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Any suggestions on Receivers for my Energy Take Classic?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi, Guys

I'm new here. I like to know what would you guys on a Receiver suitable for my set up. I was looking at the Onkyo NR818 it seems overpowering due to being 135 watts if that's a factor also I have reliability concerns on the receiver. I'm also leaning towards the Yamaha's V673, A720, V773. Great Calibration, Quality of Sound, 7.2 Receiver and Reliability is my concern.


Here's my set up:

Center and Surround speakers: Energy Take classic
Front speakers: Polk audio monitor T60
Subwoofer: Polk audio PWS505

Thanks for any suggestions.
post #2 of 12
With that setup, the 818 is really overkill, although certainly no harm in buying if that's your preference. The general rule of thumb is the AVR should cost roughly about 1/2 of the speaker setup, so something like the Denon 1713 or 1913 would be more in line. Review post #2 in the Denon XX13 Owner's thread linked in my sig for a comparison of the Denon XX13 models.
post #3 of 12
The 673 is a great receiver and you wont break the bank. In fact there is little difference between the 673 and 671. You can find a great deal on the 671 if you are patient and shop around. Amazon recently had the 671 for $299 for a couple of days. That is a steal.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea, same here the Onkyo is overkill but love the features on it noticed there's a price drop on the 818 which makes it tempting. I checked out the Denon models especially the 2313CI 7.2 receiver that suits me best being that's its future proof but thanks for the feedback.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Cool, the V673 looks like a cool choice, too. my brother just bought one for his set up which I suggested for his budget lol but I will look into the V671 you suggested from amazon thanks for the heads up on that steal.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by taratino View Post

Hi, Guys
I'm new here. I like to know what would you guys on a Receiver suitable for my set up. I was looking at the Onkyo NR818 it seems overpowering due to being 135 watts if that's a factor also I have reliability concerns on the receiver. I'm also leaning towards the Yamaha's V673, A720, V773. Great Calibration, Quality of Sound, 7.2 Receiver and Reliability is my concern.
Here's my set up:
Center and Surround speakers: Energy Take classic
Front speakers: Polk audio monitor T60
Subwoofer: Polk audio PWS505

Thanks for any suggestions.

What is a Polk Monitor T60? One thing for sure you need to get a matching center for those polks instead of using the small Energy center.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Sorry about that, I meant I have the Polk audio Monitor 60 series II floor standing speakers. The max wattage is 200. Each of the energy take speakers and center is 100 watts max. But yes, you right I should grab a Polk audio center to match it. In the near future I will. The Polk was a last minute buy on newegg for sale when I already had my energy take classic so I didn't want to miss that opportunity.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Sorry about that, I meant I have the Polk audio Monitor 60 series II floor standing speakers. The max wattage is 200. Each of the energy take speakers and center is 100 watts max. But yes, you right I should grab a Polk audio center to match it. In the near future I will. The Polk was a last minute buy on newegg for sale when I already had my energy take classic so I didn't want to miss that opportunity.
post #9 of 12
The wattage of the center isn't really important especially with the receivers you are considering. Its the sound characteristics and the sensitivity. Sound caharacteristics because you want them to sound similar and sensitivity so that thay will all have the same output at the same volume. That doesnt mean you need a Polk center just because you have Polk mains.
Edited by Bond 007 - 12/20/12 at 3:41am
post #10 of 12
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Sound caharacteristics because you want them to sound similar and sensitivity so that thay will all have the same output at the same volume. That doesnt mean you need a Polk center just because you have Polk mains.

I can guarantee you that the Energy Take center sounds nothing like the Polk Monitor 60. You do want a matching center and the best way to do that is to get something from the same series as the Monitor 60. Another Monitor 60 would be the perfect match but most people cannot have a tower as a center speaker. So the next best choice would be the CS2 center.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Agree with both of you guys, thanks.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I can guarantee you that the Energy Take center sounds nothing like the Polk Monitor 60. You do want a matching center and the best way to do that is to get something from the same series as the Monitor 60. Another Monitor 60 would be the perfect match but most people cannot have a tower as a center speaker. So the next best choice would be the CS2 center.
Not sure about the best way but it would be the easiest way. Again, its the characteristics and sensitivity that matter, not the brand. Just wanted him to know that he has options other than Polk. There are many centers that would match.
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