Recommendation on new AVR

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by TorinTPG, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Beerstalker

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    Try changing the PS3 to bitstream just to see if the hum goes away (I realize this means you can't do Dolby TrueHD or DTS HDMA, this is just as a test).

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    I'm assuming you have the older style PS3 and not the newer PS3 Slim.
     
  2. TorinTPG

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    I have the original PS3 that has the internal PSU with the grounded plug

    I read about a lot of issues with the PS3 humming

    I've tried running the receiver on a separate outlet on a different breaker and it remained. I also tried snipping the grounding pin from the plug - didn't work so I re-installed a new power cable
     
  3. TorinTPG

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    I am on Bitstream. The loudest time for it is in the menus when the PS3 is just outputting PCM audio. Movie it isnt as bad, but still enough to be annoying
     
  4. machavez00

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    I bought the Yamaha YHT-497 and am pleased with it. I did have to change from HDMI input one to the HDMI/DVI input two due to getting the "pink screen" on input one. I upgraded from a ten year old RX V361. The new AVR does 4k pass through.


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  5. TorinTPG

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    My personal Yamaha is 50 watts per channel and it is plenty loud. If you want the neighbors to hear it you might need more watts.
    My volume digits go from a minus 50 to a plus 50 for the reading. I play it on minus 30 almost all the time. This means it is turned up just 25% of it capability.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    An AVR's power rating should be matched with your speaker's power rating to avoid damaging the speakers. That said, if you're going to use a low wattage AVR your speaker's should have a high efficiency rating in order to produce more sound.
     
  8. TorinTPG

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    I ended up with the Sony DN1040 - very pleased so far!

    Thanks again for all of the input
     
  9. Beerstalker

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    Sorry I didn't see this before but Marantz and Denon are owned by the same company D&M Holdings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%26M_Holdings

    They share a lot of components and are both great in my opinion.

    Don't be so concerned about the lower power ratings. Denon, Marantz, and Harmon Kardon as well as some of the other lesser known brands, tend to be more accurate in the way they rate their power, as compared to the others that spout off exaggerated numbers.

    That said, hope you are happy with the Sony, it does seem to have a nice list of features.
     
  10. CCarncross

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    Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed. Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.
     
  11. WestDC

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    What he said -I agree!
     
  12. MysteryMan

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    I'm currently using a Sony STR-DN1020 in my Family Room and a Sony STR-DA5600ES in my Home Theater Room. Both are rock solid performers.
     
  13. trh

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    When the TS asked, he received recommendations for six different brands (Sony, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, Integra and Pioneer), along with a few recommendations to avoid some of those five brands.

    What was he supposed to do after receiving recommendations on five different manufacturers? Buy one of each?
     
  14. Cholly

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    I have one Pioneer, two Yamaha's and one Onkyo. The Pioneer in my bedroom is the newest of the bunch, being a 5.1 receiver while the others are 6 and 7.1. All are solid performers in their own right, however I find the Yamaha receivers to be more user friendly.

    Woot! is currently offering deals on several Denon models in Woot! Plus (through Feb. 28).
     

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