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Old 09-11-2013, 09:27 AM - Thread Starter
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A friend gave me this receiver as a hand-me-down. It's awesome but when things get too loud, it cuts off and gives me the "Check SP wires" message when I turn it back on. Also, two of the three HDMI inputs don't work and the other one seems to be getting more erratic. So, I need to start thinking about replacing it.

What would give me comparable performance while hopefully not costing too much? I use it entirely for home theater. I assume everything has YPAO or equivalent these days?

Using it with 3 Canton Karat KM4 front speakers, a Klipsch RW12d sub, and some random rear surrounds from a HTIB.
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All receivers have some form of room correction / auto EQ:
- YPAO (Yamaha)
- MCACC (Pioneer)
- Audyssey MultEQ, MultEQ XT, MultEQ XT32 (Denon, Marantz, Onkyo)
- et cetera

How much is "not costing too much"? And what features are a must within that price cap?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Honestly in terms of features I doubt I want anything that every receiver won't have. A couple HDMI inputs. A couple HDMI outputs would be great but honestly I don't really need the outputs.

Price target would hopefully be $500 or less. Has tech improved enough where I could get something comparable or superior to the V2700 in that price range these days?
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$335 @ Amazon.com will get you a Denon AVR-1713:
- 5.1 channels
- 6 HDMI inputs (5 in back, 1 in front)
- 3D pass-through
- Audyssey MultEQ XT

It's an out-going model, but it's well-equipped and fairly well-rated.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks. That's what I was hoping to hear. Do you have any idea how sound quality might compare? The Yamaha was around $1200-1500 back in the day, has tech trickled down such that today's $350 receiver does as good a job?
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The Yamaha's 2700 amplifiers are significantly better than those in the Denon 1713. I would suggest you raise the $ to get closer....
Check out the Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 or 830..

Just my $0.05.... 👍😉
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Hmm, at $650 for that maybe I'd be better off getting my 2700 fixed?
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Check around for better Yamaha pricing..
Also keep in mind, the bench rate repair bill will be @ least $200..

Just my $0.05.... 👍😉
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Best Yamaha price I've seen was $430 for clearance Aventage RX-A820BL.

In terms of sound quality, what other modern AVRs compare to the RX-V2700, so I can keep my eyes open for deals? I'm not at all sure I would notice a difference between it and lower end models, but at the same time I'd obviously rather not go backwards in quality and risk hearing a difference.
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Which Denon or Marantz models are comparable in terms of sound quality?
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How about an open box Aventage 820 for $360? Also open box 720 for $250.
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Now I'm reading good things about Denons, especially their Dynamic EQ. What Denon models would be comparable in sound quality to the RX-V2700?

The 8in-2out hdmi of the Yamaha 820 is appealing too though -- then I could retire my Monoprice HDMI switcher.
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