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I currently have an Onkyo TX-SR806 that pops loudly through my speakers while it warms up. I have to keep the volume muted for 40 minutes before I can use it. I would like to replace it with something in the $700 or under range. I have Polk monitor 70's series 2 for my fronts, Polk CS2 series 2 for my center, Polk monitor 30 series 2 for my surround speakers. and Polk PSW505 for my sub. The room is approximately 16x20. I do not plan on expanding beyond my current 5.1 setup. I am looking for something that will work well with my current speakers. Any suggestions for Brand/model would be helpful.
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Normally, your best option is to buy the least expensive receiver of a good brand that has all of the features you want. That is typically the most cost effective and the most sensible. However, for $700 you can get this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RXA1020/Yamaha-AVENTAGE-RX-A1020.html

If I were spending $700 on a receiver, that is what I would buy. It is discounted because it is last year's model.

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The Denon X2000 would likely meet all of your requirements and uses the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT over just MultEQ on your 806.

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Both suggestions look really good. Will I notice a difference in the drop in wattage from the Onkyo?
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Probably not.
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Both suggestions look really good. Will I notice a difference in the drop in wattage from the Onkyo?

The difference would only amount to about 1-2db, so unless powering low impedance speakers or using a maxed out master volume, as FMW suggests ... likely not.

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Do you think Yamaha or Denon will be updating these receivers in the near future? I noticed they were both 2012 models (at very good prices). If 2014 models are released soon I might be able to pick up the 2013 models at similar pricing.
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Mfr's generally replace the lower/mid level models every year. The X2000 was released in summer 2013.

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This Yamaha is not as good as 1020. Newer (mhl) and cheaper. Wifi. Model 775.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0MJ-0022-00014
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I have been told that the new Yamaha receivers will be out in June. I have a Yamaha RX-V 757 that is now 9 years old and having problems as well. I was looking at the RX-A 830 and RX-A 1030 as possible replacements. I spoke with JD on this form and he encouraged me to wait for the new RX-A 840 or RX-A 1040 that will be out in June. You should talk with him.
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I see the Denon AVR-X2100 is available for pre-order now. I've been waiting for the new receivers to come out and anxious to make my purchase. There are also excellent prices on the AVR-X2000 right now. Is the AVR-X2100 worth the extra money? I have wired network available at my entertainment center. I am trying to decide between the Denon AVR-X2000, AVR-X2100 or waiting a little longer for Yamaha to release new AVENTAGE receivers.
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I see the Denon AVR-X2100 is available for pre-order now. I've been waiting for the new receivers to come out and anxious to make my purchase. There are also excellent prices on the AVR-X2000 right now. Is the AVR-X2100 worth the extra money? I have wired network available at my entertainment center. I am trying to decide between the Denon AVR-X2000, AVR-X2100 or waiting a little longer for Yamaha to release new AVENTAGE receivers.

That all depends on what, exactly, you need it to do. If the cheapest one has everything you need, then it is probably the most practical choice. If it does not, then you will want to go up to one that does everything you need.

So, if you want us to be able to accurately answer your question, what, exactly, do you want the receiver to do for you? If you cannot accurately and completely answer that question, you should not expect an accurate and complete answer.

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I use the receiver for watching movies, and television. My wife uses it for music and videogames (PS3, XBOX 360 and wii). My TV is a 46" samsung LCD that I bought in 2006. I do not plan on upgrading theTV unless it breaks. If I replaced the TV it would not be a high end TV. I do like using the receiver to switch video sources. Is the major upgrade in the X2100 the HDMI 2.0? If I am not buying a 4K TV do is there any significant gain with the HDMI 2.0?
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I see the Denon AVR-X2100 is available for pre-order now. I've been waiting for the new receivers to come out and anxious to make my purchase. There are also excellent prices on the AVR-X2000 right now. Is the AVR-X2100 worth the extra money? I have wired network available at my entertainment center. I am trying to decide between the Denon AVR-X2000, AVR-X2100 or waiting a little longer for Yamaha to release new AVENTAGE receivers.

If you don't need the newer featurers on the X2100W, then the X2000 would be the better buy.

X2100W vs. X2000:
1 extra HDMI input, 1 extra HDMI output (main zone), 1 extra optical input, 1 extra Component video IN, 1 Component video OUT, 4k/60fps upscale/pass through on all HDMI inputs, ISF Certification

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Thank you for the comparison between the two models. I think the 2000 would fit all my needs, but will probably buy the 2100 to future proof myself.
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Thank you for the comparison between the two models. I think the 2000 would fit all my needs, but will probably buy the 2100 to future proof myself.

 

One thing I've come to learn is that in AV equipment, there's no such thing as "future proof". :confused:

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