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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by postrokfan View Post

The 1712 has the better version of Audyssey, Audyssey MultEQ XT, so it might be worth considering over the 1612 even though it's more expensive.

There's a refurbished 1712 on Amazon that costs $317. Apparently it has warranty also. (I actually just sent the seller an email and they say it's 1 year Denon warranty ).


I have another question:

Someone else recommended a DIY kit for the speakers and the subs. These are the speakers he recommended and this is the subwoofer he recommended.

Has anyone has any experience with such a kit? Apparently these DIY kits give a lot more value. I might play it safe and keep the Energys...
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by ObsceneJesster View Post

I have been thinking about building a Media PC. I love building PC's but haven't built one recently since I kinda of got away from desk tops. I'm thinking I can build a pretty good media PC for about $700.

Unless you want it for gaming, you might can do it even for less by watching for Newegg specials and rebates. A media PC doesn't need a lot of processing power. And one of the biggest costs can be small cases because all the cheap ones have horrible cooling design; since I wanted one that had good cooling for casual gaming, I used the Cooler Master Elite 360 (I took off the goofy cooler master tag). It's meant to lay on it's side and is about as big as an AVR; they are still around the web for under $50.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Unless you want it for gaming, you might can do it even for less by watching for Newegg specials and rebates. A media PC doesn't need a lot of processing power. And one of the biggest costs can be small cases because all the cheap ones have horrible cooling design; since I wanted one that had good cooling for casual gaming, I used the Cooler Master Elite 360 (I took off the goofy cooler master tag). It's meant to lay on it's side and is about as big as an AVR; they are still around the web for under $50.

I was thinking I will do most of my gaming on my Origin lappy but now that you mention it, I may want to start gaming on the big screen. Looks like I might have to up my budget to about $1000 so I can get a decent vid card.
post #34 of 41
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The Yamaha RX-A700 does not have mutipoint YPAO. Neither does the A710, but the A810 does. Also, the A700 is the same as the V667. Right now at Amazon, the A700 is 338 and the V667 is 408. Must be because the V667 is marketed more and is better known. It's information like this that makes this forum is so valuable.

Looks like the multi point YPAO starts with the 800 series. I know the V867 has it.
post #35 of 41
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There's a refurbished 1712 on Amazon that costs $317. Apparently it has warranty also. (I actually just sent the seller an email and they say it's 1 year Denon warranty ).


I have another question:

Someone else recommended a DIY kit for the speakers and the subs. These are the speakers he recommended and this is the subwoofer he recommended.

Has anyone has any experience with such a kit? Apparently these DIY kits give a lot more value. I might play it safe and keep the Energys...

Who is the seller? It would probably make sense to stay with the Energy setup for now. Perhaps you can explore DIY at a later date.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by MasterMic View Post

There's a refurbished 1712 on Amazon that costs $317. Apparently it has warranty also. (I actually just sent the seller an email and they say it's 1 year Denon warranty ).

If it's accessories4less, I've used them. Good vendor.
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by postrokfan View Post

Who is the seller? It would probably make sense to stay with the Energy setup for now. Perhaps you can explore DIY at a later date.

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If it's accessories4less, I've used them. Good vendor.

The seller is "DAHMART". It's a silly name, but they have decent reviews. The choice is between a $82 discount with 1 year warranty, refurbished, or regular price with 2 years warranty, new.

I agree with keeping the Energys, even if the DIYs are better. I'm still going to do some research.
post #38 of 41
Remember you have to factor in shipping when buying from Dakmart. Call the AVS Store and you may be able to get a new 1712 in the $350 range.

Also ac4less has the refurb 1912 for $399 shipped which is a pretty good deal. It adds networking and Airplay.
post #39 of 41
Another shopping option (although not for Denons) is Onkyo's online manufacturer store. Sometimes they have refurbished receivers at good prices.
post #40 of 41
Thread Starter 
I did it guys. Thank you all for your help; it has been invaluable!
Here is my final setup:

2 x Energy RC-10 Bookshelf Speakers ($300 for the pair, Vanns via Amazon)
1 x Energy RC-LCR Centre Speaker ($350, Vanns via Amazon)
1 x Denon AVR-1612 A/V Receiver ($300, ABT Electronics via Amazon)
1 x HSU VTF-1 ($444, HSU Research direct)

50' 16GA Wire ($8, Mediabridge via Amazon)
15' Subwoofer Cable ($10, Mediabridge via Amazon)
15' HDMI Cable ($14, Mediabridge via Amazon)

Total: 1426 USD, give or take for PU fees and conversion rates.

I had to up my debit card limit for this . I'll let everyone know how it goes. ETA is before the end of next week, if everything goes as planned. In the meantime, I'm going to build a flac library (currently everything is in V0 MP3).
post #41 of 41
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So I have received everything. Just want to let everyone know I am happy with my system. I've never heard music so clearly! Thanks again.
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