AVR Needed

Something decent with HMDI in and out.... plus audio and video RCA connections in and out. Im trying to set up a system for my sun and my integrated wont cut it. Thanks!

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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,198
    Not an offer to sale any of ours, but we have had great luck with Yamaha brand in particular.
    From one entry level one about 5 years old and up to an Aventage Series also.
    Both have very decent sound with the Aventage being slightly better and for sure more RCA outputs and so on.


    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4,SDA 3.1TL, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Epos-Now gone
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 339
    Personal fan of the Yamaha Aventage Series, but also check out Marantz and Denon. Also nice to have preouts should you want to add external amp later. Check out https://www.accessories4less.com/ .
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,423
    Good idea on thw pre outs...then I can give him my amp and rationalize the Butler amp I always wanted. Purchases are always easier to justify when your children somehow benefit
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,198
    edited January 5
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Good idea on thw pre outs...then I can give him my amp and rationalize the Butler amp I always wanted. Purchases are always easier to justify when your children somehow benefit

    What is funny, we insisted on the pre-outs with the Aventage receiver, but have not used them at all yet!
    I think the internal amp is really decent sounding on ours,as far as clean and neutral sound, but if one needed really high power for each channel, for sure separates might benefit at times.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4,SDA 3.1TL, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Epos-Now gone
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,423
    Well I cheaped out on the pre outs since there was an open box Yamaha RX V385 and I am a sucker for open box deals. So here's the current setup w a pair of Boston Acoustics A70 speakers. Here got a Pangea stand for Christmas since the old stand was scaring us. Here is a pic:
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,423
    The Best Buy expereince was what you would expect, which was annoying. They were carrying the newest 4K Rocketfish banana plugs for 40 bucks, which were sweet looking :D I would have taken a pic but just wanted to get out of there.
  • BC6BC6 Posts: 82
    Ditto on Yamaha. I’m a huge fan. I had a AVR I bought as a demo at Best Buy for $250. I don’t remember the model number. It was a work horse, had a ton of inputs, and sounded great. I gave it away but wish I hadn’t. I’d use it for a basement setup if I still had it. Now I have the 11.2 channel CX-A5100 pre/pro and MX-A5000 amp. Sounds amazing.
    2 Channel: Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3tl with Clarity CMR caps and Gaia II speaker feet, Atoll IN300 integrated amp, SotM sMS-200 ultra streamer, SotM sPS-500 power supply, and infinite baffle subwoofer with two Fi Audio IB318 drivers.

    HT: Polk Audio speakers: 2.3tl front, CSiA6 center, 500-LS ceiling, RT/FX, RTi8, Monitor 4 rears, and IB subwoofer, Yamaha CX-a5100 AV Preamplifier/Processor, Yamaha MX-a5000 11.1 channel amplifier, Sony XBR55-AE1 OLED TV.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 365
    For future reference, Costco has the Yamaha TSR-7850 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver for $489 currently. It was priced at $399 during the holidays. Member only price.

    https://www.costco.com/Yamaha-TSR-7850-7.2-Channel-Network-AV-Receiver.product.100456240.html
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,198
    BC6 wrote: »
    Ditto on Yamaha. I’m a huge fan. I had a AVR I bought as a demo at Best Buy for $250. I don’t remember the model number. It was a work horse, had a ton of inputs, and sounded great. I gave it away but wish I hadn’t. I’d use it for a basement setup if I still had it. Now I have the 11.2 channel CX-A5100 pre/pro and MX-A5000 amp. Sounds amazing.

    After reading several comments bashing AVR's, we got one for a 2nd system that was mostly video, handful of years back.

    It was not a revelation in great sound exactly, but completely listenable, clean and neutral, and simply far better than the anti AVR comments would lead us to believe.

    Maybe Yamaha has a better sound that some AVR's, but have not owned every brand or iteration to really make that comment stick, but they do sound quite nice!
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4,SDA 3.1TL, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Epos-Now gone
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,873
    K_M wrote: »
    BC6 wrote: »
    Ditto on Yamaha. I’m a huge fan. I had a AVR I bought as a demo at Best Buy for $250. I don’t remember the model number. It was a work horse, had a ton of inputs, and sounded great. I gave it away but wish I hadn’t. I’d use it for a basement setup if I still had it. Now I have the 11.2 channel CX-A5100 pre/pro and MX-A5000 amp. Sounds amazing.

    After reading several comments bashing AVR's, we got one for a 2nd system that was mostly video, handful of years back.

    It was not a revelation in great sound exactly, but completely listenable, clean and neutral, and simply far better than the anti AVR comments would lead us to believe.

    Maybe Yamaha has a better sound that some AVR's, but have not owned every brand or iteration to really make that comment stick, but they do sound quite nice!

    For the most part.... anti-AVR comments are usually reserved for when users say they favor music over HT. What else would would you use for an admittedly "mostly video" application?
    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
  • I use my Yamaha RX- A1030 for both HT and music, not the best for music I will admit but very good overall I would buy it again.
    Yamaha RXA1030, Yamaha CD
    Polk SDA2btl highly modded
    Polk SDA 1C
    Polk CS350 LS x2
    Polk m5jr
    Kimber 8TC
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list SVS sub

  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,216
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    BC6 wrote: »
    Ditto on Yamaha. I’m a huge fan. I had a AVR I bought as a demo at Best Buy for $250. I don’t remember the model number. It was a work horse, had a ton of inputs, and sounded great. I gave it away but wish I hadn’t. I’d use it for a basement setup if I still had it. Now I have the 11.2 channel CX-A5100 pre/pro and MX-A5000 amp. Sounds amazing.

