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Sorry f this is the wrong place to post.

I considering between the following, and you suggestions are appreciated.

RX-V673: Newegg: 419.99
AVR-2312CI: Accessories4Less: 449.99 (refurbished, 1 yr warranty)
TX-NR616: Newegg: $350

I have Boston Acoustic CS226 towers and center. I'm thinking of getting Orbs or NHTs for sides and rears. I have an 18 x 24 x 8.5 rectangular room, with a 54 plasma TV at one of the shorter ends, so I think I can take advantage of 7.2 sound.

I have only one input, an AppleTV 2 running XBMC off of my server. All my content is downloaded. I will shortly be "upgrading" to an Apple TV 2 with a CrystalHD card. The bottom line is that I will use this set up for watching movies and TV, rarely for music. I'm also not that discerning, but I was able to tell the difference in a blind test between a Pioneer and a Yamaha in a listening room some years ago.

I'm also an avid iPad user, so the Apps help. I don't mind spend the extra $5 for the DeRemote program if that is the best.

So, what are your thoughts?

Thanks,

Allan

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Neither the 673 nor the 616 can EQ the sub, and the 2EQ in the 616 is the lowest, most basic version of Audyssey, while the MultEQ XT in the 2312 can EQ the sub but is much more advanced than 2EQ when EQing the speakers (ie. 16x more speaker filter control points). Also note that when using AC4L, your credit card provider may add an additional 1 year (total 2 years) of warranty (Amex does this for sure) or you can purchase one of their very reasonably priced 3rd party extended warranty plans.

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Neither the 673 nor the 616 can EQ the sub, and the 2EQ in the 616 is the lowest, most basic version of Audyssey, while the MultEQ XT in the 2312 can EQ the sub but is much more advanced than 2EQ when EQing the speakers (ie. 16x more speaker filter control points). Also note that when using AC4L, your credit card provider may add an additional 1 year (total 2 years) of warranty (Amex does this for sure) or you can purchase one of their very reasonably priced 3rd party extended warranty plans.

Thanks. I forgot to mention that I have an Infiniti sub that has its own calibration system. Should I rely on that, or use rely on the receiver's calibration?

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Some use both, some only the AVR's, but do the sub's first and then the AVR's in that order.

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Some use both, some only the AVR's, but do the sub's first and then the AVR's in that order.

Ok, thanks.

So, to summarize, you recommend the Denon?

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That would be my choice, yes. Although check with AC4L about any issues with the 2312CI units they are shipping out as a number of folks ordering the 3312CI from there received defective units which they then had to deal with Denon to resolve as Denon has taken over that process from AC4L to avoid any units being misidentified as defective by the buyer.

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Denon denon denon ( in a shouting voice).

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Denon denon denon ( in a shouting voice).

What are you trying to say? :-)


Ok! I just ordered the AVR-2312CI !

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I like denon. That's why I said that in the last post.

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