AVR for RTiA5 and 4kTV: Denon X2400h vs Pioneer VSX-LX302 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

Looking for a receiver under $350 (A4L) for my RTiA5 and 75" LG 4K TV
I also thought about the Marantz NR 1608, but not sure it will be "punchy" enough.....!!!
Which one would be the best choice?
Application is 95% HT
Thanks
RTiA5 + CSiA4
No surround...yet
Pioneer VSX920

Comments

  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,053
    Of the three you listed, I would go with the Denon.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,841
    Denon will be fine. Avoid the others...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • Yeah, I thought Denon would be the best pick...
    How does the new S940H compoare with the x2400h by the way?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    French_guy wrote: »
    Yeah, I thought Denon would be the best pick...
    How does the new S940H compoare with the x2400h by the way?

    X series is better made than S, with an additional year warranty and better calibration software. If you can afford the S940, buy the X3400H.
  • Both S940H and X2400H are under $350 on A4L, and S940H comes with Multi EQ when X2400H comes with Multi EQ XT
    X3400H has Multi EQ XT32, but price is $500
    So X2400H seems to be the best compromise after all.....
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,841
    XT32 is much better if you can swing it...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,053
    French_guy wrote: »
    Both S940H and X2400H are under $350 on A4L, and S940H comes with Multi EQ when X2400H comes with Multi EQ XT
    X3400H has Multi EQ XT32, but price is $500
    So X2400H seems to be the best compromise after all.....

    The $500 buys you a few things. Better calibration program as well as a better power supply, things you don’t really see but are important none the less. This is true for all manufacturers. As the units move up the food chain, build quality and internal parts become better, even if you see similar features.
  • Well, i can still wait a little, hoping A4L makes a discount on the 3400 for the New Year.....................Who knows ???
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,053
    This is also the time of year with a lot of returns, so may want to check open box at various retailers.
  • Good point, I can go take a look at some Best Buy around me....
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,076
    Yeah I would go for the 3400 if you can, It has preouts if you want to add an amp later
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
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