Originally Posted by Toleedo
I am looking to upgrade to a new receiver and am wondering if anyone on this thread has some advice. I am looking between the Denon 6200w, the yamaha 3050 or possibly 2050, anthem 720, and pioneer sc-95 to 99 (though I don't see a ton of difference other than power between the 95 and 99).
I am driving klipsch speakers up front, jbl towers for my rears, and using kef bookshelves for heights and surrounds. Looking for 9 output channels and pre-outs, but will consider 7 output channels with pre-outs as well (Anthem 720).
Does anyone have any advice? Is there a big difference in room correction between these brands, Audyssey, MCACC, YPAO, and ARC? I've read that ARC is the best.
Does anyone know if the sale will still be going tomorrow on those Pioneer's? That price may be the deciding factor for me. Has anyone compared the 95 to the 97 or 99?
Not much to offer you but I'm chiming in here because I'm going to jettison my Anthem MRX-510 for one of these three units. The Anthem sounds a-ma-zing and ARC is quite good. Mostly solved my sub placement issue even with 1 big sub in my weird room. Read the Anthem threads for advice on getting the most out of ARC - it is quite a thing.
What's annoying me beyond belief is the limitations of Zone 2. Basically impossible to single-wire a source and have it work in Z2. No HDMI audio to my Z2 TV. No DSD. Oddball scaling choices for component input (Wii). Some of this I knew about when I purchased but some I didn't. Overall it's leading to a negative experience despite the superb audio fidelity.
Now I do have a question for the participants in this thread: given the following requirements, are any of these units deal-breakers (also asked over here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...post43557882)?
1. With any source playing on Z1, simply turn on Z2 and hear 2.0 version of it. All sources are HDMI.
2. With any source playing on Z1, change to stereo mode and then hear 2.0 version on Z2.
3. Simply have an "all channel stereo" mode that sends 2.0 everywhere.
4. Have a digital output that sends whatever's coming in out to a second receiver that I can set to perpetual 2.0 down-mixing.
Any comments on the update frequency and overall quality of the apps?
I was, till today, set on the Denon X4200W but research set in and now I'm looking at all of these. Leaning toward the Yam but the Class D amps in the Pioneer are tempting. I'm running B&W DM602 mains.