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post #8371 of 10378 Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Hello other fellow Canadian.

I'll confess I haven't looked for receivers yet. It's more or less been because of time, budget and sometimes even attitude (I don't care, I can live without, etc etc). I suppose though that going with something like RX6 means getting receiver that can drive them well. Speakers, hopefully audition some soon but my schedule sucks and I rarely ever get into "the big city" regularly.

I'd like to get a receiver for under $1000 if at all possible. Big points regarding it are 1) it has to drive RX6's without blowing up and 2) have no handshake issues with a PS3 as that's what I use as my media centre/blu-ray player. That's probably equally important as the first point.

Thankfully my budget for receiver is different than speakers but still a budget. :/

And thanks again, everyone. You're awesome.[/quote]


Before my Onkyo 809 I had a Yamaha HTR 6190 same as the RXV 1800 and I loved it. I sold it to a good home and got the Onkyo which I enjoy just as much. I have seen on CAM you can get the HTR 6290 (RXV 1900) for around $450 in great shape. Believe it was in Saskatoon. It doesn't have all the newest options like audio streaming and net etc but has all the newest HD audio codecs and has plenty of power. Just thought I would throw that out there as you can get a great receiver and have money left over for other things. My Onkyo was just over $1300 with tax new and would sell it for a decent price if anyone was interested as I would use it to fund something else.
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Hello other fellow Canadian.

I'll confess I haven't looked for receivers yet. It's more or less been because of time, budget and sometimes even attitude (I don't care, I can live without, etc etc). I suppose though that going with something like RX6 means getting receiver that can drive them well. Speakers, hopefully audition some soon but my schedule sucks and I rarely ever get into "the big city" regularly.

I'd like to get a receiver for under $1000 if at all possible. Big points regarding it are 1) it has to drive RX6's without blowing up and 2) have no handshake issues with a PS3 as that's what I use as my media centre/blu-ray player. That's probably equally important as the first point.

Thankfully my budget for receiver is different than speakers but still a budget. :/

And thanks again, everyone. You're awesome.

Before my Onkyo 809 I had a Yamaha HTR 6190 same as the RXV 1800 and I loved it. I sold it to a good home and got the Onkyo which I enjoy just as much. I have seen on CAM you can get the HTR 6290 (RXV 1900) for around $450 in great shape. Believe it was in Saskatoon. It doesn't have all the newest options like audio streaming and net etc but has all the newest HD audio codecs and has plenty of power. Just thought I would throw that out there as you can get a great receiver and have money left over for other things. My Onkyo was just over $1300 with tax new and would sell it for a decent price if anyone was interested as I would use it to fund something else.[/quote]

You could try a Pioneer VSX-2021. I have the LX90 but I understand all of Pioneers current receivers pair well with RX6 etc. the nice thing with the RS range is tht they will happily give you more when you do have funds to upgrade your amplification. My RS set sing beautifully on the end of 1400W of Susano power
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I am going to go with the following setup

RX6, RX center, & RX1 for my surrounds

I am thinking about the Marantz SR7005 for the receiver. My budge is $2000.

Are there any other receivers I should be looking at in this price range?

Thanks for any info
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That Marantz would be awesome. Check out The Upgrade Company. They sell that Marantz on their website with their upgrades already installed for under $2000. Around $1700 I believe. I bought my Onkyo TX NR5008 from them with their upgrades and wow, I am blown away every time I listen to it.
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I am going to go with the following setup

RX6, RX center, & RX1 for my surrounds

I am thinking about the Marantz SR7005 for the receiver. My budge is $2000.

Are there any other receivers I should be looking at in this price range?

Thanks for any info

Take a look at the Denon 4311, which can be had for around $1300 shipped.

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Thanks for the tip holt7153 but I have a stupid question.

I have been researching the Denon 4311ci and noticed its 140 wpc, is that to much power for my speakers?

RX6, RX center, & RX1 for my surrounds

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Thanks for the tip holt7153 but I have a stupid question.

I have been researching the Denon 4311ci and noticed its 140 wpc, is that to much power for my speakers?

RX6, RX center, & RX1 for my surrounds

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Definitely not. I'm running RS6/RSLCR/RSFX on a Pioneer Susano - WAY more power than the 4311 and sounds superb.
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Heres my RS6/RSLCR/RSFX + Velodyne CHT-12R setup

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Sweet setup Damien. Where's the rack?
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Thanks for the info damien and your room is wicked

You must be excited for prometheus
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Thanks for the tip holt7153 but I have a stupid question.

I have been researching the Denon 4311ci and noticed its 140 wpc, is that to much power for my speakers?

RX6, RX center, & RX1 for my surrounds

Thanks

No, you should be fine-I'm using the 4311 with my RS setup. For the price the 4311 is a steal.

