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Has been a few years since wading in and buying anything new. My H/K AVR525 died, so looking for a replacement. Not even sure where to start. Sony STRDN1040 or Yami RXV1075B are looking good to me, and these seem to get good reviews from what I have seen? Using NHT SB3s x4 and the matching center, and a velodyne DPS-12. Thanks

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The Onkyo TX-NR818 is an outstanding AVR at $700.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR818-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B007JOO4XE

It is last year's 2013 model but is considered better than the 2014 replacement, the NR 828 at $770.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR828-7-2-Channel-Wireless-Receiver/dp/B00CILJB0E/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Here is one owner's opinion, who apparently owned both: (disclaimer, I don't trust any Amazon reviews)
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3PTO9Q16RSZHF/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R3PTO9Q16RSZHF

There is a big thread on the NR818 here on AVS, you might ask folks there what they think of theirs.

I own the Onkyo TX-NR717 (last year's model). I highly recommend it, but they are hard to find new, but if you can find it, expect it to be around $500. It's replacement the NR727 $800 and is also considered to be a downgrade from the 717.

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The Onkyo TX-NR818 is an outstanding AVR at $700.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR818-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B007JOO4XE

It is last year's 2013 model but is considered better than the 2014 replacement, the NR 828 at $770.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR828-7-2-Channel-Wireless-Receiver/dp/B00CILJB0E/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Here is one owner's opinion, who apparently owned both: (disclaimer, I don't trust any Amazon reviews)
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3PTO9Q16RSZHF/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R3PTO9Q16RSZHF

There is a big thread on the NR818 here on AVS, you might ask folks there what they think of theirs.

I own the Onkyo TX-NR717 (last year's model). I highly recommend it, but they are hard to find new, but if you can find it, expect it to be around $500. It's replacement the NR727 $800 and is also considered to be a downgrade from the 717.

The idea that the NRX17/8's are considered better than the NRX28's is complete hogwash. BOTH of these models are considered downgrades from the older NRX09 and below models (i.e. TX-NR805, 806, etc.) which is at the point where Onkyo made a large change in build quality. Both the NR717/727 and NR818/828 are basically yearly updated versions of the same receiver.
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Well, I went from an Hk 520 to a Onkyo 906 - sound quality was better with the H/k. I regret buying the Onkyo now. I had issues with it too - need to get the stupid thing repaired shortly after I bought it (it was warranteed) but TBH when I got it back it sat in the box for over two years until I upgraded my TV to a Panny VT50 65" . Then I swapped out the HK again. Mine is still going strong, just doesn't do HDMI.

When I replace this Onkyo I'll be going Marantz I think. I'm impressed with their features and their reputation and build quality. So maybe go listen and check out some of those. I'll never touch another Onkyo and if this thing breaks down again it's off to the recycle with it unless someone is willing to buy it as is off me.

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The idea that the NRX17/8's are considered better than the NRX28's is complete hogwash. BOTH of these models are considered downgrades from the older NRX09 and below models (i.e. TX-NR805, 806, etc.) which is at the point where Onkyo made a large change in build quality. Both the NR717/727 and NR818/828 are basically yearly updated versions of the same receiver.
The 717/718 models are not being compared to the with the NRX09. I didn't know the NRX09 was even being suggested. Do you recommend it? That's fine if you do, I just don't have any experience with that model.

It's not my opinion, but Onkyo has apparently "updated" the 818 with less power and a lower version of Audyssey. If you like the newer models, you may make that recommendation, and the OP I'm sure will make his own mind up what fits his needs/budget the best. smile.gif

I did notice the 727 is two pounds lighter than the 717. I wonder what they took out? cool.gif

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Has been a few years since wading in and buying anything new. My H/K AVR525 died, so looking for a replacement. Not even sure where to start. Sony STRDN1040 or Yami RXV1075B are looking good to me, and these seem to get good reviews from what I have seen? Using NHT SB3s x4 and the matching center, and a velodyne DPS-12. Thanks
The sony 1040 looks good on paper, but has had a lot of bugs. Look through the dedicated thread here for details. That yamaha looks like the american 830 or 1030? Both excellent, bug free, reliable, full featured units. Onkyo has been the time bomb unreliable brand for several years. Tons of negative threads about them around here. Buyer beware. Marantz and denon are similar to each other and very good, reliable units. Just pretty pricey unless you call and beg (kind of) the dealers at this website. The 2014's of most brands haven't been released yet. Some real good deals will soon abound.
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Would you consider what looks like a good deal on a used unit?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519530/yamaha-rx-v673-7-2-channel-av-receiver/0_50

