Yamaha V673 vs Denon 1913 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 09:22 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
ArmadaSolaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I cannot decide between these two AVRs. Can anyone help me spell out the differences and the cons of the individual receivers?
ArmadaSolaris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 09:41 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,490
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1032 Post(s)
Liked: 1508
The 673 can upscale to 4k whllst the 1913 can only upscale to 1080p/24, although the Audyssey MultEQ in the 1913 can EQ the sub which YPAO in the 673 cannot do. Ideally take them both home and decide which EQ you prefer more, Audyssey or YPAO.

---------------------------------
"JD" –
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
; shop.avscience.com ; 585-645-1006, AVScience - Authorized dealer AVRs, Speakers, etc. 

Mon - Fri: 10am – 10pm EST (Sat/Sun too if you leave message)
Call for pricing on Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Def Tech, Atlantic Tech, Parasound
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 09:50 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
ArmadaSolaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I do not currently have the option to take them home and try them out. I do not care much for the 4K upscaling, so other than that is it mainly just the MultEQ vs YPAO as the only difference?

And as far as your opinion if you had to choose which would it be?
ArmadaSolaris is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 02:02 PM
Newbie
 
1408vols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm interested in the same information. However, I was comparing the 673 with the Denon 1713 (i dont need 7.1 surround). I have not done extensive research by any means. But, it looks to,me like the Yamahas may have a little better app for the iPod or iPhone remote. I'm not sure about that. And, I think I have read some posts saying that the Denons may be a little more prone to need repair. I'm not sure about that either. It appears to me that the Denons dont have AM radio. All of those issues are minor, but may be pushing me toward the Yamaha I think. I have owned both Denons and Yamahas and have been very happy with them both. I'm interested to see what others here might say in response to your post.
1408vols is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 02:25 PM
Newbie
 
ReferenceOrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Newegg currently has a special on the VX673: 550$ and comes with a 170$ gift card. Link
ReferenceOrion is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 02:27 PM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,490
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1032 Post(s)
Liked: 1508
You have to decide which is more important to you (which only you can decide) ... features (Yamaha perhaps) or better audio fidelity (Denon). Using these lower level models, you really can't go wrong with either choice. Decide what is more important to you and make your selection accordingly. smile.gif

---------------------------------
"JD" –
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
; shop.avscience.com ; 585-645-1006, AVScience - Authorized dealer AVRs, Speakers, etc. 

Mon - Fri: 10am – 10pm EST (Sat/Sun too if you leave message)
Call for pricing on Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Def Tech, Atlantic Tech, Parasound
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Member
 
BassAtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am now facing this same question. Frys had the Denon 1913 for $329 a couple of weeks ago, so I picked one up. Haven't had a chance to install it yet. Still in sealed box, well within the return period.

I believe, though I've yet to confirm, that Frys has the Yamaha RXV-673 this week for $399 in-store only.

The extra inputs and pre-amp outs on the Yamaha are of no consequence to me, so it boils down to sound quality and build quality.

So, I'd be interested in hearing any comments on those two aspects. Does the Denon produce better sound, given predominance of use for movies, gaming, and TV?
BassAtl is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Member
 
BassAtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I did confirm Frys' ad. In-store only, RXV-673 is $399 through next Thursday or whenever they sell out. Not many left here in Atlanta.
BassAtl is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 02:48 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,490
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1032 Post(s)
Liked: 1508
Depending on Fry's return policy, why not just pick it up and return the one you decide not to keep?

---------------------------------
"JD" –
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
; shop.avscience.com ; 585-645-1006, AVScience - Authorized dealer AVRs, Speakers, etc. 

Mon - Fri: 10am – 10pm EST (Sat/Sun too if you leave message)
Call for pricing on Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Def Tech, Atlantic Tech, Parasound
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 08:46 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
afrogt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 212 Post(s)
Liked: 389
Fry's offers a 30 day return policy and there is no restocking fee. so you might as well pick up the Yamaha and give it a test drive.

Afro GT
afrogt is offline  
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Tags
Yamaha Rx V673 Receiver
Gear in this thread - V673 by PriceGrabber.com

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off