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Old 10-13-2013, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
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After looking around,for an AVR for a 5.1 setup with airplay, network radio and a 2nd zone. I have settled on either RX-V675 or RX-A730. The RX-V675 is $600 and the RX-A730 is $650 from Amazon. They both have exactly the same stats and either would work in my environment. In fact, they are so similar, I can't tell them apart outside of:
  • A730 has 5 feet over 4 feet (does this really matter?)
  • A730 has an aluminum front (does this really matter?)
  • A730 has a programmable +12 V trigger output (not important to me)
  • A730 is the bottom of the 2013 Yamaha Aventage series
  • V675 is the top of the 2013 Yamaha v*75 series

Does anyone know why I should go for the A730 over the V675?

Thank you!

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I think you should save $200 and get last years RX-V673 for $399 from Amazon.

It would work in your environment too!

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Actually the 77x series is the top of the RX-V models. That being said I would go with either a 773 or 820 since these models have pre amp outputs and multi point ypao(measures up to 8 positions).



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Old 10-19-2013, 05:04 AM - Thread Starter
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This is very helpful and after days of research, I've decided to go the RX-A820 through accessories4less (I had never heard of them previously).

As I was thinking about this, I looked at my old Infinity RS-5 and wondered about replacing them too. I use my system for 80% music and 20% watching movies. Here is what the room looks like:

The stereo in the picture is stereo cabinet with the RS-5's on either side and a HDTV on top. The sub (Power Sound Audio XS15) is new and I am keeping it. Any bookshelf speakers would go in the same location as the RS-5s and would need a stand. I am trying to keep it under $600.

Any recommendations?

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I just brought home a Yamaha TSR-6750 from Costco. This receiver is ostensibly an RX-V675 with the wireless 802.11 dongle included. You might want to check this out if you are a Costco member or if you know a Costco member, because these receivers only cost $489 (including 802.11), which is more than $100 cheaper than the street price for an RX-V675.

I am told that YPAO doesn't work very well - no matter what version you acquire, and you will end up manually adjusting the channel sound balance anyway, so I wouldn't take YPAO device or YPAO version into consideration when making my choice.
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