Onkyo TX-NR 797 - Alternatives?
My Pioneer SC-1526 crapped out so I'm looking for a replacement.
I was thinking of a TX-NR797. Someone recommended the TX-RZ models due to expandability for Atmos, but the room's right below the living room, so I'd have to soundproof etc.
I could get by with the TX-NR787 , but I like the built-in Chromecast & that different video can be played between the HDMI outs. My theatre's 7.2 so I'd set up the extra channels & HDMI 2 out as zone 2 for the TV behind the bar.
In the meantime, I'm using my Harman Kardon AVR-325. One thing I like about it is I can set the crossovers separately for speaker pairs. Another is that if I adjust, say, the centre channel level, it resets to the preset next time the unit's turned on.
My speakers are Paradigm Monitor 9s Series 7, a Center 3, Surround 3s & Energy CR10s for the back surrounds.
Are there any alternatives? I'm kind of loathe to spend a lot of money. Now that the better weather's here & there are no sports on TV, I'm going to try to wait it out until black Friday or boxing day, but I'm keeping an eye out for sales.