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post #1 of 13
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Ok so here's the deal...I am looking at purchasing a new receiver through Amazon in the next day or so...I have narrowed my search down to 4 models but I have been looking for so long that I am at a loss on coming to a final decision...

My setup is two floor standing speakers in the front a small center and two old HTIB cubes for the surround...I could care less about 7.1 because of the room size and I am currently running a Directv box, a XBox 360, and a PS3 and right now they're multi cabled bc I have them hooked through an old Yamaha HTIB unit from early 2000s for audio and then off to the LG 3D tv I have...so you can see why I am considering the upgrade...

Anyways here are my options, any help or opinions that are given would be great...

Denon 1613
Yamaha 473
Pioneer 1022
Onkyo 616


And go.
Edited by braves22 - 12/30/12 at 10:05am
post #2 of 13
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Oh also here's cost of what I am looking at if that helps:

Denon - $312
Yamaha - $300
Onkyo - $301
Pioneer - $250
post #3 of 13
IMO, it's pretty simple, get the Denon, it has the best room correction of the bunch and that's going to make more of a difference than brand type or price point.
Do some reading on the Audyssey set-up FAQ thread, it will be worth you while.
post #4 of 13
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How does it do on AV Sync?

I play a ton of video games and I don't want there to be issues after purchase w sync timing
post #5 of 13
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Anyone else want to chime in on my 4 choices?
post #6 of 13
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Anyone else want to provide some input
post #7 of 13
As already noted .. for the best audio quality .. the Denon is your best choice.
post #8 of 13
Denon. Best room correction imho.
post #9 of 13
If it doesn't have some flavor of Audyssey MultEQ, then it isn't worth looking at. That immediately disqualifies any Yamaha and Pioneer from the list. The Onkyo you have listed runs Audyssey 2EQ, which is the basic "volume, distance, EQ" automatic speaker setup. You get proper room correction moving up the ladder to any version of MultEQ, which is absolutely worth the extra $60.

Of your list, the Denon 1613 wins. If you can swing the extra bit of cash, I'd lean toward the 1713. People around here, including myself, have had good luck with these guys:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1713/DENON-AVR-1713-5.1ch-Networking-Receiver-w/AirPlay-3D-Ready/1.html

$330 for a refurb 1713 is not bad. The Marantz NR1602 (essentially a thin Denon 1912) I bought from them last year was a great purchase. The 1713 will give you more HDMI inputs and moves up to MultEQ XT instead of vanilla MultEQ.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1713/DENON-AVR-1713-5.1ch-Networking-Receiver-w/AirPlay-3D-Ready/1.html
$330 for a refurb 1713 is not bad. The Marantz NR1602 (essentially a thin Denon 1912) I bought from them last year was a great purchase. The 1713 will give you more HDMI inputs and moves up to MultEQ XT instead of vanilla MultEQ.

Agree with all the posters so far. But aim for the 1713 is it has XT instead of the normal one. Even better would be XT32 if you spend more money aim mostly for a better version of the EQ system. Some people will claim its 'bad' its a old school of thinking and everybody is free todo so but anyone not trying XT or XT32 in their own room and draws their own conclusions is a fool imho.

Both rnrgangne and me spend about $1100 on XT32 as a upgrade on our machines alone and felt its a good deal (i am sure i am speaking for him too).

Daniel.
post #11 of 13
Proud owner of a 1613 here... briefly looked at the Onkyo but as others pointed out it only has the basic version of audyssey, which you'll probably need given the low-end speakers you're using. I was only interested in a 5.1 set up as well and the 1613 has everything I needed/wanted.
post #12 of 13
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Proud owner of a 1613 here... briefly looked at the Onkyo but as others pointed out it only has the basic version of audyssey, which you'll probably need given the low-end speakers you're using. I was only interested in a 5.1 set up as well and the 1613 has everything I needed/wanted.


Yeah, I am moving to a higher end Pioneer speaker setup and wanted something that would allow me to work everything through unlike what I am doing now and give me some features like network connectivity and also sound good while doing so....



It looks like I am leaning toward the 1613 as I am on a strict budget here and buying through Amazon....unfortunately the 1713 was mentioned but the lowest I see it on Amazon is $391 used so thats probably out given I am also purchasing a set of floorstand speakers and set of bookshelves for the rears w/ the receiver....


That is unless someone can also turn me onto better speakers at a lower cost than the $200 I'm spending on the floorstands and the $70 on the bookshelf rears.
post #13 of 13
I'm new here, & I'd like to thank all on this thread!, I used the link & bought the Denon 1913 today! Refurbed great deal!!
Thanks again to all Gary P or AVNut 57
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