Neither the 373 nor the 375 has networking so obviously no Pandora there. Yamaha did add it with firmware upgrades to the 673 and up, but not the 573 or 473. For the new x75 line, all of the networked models (i.e., the 475 and up) have Pandora.
The 671 also has internet radio (Pandora, etc) built in.
Ok boys (and girls if any), I just talked to Yamaha and here's the scoop.
The 673 and the upcoming 475 do have the manual eq which we already know (from the responses) and they will both do Pandora.
Will I ever do the Pandora thing? Who knows but I'd like to have the option.
I've looked around and I can probably get either model for close to the same price new.
So, looking quickly at the specs, the obvious reason to get the 475 would be the 4k pass through if I ever want to watch pics or something
which would require a 4k tv, right? Considering the prices, I doubt that I'll ever need that.
Can you guys comment on which you would prefer and why?
My vote would be the Pioneer mid to low price Yamaha have failed to impress me
The cheapest Pioneer that has the manual EQ option is the 1122 which is around 350-400 right now. Is that what you're talking about?
I'm asking 'cause I know that we have different opinions of what's cheap or not.
What do you mean? Did you see my post at the top of this page?
The 1122 even though I dont really care for Pioneer. But youre not going to get it for $279 unless you have a friend selling a used one. Edited by Bond 007 - 3/17/13 at 2:30am
Yeah, I remember but I have been a little confused lately with all this stuff.
So, the 373 for 179 or the 1122-k open box for 315? Is the pioneer worth that much more (DISREGARDING the Pandora...just the unit itself)?
..and the Yammi has longer warranty
Not to me. If you really want a nice avr without a lot of fluff then its a no brainer. The 373 is already better than what you were describing that you wanted....except for Pandora. And about all the 1122 has over the 373 is better room correction (which you said you didnt care about),its 7.2 instead of 5.1 and it is a network receiver. If any of those are really important to you then that may change things. But thats basically what you are getting for the extra $135.
Really the only way to use an AVR with a separate EQ is to get an AVR with preamp outputs, run that output through the EQ, and then into a second amplifier. And at that point it'll only EQ your main speakers. AVRs are built to rely on their own EQs and software, and that's about it.
I gave up on the Denon and ordered a Pioneer 1122-k
Well, I plugged everything up and it worked like charm...but wait, there's more.
I turn it off and the next day, I turn it on and I get sound but NO picture from the dish source.
I have to unplug and plug the cable back in again. This happens just about every time.
Pioneer blames it on the cables and said to go and look for hdmi connectors that are a little thicker.
Now, IF I don't unplug them, why the hell would this happen every time?
Mind you, it COULD be that I'm somehow messing everything electronic up with my magnetic field or something, but I don't know.
I DO know that I have so much stuff happening I never get a chance to use my stuff and I call my house the Twilight Zone but if this is
not going to work, I'll just call it quits and go back to my analog Denon which always worked.
The Pioneer was an open box so I'm sending it back, hoping there IS something wrong with it but now I have to find
another one where they have full return options. Newegg had new ones for just a few dollars more but now they're out of
stock and the model has been discontinued. I can't seem to catch a break.
Maybe I should try a Yamaha (Yammi and see how that goes but dammit, I'm tired of this
Nice stuff, but now we're going up in price and I'm not even sure if I can get THAT one to work with my stuff either
Hell, my requirements are pretty simple I think but I keep having to step up to much more expensive receivers simply'
because I want a manual equalizer option (well, that and the pandora option).
I only have two speakers, I will not be needing any of the high end stuff that comes with these and frankly, if I could go with
an older unit that has an option to hook up an external equalizer but still had hdmi ports, I would do it but no luck there...
I ordered the Yamaha 373 so we'll see how that one does...