Question New receiver, pls help

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  1. ener1

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    Hi I’m sure it’s one of a million questions asked before but I am after advise. I will get new speakers in a 3.5x3.5 room. It’s a 5.1 system with BW607 front speakers with BW center speaker, 2 BW M1 as rear speakers and a BK subwoofer. We ONLY watch either Sky Q, Netflix or a Blu-ray film. Choice for a receiver is either the Denon 2500 or Yamaha 680. My dealer tries to talk me into a 3500 Denon or the higher end Yamaha but given what we do with the kit would any of the mentioned receivers do? Or are there any reasons to go for the higher end ones. Thanks very much for your help
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    The Denon 2500 replaced the Denon 2400 and they have more or less the same features and quality but should be still around for less £300.

    The Yamaha 680 is a less model range than the Denon 2400 so I would not go that route. The Denon 3400 (older model again) is worth considering as it has worth while improvements over the 2400 and can be had for around £550

    Hope that helps
     
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    Thanks I asked the store but no more 2400s. So if I get this right you say that the 2500 is a good fit and no reason to get the 3500?
    Thanks very much
     
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    Both the 2500 and 3500, or 3400 if you can still get one, are limited to seven channels, so 7.1 or 5.1.2 for Atmos. The main differences between the 2500 and 3500/3400 is the 3s have more power giving better headroom as well as having pre-outs. The 3s also have the better Audyssey EQ than the 2500 in XT32. There are other small differences that is easy to find on the Denon website.

    The price difference between the 2500 and 3400 is £150.

    https://petertyson.co.uk/denon-avr-x3400h-av-receiver
     
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    The RXA680 is technically speaking a higher tier product from Yamaha's Aventage range. The directly comparable model to the DEnon AVRX2500 would be the lower tier Yamaha RXV685. You pay about £50 more for the A680 due to its Aventage build quality which is superior to that associated with Yamaha's V series models. After saying this, even the V models have a better build quality than the comparable Denon models.
     
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    Hi Dante thanks. So are you saying to go in this case for a Yamaha advantage receiver instead of Denon?
    Many thanks
     
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    I'd say that the Denon models will give you more for your money, but probably at the expense of having a less admirable (but acceptable) build quality. The Yamaha models don't however include as quite a good EQ room correction system as the Audyssey room EQ you'd get with the DEnon models, but money do prefer the way they sound especially in relation to music. THe Denon models have bot their value for money and room EQ while the Yamaha models have to better build quality and signature sound in their favour.
     

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