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Thanks for the info damien and your room is wicked

You must be excited for prometheus

Cant... wait...
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Sweet setup Damien. Where's the rack?

Back of the room - so I dont get annoyed with all the LED's I was lucky enough to have a doorway into our garage which was surplus to requirements to I set the rack flush and built a cupboard around it with access from the rear for cabling etc.



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Heres my hread if you want to see more details - http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1349954
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What brand amp or av receiver do you all use to drive your Monitors?
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What brand amp or av receiver do you all use to drive your Monitors?

Pioneer SC-LX90 or the 'Susano' as its more affectionately known - 10 x 140W or up to 400W in pure stereo. I'm bi-amping the front 3 speakers so not sure what they're getting tbh.

The (really) nice thing about MA's is that the better your source/amplification/cabling gets, they just keep rewarding with better performance. In this new room with all the right gear, it really sounds like a different system, beautiful. I'm saving for an upgrade to the full GX set.
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Hello

Need to have an proper in-wall speaker for my center.

I was recommended the SF2 (together with 4 C380 LCRs for L&R front and back). We will install above the television and:

1. small room, and considering we will be sittimng around the TV (not just in front - will thsi center work well? Advice?

2. the wife is hating the "grill" above the TV - is there anyway to better hide it?

Thanks!
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THe marantz is a good receiver to pair with the MA RX6's.... I've found the onkyos a bit too neutral/lean to partner with MA ...

I have partnered quad's 12L with Marantz 1602 in the bedroom (large room) and they sound very spacious and warm .... in the living room I tried the 809 and RX8 ... not enough grunt... then 5009 and RX8 ... better... but .... now I have added an emotiva XPA5 to the mix.... great.... and was looking at an XPA2... but ended up changing a whole lot of stuff and the RX8's are now the back surrounds.....

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Pioneer SC-LX90 or the 'Susano' as its more affectionately known - 10 x 140W or up to 400W in pure stereo. I'm bi-amping the front 3 speakers so not sure what they're getting tbh.

The (really) nice thing about MA's is that the better your source/amplification/cabling gets, they just keep rewarding with better performance. In this new room with all the right gear, it really sounds like a different system, beautiful. I'm saving for an upgrade to the full GX set.


please make sure you audition the GX centres..... I really wanted to like them ... I ended up with an RX centre.... it was much, more more open and balanced then the GX centres... I wanted the GX350 .... so the combination that I ended up after lenghty audition was GX300 for the fronts, RX centre, RX8 for rears ....

Emotiva XPA5 for surrounds and centre and Cayin 88t for the GX-300 (mdac/woo audio WA2 pre) hybrid music and movies system .... and the onkyo 5009 used as a processor only ...

I could not hear much difference at all between the GX300 and PL300 .... and the GX300 sounded better than the PL200 ......

audition is well worth it as I was ready to buy the PL300 .....

Can't get enough of technology .... Love the toys!!!
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No, you should be fine-I'm using the 4311 with my RS setup. For the price the 4311 is a steal.

I think the Denons/marantz/arcam's are good receivers to match with the monitor audios..... I have an onkyo... and next time will change to something else....

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please make sure you audition the GX centres..... I really wanted to like them ... I ended up with an RX centre.... it was much, more more open and balanced then the GX centres... I wanted the GX350 .... so the combination that I ended up after lenghty audition was GX300 for the fronts, RX centre, RX8 for rears ....

Emotiva XPA5 for surrounds and centre and Cayin 88t for the GX-300 (mdac/woo audio WA2 pre) hybrid music and movies system .... and the onkyo 5009 used as a processor only ...

I could not hear much difference at all between the GX300 and PL300 .... and the GX300 sounded better than the PL200 ......

audition is well worth it as I was ready to buy the PL300 .....

Thanks. I always audition before buying - usually at home too - I have a good dealer. GX no doubt need to be paired well with the right amplification etc so I like to try with my own amp. Interested that you went with floorstanders for rears. My RSFX create an amazing, diffuse soundfield up on the side walls. Was that choice for SACD or something?
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THe marantz is a good receiver to pair with the MA RX6's.... I've found the onkyos a bit too neutral/lean to partner with MA ...

I have partnered quad's 12L with Marantz 1602 in the bedroom (large room) and they sound very spacious and warm .... in the living room I tried the 809 and RX8 ... not enough grunt... then 5009 and RX8 ... better... but .... now I have added an emotiva XPA5 to the mix.... great.... and was looking at an XPA2... but ended up changing a whole lot of stuff and the RX8's are now the back surrounds.....

