Right now amazon has the V673 at $550 and the A720 for $650. The $100 difference does not matter to me.
I'm wondering which is the better receiver?
They both have 90W of power. Zone 2 capabilities. The same app for android and GUI I'm sure.
Is the A720 definitely $100 better than the V673? (I know I said $100 doesn't matter to me but I guess it does).
I believe the AVENTAGE line has better build quality to them but does that relate to better sound?
I do 80% music, 20% movies.I like to stream SiriusXM and stream FLAC songs from my computer. I'll be hooking up a Blu ray player, and a cable box to it. I have Ascend Sierra 1s in the front and HTM200se for surround (5.1, though no sw yet). The Sierras have mid range sensitivity, is 90W enough to power them? I like to play music LOUD.
I would like to have both Zones play both the same input and different inputs. I see the A720 doesn't have "Party Mode" What is Party Mode? I believe it has to do with how the Zones interact with each other.
Is the A720 definitely a better receiver?? Any features the A720 has (or vice versa) that the V673 doesn't have?
Thanks for the input I've put a lot of questions in here, I've been looking for a receiver for awhile now and I think I've finally narrowed my choices!
Main room: Sierra Towers w/RAAL fronts, Sierra 1 surrounds and center, HTM-200 surround backs, dual HSU VTF2 MK4, Pioneer SC-1222K, JRiver Media
Secondary room: JBL L5, Pioneer Elite M-91, Pioneer Elite PD-F19 CD Player
Bedroom: Pioneer SX-780, Pioneer HPM-100s