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Hello everyone.

I recently moved and I am ready to setup a brand new home theater. My budget is 1200 for the receiver. I want a 7.1 setup.
For speakers I'm looking at the Ascend Acoustic Sierra line. Network/wifi connectivity and bluetooth streaming from my Android phone and tablet is a big plus.

What brands and models do you recommend?

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I think you are about to get many suggestions for Denon.
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The new Denon X4000 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 comes to mind. smile.gif Review posts #1 and #2 in the Denon E/X Owner's thread linked below to learn more ....


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_L11

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The new Denon X4000 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 comes to mind. smile.gif Review posts #1 and #2 in the Denon E/X Owner's thread linked below to learn more ....


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_L11

+1 for the X4000. Just set mine up last night biggrin.gif
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+2 to the AVR-X4000. It's a very well-equipped AVR for the money. I've had mine for a week and, so far, I'm very happy with how it works. I'm looking forward to running a full calibration of my system this weekend and realizing the benefits* of MultEQ XT32 w/ Sub EQ HT. smile.gif

(*My previous AVR - a Marantz SR6003 - did a good job with "just" MultEQ, so I expect to be at least as satisfied with the results of XT32.)


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Another benefit of the X4000 if you are in an apartment or townhome is the use of Audyssey LFC (low frequency containment) to reduce the "lower" frequencies of the sub output without reducing the overall volume of the sub. No annoying the neighbors. smile.gif

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I'm looking to upgrade from a yamaha rx2600 and looking at these too. What are the basic differences between x2000, x3000, and x4000? thanks!
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See the second half of post #2 in this thread for comparisons:
The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ
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See the second half of post #2 in this thread for comparisons:
The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ

thank you!

in recco's it said skip from x2000 to x4000 for the money. Is the mult eq xt32 deliver that much more than the x3000 multeq?
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The higher up Audyssey's MultEQ chain you go, the more filters / better resolution you get to your auto EQ-ing:
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Filter resolution (satellites)
2EQ: x | MultEQ: 2x | MultEQXT: 16x | MultEQ XT32: 512x

Filter resolution (subwoofer)
2EQ: n/a | MultEQ: 128x | MultEQXT: 128x | MultEQ XT32: 512x

Number of Measurement Positions
2EQ: 3 | MultEQ: 6 | MultEQXT: 8 | MultEQ XT32: 8
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Basic MultEQ is good. MultEQ XT - which is found on the X2000 and X3000 - is better. The version on the X4000 is their top-tier MultEQ XT32 which features:
- more filters for both subs and speakers; and
- Sub EQ HT, which helps with calibrating dual subs.

If either the X2000 or X3000 has everything you want/need on it, and if you don't have or don't intend on getting dual subs, you may not find it worth your while (and money) to purchase the X4000 instead.
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Thanks everyone, this really helps
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Hello everyone.

I recently moved and I am ready to setup a brand new home theater. My budget is 1200 for the receiver. I want a 7.1 setup.
For speakers I'm looking at the Ascend Acoustic Sierra line. Network/wifi connectivity and bluetooth streaming from my Android phone and tablet is a big plus.

What brands and models do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Lots of +1's for the Denon X4000 - it looks like great value.

Another option worth considering at your price point is the Onkyo TX-NR929. It appears to have your WiFi & Bluetooth needs covered too:
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Built-In Wireless & Bluetooth
Send a huge range of hi-res, lossless, and compressed audio files (including 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, DSD, and Dolby® TrueHD) to your TX-NR929 from a smartphone, PC, tablet, NAS devices, and online sources using the Onkyo remote app to control playback.

The TX-NR929 connects to your home network wirelessly - without cables or adapters.

Also, you can pair up to ten compatible Bluetooth devices and stream high quality wireless audio using the built-in Bluetooth 2.1. The sound is virtually flawless.


Here's a side-by-side comparo: Denon AVR-X4000 vs Onkyo TX-NR929


BTW Oscar, are you considering the Sierra Towers? They are terrific speakers IMO.
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