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Rank amateur here, and I hope I'm posting in the appropriate forum...

 

I am having my basement room renovated and taking the opportunity to pre-wire for a sound system.

 

Based on the layout and size of the basement, I've decided to go with 4 in-ceiling speakers, which will be used for ambient music (i.e. not for theater surround).

 

I'm thinking that I'd like to have a receiver to power those 4 speakers and (if possible) a second zone.  I'd also like to be able to get Pandora, AppleTV, Sirius XM, etc. and a BluRay player

 

So I'd need a receiver with at least 4 HDMI input/passthroughs.

 

I'm looking at the Yamaha RX-V675 (or 673), and wondering is this overkill for my application?  If so, can you recommend something?

 

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I recommend this,
http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Home/AV-Receivers/Elite-Receivers/SC-57
No problems with mine,works like a charm,does everything except the dishes smile.gif
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I guess I probably should have mentioned that I am trying to find a good value.  I'm not looking for the cheapest receiver on the market, but the Pioneer is a little out of my price range...;) . 

 

I was hoping to keep in under $500, which means that I'm taking a hard look at refurbished receivers from A4L.

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The Yamaha 673 and 675 are very popular and well-regarded models. Check out the 673 thread if you have particular questions. If you can find one from A4L at a decent price, and you're comfortable with a refurb, I see no reason not to go with one.

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Looks like there is only a $10 price difference between the RX-V675 and the RX-V773.   Any reason I should buy one versus the other?  What's the main difference(s) between the 675 and the 773?

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773 has preamp outputs, an extra HDMI output, and might include the wireless networking adapter.

675 is newer and includes Spotify (confirm this, though), MHL (look it up) and decodes high-res FLAC files (also look it up).

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