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post #31 of 37 Old 01-16-2016, 05:46 AM
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I sold my 5600 last year and have no regrets. It's flagship status served me well for many years but at some point it's time to let go and move on. Over the years, I've alternatively owned both Denon and Onkyo (never had a problem) and grew to prefer Onkyo's SQ. My recent two were the 805 and currently the 809. At this point, I've been evaluating various AVR's for minimally 7.2.4 capability and have been disappointed with their SQ and returned them. I'm now awaiting April announcements for 2016 product...hopefully, Onkyo will introduce a replacement for the current 3030. If not, I'll consider Denon's X7200WA. This leads me to my question for @Archaea : I recall seeing your comment that you now own and feel that the 7200 is the best AVR you have ever owned. Can you elxaborate? Thanks in advance.
You might want to check out the review of the 7200 on audioholics I haven't read it but I was watching one of their YouTube videos and they talked about it and said the person doing the review liked it so much he bought it. They also said he was a big Anthem fan so that made it an even bigger deal.
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You might want to check out the review of the 7200 on audioholics I haven't read it but I was watching one of their YouTube videos and they talked about it and said the person doing the review liked it so much he bought it. They also said he was a big Anthem fan so that made it an even bigger deal.
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I guess that says it all...thanks Allen...I'll take a look at their review.

I'll also comment that it's difficult buying AVR's and PrePros these days...much less flagship models... because their functionality and value plunge so quickly with overnight advances in features and technology. Oh well, some people spend their $$$ on orchids or collecting stamps and we do it here.

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I always tell people I don't hunt and fish so I do HT. I am not ready for atmos at this time so I was looking at some of the past receivers for a better deal because things change so much, but in the end that is not my weakest link so I moved on to a projector and a 120" screen and finally replaced my 50 pioneer elite.
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I always tell people I don't hunt and fish so I do HT. I am not ready for atmos at this time so I was looking at some of the past receivers for a better deal because things change so much, but in the end that is not my weakest link so I moved on to a projector and a 120" screen and finally replaced my 50 pioneer elite.
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Coincidentally, I also had a 50" Pioneer RP but replace it with a 50" Samsung DLP. At about the same time, I began building my HT downstairs with front projection and 115" screen. So...congrats on your PJ and screen...I know how enjoyable and immersive it is...whole different experience beyond 100"

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This leads me to my question for @Archaea : I recall seeing your comment that you now own and feel that the 7200 is the best AVR you have ever owned. Can you elaborate? Thanks in advance.
Post 18 sums up my thoughts on it.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/209-audio-gear/2287314-denon-avr-x7200wa-new-sealed.html#post40694626

Also see this post to see one reason you might prefer a certain AVR over another
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1764065-brief-comparison-between-two-audyssey-multi-eq-xt32-mics.html
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Post 18 sums up my thoughts on it.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/209-au...l#post40694626

Also see this post to see one reason you might prefer a certain AVR over another
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...xt32-mics.html
A bit OT below...but wanted to put my request in perspective and thank you for the links.

As we both have had owner experiences with common AVRs (5600/5700 & 805), we likely have similar tastes in SQ. My inquiry was primarily to determine if the 7200 was comparable in SQ to your preferences. As my preferences favor the 805/809, I was looking for your validation.

Coincidentally, I currently have an Onkyo 636 (AccuEQ) that I'm using for Atmos experimentation. I am not surprised it did well in your blind testing as I feel its SQ is on par with the 805/809. My surprise is that I prefer its SQ to my recent testing against Onkyo's 1030 (AccuEQ)) and Denon's 6200 (Audyssey). This was both for out of the box w/o RC and also after RC was applied.

With respect to SQ, I understand that "theoretically," all AVR's can be "tweeked" to sound the same. I am not starting a debate here but I'm in the camp that believes AVRs sound different due to many variables...i.e. power supplies, amps, DAC's, etc. and as you determined where RC is employed...mic tolerances. No amount of "tweeking" of the aforementioned AVRs produced the SQ that I prefer and found in the 636. Bottom line, I'm looking for an AVR with the SQ/sound signature I'm accustomed to and prefer with updated capabilities...primarily and minimally 7.2.4. It may very well be the 7200...again, appreciate your thoughts and perspective..

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Old thread - but if anyone has one of these 5700 receivers by some stretch of the imagination - they should still be using it --- buy a separate HDMI switcher.
Yep, I agree wholeheartedly. I pulled an AVR 5700 out of a dumpster a few years back. It seemed like it was thrown away due to a broken remote. What a solid piece of equipment! I refurbished it to the best of my abilities (new fan, replaced some bulging caps, cleaned connectors and boards) and the thing has served me very well. I recently started looking for a new AVR that supports HDMI / 4k / DTS-HD, but I really can't justify getting rid of the 5700 and highly doubt I'll find something that has as good SQ for less thank $1000. It still sounds incredible.
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