I'm using an Integra 40.3 with my RX6 fronts and Rx center (Psb sides and rears) and it sounds ballsy enough Definitely no need for a power amp. Just my humble opinion.
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I'm using an Integra 40.3 with my RX6 fronts and Rx center (Psb sides and rears) and it sounds ballsy enough Definitely no need for a power amp. Just my humble opinion.

Hey walmat, I wouldn't pay that post too much attention. Some people ears are so different, that person like mixing ribbon tweeter with a dome tweeter for his front stage. Where in the heck is the timbre matching there?
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I have an Onkyo TXNR 5008 powering my GS60s, GS LCR and a set of Revolver Audio Music 5 towers for surround. It has plenty of power and sounds fantastic. I previously had a whole Arcam seperates system and I prefer the Onk. Mind you, it's been modified by The Upgrade Company, so it's not your typical receiver.
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I have an Onkyo TXNR 5008 powering my GS60s, GS LCR and a set of Revolver Audio Music 5 towers for surround. It has plenty of power and sounds fantastic. I previously had a whole Arcam seperates system and I prefer the Onk. Mind you, it's been modified by The Upgrade Company, so it's not your typical receiver.

I have thought about having them work on mine, but I'm not sure if it will make a difference. Did you try out your Onkyo before or did you buy it like that?
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Noob question! Any RX8/6 owners what are you using for speaker connections? Can you pop out the middle of the lugs and use a Banana plug? I bought flat spades to convert since all my wires are Banana plugs, I also laid allot of money on these wires for my previous speakers, so I hare to convert if I don't have to. I just got the RX center channel yesterday, so before I spend another $10 bucks, I just thought I would ask!
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Noob question! Any RX8/6 owners what are you using for speaker connections? Can you pop out the middle of the lugs and use a Banana plug? I bought flat spades to convert since all my wires are Banana plugs, I also laid allot of money on these wires for my previous speakers, so I hare to convert if I don't have to. I just got the RX center channel yesterday, so before I spend another $10 bucks, I just thought I would ask!

Yes you can pop out the lugs and use banana plugs. A thin flat edge should do the job.
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Yes you can pop out the lugs and use banana plugs. A thin flat edge should do the job.

Yep, that did the trick! Thanks!
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Hello other fellow Canadian.

I'll confess I haven't looked for receivers yet. It's more or less been because of time, budget and sometimes even attitude (I don't care, I can live without, etc etc). I suppose though that going with something like RX6 means getting receiver that can drive them well. Speakers, hopefully audition some soon but my schedule sucks and I rarely ever get into "the big city" regularly.

I'd like to get a receiver for under $1000 if at all possible. Big points regarding it are 1) it has to drive RX6's without blowing up and 2) have no handshake issues with a PS3 as that's what I use as my media centre/blu-ray player. That's probably equally important as the first point.

Thankfully my budget for receiver is different than speakers but still a budget. :/

And thanks again, everyone. You're awesome.

I have a pair of RX8's and at the moment they are paired to a Denon 2312ci and no problems what so ever pushing them to my 5.2 system. Depending on how much power you looking for, but for regular listening, even quite loud listening, you would be fine with this model alone, even more so with RX6's. I have a new 3312ci in the box waiting to get hooked up. I have not had the time to set it all up, considering that it takes time to dial it all in, however I am looking forward to when I can get it unboxed and running. I can only imagine how much better the 3312 is going to be. I am still looking for an amp, but really is not necessary at the moment. I would suggest the 3312ci just based on how much I love my 2312ci. I think you will be highly impressed with the RX6's matched to a Denon 3312ci.
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I have a pair of RX8's and at the moment they are paired to a Denon 2312ci and no problems what so ever pushing them to my 5.2 system. Depending on how much power you looking for, but for regular listening, even quite loud listening, you would be fine with this model alone, even more so with RX6's. I have a new 3312ci in the box waiting to get hooked up. I have not had the time to set it all up, considering that it takes time to dial it all in, however I am looking forward to when I can get it unboxed and running. I can only imagine how much better the 3312 is going to be. I am still looking for an amp, but really is not necessary at the moment. I would suggest the 3312ci just based on how much I love my 2312ci. I think you will be highly impressed with the RX6's matched to a Denon 3312ci.

I bought a pair of RX6's yesterday (Rosenut, floor model, wonderfully broken in) but paired them with a Pioneer Elite VSX-52. I hope I didn't make a mistake. The dealer I got them from sells those models of Denon's as well. I could have easily afforded the 3312ci, too.

Or should I just add some amps down the road to my Pioneer because it's a really robust AVR.

But man alive, these speakers are beautiful and sound just as good.

Edit: I changed some settings on the Pioneer (I'm only running 2 channel, no sub or anything else) and it made a HUGE difference. I still can't get over how great these speakers sound. Very happy owner.
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