    After reading several comments bashing AVR's, we got one for a 2nd system that was mostly video, handful of years back.

    It was not a revelation in great sound exactly, but completely listenable, clean and neutral, and simply far better than the anti AVR comments would lead us to believe.

    Maybe Yamaha has a better sound that some AVR's, but have not owned every brand or iteration to really make that comment stick, but they do sound quite nice!

    For the most part.... anti-AVR comments are usually reserved for when users say they favor music over HT. What else would would you use for an admittedly "mostly video" application?

    Boat anchor? Just throwing ideas out there :p
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,873
    edited January 6
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    BC6 wrote: »
    Ditto on Yamaha. I’m a huge fan. I had a AVR I bought as a demo at Best Buy for $250. I don’t remember the model number. It was a work horse, had a ton of inputs, and sounded great. I gave it away but wish I hadn’t. I’d use it for a basement setup if I still had it. Now I have the 11.2 channel CX-A5100 pre/pro and MX-A5000 amp. Sounds amazing.

    After reading several comments bashing AVR's, we got one for a 2nd system that was mostly video, handful of years back.

    It was not a revelation in great sound exactly, but completely listenable, clean and neutral, and simply far better than the anti AVR comments would lead us to believe.

    Maybe Yamaha has a better sound that some AVR's, but have not owned every brand or iteration to really make that comment stick, but they do sound quite nice!

    For the most part.... anti-AVR comments are usually reserved for when users say they favor music over HT. What else would would you use for an admittedly "mostly video" application?

    Boat anchor? Just throwing ideas out there :p

    There are some AVRs that could probably anchor a small boat. Not many, but some. Of course, once you figure out if they're adequate as boat anchors, they're probably not much good as AVRs anymore... That's the conundrum.
    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
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 418
    edited January 7
    There is nothing wrong with using an AVR for AV............In fact I haven't yet figured out how to do it without one.

    What are the "high fidelity" options instead of using an AVR? I assume you can get three audiophile amps for the front, center and rear speakers........but what do you use for the surround sound decoding? Specifically for the pro logic decoding when listening to TV shows? What kind of audiophile grade AV preamp do you use?

    And how many remotes does it take to switch the channels /inputs?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,216
    The boat anchor comment was a joke
    And yes you need a processor i.e. pc or AVR for movie decoding
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,297
    edited January 7
    ayre had a 6 channel av power amp, (discontinued) that was base 3 channel at $8.5k and you could add the other three channels at $1200 per channel. it makes a great two channel amp when configured that way. it has three power suplies.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,198
    edited January 7
    delkal wrote: »
    There is nothing wrong with using an AVR for AV............In fact I haven't yet figured out how to do it without one.

    What are the "high fidelity" options instead of using an AVR? I assume you can get three audiophile amps for the front, center and rear speakers........but what do you use for the surround sound decoding? Specifically for the pro logic decoding when listening to TV shows? What kind of audiophile grade AV preamp do you use?

    And how many remotes does it take to switch the channels /inputs?

    We have done audio/video using complete separates, and liked the sound a lot, but found the convenience and usability factors (if one is truly honest) to be lacking.
    Add in the fact that you simply have so much stuff (physically) sitting there and connected, it does not create the most sleek or visual look.

    Not to mention remotes or Lack of remotes with separates.
    Also the lack of sub crossover and adjustments from the seating area takes a toll on adjustability.

    We were totally against an AVR originally, but had owned many stereo receivers, and separates but not until using an AVR did we discover the flexibility and control it offers.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4,SDA 3.1TL, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Epos-Now gone
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • jhw59jhw59 Posts: 270
    I have a couple of AVRS-Yamaha and Pioneer Elite I'm selling to raise some cash. I'm the original owner of both. PM for details.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,567
    delkal wrote: »
    There is nothing wrong with using an AVR for AV............In fact I haven't yet figured out how to do it without one.

    What are the "high fidelity" options instead of using an AVR? I assume you can get three audiophile amps for the front, center and rear speakers........but what do you use for the surround sound decoding? Specifically for the pro logic decoding when listening to TV shows? What kind of audiophile grade AV preamp do you use?

    And how many remotes does it take to switch the channels /inputs?

    It's called a HT pre/pro. Anthem or Cary, Krell, Classe, even Outlaw makes a decent one that sounds good. You'd be surprised at the 2 channel sound from the higher end pre/pro's.

    Also, there's injecting a pre-amp into the mix for 2 channel between the AVR and amp. You connect the music sources to the pre amp instead of the AVR. That way the AVR never gets turned on for music.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • jhw59jhw59 Posts: 270
    I've got 2 AVRs for sale in the FS thread that might be of interest.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    I have a Marantz NR1403 that I'm not using. Pre-outs for the main L + R. Darn nice little receiver.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,035
    Sure looks like the OP already acquired an AVR folks...
    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; Parasound HCA-1000A, PSB Imagine B, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
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