audyssey XT 32 is better than XT.
    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,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,940
    edited November 27
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    @EndersShadow

    Dan, do you have any insight into whether the overheating Audyssey problem in my Marantz is random or is it known with those units.

    The Marantz I listed above seems like a really good option, just a little gun shy with the issues my current unit has.

    I've not heard of it happening to anyone else...

    That said, because of HDMI heat issues in general (killed my Integra 3x) I bought this little fella for 70 bucks and its been keeping my Denon X4100 nice and cool for a year or so...

    I plan to buy the S9 (same size and speed, just shoots air straight up rather than out the back) for my B&K 200.5 just because..
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,808
    edited November 27
    I wouldn’t imagine you would have the same issue again. I will tell you though it’s not hard to justify a little more money for piece of mind. As I mentioned I had problems with the Onkyo 705 overheating and replaced it with a brand new Onkyo 717 reading all the hdmi and heat issues have been resolved. It had all of the features I wanted and fit the budget. The AVR was nice and didnt get warm, but I found myself always checking. Then one day I decided to utilize the analog inputs to test the DAC in my CD player and the AVR became warm to the touch. Switching back to digital the 717 was still warmer than normal. I reset the AVR and all was good back to running cool. However I never felt like it was going to be reliable long term. I kept it about a year and then sold it, making the switch to the Yamaha Aventage. The difference in functionality was night and day. There was no buggy UI no lag at all with network function DLNA with jriver worked effortlessly. The Aventage just doesn’t do anything weird, it never gets warm, ever and it sounds really good. A very clean and clear sound with lots of detail. The Onkyo by comparison had a fuller sound and maybe more dynamic but lacked much of the presence the Yamaha brings.

    I’m sure they Denon and Marantz are great and reliable, but for me, I am so pleased with the Yamaha, that when it came time to purchase a new integrated for the two channel Yamaha was my first consideration and again have not been disappointed whatsoever with the A-S801.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,182
    My old Sony ES tossed off on me just shut down and through an error code on the display. Turned out to be an overheat code. I was still under warranty and Sony was nice enough to replace it for free. I went to Cooler Guys https://www.coolerguys.com/collections/cabinet-cooling and added a cabinet fan setup with a temp probe. I have one setup in my new stand. no heat issues at all.
    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,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    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: 1,460
    Haven't heard many instances of Marantz, Denon, or Yamaha heat issues. Give them room to breath, and you should be alright with any of them.

    As far as speaker calibration programs, YPAO and Audyssey are about the same. Ive used YPAO more than Audyssey, so I think it's easier to tweek. Funny how fans of whichever calibration program they think is better end by saying "when I finally got it dialed in, it was unbelievable. None of them are perfect, and everybody, at least on sites like this, never run whatever results the program comes up with.

    We all change something, even if it's speaker size. Those programs are base lines, and the better ones allow you to preform more adjustments. Probably the biggest difference between the, with the exception of AccueEQ. Still don't think it calibrates the front two speakers, so that is a definite deal breaker for me.

    You're going to use an amp for the front three, so any of the AVRs you mentioned shouldn't have a problem driving the surrounds. Not uncommon for people to say my Denon, Marantz, or Yamaha has served me faithfully for 7 to 10 years without an issue. So build quality shouldn't really be a concern.

    If you prefer one brand over the other, that's the one to go with. If price is the biggest concern, the Marantz is a no brainier. Bells and whistles, I may never figure out all the things my Yamaha Aventage is capable of doing. Denon has more bells and whistles than the Marantz, and a more advanced version of Audyssey, but you'll still end up tweeting it.

    I would base my decision in this order:

    Manufacturer, if you have a preference or are an all out fanboy. Nothing wrong with being a fanboy of good gear.

    Bells and whistles. You never know what stupid sounding thing that some manufacturer jams into their software will be the I love this crappy thing next year.

    Price. A hundred dollars may seem like a lot, and you may be trying to be a disciplined audio buyer, who was dumb enough to ask advice on a site where the biggest hobby is spending other people's money, but remember it is Christmas. You deserve a decent present, from at least yourself.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    rpf65 wrote: »
    Haven't heard many instances of Marantz, Denon, or Yamaha heat issues. Give them room to breath, and you should be alright with any of them.

    As far as speaker calibration programs, YPAO and Audyssey are about the same. Ive used YPAO more than Audyssey, so I think it's easier to tweek. Funny how fans of whichever calibration program they think is better end by saying "when I finally got it dialed in, it was unbelievable. None of them are perfect, and everybody, at least on sites like this, never run whatever results the program comes up with.

    We all change something, even if it's speaker size. Those programs are base lines, and the better ones allow you to preform more adjustments. Probably the biggest difference between the, with the exception of AccueEQ. Still don't think it calibrates the front two speakers, so that is a definite deal breaker for me.

    You're going to use an amp for the front three, so any of the AVRs you mentioned shouldn't have a problem driving the surrounds. Not uncommon for people to say my Denon, Marantz, or Yamaha has served me faithfully for 7 to 10 years without an issue. So build quality shouldn't really be a concern.

    If you prefer one brand over the other, that's the one to go with. If price is the biggest concern, the Marantz is a no brainier. Bells and whistles, I may never figure out all the things my Yamaha Aventage is capable of doing. Denon has more bells and whistles than the Marantz, and a more advanced version of Audyssey, but you'll still end up tweeting it.

    I would base my decision in this order:

    Manufacturer, if you have a preference or are an all out fanboy. Nothing wrong with being a fanboy of good gear.

    Bells and whistles. You never know what stupid sounding thing that some manufacturer jams into their software will be the I love this crappy thing next year.

    Price. A hundred dollars may seem like a lot, and you may be trying to be a disciplined audio buyer, who was dumb enough to ask advice on a site where the biggest hobby is spending other people's money, but remember it is Christmas. You deserve a decent present, from at least yourself.

    Like x 2....thanks for your thoughts and time. Much appreciated...
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    @mrloren @jeremymarcinko @EndersShadow

    Very much appreciate your guys' feedback and opinions...
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 205
    @hochpt21: what did you end up buying finally?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    @French_guy

    Nothing yet. My current receiver still works for all devices except for the Roku, so I'm watching Netflix through the Dish Network receiver. I am missing out on Hulu and Amazon Prime, though.

    I am slow to pull the trigger as I was saving those audio funds towards a new turntable or preamp in my main rig, but sooner or later I'll have to do it.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,752
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    I will definitely look hard at the Yamaha Aventages...

    I got one for sale if you’re interested ;-)
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    Just pulled the trigger on the Denon 3300...
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
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    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 205
    Let us know how you like it.....
    Did you purchase at A4L?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    Yes, set to arrive today.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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