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Would you consider what looks like a good deal on a used unit?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519530/yamaha-rx-v673-7-2-channel-av-receiver/0_50

TBH, I'd want a little more off the price for a used unit. Not that there's probably ANYTHING wrong with that one, but it won't have a warranty, so you're on your own if it breaks. I just bought a used unit myself - a Pioneer VSX42, which is a kinda similar level unit to that Yamaha - but for only $220. For $335, I'd take a look at the refurb units on Newegg.com or accessories4less.com. Newegg has the Yamaha 773 equivalent (HTR-7065) for $370, with a 1yr limited warranty.
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I just purchased the refurbished HTR-7065 also and found nothing wrong. Came wrapped in a factory box and looks brand new. Just an FYI I am went from an Onkyo TX-NR807 which quit on me after two years. A repairman suggested to buy a Yamaha because he sees less Yamaha's in the store for repairs.

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THANKS for all the replys. From the reading I have done since posting this, almost sure going Yamaha........ comparing the RXV675 and the 1075, I'm not seeing a huge difference in specs/options between the 2? Both on sale at futureshop, $449 for 675, $799 for 1075. I'm not seeing a lot of difference, for the big difference in price? What am I missing?. That $799 is absolute MAX. And ya that used one not looking like a deal, would cost me $100 to get it here to Ontario Canada, and that's the price of new.

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The Canadian 1075 looks like an American 1030 ($1200 list us) with the smaller power supply of the 830 and less model (490 watts vs 400 watts). It has full preamp out connections, party mode that will send digital audio sources to zone 2 (not just usb, network & analog). Also 8 position ypao instead of 1 position. 2 more hdmi in and 1 more hdmi out. Better speaker binding posts and s-video input ports. Also adds a few more of other kinds of inputs. Sound quality and eq wise they are probably the same. Unless you are trying to drive beefy front speakers and/or need to use an external amp the lower model for quite a bit less is the way to go. I prefer the 7065/773/830 models just because I use external amps to blast it super loud once in a while. Otherwise they are very similar in features and performance.
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And I see now, the RXV1075 , looks a lot like the US RXA1030........strange I would have assumed US and Canada would have been the same. Makes sense now why I couldn't find much online about the 1075

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The Canadian 1075 looks like an American 1030 ($1200 list us) with the smaller power supply of the 830 and less model (490 watts vs 400 watts). It has full preamp out connections, party mode that will send digital audio sources to zone 2 (not just usb, network & analog). Also 8 position ypao instead of 1 position. 2 more hdmi in and 1 more hdmi out. Better speaker binding posts and s-video input ports. Also adds a few more of other kinds of inputs. Sound quality and eq wise they are probably the same. Unless you are trying to drive beefy front speakers and/or need to use an external amp the lower model for quite a bit less is the way to go. I prefer the 7065/773/830 models just because I use external amps to blast it super loud once in a while. Otherwise they are very similar in features and performance.

Opps, didn't see this before I posted. ......

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Thanks everyone, just ordered the RXV1075(RXA1030??) better to be more than I need, than not enough;)

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Way to go. Now quit beating us in hockey. lol
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LOL been a good start to the year:D

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I like the group process, because even though it may not always come up with THE greatest choice, it almost always guarantees you won't come up with the worst choice. In this case, that Yam 1075 looks great! Great company, great electronics, tons of features, good price point. What's not to like? smile.gif

Now what else do you need, so your system can keep up with that new toy? A new center speaker, perhaps a set of wides? Can we interest you in a couple of 18" DIY subs? biggrin.gif

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I'd love to spend about another 10 grand, but then real life kicks in:D this might be it for awhile, but guess gonna need some new cables atleast:p

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