I have been looking to upgrade my ONKYO receiver (RC160) which has served me well for the past 3 years... I am basically upgrading my HT to a 7.1 set up and for some reason or another my older ONKYO does not seem too detailed. I was hoping that I can get my in celiling speakrs ( 4 of them) to play those great little sound effects that we hear when we go to the movies. Having said that I thought it might be time to upgrade the receiver. It seems like Denon does a good job with their calibration. Could this be my problem?My Older Onkyo does not Calibrate as well? Onkyo might not sound as good? Obviously my Onkyo might not be too high end. At any rate, I looked at these receivers based on my budget and they loo like they could be decent ones.
I want the best quality of sound first and foremost. the Onkyo has more features than this Denon (perhaps I sould consider the AVR1912 instead) , but Airplay, radio, etc is a non issue for me. My TV can stream and so can my Blu Ray player. I just want GREAT SOUND. This ONKYO seems to be quite an upgrade from my the RC160 ......
Which one would your recommed?
I will be running the receiver with a pair of KEP IQ70 and a KEF IQ60 and 4 in ceiling Energy RC series speakers..... Sub to be determined later..
I only watch TV, movies, and listen to music...... I never listened to the radio
Thank you for reading my post and helping me with your opinions.