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Originally Posted by theomms /forum/post/18130471
YAMAHA 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver RX-V765
Denon AVR-790 7.1 A/V Home Theater Receiver
They are the same price right now. Which one should I buy?
Where is the Denon on sale? I couldn't find it at that price from an authorized dealer.
From a post I provided for a different thread, hope it helps:Quote:
Originally Posted by theomms /forum/post/18138097
Thanks guys but which one?
Originally Posted by XEagleDriver /forum/post/18138168
Yamaha 765 has:
- Likely a weaker amp section, sadly common in the x65 line this year
Originally Posted by lmacmil /forum/post/18138408
I'm not sure about this. I've read that the 765 has the same amp as last year's V663 and both the power output specs and power consumption specs (400w for 663 and 765 vs 270w for V665 and below) would seem to confirm this. In any case, the differences between the Yamaha and Denon are likely to be inaudible.
"With five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads, the amp reached 0.1% distortion at 60.0 watts and 1% distortion at 74.9 watts.
With seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads, it reached 0.1% distortion at 47.3 watts and 1% distortion at 57.8 watts.
Yamaha's stated distortion of 0.09% was reached at 46.9 watts with seven channels driving 8-ohm loads. This is roughly half of the 95Wpc specified by the manufacturer, which could be why the AVR seemed to run out of gas at higher listening levels."
Originally Posted by XEagleDriver /forum/post/18138693
It sure would be nice if the industry could agree on a scientifically supportable and user friendly common standard in measuring and reporting amp power, but I won't be holding my breath!
This leads me to still view the 765's amp section (probably in the power supply given the data above) as "likely" to be not as robust as the Denon.
Originally Posted by lmacmil /forum/post/18141184
. . . I've got no volume complaints with my current 55wpc Onkyo, so I know the 765 will be fine for me.
Originally Posted by theomms /forum/post/18141662
Thanks for all the great advice.
I'm gonna go with the denon, because I have more confidence in the Denon amp.
While, I think that running a pre-amp with the Yamaha might be the best setup, it would mean a bigger investment up front...for now I want a good bang for my buck.