Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by michelin man, Jul 8, 2005.
who makes a better receiver
if it was me i'd probably go for onkyo
i'd go with a jvc F series or a panasonic XR series. digital amps = teh new hotness
my harman kardon exploded
therefore im not going to recommend it
(i heard their vintage was good but im assuming you want something new, mine went through quite a bit of heavy abuse or atleast i thought it did, however it shouldve been able to take it)
please explain said "digital amplification" and how its different than all other digital receivers before it that have digital outs/ins, and digital signal processing.
on another note:
i hear good things about both onkyo and yamaha, get whatever fits your needs and budget, check some online prices, compare specs, etc etc, different strokes for different folks. I have personally heard both and they both sound good, i wasnt doing full auditions though. The onkyo i heard was a high powered one, dont remember the model number, and it was powering a 5.1 cambridge soundworks system(all the highest end camrbidge soundworks speakers in a large living room) the yamahs i heard were just brief looks at general auto retail stores (i've looked at both companies online and I think Onkyo is generally a little bit more expensive and in the 500 and under range that might be an important factor.)
i have the HK and i like it it wasnt my first choice but over all im happy with it
i love my onkyo
Well, it is a solid brand with good sound quality. To the thread starter, I don't think you can go wrong with any of those brands. I would also add Denon to the lineup though.
I don't fully understand digital amplification, but it doesn't have to do with inputs and outputs. Most amplification is analog. I think it might it might be similar to the class-t amps that are getting rave reviews. www.tnt-audio.com and do a look around for it.
i'm a big fan of Yamaha electronics. Couldn't be happier with my RX-V640, and its just one of their middle products Hell, I even hear their speakers are getting better (with the new NS777's, 555's, and 333's). Granted, I've got Polk speakers, but I'll be Yamaha brand loyal for electronics for a while.
before we dropped home audio, and became a 12volt only shop we sold all 3 brands.... i'd go with the HK.
hmmm when i see said technology taken up by more trustable brands ill be more interested
I've had Pioneer and Yamaha... Both have been awsome for me. However, the Yamaha has been better. For my next receiver, another yamaha is probably what I'd look for.
HK uses it on their highest end receivers...
I picked an Onkyo TX-SR503 a few weeks ago. It's been a pretty good receiver so far, 7.1, tons of inputs and features, and the price was pretty reasonable too. But you really can't go wrong any way.
JVC, Panasonic, HK, Carver, Teac, Sony use some sorta digital amplification technology.
Common makers of digital chips: Tripath, Motorola, Texas Instruments, B&O (Ice) and a bunch of others. Just take a look around the asylum and the audiocircles. Lots to read, but if you take a look, you could save yourself a load of money and have something better than the other models.
I have a SI and a Teac AL700P. The SI with all 6 watts of fury drive my axiom AX2+2's to a very reasonable volume. The Teac on the otherhand is a 30 watt brute (hahah) that handles difficult loads easier. The reason why they're so capable, isn't because of the wattage, but the ability to throw around current and loads so efficiently. Anyway, the allure of most of the digital amplifiers is that they're highly moddable. Good luck
where would you buy it from?
online or store?
I like my yamaha. My parents have a marantz receiver and that thing rocks.
id go with online, usually better deals.
I'm extremely satisfied with my onkyo.
Cost alot less to run an online store, so they can sell everything for alot less.