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post #1 of 18 Old 05-24-2020, 07:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi you all my 1st time here read so much excellent reviews here on AVS FORUM So I decided to join up and welcome my self here

I am very confused with all the home theater receivers out on the market today haven't shop for one in over 10 years to now I have been running my Onkyo TX-NR818 until it died a few days ago (No Audio Issue) I read and seen a lot of youtube videos to try and getting it going again without any luck So I was thinking of purchasing the TX-NR797 looks like the closes to NR818 is this a good choice I wan't planning to spend over $500 w/tax only decided now to go $800 w/tax and no more not looking for much 7.1 with klipsch rbII series speakers.

Any advice ? and Thank You
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Daniel the 818 was a beast back in the day with good power and full preouts. The new budget receivers are less robust but full of the newest features. Since Klipsch are pretty efficient, the 797 should drive them just fine.


Are you looking to expand that 7.1 into Atmos? What percent HT vs music listening?



p.s. There is a dedicated thread here on the Onkyo hdmi board repairs if you want to look into that first?
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Daniel the 818 was a beast back in the day with good power and full preouts. The new budget receivers are less robust but full of the newest features. Since Klipsch are pretty efficient, the 797 should drive them just fine.


Are you looking to expand that 7.1 into Atmos? What percent HT vs music listening?



p.s. There is a dedicated thread here on the Onkyo hdmi board repairs if you want to look into that first?
Thanks I spotted a used hdmi board for 818 off ebay for $150 and i tried heating my dts chip up i just gave up don't want to fiddle anymore with it and shop for new one only thing i read good was the 797 can do virtual atmos without ceiling or front high speakers so i could have atmos in my 7.1 setup

Think I go with 797 it will be $750 w/tax or thinking of saving some bucks and just settle for DENON AVR-X1600H refurb at accessorries4less $430 w/tax
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Daniel The x1600 is a good basic receiver and I doubt you will hear the difference between that and the 797. Remember that both those have inferior room correction to the 818, which had the very good audyssey xt32.
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yes i think x1600 be good to go and save some bucks i decide in a couple a weeks to my stimulus check gets here since all most mid range receivers are less power today anyways someday if i ever get rich a Integra DRX-5.3 or Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 be awesome.
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Daniel I have all old Integra gear and love it. Only lost 1 channel on one of my amps after 16 years, so it pains me to say that the drx line is wayyy overpriced. They are glorified onkyo rz line products with hdbaset and maybe better internal parts, can't confirm. If you can find an rz730 or 830 get one, or the newer models have the updated hdmi board, rz740 and rz840. Everything is getting harder to find because of china and the virus.



No! Look at the lx704/904 thread here, it has a lot of complaints for such an expensive and brand new receiver. Get a denon x4500/x6500 or yamaha a3080 if you need 9/11 channels. Those are all tried and true products without major issues.



Dig through the threads for yourself.





Good luck!
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OK my stimulus check arrived going to save some bucks and in a few days going purchase Denon AVR-1600H refurbish from accessorries4less $449 is this risky to order from them?
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OK my stimulus check arrived going to save some bucks and in a few days going purchase Denon AVR-1600H refurbish from accessorries4less $449 is this risky to order from them?

I have bought a few items from them through the years (dating from last year to back a decade or so) with no issues - however they do have a restocking fee even if what they sold you has a problem and are not known for good customer service. You "should" be fine, but I'd buy with a CC that you can file a claim with if something goes wrong.

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I have bought a few items from them through the years (dating from last year to back a decade or so) with no issues - however they do have a restocking fee even if what they sold you has a problem and are not known for good customer service. You "should" be fine, but I'd buy with a CC that you can file a claim with if something goes wrong.

What are some other good places to buy refurb Denon's?
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What are some other good places to buy refurb Denon's?

I've never bought anything from them but Worldwide Stereo has them. I think they have the 1600 the same price as Accessories 4 Less.


Edit: Apparently they are OOS on the 1600 refurbs
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yea going back on my post it was $430 w/ tax now $480 they jacked the price $50 still positive on it
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Onkyo TX-SR494 is it junk or would i loose a lot from a denon like to use the extra cash for atmos speakers
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Hey all Thanks for all the help yesterday i ordered AVR-X1600H at accessorries4less let you all know when i receive it set it up in a couple weeks
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have my denon set it all up it is awesome

now i just can't get my crossovers right
I do own the Klipsch
FRONTS : RB-61 II Bookshelf Speakers
CENTER : RC-42 II Center Speaker
SURROUNDS : RS-52 II SURROUND SPEAKER x4
Klipsch Reference RW-10D SUB

I know there 10 years old don't laugh there still playing and looking new , what worries me is the high response on the center above the 90 hz

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When you say high response, do you mean that Audyssey crossed it at 90hz, or it sounds bad?
Given that it's specs say frequency response is 88hz +/- 3db, getting set to 90Hz isn't surprising, but nothing's stopping you from setting it to 80Hz by hand. I wouldn't go lower than that though.
You may have a future center channel purchase!

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have my denon set it all up it is awesome
now i just can't get my crossovers right
what worries me is the high response on the center above the 90 hz
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yes the high response 88hz didn't know you can run speakers lower then it 80hz was always recommended for all sub 120hz since my surrounds are way up on the wall I set them all to 100hz Klipsch Reference RW-10D SUB not good bass kind of weak and audyseey set it at +2db will probably look into a newer sub

here is what audyssey does for me
all speakers small
fronts 40hz
center 80hz
surround 80hz
surround backs 60hz
sub 120hz

was kind of funny audyssey set surround and backs different when there the same model
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have my denon set it all up it is awesome

now i just can't get my crossovers right
I do own the Klipsch
FRONTS : RB-61 II Bookshelf Speakers
CENTER : RC-42 II Center Speaker
SURROUNDS : RS-52 II SURROUND SPEAKER x4
Klipsch Reference RW-10D SUB

I know there 10 years old don't laugh there still playing and looking new , what worries me is the high response on the center above the 90 hz
The Denon X1600H is discussed in the 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread. Review posts 1-8 for additional helpful information and post setup/troubleshooting questions in that thread.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-re...sts-1-8-a.html
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The Denon X1600H is discussed in the 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread. Review posts 1-8 for additional helpful information and post setup/troubleshooting questions in that thread.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-re...sts-1-8-a.html
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