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RX-A750 vs TX-NR737

Hi,

I currently have a Yamaha RX-750. I had purchased it with

2x DefTech 8020STs
2x DefTech 8080BPs
1x DefTech ProCenter 1000

Because I can't help myself, I just swapped out my 8020s for 8040s, and my PC1000 for a ProCenter 2000. 8080s haven't arrived yet. For now, I'm planning on a 5.0 setup (foregoing a sub for the moment, I think the 8040s may be enough for my size room [162"x141"x89"]). My primary reason for the upgrade was future-proofing as I have a fairly small living room at the moment. I was considering buying an Atmos capable receiver for the same reason, but for Yamaha, the next level up was $800. I had only paid $569 for my A750. I was just going to let it go until I searched around a bit and found Onkyo-TX-NR737.

I had initially narrowed my receiver down to a Denon and the Yamaha, but I liked the sound of the Yamaha more in the show room. I don't know anything about Onkyo, nor did I get to listen to one and that's where my question lies. Are they a good receivers, and do they have similar sound properties to the Yamaha? I thought the Denon sounded a little warm. Crutchfield still has the AX-750 for $650, so I'm a little concerned that the Onkyo is still cheaper considering it is Atmos, and has a higher wattage rating per channel. I'll pose the question two ways:

1. Take Atmos out of the equation. Is the Onkyo a better receiver? If no, is it a better receiver for the money?

2. If no to #1 , does the fact that it allows for Atmos change your answer? Also, unless I'm misreading does this particular receiver only allow for Atmos in a 5.2.2 setup?

If there are any significant differences I'm missing, please let me know.

Thank you!

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A750 is current model while 737 is last years model, if you can spring for 747, it is superior in every way to a750


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For my current setup I want to just verify that my RX-750 is sufficient enough to power what I have. Also, in the interest of future proofing, I have done some reading on running separates. Is this a romanticized idea for such a low-end setup? Am I better off just running with the receiver I currently have (or upgrading if power insufficient) or is it worth buying amps that will likely last long past my current set up in hopes of one day building a monster theater? In the interest of ease, my setup below:

Yamaha RX-A750
2x DefTech 8040STs
2x DefTech 8080BPs
1x DefTech ProCenter 2000


Side note - Is Atmos worth it if only using an up-firing application? I'm highly unlikely to run in-ceiling speakers with my current setup.
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For my current setup I want to just verify that my RX-750 is sufficient enough to power what I have. Also, in the interest of future proofing, I have done some reading on running separates. Is this a romanticized idea for such a low-end setup? Am I better off just running with the receiver I currently have (or upgrading if power insufficient) or is it worth buying amps that will likely last long past my current set up in hopes of one day building a monster theater? In the interest of ease, my setup below:

Yamaha RX-A750
2x DefTech 8040STs
2x DefTech 8080BPs
1x DefTech ProCenter 2000


Side note - Is Atmos worth it if only using an up-firing application? I'm highly unlikely to run in-ceiling speakers with my current setup.
Your AVR should have plenty of power since the DT have their own powered woofers.

As for the up firing modules there is a thread on them. Mixed results at best.

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