Denon AVR-X3500H or

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  1. danlyn

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    Hello All

    Really stuck with this one and hope you guys can point me in the right direction.
    I know its a matter of taste, But most of you know a lot more about recievers than me.
    So here gose.

    I,m buying a new reciever this week fingers crossed, This is my dilemma

    I,ve narrowed it down to these two.

    Yamaha RX-A870 £449 or DenonAVR-X3500H £549

    This will be mainly for Movies/Tv a little music
    My room is oblong shaped approx 7 x 4 Mts
    Speakers are Focal Sib Evo + Cub

    Is the Denon worth another £100 than the Yamaha.

    Cheers
    Dan
     
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    I'd personally spend a bit more and go with last year's Marantz SR6012:
    Marantz SR6012
     
  3. danlyn

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    Cheers dante01

    I can,t argue with that.
    But unfortunately £549 is my limit.

    Dan
     
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    Both the Denon and the Yamaha have their own advantages. THe DEnon includes Audyssey XT32 room EQ correction which many regard as being superior to Yamaha's proprietary YPAO room EQ correction. THe Yamaha however has exemplary build quality and a signature sound that many suggest better suits musical performances than that associated with Denon's signature sound. THe Yamaha also has a few tricks up its sleeve in regards to DSP that you'd not get via a DEnon receiver. Whether these additional DSP modes would be of interest is totally up to whether or not you'd actually engage them though?
     
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    I think that the Denon’s Room correction is better than the Yamaha’s. The rest is down to personal taste of how they sound. (Sorry @dante01 we must have been posting at the same time. @dante01 s advice is more comprehensive)
     
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    Thanks Guys, dante01/mushii

    The Denon Aud XT32 is spoken of highly as you say, I believe the YPAO
    On this Yamaha model is also multi point rsc or something. ( learning things all the time)

    But is it worth £100 more, You guys are clearing the fog a little.
    Cheers
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    If you were to audition the receivers and found that you liked how the Yamaha sounded more than you liked the signature sound of the Denon then yes. the price difference would be marginal given how long you'd have to listen to the receiver before it came time to replace it with something else. I'd personally rate the way Yamaha receiver sound as being better than the sound associated with Denon AV receivers and I'd also suggest that Yamaha receivers invariably have a better build quilty. They are built like the proverbial out house. Only you can truly decide though and I'd suggest you try audition the receivers prior to purchase if at all possible.
     
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    Cheers dante01
    I,d not thought of the price/time ratio thing.
    Sound advice thank you.

    Dan
     
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    There is one other feature you'd get with the DEnon that you'd not get with the Yamaha. The DEnon receiver has 3 HDMI outputs, 2 of them are mirrored like the two outputs on the Yamaha receiver, but the third output on the DEnon receiver is a dedicated second HDMI zone output. THis allows you to convey any HDMI source connected to the receiver to a second zone independantly of the source being portrayed in the main room.
     
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    dante01
    Thanks for pointing that out, Handy if ever needed.

    I think i need a nap now, begining to get a headache, lol

    Info/help has worked, Things are clearer now

    Dan
     

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