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Old 12-22-2008, 07:18 PM   #31  
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I can't believe "Mr. all receivers sound about the same" just said that." WELL ALRIGHTY THEN. Keep that in mind when I assert that Yamaha, Denon and Marantz generally sound better than comparable offerings from Onkyo. Yes this is
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I can't believe "Mr. all receivers sound about the same" just said that." WELL ALRIGHTY THEN. Keep that in mind when I assert that Yamaha, Denon and Marantz generally sound better than comparable offerings from Onkyo. Yes this is
And you "know" this because someone at some shop told you so? Now you are saying that Onkyo's Inegra line is not up to par with Yamaha, Denon and Marantz because you say so!

Please, take your flamebait elsewhere. Your opinions and slanderings are not wanted here.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:33 PM   #33  
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I have owned (in one way or another) Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha and Sony.

From what I have seen with Sony receivers, they tend to have a higher THD than ALL those other brands. For me - any receiver that has THD of 1% is just pushing their luck IMO.

I loved my Denon receiver. Everything about the sound quality I liked. It had some quirks in terms of general user friendliness IMO. I hated the remote. It was a great 5.1 receiver.

Yamaha - I assume they may have some higher end models, not really sure. I purchased a low-medium 5.1 receiver. I liked it. Again, it too had some very odd features that I found very hard to figure. Sound was good - not as good as my Denon. No way. (but then again, they were at different price points. I didn't expect it to.

Sony - I thought it was OK. I bought it for my son and I know what I was getting. Still - I've done a bit of research on low to medium Sony's and they just falter on the sonic part. Personally, I'd never buy one for myself. That's me. I sure wouldn't want to put someone down who had one.

Onkyo - I just bought one. I really can't comment yet cause I still don't have it setup right. Waiting on couple cables to move the sub. I love the features for sure. I love the price I paid. It is not a cheaply made receiver. It is quality for sure. It is most definately put together as well as my denon was. It is VERY user friendly so far. I do know it cranks. Well, it should. It has decent wattage. Once I get it thouroughly tuned up - I will comment on sound quality compared to my Denon and other receivers. For me - it better have superior surround performance. That's why I bought it. I don't listen to 2 channel at all anymore.

Marantz - my best friend has one. Personally, I think they are overpriced. But - his sounds awesome. No doubt. But, it should - he paid $2000 for it. It does not have HDMI. Again - features!!

Sorry - didn't mean to take the OP. Enough.
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I love my Denon too. It doesn't decode any of the new HD audio formats but plays PCM great. I also have an Onkyo 606 which I paid 1/4 the price of the Denon. So far, the Onkyo sounds good to me. I don't have it connected to higher end speakers like I do my Denon.

Price isn't everything but for those on a budget, Onkyo offers a lot of features for the price. I meam, $320 for a receiver with 4 HDMI inputs, decodes all the lates audio HD formats, easy to set up... hard to beat that. If a person has an unlimited budget (don't know many liek that) then go for the high end gear and pay extra for the name.. NAD, Linn, MacIntosh...
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I found a deal online that looks good, but I need to know if it will decode all the right things...etc. It's originally 399 dollars but I found it for 299. The system is:
New: Denon AVR-1709 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver

Please, all of you audio pro's, would this work with my system? Is this comparable to the Onkyo SR606? Why or why not? Thanks so much.

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I found a deal online that looks good, but I need to know if it will decode all the right things...etc. It's originally 399 dollars but I found it for 299. The system is:
New: Denon AVR-1709 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver

Please, all of you audio pro's, would this work with my system? Is this comparable to the Onkyo SR606? Why or why not? Thanks so much.

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Nice looking receiver but it doesn't decode
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So for the price, the Onkyo would better fit your needs.
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And you "know" this because someone at some shop told you so? Now you are saying that Onkyo's Inegra line is not up to par with Yamaha, Denon and Marantz because you say so!

Please, take your flamebait elsewhere. Your opinions and slanderings are not wanted here.
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Stew, did I call you an idiot? Excuse me, that was an unwarranted compliment. As I said, I own this equipment. I have read numerous reviews that concur with my evaluation. Onkyo's strength is acceptable, but not superior sound, and bells and whistles when compared with Marantz, Denon and Yamaha. If you wish to purchase Onkyo under the illusion that you are getting the best sound for the money, go right ahead. I'm sure you and Loves2watch can have a party.
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Gosmosis, I do not know what model Onkyo you purchased, but if you only intend to use it in video applications, you may find it perfectly satisfactory. However, if you are an audio enthusiast as well, you will find it wanting when compared to Denon, Yamaha and Marantz. Guaranteed.
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Sounds like Capt Hook is trolling again, huh?
I am waiting for him to say I am racist because I happen to like Denon, Yamaha and Onkyo but not Marantz.

He resorts to name calling in order to try to impress.. someone but I wonder who that is?
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I would actually like to hear his opinions why it may be better to get the Denon that I listed for 299 that does not decode the latest codecs (Not even sure i'm using the right lingo here...) over the Onkyo SR606 that does. Why will it sound better?
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I would actually like to hear his opinions why it may be better to get the Denon that I listed for 299 that does not decode the latest codecs (Not even sure i'm using the right lingo here...) over the Onkyo SR606 that does. Why will it sound better?
The bottom line, you should let your ears decide and then your wallet. We only can give opinions and suggestions.
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I would actually like to hear his opinions why it may be better to get the Denon that I listed for 299 that does not decode the latest codecs (Not even sure i'm using the right lingo here...) over the Onkyo SR606 that does. Why will it sound better?
IMO the lower tier Denon products will not do what the Onkyo's do for that price, however if you wish to go into the higher tier Denon products you will be very happy with your choice but we are taliking cost in excess of $1000.00 plus. Dollar for Dollar the Onkyo is an excellent well equipped product and you will be quite satisfied.
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