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I have a question for you. I interested in purchasing one of these three models the Pioneer 74TXVI and the Denon AVR-3806 or AVR-4803. In comparing the WATTS, i notice on the back panel of the Elite its says "AC 120v 60hz 530w 690va." I am a little new to the higher end receiver market so sorry if its a bad question, why are the watts 530 and not what the receiver claims 140 x 7 = 980? When I look at the rear panel of the a yamaha receiver it is closer to the claimed watts and denon 3805 on the crutchfield site it lists power consumption at 7.1 amps which after some math is closer to the claimed watts. What is the power consumption of the VSX-74TXVI?( how many amps) what is the true wattage? How is this number reached from the claimed watts to what is written?
I am seriously considering the Pioneer but the denon is still hanging around. I just want to clear up some of these questions before i buy the 74TXVI and want to make the right decision. I would appreciate any help you or anyone else would be able to give me.
is 690 va canadian spec?
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