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post #1 of 4 Old 11-01-2015, 05:33 AM - Thread Starter
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PioneerSC91 or Yamaha RX-A1050 or Denon AVRX4200W

All are about the same price. I went to the store with the intent of buying the Denon 4200. I'v heard from a friend that the Pioneer is good if I plan on listening to a lot of music but not the best choice for movies. So, I'm wondering between these three what the major differences are. All feature ATMOS and all are wifi and bluetooth enabled. I have a setup now that has to front towers, a center channel a subwoofer and tow rear speakers in the ceiling that I had currently been using for surround. I also want to use the 2nd zone for a set of patio speakers which I currently have installed too. I would like to try installing the front upward firing ATMOS speakers (need to buy a pair of those too…recommendations without breaking the bank)? I'm leaning more towards the Yamaha or Denon…also, what if the benefit given my setup to going with the Denon 4200 vs the Denon 3200? Price is about $400-$500 less and not sure if I need to step up to that model or not?
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These are all nice receivers. They should all deliver excellent sound quality. IMHO, the decision should be made on what features are important to you. The Denon X4200 features Audyssey XT32 compared to Audyssey XT with the 3200. XT32 is significantly better than XT and XT is quite good. Regarding the price point, the Pioneer should be the cheapest option of the three depending on where you look. Also, the Denon and Yamaha options feature pre-outs if you should want to add an external amplifier down the road. From what I understand, Yamahas are number one in reliability.

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You have to mo up to sc95 to get pre out if that matters. I think 95 is a more appropriate competition to the ones youve listed

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Was wondering which you went with? I too am debating between the a1050 and the X4200.
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