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Old 07-08-2014, 10:46 PM - Thread Starter
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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
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:54 PM
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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.
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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.

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heads Pioneer Tails Yamaha SRSLY
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NHT recommends Marantz.

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, DUAL PSA XS30SE's
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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


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