I have a couple hours to decide if I'm going to upgrade my yamaha RX-V1600 to an Onkyo TX-NR818. Best Buy is selling it at 899$ (here in Canada) for boxing day. I know that it is a broad question, but is it worth the upgrade sound wise?
It will power a set of 5.1 Klipsch speakers, HSU VTF-15H sub and will be connected to my new JVC DLA-RS46 (128").
It's not about output, it's about having headroom and a smooth response across multiple seats. And output a little bit.
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