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I am looking at these:

Yamaha rx-a 2030
Pio LX-57
Onkyo TX 828
Marantz 6008

to replace my old and retired Marantz 5006

Which of these would be most desirable and most joy to own in my 7.2 hometheatre ?

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Since I am living in Norway, these four brands are the only available, and these top of the range I have to
get on special order. The low end RX-A1030, SC-1223, TX 727 and SR 5008 is in stock, but way to expensive for most people,
I guess everyone will look at me when I pop in to get an expensive reference receiver on special order :-)
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Of the two Audyssey models, Onkyo and Marantz ..... the 828 would be a downgrade in audio quality as it uses the next lower version of Audyssey MultEQ vs. MultEQ XT on the 5006 and also the 6008.

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To get better sound than the SR5006, a receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT 32 would be needed. None of the models you mention include it. Some which do are the Onkyo TX-NR929 & TX-NR1010 and higher, Denon AVR X4000 & AVR 4520, Marantz SR7008 or AV 8801.

The Pioneer and Yamaha don't EQ the subwoofer channel, but external devices area available which could be used to do that.

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I know all about Hi Fi klubben my friend;-)
In fact, I have been a member since 1984 ...

But no, I have opted out their service, it is way too difficult to get to their store, and their "merchandise" is way too expensive for a pover farmer :-)

Yamaha will be my next receiver. Can get them everywhere. Bestsellers here in Norway, and the prices are very good. This also goes for Pio and onky, I have tried several Pioneer, never got any good vibes on that brand, I have never tried any Onkyo.

Regarding Hif Klubben. The people that works there. I cannot find words to explain how nice, helpful and welcoming they all are. I know, they are selling goods, but them stores I will buy my Yamaha from, will not be a nice experience, I need to decide on one modl, walk in, grab it, pay and then just leave...
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It sounds like you've already made up your mind smile.gif

Yamaha makes good products, it's just that they're different from what you're used to (Marantz). And, as I wrote previously, YPAO doesn't seem to do any equalization of the subwoofer channel, so careful choice of the subwoofer's location is very important in order to get the best sound.

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Oh, no, not at all :-)

I might very well sit tight with my sr5006, until some kind Santa Claus /Lotto comes around with two large boxes, one with a AV8801 and one with a MM8807 :-)

I see now Yamaha is a dead end, I am leaving that traill now, will explore some other venues to Elysium ....
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The Yamaha 2030 that the OP was looking into does EQ the sub. It may not be as good as the Audyssey XT32 but when I was using my Yamaha A3000 IMO it was as good as the Audyssey XT in my Onkyo 876. Can't comment on XT32, never used it.
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The Yamaha 2030 that the OP was looking into does EQ the sub. It may not be as good as the Audyssey XT32 but when I was using my Yamaha A3000 IMO it was as good as the Audyssey XT in my Onkyo 876. Can't comment on XT32, never used it.

Yup, it looks like you're right. I was wrong. I'm sorry for being misleading.

Higher end Yamaha receivers apparently do now EQ all speaker channels down to 16.5 Hz using a parametric equalizer according to a quoted email from Yamaha in the thread http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-theater-receivers-processors-amps/67294-ypao-rsc.html

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Regarding that movie, which I waited soo long for, why was I so disappointed after having seen it, not at all on my top shelf of fav movies?
It might be Sharlto Copley, so sorry, I didnt fancy his performance in District 9, part I of Elysium

So -- which one of the receiver mentioned in this thread would give these two movies the best justice, giving the best hometheatre experince possible?

District 9 sports a DTS HD Master audio track of many reviewers said to be of superb ref. quality. Similar Elysium, DTS HD 7.1, have a fantastic dialogue and a LFE that really give my subwofers a good workout.
I own the District 9 bluray, but not yet Elysium, it is still very expensive. I really must get me that Elysium bluray just to hear that soundtrack.

Speaking of sci fi, that Oblivion last year, was really a treat, that bluray was so energetic on my equipment. I understand that bluray is a defacto refernece both in audio and picture ?? Coming up Gravity, do we expect a new bluray reference disc?

