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: 1,902
    Of the three you listed, I would go with the Denon.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,909
    Denon will be fine. Avoid the others...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; 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
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, 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: 4,873
    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.
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • 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: 4,909
    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 Emit 10; 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
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, Squeezebox Touch
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,902
    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: 1,902
    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: 1,680
    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 UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
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