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Hello All -
So im in the market for a new AVR. Here are my must haves...

5.1
4+ HDMI
Network capability
Front USB
Less than 6" tall
Good crossover configuration
$600 or less

The Marantz 1504 and the Yamaha S600 are the only models that i can find that have this slim line design. Are there any other units that would fit these requirements?
Though im willing to consider a full size chassis if pulling the feet off will get me into a 6" opening... though ventilation becomes an issue then, maybe maybe not? I have an old Sony model that im currenlty using that i had to do this on to make it fit.

Any suggestions would be appreciated...Thanks in advance.
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Hello All -
So im in the market for a new AVR. Here are my must haves...

5.1
4+ HDMI
Network capability
Front USB
Less than 6" tall
Good crossover configuration
$600 or less

The Marantz 1504 and the Yamaha S600 are the only models that i can find that have this slim line design. Are there any other units that would fit these requirements?
Though im willing to consider a full size chassis if pulling the feet off will get me into a 6" opening... though ventilation becomes an issue then, maybe maybe not? I have an old Sony model that im currenlty using that i had to do this on to make it fit.

Any suggestions would be appreciated...Thanks in advance.

Ventilation might well be a problem even with these models.

You are talking about less than 2" of head room above the unit. That is very little.
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I bought the NR1403 which is the predecessor of the NR1504 in October 2010. First thing I noticed out of the box is the unusually soft switching dial in comparison to the volume dial. which manages to accidentally switch every time my golden retriever walks passes in front of it with his bushy tail. It had become so soft over time it takes a good deal of concentration not to over dial when selecting an input channel.

 

Seven months ago I started experiencing HTMI switching issues with loud crackling noise. Four months ago, the receiver refuses to output any sound without constantly switching on/off. Two months ago, I got fed up with it and called the Australian distributor for repairs info. This is when things became really interesting... NO ONE could tell me who, what, if or where the official distributor in Sydney due to company mergers/acquisition/change of agents etc etc.

 

The distributor did reply and recommended a repairer... after an $80 inspection fee... the receiver board is faulty...

Although the sound is terrific for its price, this has got to be the most experience ever and I will never purchase a Marantz again.

I have just ordered a Yamaha RX-S600 even though it comes with 2 year warranty instead of a 3 year warranty Marantz offers.

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