I ws comparing the RX-V675 to an Aventage RX-A730. They are both really close in price but the Adventage is only 50 bucks more,
$650.00 vs $700.00. By looking at the website they both seem to have identical features. Same power rating and the Inputs and Outputs all look the same too.
What would be the real advantage of one over the other? The Adventage RX-A730 is near the entry level of the line and the RX-V675 is near the top of the line in that series. But..... what is the real difference? http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/rx/?mode=series#psort=hightolow&mode=paging
the differences are small...the avantage models have anti resonate wedge and have a nicer looking front panel. You dont get the real benifits of the avantage models unti the 10,20,30xx models. However I would go with a rxv775 or rxa830 for the pre amp outputs just in case you might want to add a external amp. Also I believe the 775 and 830 have a better version of ypao with 8point multi measure.