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post #1 of 13 Old 10-10-2013, 05:21 AM - Thread Starter
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This is not for me. A friend asked for suggestions and I am unfamiliar with receivers in this price range.

Please post suggestions on receivers in the $1000 to $2500 price range.

I picked a few options via amazon.. What's is the disadvantage of this "old version" of the onkyo?

Onkyo TX-NR5009 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black) (Old Version)



Denon AVR-4311CI 9.2 Channel Network Multi-Room Home Theater Receiver with HDMI 1.4a (Old Version)

Denon AVR-X4000 In-command 7.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay (Black)

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If your friend does not want to have his receiver on all the time to watch tv or cable/satellite feeds, then he may want to look at the Yamaha Aventage line i.e. RX-A3010/3020/3030 lineup as it is one on the few receivers that allows the user to change HDMI inputs while the receiver is in stand by mode and pass through the selected signal to the tv without turning on the receiver. Yamaha also has a good track record in reliability. The Marantz series is also a nice choice if he is looking at Audysee X32 for his setup and surround algorithm. I have 2 RX-A3010 units and a CX-A5000 prepro that have been excellent units. My wife loves her unit as it is easy to use and pretty much a set it up and forget it type unit once you have each input configured as you like. The Yamaha's also have IMO one of the best control apps out there for use on the Apple and Android devices. One thing I highly recommend is to have your friend listen to each of the choices he picks before buying. The newer units also have 3D pass through, 4K up scaling, and digital Zone playback thr0ugh there second HDMI output.

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It is for use overseas. Frankly, I don't even know the end user or his/her preferences.
I was asked a question by another friend who wants to take it - probably as a gift.
The receiver is going to be in a home theatre and would always be turned on, along with the projector.
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The Yamaha units would work albeit you will want to do research and make sure you suggest an overseas model with the switchable voltage capability so the model number may be different. Yamaha's website can allow you to select a different country and then it will list the models available for that region. Best of luck:)

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The best receivers in that price range are the Denon 4520ci and Onkyo 5010 or 3010. The primary advantage of these receivers is they can play 11 channels and have dual sub calibration in addition to audyssey xt32 room correction.

If the end user only needs 7 or 9 channels, they can get the denon x4000 for much less. It's basically the same as the others except it can only do 9 channels.

The prices are based on US retail and may differ in other parts of the world.
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Purchase would be made in the USA.
7 channels would be plenty good.
They won't have multiple subs or 9 channels - my guess..
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^ yep. The only item that keeps many from snatching up one of those AVRs is the reality that HDMI 2.0 will be arriving in the coming months. And perhaps improved mutil-zone capabilities in higher-tiered models.

Honestly, unless he is REALLY in need of either I would pick up a 4520 and call it a day...it's a great machine.

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Marantz SR7008 and Denon 4520CI would be my choices.

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Sorry but as an aside I WAS waiting for an AVR that would:

Process 11 channels.
Have NEO X
Independent 2nd Zone HDMI
Do SPDIF to the Zones

Until now, I wasn't aware that such a model existed...until I looked closer at the Marantz 7008, which I assumed was basically a clone of the Denon 4520.

Well it may be just that, mostly, but unlike the 4520, it CAN send digital inputs to the zones!!! smile.gif

Sorry OP, but I'm happy as a lark with this news! Thanks enrico for mentioning it.

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I didn't think the 7008 could do better than 9.2 channels?
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The Marantz SR7008 has 11.2 pre outs but it only process 9.2 channels, so you need to pick between front highs or front wides.

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^ You are correct. In my haste to be excited, I wasn't thorough enough. frown.gif It IS limited to 9 channel processing, which makes sense as it would be cannibal-city if it did do 11. Funnily enough, I mentioned this on its thread 4months ago...must be getting old.

sorry and thanks...back to square one for me.

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as far as I am concerned, you can consider this thread closed.
btw, the best deal I found was on denon site.. refurb unit at 50% discount.
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