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I am trying to decide between the two.

I have a 5 year old Onkyo HY-S580 system (Receiver part of the system is R330) that I am interested in upgrading.

The two systems I listed seem good bang for buck as my budget is mid $300 and I should be able to get one of these easily when on sale.


So please provide input if anyone own either of them.


Also there is a better recommendation pls suggest although 90-100W power range per channel is more than enough for me so that should not be the reason for another suggestion. That is why I am not looking at NR709 or RX867/871 etc.
 

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You may want to consider the RX-867 which can be had for roughly $50 more if purchased at NewEgg by end of today.

But I looked at the specs of 867 vs. 671 and the biggest difference is that 867 has more Watts per channel that I do not care as much. But is there any other advantage big difference?

867 is 2010 model where as 671 is 2011 and so I assume 2011 should be better.
 

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867 is 2010 model where as 671 is 2011 and so I assume 2011 should be better.

I think general consensus on this forum says otherwise. As the AVR makers try to cram more functions and gadgets into an AVR it just makes for more things to go wrong. Seems every AVR maker jams in an ipod dock capability. I don't own an ipod - and I don't have any desire to own one. Most people I know don't either - and no plans to get one. Just one more thing to go wrong IMO.


What gets my goat is the guys who want the very best an AVR has to offer in the way of gadgets and such and worry about the sound quality. Then want to know if it'll 'talk' to their iphone cause thats where his music is coming from.


I've got no answer for that...
 

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Originally Posted by iafzal /forum/post/20952287


But I looked at the specs of 867 vs. 671 and the biggest difference is that 867 has more Watts per channel that I do not care as much. But is there any other advantage big difference?

867 is 2010 model where as 671 is 2011 and so I assume 2011 should be better.

Newer doesn't imply better.
 
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