Originally Posted by jrwillems
Amazon list the following for the vsx-1020-k
# Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 16.6 x 6.2 inches ; 27.3 pounds
# Shipping Weight: 27.3 pound
The product manual for the vsx-1020-k lists the weight without packaging at 22 lbs 8 oz.
The Amazon information on the vsx-1120-k is as follows
# Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 16.6 x 6.8 inches ; 28.8 pounds
# Shipping Weight: 28.8 pounds
Thus the weight on the vsx-1120-k should approximately be about 24 lbs.
Do you think that the 120X7 watts per channel power rating the for vsx-1120-k is fairly accurate like the elite vsx-23thx or drastically overblown like the non-elite vsx-1019ah-k given its weight is likely to be about 24 pounds?
I don't want to wait until June for the vsx-1120-k at $750 if its power rating is overblown when I can get the vsx-9140thx for $675 now and get the power I need to run my 5.1 speaker system.
Since all we have to go on is their literature and not actual lab testing, the description reads:
for the 1120 - I20 Watts x 7 – (20Hz – 20kHz @ 8 ohm w/ .08%THD)
for the 1020 - 110 Watts X 7 (no freq. range or load testing noted).
Just my opinion, but it looks like the 1020 is following the 1019's lead and the power rating is probably at 1KHz for a single load @ 8 ohm.
The 1120 looks more like the amplification for an Elite, with all 7 loads driven over the entire frequency range. Again, you can play all sorts of games with these numbers (and AVR companies seem to do so with abandon), but I own a 1019, with a full Energy speaker setup (8 ohm, 89-92 db efficiency) and have had no problem with all sorts of media at more than acceptable volume levels. I haven't taken it to reference, cutting off at a survivable -15 as my highest.
I am waiting to get an 1120 for several features that I would really like, since I am setting up a "better" system for another area. I like, for example - the full management of iPod media, the 9.1 configuration, and pre-outs just in case I buy some fronts or a center that are starved for power. I'll buy that because of the great experience I've had with the 1019, despite the 1019's power being more in the 50-70 Watts (some say 30). It's been a real winner in my view.