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Yamaha RX-V675 and Sony STRDN1030

post #1 of 9
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On the market for a decent receiver. Saw Yamaha RX-V675  and Sony STRDN1030 for $389 and $329 at the local Costco. Pretty good price compared to outside.

 

Looking at various posts on  these receivers,  both have very good reviews.

 

While sound quality preferences varies,  which of these is supposed to have a better sound quality?

 

Features wise both have similar capabilities. Anything that makes one stand out from other?

 

Sony has 145 Watts vs Yamaha's 105 . Does this really makes lots of difference? . Haven't decided on the speakers yet but leaning towards some Klipsch speakers on sale now

 

 

See the links below for specs

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V675-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00B981F1U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRDN1030-Wi-Fi-Network-Receiver/dp/B008BDBPT8

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Any comments?

post #3 of 9
One of the most worried over spec is watts per channel. Unless you are looking at very weak AVRs with chip amps in them there isn't a lot of difference between 140wpc and 105wpc. The real world difference is less than 2db in fact. Chose the one that appeals to you based on what you want/need in an AVR. Personally I like Yamaha and Denon AVRs. I have an older Yamaha V3900 for my HT and a Denon in the bedroom.
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I found your thread while I was sitting in the Costco lot. lol I personally bought when I went there for, which was the Yamaha. Seems that both have good reviews. From what I have been reading, just as Knucklehead said, the wattage is not that significant. I did not find much online to compare the two.
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Thanks

 

Thought I would see some good  deals for Cyber Monday on Receivers and  speakers. Nothing yet.

 

I am also leaning towards Yamaha.

post #6 of 9
I was in the same situation as the OP. I took a gamble on the Sony because of the reviews I found online. And so far I'm very happy with the purchase. It sounds great! I have the AJ Pioneer speakers hooked up to the receiver and a Klipsch SW-350 sub. Music and movies sound so much better compared to what i had. The image on my panasonic plasma also looks noticeably better too. The only issues i have so far is that the HDMI input switching is very slow. over 10 seconds to switch! and the OSD is very dated
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Originally Posted by bennza View Post

 The only issues i have so far is that the HDMI input switching is very slow. over 10 seconds to switch!

 what does "HDMI switching" s mean?  Is it that when you change TV channels which are connected thru the receiver takes 10 seconds to change from channel to next? I am sure I am asking a stupid question:)

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When I change from one HDMI source to another HDMI. For example switching from cable input to blu ray input on the receiver. But the problem seems to be fixed and I'm not sure why. I did change a setting on the sony from TV+AMP to AMP.
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Thanks....I understand

 

Costco's rebate for Yamaha is over. Its back to $499. With all the reviews, I have seen for Sony, I guess I can't go wrong. Also its only $324 in Costco. I am planning to pair it with a set of JBL ES80 speakers.

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