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Ok I am completely new to home theater/audio and am in the market for a receiver. I was going to get the tx-sr706 but I want to see if it's needed for me or not (save some cash). Here is what I have and want to do. I have an lcd TV that is 1080p capable 5 hdmi inputs (aquos lc-52D65U), a motorolla hdpvr (dct3416) that does 1080i or 720p, dvd recorder/player that can do hdmi too (1080p upscaling). May also add either a wii and or a ps3 later as well. Most of the tv use will be with the hd cable box. This will be in a living room for general audio purposes. Not looking to build a theater room here. Most the time watch tv with the tv speakers and receiver off. So with those components do I need the 706 with it's 1080p upscaling? Also would there be any problem with the 606 with 4 ohm speakers? Thanks for any help.


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Uhh, 4 ohm speakers? With a receiver?


In that case, definitely the 706. Why? Because it has pre-outs, and that will allow you to add an outboard amplifier to properly drive those 4ohm speakers.


If an outboard amp is completely out of the question (look at emotiva's UPA-7, or try to find a 2nd hand LPA-1) maybe look at the 806. It's amplifier section is significantly stronger than that of the 606 or 706, and it's certified to drive 4 ohm speakers.


But, IMO, driving 4 ohm speakers of a receiver will give it a hard time, and that onkyo 806 might run a bit hot.


What kind of speakers?
 

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The speakers will be diy using dayton speakers MTM style. Either natalie p's or something of the sort. The 706 is listed as 4 ohm capable where the 606 isn't. Not like the thing is going to be cranked all the time.
 

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Ok thanks for the input. I think I will go with the 706 probably, can't justify the 806. I can always "borrow" an external amp from my dad if I ever need to. You know when amps were made where 100 watts was more than enough.
 
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