Yamaha RX-A1080 or Denon AVR-X3600H?

I've had the Polk Audio S60E since the weekend and when i listen to them i can't shake the feeling that my Denon AVR-X1600H is too weak to fully power them? Could that be true?

Anyway, looking online for more powerful receiver has me struggling.. Should i go with a Denon 3600H or a Yamaha 1080? In general, most communities claim that yamaha avr's are superior. However, many reviewing sites actually say the denon 3600 is far superior...

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,820
    If you are running 2 channel only you don't want an AVR. Look for a good integrated amp or separates.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,590
    Yes it matters whether this is a HT setup or two channel. Two channel get a nice integrated. HT, both of the earlier versions of those models I owned were great for HT, but I did think the next step up Denon was a nice up from the Yamaha, but comparing an rx-a1010 with an avr-x4200w isn’t quite fair. I think you’ll be happy with either, but you may find you still want more power and end up adding a 2 channel amplifier, which is what I did.
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  • DericoDerico Posts: 8
    I picked avr over Stereo amplifier because i wanted to keep the option open to add 1-2 subwoofers + 1 Center somewhere in the future
  • DericoDerico Posts: 8
    edited June 24
    Let's say I'm not going to add a center speaker. In that case, how about a Denon DRA-800H ? Would that be significantly better for my setup? At 8 Ohms that would still only be 20 Watts more than my current AVR-X1600H, right? That's probably not much of an upgrade, right?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,761
    20 wpc is not worth the effort UNLESS you need something else it offers. If it's just the watts you'll never be able to tell.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,590
    Derico wrote: »
    Let's say I'm not going to add a center speaker. In that case, how about a Denon DRA-800H ? Would that be significantly better for my setup? At 8 Ohms that would still only be 20 Watts more than my current AVR-X1600H, right? That's probably not much of an upgrade, right?

    That looks like a cool piece of kit for a smaller setup, but I would go with the 3600H personally. It looks very similar to my 4200w, which is an excellent avr and not too shabby for music listening imho...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • DericoDerico Posts: 8
    Alright, thanks a lot for your help man. I'll probably wait untill the denon 3700 is released in germany which will be around mid August
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