I'm looking to upgrade my my Yamaha V667 that I bought last year. I just upgraded my speakers and sub so I thought I was all set, but now would like Audessy, set up sub properly, and to be able to eq it which I can't with my V667.
My speakers are BIC Acoustech
PL89 towers 8 ohm, 10-250 watts, 98db sensitivity
PL28 center 8 ohm, 10-225 watts, 98db sensitivity
PL66 rears 8 ohm, 10-175 watts, 96db sensitivity
HSU VTF15H sub qty 1 (but may get another down the road sometime, waaaay down the road, so we'll plan for the 1 sub. Maybe a pair of another brand though?)
YPAO is terrible for the subs and this V667 only lets me set the crossover frequency and the distance, will not let me EQ it. It seems to do a good job on the speakers, but now I've got the upgrade bug
3 main reasons for upgrading is for the Network, Audessy, and sub eq. Plus a few other minors like air play, usb direct iPhone hook up. I currently only have a 5.1, may get another pair of the PL66 for a 7.1 later. I think the Denon 3312 will be plenty for me, was looking at the 2312, but think I'll be happier with the 3312. May hook up a zone B later so I think that's all I'll need. I've done a lot of searches over the last couple months and think the denon 3312 is my best option considering what I'm after, was just hoping for verification to set me at ease on my decision.
What about places to buy and the best price? Any problems with buying a refurbished to save some cash? Also what dealers? I've been looking at refurbs at Ecost, accessories4less, or open box from Electronics Expo or JNR. Just curious if I should stay away from any of the mentioned or any reccomendations? Also are the extended warrantys from these different dealers all decent?