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FFIXCollector's Avatar FFIXCollector
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SoundAndVision.com just did an article on the upcoming AVR750

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/arcam-avr750-av-receiver

I'm relatively new, to the HiFi scene, and hadn't heard of Arcam. Sure, NAD and McIntosh are popular in some circle, I even have a NAD 3020 which I love, but it doesn't do surround sound.

 

So now I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-31, to power a deftech 8080 7.1 system. I'm thinking that the pioneer may be lacking in quality. Sure it sounds good, but the question always is, can it sound better?

 

1) Wound a high end receiver be worth the investment on a deftech 8080 system? The most demand is for the 5 mids and 2 tweeters. the subs are powered. So power is not a concern. I'm a lower volume guy as well.

 

2) Is the ArcamAVR600 worth the hype that soundsandvision give it? Is it worth $2500, which is a months worth of wages for me?

 


FFIXCollector's Avatar FFIXCollector
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I'd think most of the experts posting here would advise against spending month's salary on a high end receiver that won't sound any different than your Pioneer. Personally I've moved from a Cambridge Audio intgrated amplifier to a cheaper Marantz receiver (which I now understand is a slightly more expensive Denon), and I couldn't be happier, largely due to the Audyssey room correction.

I've gone into my views on receivers on my blog here:
http://numeralnine.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/learning-to-love-the-receiver-for-2-0-stereo/
FFIXCollector's Avatar FFIXCollector
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Originally Posted by Greenwood Ave View Post

I'd think most of the experts posting here would advise against spending month's salary on a high end receiver that won't sound any different than your Pioneer. Personally I've moved from a Cambridge Audio intgrated amplifier to a cheaper Marantz receiver (which I now understand is a slightly more expensive Denon), and I couldn't be happier, largely due to the Audyssey room correction.

I've gone into my views on receivers on my blog here:
http://numeralnine.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/learning-to-love-the-receiver-for-2-0-stereo/


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