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post #1 of 6 Old 11-17-2017, 08:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Onkyo TX-NR676 or Sony STR-DN1080 or Denon X2300W?

I am looking at buying a new receiver to replace the Onkyo receiver that I have had for 23 years that I love but I am wanting something newer that supports 4k video and the newer technologies in sound. I started out thinking about buying an Onkyo TX-NR676 that seems to offer a lot for the money but have heard negative things about Onkyo's receiver problems and bad customer service. I am still considering it but am also looking at the Sony STR-DN1080 which I have read wonderful reviews about and that just went on sale for $399.00 and the Denon X2300W that is also considered a great receiver and that went on sale for $449.00. I have not really kept up with audio equipment in years and was hoping I could get a few suggestions from you guys. I hope to purchase within the next week during all the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales. Thanks.
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I’m in the same boat and considering the same receivers... all 3 support HDR with HDR10/Dolby Vision/HLG, 4K, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP2.2a. One thing to note, Onkyo has dropped Audyssey EQ for their own proprietary EQ program that is widely considered to be merely acceptable, and much less effective than Audyssey. Onkyo also has had bad QC in the last few years, with HDMI boards failing and units overheating, losing video, etc.

The Sony doesn’t support 4 ohm speakers, if that matters to you.

I’ve also added the Denon 3300 & 4300 to my list for the pre-outs, more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and 11.2ch processing for future expansion. Pricey, but I’m weighing the cost of upgrading later vs. biting the bullet now.


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Demon because it's the only one with a working room correction system... With Sony or onkyo, you better off with manual calibration.

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Demon because it's the only one with a working room correction system... With Sony or onkyo, you better off with manual calibration.

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I just replaced my Anthem with the 1080. The room correction on the Sony is not as bad as you think. Of course, this depends on the room, but in my room, it does a better job than Audyssey.


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Personal pick would be with the Denon. I just installed a X1300W yesterday for a client. Reviews say this unit competes with $2000 Onkyo units. I have to admit, amazing audio quality with affordable Onkyo Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system (client was budget minded).
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I really like the Denon but I was thinking about getting the Sony DN1080 because this next week I will be purchasing a Sony X930E TV and was thinking about getting the Sony UBP - X800 4k blu ray player. That way everything would be the same brand and work off 1 remote.
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