Which receiver will have cleaner power and sound best with NHT Three series? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
  • 1 Post By afrogt
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 10:46 PM - Thread Starter
scottyboy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Which receiver will have cleaner power and sound best with NHT Three series?

I am going to buy the Three C center channel speaker, Series three bookshelf speakers and series three surrounds and wanted to see which receiver you guys recommend between the Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 or the Pioneer Elite SC-87?

I had a Yamaha years ago and then switched to Pioneer Elite SC-65 for my last receiver which was better than the Yamahas but I have heard that Yamaha has made a big step in right direction and their new ones are very good. Seems like the Yamaha with 9.2 Surround may have more overall feautres for a few hundred dollars less and both are rated at same power.

Would really welcome any possible suggesstiosn
scottyboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 10:54 PM
AVS Addicted Member
afrogt's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,410
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked: 417
Does the 9.2 that Yamaha offers really matter if you only have a 5.1 setup?

The Pioneer offers you HDMI 2.0 and Dolby Atmos as well as Class D amps. You might want to lean that way if those features matter. Yamaha only has HDMI 1.4a.

I'm one who thinks the speakers make a much bigger difference than the receiver. I'm sure both would be fine with the NHT's.
jproy13 likes this.

Afro GT

Last edited by afrogt; 07-08-2014 at 10:57 PM.
afrogt is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 11:24 PM
AVS Addicted Member
MichaelJHuman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 18,958
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 239 Post(s)
Liked: 118
No one has convinced me that 4K@60HZ is something I need to deal with anytime soon. It never hurts to look into the future, but I would not weight it heavily in my pros and cons for an AVR purchase.

"But this one goes up to 11"
MichaelJHuman is online now  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-09-2014, 01:27 AM
AVS Special Member
tubetwister's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sacramento delta N. Cal. US Don't trust any air I can't see ☺
Posts: 3,232
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
Liked: 387
heads Pioneer Tails Yamaha SRSLY

Hires Music formats ..............."Why does it sound like a CD ?" ............. can we make it louder "?
"The wireless music box has no commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
- David Sarnoff's associates at RCA the 1920's -
tubetwister is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-09-2014, 05:55 AM
AVS Special Member
mnc's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 1,780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 81
NHT recommends Marantz.

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, 65VT50
mnc is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-09-2014, 06:06 AM
AVS Special Member
turnne1's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 701 Post(s)
Liked: 148
both good choices
My off the cuff opinion is the Pioneer is a more powerful unit if you need to push less efficient speakers...it should also sound a lot like what you have now. I have an SC65 as well

The Yamaha will be more musical and a little better sounding overall....though have a weaker amp section
I have an Yamaha A2010...excellent unit running book shelf speakers. I would NEVER use it for larger tower speakers
From all that I can see Yamaha has not changed the amp section/ power supply of the Adventage series since they were introduced 4 years ago....so I have no reason to believe that newer units are more robustly powerful


Rm 1 Samsung 64F8500 Onkyo 5509 prepro Sherbourn 5/1500A amp B&W CM10s..CM2 center...CM5's.rears
Rm 2 LG 47LE8500 Denon 4520 Celestion 305 speaker system
Rm 3 Samsung 51E8000 Yamaha A2010 Kef 2005.2 speaker system
Rm 4 Panasonic 50ST50 906 Mirage Omni sat speaker system
turnne1 is offline  
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off