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post #1 of 18 Old 05-09-2009, 10:20 PM - Thread Starter
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hello friends i want to know which av receiver is best suited for my polk tsi 400 floorstanders,polk cs20 centre channel and 4 polk tsi 200 surrounds and i have 2 polk psw 125 subs

i'm from india so we have here onkyo,harman kardon,yamaha,maratnz,denon

so which is best not only for polk speakers but also for their own league

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I liked my Polks with my Yamaha receiver. I don't know that one brand really sounds better than another with respect to Polk speakers, but some people would disagree with me.

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+1 for Yamaha...


i'm set up with TSi 300's, CS10, R150's for surrounds, and a klipsch sub-10. More than enough juice for me.

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+1 for Yamaha...


i'm set up with TSi 300's, CS10, R150's for surrounds, and a klipsch sub-10. More than enough juice for me.

can you suggest which yamaha model you use

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I liked my Polks with my Yamaha receiver. I don't know that one brand really sounds better than another with respect to Polk speakers, but some people would disagree with me.

you too brother which yamaha model you use

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Denon here, old 4802 and new 4308ci, no complaints with plenty of power to spare.

And speaking of Yamaha, and I have nothing against them, but I was reading a thread here somewhere about Yamaha's 2009 line being not quite up to par.

Here is the thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1144274
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hey friends i have just look into rotel 7.1 ch receiver 100 watts x 7 all channel driven rotel rsx 1560 whats your opinion is rotel greater than onkyo,yamaha,denon etc etc.

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hey friends i have just look into rotel 7.1 ch receiver 100 watts x 7 all channel driven rotel rsx 1560 whats your opinion is rotel greater than onkyo,yamaha,denon etc etc.

I know their amps get high praise, and your 1560 looks to have all of the bells and whistles one would need... But I read a thread here saying the Rotel 1560 had handshake issues with some televisions and HDMI switching was a bit buggy. I would do some more research before taking the plunge.

Here is the thread... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ght=rotel+1560
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one more thing does good quality av receivers helps in distortion and do good quality cables also help in distortion

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one more thing does good quality av receivers helps in distortion and do good quality cables also help in distortion

Some receivers have lower distortion and noise than others. Whether it's audible...that's a point endlessly debated.

Every source I trust thinks any competently made cable is going to be as good as any other compentently made cable. For speakers, you might want to use certain gauges depending on length of the run. For interconnects over short distances, I have seen nothing that makes me believe in audible differences.

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Some receivers have lower distortion and noise than others. Whether it's audible...that's a point endlessly debated.

Every source I trust thinks any competently made cable is going to be as good as any other compentently made cable. For speakers, you might want to use certain gauges depending on length of the run. For interconnects over short distances, I have seen nothing that makes me believe in audible differences.

so what's best receiver who has lower distortion than others

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I have no idea, sorry

I read an article that implied that receivers might have better than rated THD+N specs at lower than rated power. In other words, had they reduced power output when measuring the receiver's output, THD+N would drop a bit.

I have been trying to confirm this for years, but have never been able to. It implies that there is rising THD+N with power even before clipping occurs.

See this article which shows what I am taking about -

http://www.audioholics.com/education...ratings-page-2

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I have no idea, sorry

I read an article that implied that receivers might have better than rated THD+N specs at lower than rated power. In other words, had they reduced power output when measuring the receiver's output, THD+N would drop a bit.

I have been trying to confirm this for years, but have never been able to. It implies that there is rising THD+N with power even before clipping occurs.

See this article which shows what I am taking about -

http://www.audioholics.com/education...ratings-page-2

ok so lets answer this question someone told me that if you have polks then don't pair them with onko av receiver they sound harsh and bright use denon if you want warm sound is that right

and is denon greater than onkyo

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I hear such things all the time. I am not sure why a given speaker would sound better with one receiver than with another if both receivers are not clipping and both receivers were designed with a flat response curve in mind.

That being said, Rodd Elliott wrote a whole article on how amps can sound different. Do some speakers "bring out the worst" in some receivers? I can't say.

The problem is such statements are hearsay. If enough people say Polk speakers sound bright with Yamaha receivers, does it become a self fulfilling prophecy?

As for Denon being better than Onkyo, I have no opinion. There are happy owners of both brands, and unhappy ex owners of both brands.

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I have used Onkyo and Yamaha with Polk speakers and they both sound very good. Its going to come down to what options or room EQ program you want for your system. The Polks do sound a lot better with more power. G oto accessories4less and give a look at the Onkyo 805 refeurb. Excellent receiver for those speakers and a very good price.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
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