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More reviews of entry-level AVRs?

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I suggest more reviews of recent, entry level, multi-channel AVRs (typically 7.2 nowadays, less commonly 5.2) would be useful to people getting started with their home audio / theater hobby. There are a fair number of reviews of other types of entry level gear, such as loudspeakers, but not so much AVRs. Also, I suspect that the entry level is where some of the biggest performance differences between models and manufacturers will be found, maybe "acceptable" to "awful". I realize this depends to a large extent on whether forum members volunteer to send any of these models in for testing. Here are examples from the Amazon "Best Sellers in Audio Component Receivers" list.

Sony STRDH590, 5.2 channel, sales rank #3
Yamaha RX-V6A, 7.2 channel, sales rank #18 (one of the few in this class already tested here)
Pioneer VSX-534, 5.2 channel, sales rank #20
Onkyo TX-NR6100, 7.2 channel, sales rank #21
Denon AVR-S960H, 7.2 channel, sales rank #25
Denon AVR-S750H, 7.2 channel, sales rank #33
Onkyo TX-NR6050, 7.2 channel, sales rank #36




 

DrSteveBrule

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I agree. I have the means but not the will to spend $1k+ on a receiver. I would rather put that money into speakers or displays, where I have more confidence I'll appreciate it.
 

dlaloum

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It is also worth looking into commonalities within families of AVR's

For example: the Onkyo NR6100 is (I believe) internally identical to the NR7100 - they key difference being the absence of Dirac - and its licencing costs... (and the NR6050 is the Cosco version of the NR6100? - not sure of differences if any)

So if the NR7100 is measured - we will know the results for the NR6100! (and as they are badge engineered siblings the equivalent models from Pioneer and Integra LX205, LX305, DRX 3.4, DRX 2.4 )

I assume there would be similar situations with other brands and models....
 

Bleib

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Mostly interested in Denon AVR-S660H. Unfortunately I can't pay for half of the review :/
 
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