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Just wanna know if anyone is still running a AVR that's 5 years or older? I still like my AVR but sometimes I feel like upgrading if there's a performance difference in sq. My current one is not 3d compatible but I do have a 3d display. So I have a 3d bluray player with dual HDMI outs. That's about it though. I run everything else through my AVR. Including the new Xbox one and PS4 consoles with no problems. And oh yea, I'm still at HDMI 1.3a or b I think. My current AVR is a Pioneer Elite SC-09tx that I bought brand new around ending 09'.
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In my main system I have an Onkyo TX-SR805 that I got in 2007 and have no desire to change. It's the best sounding receiver I have ever owned.

Elsewhere in my house I have Marantz and Pioneer Elite integrated stereo amps that are 16 and 14 years old. My thought is to buy quality the first time and you won't need to upgrade down the road.

My newest receiver is a Yamaha RX-V573 in my bedroom. Prior to that Yamaha I was using a Marantz SR-5200 for 12 years but its pre-amp section became messed up (its amp section still works fine, however). If I wasn't having problems with it I probably would have left well-enough alone, but definitely like having HDMI switching and lossless HD audio in the bedroom system too.
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In my main system I have an Onkyo TX-SR805 that I got in 2007 and have no desire to change. It's the best sounding receiver I have ever owned.

Elsewhere in my house I have Marantz and Pioneer Elite integrated stereo amps that are 16 and 14 years old. My thought is to buy quality the first time and you won't need to upgrade down the road.

My newest receiver is a Yamaha RX-V573 in my bedroom. Prior to that Yamaha I was using a Marantz SR-5200 for 12 years but its pre-amp section became messed up (its amp section still works fine, however). If I wasn't having problems with it I probably would have left well-enough alone, but definitely like having HDMI switching and lossless HD audio in the bedroom system too.

Wow.. Ok thanks. I guess my AVR is considered still good yet since it's 5 years old. I'm gonna hold on to mines and keep on using it.
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Was using a onkyo 606 as my main receiver, until i upgraded last week... Was dealing with hdmi issues for last year, and decided to finally pull the trigger and upgrade. I believe i was starting to bug the wife & daughter with the researching and listening to possible receivers...

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I have a yamaha RX v461, doesnt have HDMI but does some how DTS.
I am looking to buy a new one, around 600$. Any suggestion :-) I mostly use it for movies.
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I use a Harman Kardon AVR 435 and it's 12 years old.

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jeez, which one?

main TV room - 2yr old Pioneer VSX-42
main listening from PC area - Yamaha RX-V1070 from 1992 - 22 yrs old!
garage - onkyo TX-SR575? mid-2000's
kid #1 bedroom - 1990's Sony ES (some "09" designation - it had the egg remote)
kid #2 bedroom - lower end sherwood 5.1 receiver from about 2003
seldom used living room - 1988 Heathkit (by Harmon kardon) stereo separates - 26yrs old
my bedroom - Pioneer HTIB from about 2003

Phew! and I still have the hdmi-damaged VSX-1121 to find work for
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One is 7 years old and one is 1 year old.
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Let's see... I have a Sony downstairs that's pushing 10 years old, a Pioneer Elite that's like 3 years old and I just bought a Sony STRDN1040 6 days ago.

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2 weeks haha, but it's replacing a 7 year old htib.

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I got my RX-A2010 three years ago this month!
And I am still very happy with it!
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Pioneer VSX-1018. I bought it direct from Pioneer in 09 for $399. It still works and sounds great. The only limitation for me is 3 HDMI inputs, but not a real issue. It doesnt do 3D, but neither do I, so all is good!tongue.gif
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An Elite VSX49TX that must be about 10-12 years old now.
No HDMI switching. Really need to upgrade but going to hold off till I see what is coming later this year.
I absolutely love the sound and quality of my unit so have been in no hurry to replace it.
Just upgraded all my speakers and subs so happy for now.
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12-14 years maybe? I'm still running a Yamaha RX-V2095 I bought somewhere around the year 2000. Thinking of replacing it with something that has HDMI switching and the new sound codecs, but since I'm retired and money's not coming in like it used to, I'm not in a great hurry. Its built like a tank and just keeps cranking away.
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Thanks... You guys just saved me a bunch of cash..
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Thanks... You guys just saved me a bunch of cash..

The thing that audiophiles often fail to realize is that if the equipment does what you want when you buy it, it will continue to do what you want until something breaks. Normally there is no need to upgrade but rather to replace. If something breaks or some new technology you want to make use of appears, then get what you need to solve the problem.
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I'm using a 10 year old Harman Kardon AVR 230 as a preamp. I do wish it had HDMI, but it sounds and works great.

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I am using a Pioneer VSX-AX2AS-S which is the same as the U.S Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS, the receiver has HDMI 1.2 if I am correct, 3 inputs and one output. But it is quite a powerful 7.1 receiver with plenty of grunt to power.
Although I am really looking forward to the 2014 HDMI 2.0 Class-D receivers. Also looking out for a new display in 1 or 2 years time which should be a 4k OLED set by then I suppose.

But the Pioneer is still going strong smile.gif

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Outlaw 990 preamp released about ten years ago. I bought mine used a while back since the 990 can do digital bass management on its 7.1 inputs. My oppo bluray player is doing the audio decoding.

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I was running a HK AVR 525 until last year. It is now my workout room stereo. I think I got it in 2002.

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i don't think you can consider this an AVR,but its a Technics SA-EXT140"audio video receiver"(that's what it says on the front lol).I bought it back in 97,and for the price I paid for it brand new,it was a great bargain.never had a problem with it,and it sounds good,even though its still 2 channel.looking to upgrade to a Yammy RX-V375 that are on clearance right now up here.
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AVR? What's that? wink.gif. I've owned my Mac gear since 1978 (although I did replace my perfectly good preamp with a new Mac preamp about 2 years ago).
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Wow.. I feel small considering I thought my receiver was getting old at 5 yrs. Lol
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Home Theater in the basement - Yamaha RX-V1800 (6 years old)

Main Living Room - Yamaha RX-V467 (4 years old)

Desktop Setup - Marantz RS-7000 (12 years old). 

 

RX-V1800 is considered Yamaha's royalty and have no desire to replace it. RX-V467 is good enough to get the job done and derives 2.1 speakers very well. But Marantz trumps them both in terms of sound quality. 

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Still rocking the Integra DTR-10.5 (2005) when it dies will replace with a Pioneer Elite.
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