Wow, interesting. Thanks for the honest answer there. What about Home Theater sound though ? As I will most likely barely listen to music on the thing. But, being I am actually professionally in the music industry (song writer, producer, engineer) with a professional recording studio here on my property, from time to time I would want the ability to ref some of my music on it, and NOT in Atmos, just good old Stereo.@JoelxD
from many many lectures i have had....in every single PRO. review the MARANZ 6014 and DENON X3600 always bested the yamahas 1080/2080 in music, voices, and subwoofer...plus prices are much lower.
i have not encountered a single person on any forum that told me othewise (aside from a couple thta said they are as good as each other).
the only advantage yamaha HAS it seems...is still RELIABILITY and runs much cooler than the other models...
hope this helps
My gaming will mostly use the Upmixer for Atmos, so I'd like the best Upmixers and quality of such for a best experience.
Funny I rarely hear speak of "tone" here, and to me thats the main thing I seek when buying my pro audio gear for production or engineering. Few people know this (in this world of feature rich yet sterol designing) is: Usually the design of the power supply and DA Converters and how those two things interact with the analog circuitry is the MAIN and biggest factors in how ANY unit will deliver its signature character/tone. And the loss of that art of concentration in the design is why most new audio gear SUCKS tone wise compared to the old stuff.
And no matter where I look, other than the converters, I see nothing about the power supply design nor analog circuitry talks of these 3 units I'd like to compare. Everything is discussed about all these features and stuff that honest most likely take AWAY from a honest tone. lol I'd like to know about the guts and compare. Where is that info ? Why don't people talk about that more, and not Helos, Selos, Sirius and Darius lol
I will stand behind Yamaha at least has a better looking chassis design. Them lame looking Circles in the middle of a sterol looking box is just heartbreaking to see what has become of AVR's in the recent years. How do you even navigate around the thing ? Wheres the visual "WOW Factor" when your friend walks in the room ? Gone now... days of long ago, swept away, just a shell of their former selves.