So back to yamaha. That RX-A1030 got thumbs down from several reviewers, saying "Needs more subtlety and control" and "The best rivals sound bigger and more spacious"
I didnt like to hear that :-(
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So back to yamaha. That RX-A1030 got thumbs down from several reviewers, saying "Needs more subtlety and control" and "The best rivals sound bigger and more spacious"
I didnt like to hear that :-(

I wouldn't either because it is reviewer fluff also known as BS. These receivers are all competitive with one another and all of them will provide a similar performance. The last thing you want to worry about is sound. They all handle that. But what has the features you want and will use. It is as simple as that.
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The Yamaha 2030 also has the ESS Sabre dacs, which made a very noticable difference between the OPPO 83 and OPPO 83SE, so that should be a plus in Yamaha's favore. But Marantz receivers of the last few years are the easiest to setup and operate IMO. Too bad the 7008 isn't on your list.

I like Pioneer receivers for the many user options and settings and have never owned a Yamaha receiver before (have had many, many Onkyo, Pioneer, Marantz and H/K's though) but I would pick the 2030 from your list.
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If we then move into BS arena, let me just say my 5006 sucks bigtime regarding menus and some airplay functions. There is no such thing as Pandora, thats a pity. i would be more happy if I owned a receiver with better internet functions, like beeing capable of putting my old Sonos 90 box to rest, that sonos works perfect, but it is really a box to much.
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It seems that the Yamaha 2030 would be the AVR for you. I'm a little confused as to which model Yamaha you are looking for though. Your list includes the 2030 but further down you say the 1030. Are you meaning that the 1030 is carried in stock and you would have to order the 2030? If that is the case maybe you can still order the 2020 and save more. There should not be much of a difference between the 2020 and 2030. Just a thought.
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Just a short one:
1030 as well as 2030 in stock at all my close retailer.
Not sure about older models, just checked their websites found no 2020, these tends to get sold on some Xmas sale at 50% off, sales I always miss (Its a long one hour drive to these outlets)

The problem is 2030. I want that one. I cant afford it just now, having invested in a projector, fundings are on the meager side.....
Thats why I mentioned that 1030, might be reachable :-)
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Do they have the 3020 or 3010? Also I would call them to see if one of those models could be ordered for you. I love spending your money.biggrin.gif
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That 3 serie I really cannot justify to buy. You see, I have something nice called a "family", buying flashy shiny glossy new gadgets is not so welcome. To return home with a 3020, even at a very discounted price, will mean that I have spent at least 1.500 usd, well .....
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The same site that gave the 1030 the mixed review (WhatHifi) said of the last years 1020...

Against..."Nothing of note".

Yamaha 1020

There can't be much of a difference, if any, in the amp and processing sections of both models. I can't imagine you would be disappointed in the performance or sound quality in any of the models you listed.
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So:

my list is:

1) Denon AVR-X4000 (dirt cheap, nok 6900,-)
2) Yamaha RX-A2030 (twice the price of Denon, nok 10.500)
3) Pioneer SC-LX57 (as expensive as Yamaha, USD 1.600)
4) Marantz SR7008 (even more expensive than yamaha, nok 14.000)

2 and 3 can I get "everywhere". 1 at Hifiklubben. 4 at some nice litle webshop out in western Norway, at a place called Fosnavåg


Regarding them last years models, I cannot find any of them,
guess I will have to ask retailers directly on my merry-go-round in Trondheim, a city where I can buy all of these,
except of course that one in Fosnavåg :-)
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Personally, I'd recommend the X4000. But I'm biased toward Audyssey XT32. wink.gif
The equivalent Marantz 7008 adds another component video input plus multichannel preamp inputs, which might or might not matter to you.

Note the similarity of their back panels:
http://www.creativeaudio.ca/images/electronics_avreceivers_denon_x4000_back.jpg
http://us.marantz.com/assets/images/products/SR7008/XL_sr7008_u_b_re.jpg

Have you tried calling the retailers on the telephone to verify what they have in stock?
That might save a trip, although browsing through a high-end A/V store sometimes can be its own reward. smile.gif
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I understand that bluray is a defacto refernece both in audio and picture ??
A list of some Blu-rays with the highest quality soundtracks is available at
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1190265/new-audio-tier-thread
It doesn't seem to be maintained in the same fashion as the equivalent video quality list, though: the first post isn't being updated.

Unfortunately, my understanding is that releases intended for different BD regions get different audio and video mixes. Apparently different pressing plants actually get different master tapes. This can make it difficult if you're trying to find the best pressing. (I admit that I really don't bother.)
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You are comparing the Denon and the Marantz in my list !?

Well, just checked prices today. I can get two Denon receivers for the price of one M 7008
Why is it so cheap?

