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Old 01-17-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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When comparing receivers there is so much data that it's confusing to me. I'm not sure how to determine what I need. How critical is the wattage per channel (75-80-90)? More power or volume? Impedance? Frequency bandwidth? Difference between 7.1 and 7.2? Two subs? I understand the Dolby, DTS inputs and outputs.

My speakers are 8ohm 110 watt Onkyo and I'd be willing to upgrade there too.

Different options from accessories4less:
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...umber_channels[]=7&brand_f[]=YAMAHA&brand_f[]=PIONEER&brand_f[]=MARANTZ&brand_f[]=DENON


Right now I have a Sony STR-DN1000 and it's been fine, but just recently I have to dial in at max volume fairly often to hear dialogue. I am assuming the amp is failing?
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First, establish a spending ceiling $$ with your minimum requirements (7.2 Atmos?) and maximum. Are you concerned or interested in futureproofing ??
that'll avoid recommending something more than you need or want.
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It seems like you have a great receiver there and shouldn't need to change it. Dialogue is mainly produced by the center speaker which often is the least powerful in many setups which feature large left and right main speakers. A matched set for the front three speakers will keep the center speaker from having a lower response.

To compensate for the common practice of using a smaller center speaker, there is the ability to boost the center speaker in the menus. Also several surround mode can destroy the center speaker. I use PLI or PLII myself.

The manual for your receiver is here: https://docs.sony.com/release/strdn1000.pdf
On page 70 is where the settings for the surround speakers and modes begin with particular speakers on page 73.
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First, establish a spending ceiling $$ with your minimum requirements (7.2 Atmos?) and maximum. Are you concerned or interested in futureproofing ??
that'll avoid recommending something more than you need or want.
I think it would be wise to futureproof. I need to make sure there is a problem with my current one first I guess.

I'm going to play with speaker settings again and see.
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I ordered a receiver from accessories4less. Yamaha tsr-7790BL (RX-V779.) It doesn't have Dolby Atmos or DTS-x, but I can't ever see myself adding 2 more speakers anyway. Mistake? I don't see where it has the capability to accommodate a RF remote either. It doesn't look like any of the Yamaha receivers have that capability. Anyone know?
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@deamfield42, How is that new AVR working out for you? It have everything you want?
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