Hello 1800/3800 owners,
I am about to join the Family very soon,
Currently using an RX-V661 , but need to add a second AVR because
I'm moving into a larger home soon, more rooms = more room for toys.
I dont need a lot more power, but am certainly interested in an increase
plus some of the features/specs of the 1800 appeal to me as well.
My front towers get pounded pretty hard for music and my speakers
are Mission M34i with a fairly High Sensitivity (SPL/M @ 2.83V) 92dB
(Recommended Amplifier 25-150W)
I'm using a PS3/HD-PVR/A2 HD DVD/XBOX360 as my main sources
...also have CD/SACD/VCR and a Turntable
But I cant seem to shake a die-hard fanboy who is convinced the new RX-V663 is the end all and be all of AVR's.
These are not even available in Canada yet, so they will be a premium for a while,
as opposed to some bargain deals showing up on the 1800's locally.
($***.**) almost what I paid for my 661 just last Summer
Is there anyway an RX-663 at 95w/ch @ 0.06 THD
will sound better at near reference levels
than running the RX-V1800 at 130w/ch @ 0.04 THD ?
He wont let the issue die and is convinvced I'm wasting my money
for something I will never hear a difference in. I'm convinced the
1800 has to sound better than my 661. Am I crazy?
just an aside note,
I've had 5 different Yamaha receivers over the last 20 years,
and the 1800/3800 is by FAR the nicest looking Yamaha to date.
That alone is good enough for me
I already know they sound the best!
Would any of you give up your 1800 for a 663,
and add an extra HDMI switch
and an external amp for more power if the price worked out about equal?