Apologies for bumping this thread, still trying to decide on the A820, 773, 7065, alot of people seem to feel on here these are the same model internally, perhaps all thats different as mentioned above is the chasis and does the aventage line come with a longer warranty? While occasionally i still come across people who claim aventage line is better due to the 5th foot, and higher quality parts, ect... i dont know if this is yamaha marketing getting to them or they really do know.
I would have loved to just get the newegg rx-a820 but its gone at the moment, I live in canada and have a place in whitefish i vacation often but was not going their untill first week of september and newegg refused to let me pay for it but hold the order until then and ship it then which i was not happy about, but they must not be hurting for sales. Customer service almost seemed annoyed i was from canada ordering cheaper/cost saving models from the usa site when i visited the u.s.
I found a video of the A820 internally, I would be really curious if any 773 owners could even just look in the vents and mention if it looks the same, it would be much appreciated.
Its at the 5 minute mark the first and smaller one is the a820, and the bigger one is a1020.
I have read many people say they are all the same, aventage is marketing, some on avforums were saying similar models of the aventage line uses the same amps as the rx line and they pass the 5th foot off as anti resonance technology and its all marketing.... but as mentioned I have a french review claiming the 820 is more "musical" and "dynamic" then the 773 citing 5w more of power and better internals, i also seen someone claiming the aventage line has a discrete amp thats better then the 773 butt with all the potential bs between marketing and what folks claim i would be curious to know if the A820 is worth the trouble to continue pursuing or just order a 773/7065 when i am close to going to the u.s. and avoid the trouble.Edited by Murilo - 8/10/13 at 11:53pm