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Just curious to what receiver recommendation people have to powering my home theater set up. I'm strictly movie driven.

My room size is 18' x 20'. I have Polk Audio RTi-a5 for my fronts, CSI-a6 for my center, and F/Xi-a4 for my rears. Also have a Klipsch SW450 for my subwoofer.

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I would go with the 2020, the amp section is a lot beefier.

According to hometheater.com

1xxx series:

113 W x 2 @ 8 ohms 0.1% THD
146 W x 2 @ 4 ohms 0.1% THD



2xxx series:

170W x 2 @ 8 ohms 0.1% THD
236W x 2 @ 4 ohms 0.1% THD

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Wow. By quite a bit. Thank you!
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2020 has subeq which is a nice to have
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I would go with the 2020, the amp section is a lot beefier.
I question these power ratings. The 2030 does weigh 5 pounds more and is rated higher power than the 1030 in the manual. One problem. They use the exact same power supply (490 watts). So theoretically there can't really be that much power difference. And the amp testing at hometheater/soundand vision is inconsistent. They vary some settings that can affect power output. Like setting speakers to large or small can possibly skew the results.

S&V tested the 2010, 2000, 1020, 1010 and 1000 models. Comparing 5 channel all models. 62w, 80w, 73w, 65w, 64w in the same order. Both models tested the same most of the time. Here is the 2010 review with similar power to 1010 model.

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-yamaha-aventage-rx-a2010-av-receiver-page-3
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Wow. By quite a bit. Thank you!

It is less than you might think. It takes a doubling of power to get just 3dB higher volume. That is an easily audible, but less than a dramatic, difference.

I recommend that you look at the features and consider your needs and desires there. If you do not need or want any of the features of the higher model, it is probably best to save some money and go with the lower model. This is almost always the right advice when looking at receivers. The RX-A2020 has much better video processing, and that could make a difference. Or not, depending on the other gear you have, and its video processing capability. Look at the features, and decide if you want the extra features or not.

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