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I always liked the crisp sound my Yamaha amps have given and I currently have a rxv596. Is Yamaha still one of the better av receivers in the $500-$1000 range?
 

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I always liked the crisp sound my Yamaha amps have given and I currently have a rxv596. Is Yamaha still one of the better av receivers in the $500-$1000 range?

Maybe when you get to the 1065 and above(2065). Their receivers went on a major diet this year. The 1900/3900 from last year is problably the ones you should be comparing to their older models. The 863 is also one to consider if it has enough HDMI inputs for you. It is also an excellent buy right now.
 

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Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Onkyo, Harman Kardon all make good receivers in the $500-1000 range.


The last low to midrange x65 (365, 465, 565 and 665) models from Yamaha seem to be much lighter than the previous year. That may indicate cutting some corners on the power supply or amps. But if you have easy to drive speakers it probably doesn't matter.


Here is a good deal on the 765.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-197-_-Product
 

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I always liked the crisp sound my Yamaha amps have given and I currently have a rxv596. Is Yamaha still one of the better av receivers in the $500-$1000 range?

The RX-V765 would be the closest replacement for your current model. It's a terrific unit and can be had for around $400 on sale. It's arguable whether the V1065 would really add much for the price, but you should look at the features and decide for yourself. Other models with a bit more power can be had for under $1K, but again you should decide if the price vs benefit ratio is to your liking. Any of the above will provide considerable "wow" factor compared to what you have now.
 

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More punch at lower volumes likely requires some thinking. I personally don't believe that more powerful receivers is the answer to that criteria.


IMO, for better sound at lower volumes, you want technologies like Dolby Volume which will compress the lows and the highs. I could be wrong, but that's one guess as to what you are looking for.


There's also THX loudness plus which is supposed to compensate for playing back movies mixed for reference level in home environs.
 

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I have the dynamic range on maximum and that helps. Maybe I should rephrase. No more punch.... just more detail of the little things that I thought only more wattage would get me. I have to keep the volume down more then I used to because of the little ones.
 

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If you keep the volume turned down low, you're not using all the wattage available to you now. Adding more amplification capacity won't help if you aren't going to be using it.


Some of the newer processing options Michael mentioned may help. You may want to think about speaker improvements, too. I'll respond to your other post for that.
 
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