And, will the soundquality of these two, be better than my 5006 marantz ?
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Denon and Marantz are made by the same company and use identical digital circuit boards in comparable models. The designs of their analog output circuits are somewhat different, however. People argue over whether those circuit differences really result in any audible differences. However, the improvement from your 5006's Audyssey XT to the X4000's XT32 should be easy to hear.

Marantz equipment usually costs more than Denon, partially because Marantz is considered a premium brand, Marantz does have somewhat better physical construction which does not directly affect the sound quality. From what you've written, though, the price difference seems to be more in Norway than in the U.S. When buying from authorized D&M dealers in the U.S., you have to contact them directly to get their best (lowest) prices. They aren't allowed to publicly advertise anything other than Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices but will actually sell the equipment at prices that are lower than that. I suspect the same might be true in Norway.

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Hmmm...
If you would be so kind, check this website

bassbrothers.no

( hjemmestereo -> forsterkere -> surroundreceiver)

Its in Norwegian, but it should be easy to grasp their prices They carry the complete line up of Marantz.

Then check this

Hifiklubben.no

Also in Norwegian, maybe to elaborate to understand for foreigners, but you should see their Denon range, which I guess is fairly complete.

Prices well I have no idea what MSRP would be on any of the products at these website. The price these seller put on their receivers is take it leave, I have never succeded in getting any discount on these webprices.

Well that might be just me, I know people haggling over an usd 100 gadget with sucess, maybe 5% off or at least batteries when these not included smile.gif
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With the money you have to spend it would seem to me the Denon X4000 would be the way to go at this time. Should you decide to wait and save more money for your purchase then the 2030 would be my choice. No need to wait though if you need one now. The X4000 should be an excellent choice.
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I wouldn't either because it is reviewer fluff also known as BS. These receivers are all competitive with one another and all of them will provide a similar performance. The last thing you want to worry about is sound. They all handle that. But what has the features you want and will use. It is as simple as that.


I hooked up a yamaha processor to my Stratus Golds. I could not rip the power cord out of the wall fast enough. It went away. Yamaha is built like a tank, has tons of features, and is reliable. It is not an SQ product. NAD, Cambridge, Marantz. Go for sound quality first. To Hades with the gadgets. These units do not all sound the same by a long shot. My NAD M15 destroyed my prior units including Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, and HK.

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I hooked up a yamaha processor to my Stratus Golds. I could not rip the power cord out of the wall fast enough. It went away. Yamaha is built like a tank, has tons of features, and is reliable. It is not an SQ product. NAD, Cambridge, Marantz. Go for sound quality first. To Hades with the gadgets. These units do not all sound the same by a long shot. My NAD M15 destroyed my prior units including Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, and HK.

You sound just like a well known AVS troll.
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I hooked up a yamaha processor to my Stratus Golds. I could not rip the power cord out of the wall fast enough. It went away. Yamaha is built like a tank, has tons of features, and is reliable. It is not an SQ product. NAD, Cambridge, Marantz. Go for sound quality first. To Hades with the gadgets. These units do not all sound the same by a long shot. My NAD M15 destroyed my prior units including Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, and HK.


I would hope that for the money spent for the NAD M15 it should sound better than a lot of things. You possibly could have easily got by though by getting better speakers instead of spending $4.6k on a processor + whatever was spent on an amp for it. I mean approx. $1.7k speakers for that NAD M15 seems like a big waste IMO. JMHO.
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You sound just like a well known AVS troll.

Maybe. Maybe your an Ogre.....

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I would hope that for the money spent for the NAD M15 it should sound better than a lot of things. You possibly could have easily got by though by getting better speakers instead of spending $4.6k on a processor + whatever was spent on an amp for it. I mean approx. $1.7k speakers for that NAD M15 seems like a big waste IMO. JMHO.

Actually, I could not be happier with the money I spent on the NAD Master series. It is NAD without veil. It opened up width and depth to the sound stage I have never experienced with anything else. It is truly a great processor. And as far as upgrading speakers, to get more than my stratus I would have to spend a whole bunch more money to see any improvement. The M25 is the amp and it is also delightful.
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I hooked up a yamaha processor to my Stratus Golds. I could not rip the power cord out of the wall fast enough. 

This is the most ridiculous thing i read on this forum. I thought there was something fishy about your Anthem avr and processor bashing comments, this says it all about your credibility.

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