Recommended receiver for Focal 816v ?

kyroz

Standard Member
Hey there,

I already tried Pioneer's old-legend LX70, the sound was too 'metallic' and bright for me @ stereo, the only good thing was the clarity - the LX70 is amazingly clear and crisp.
I decided to try the Onkyo 808, it was MUCH better than the LX70.
the 808 was warmer, enjoyable @ stereo, but the clarity @ the LX70 was a lot better.


Where's the middle-road between those two? (DTS HD \ TRUE HD support required)
Should I test Onkyo 1008 and above or try different direction like NAD or Denon?



Thanks.
 

Goldenbone

Active Member
kyroz said:
Hey there,

I already tried Pioneer's old-legend LX70, the sound was too 'metallic' and bright for me @ stereo, the only good thing was the clarity - the LX70 is amazingly clear and crisp.
I decided to try the Onkyo 808, it was MUCH better than the LX70.
the 808 was warmer, enjoyable @ stereo, but the clarity @ the LX70 was a lot better.

Where's the middle-road between those two? (DTS HD \ TRUE HD support required)
Should I test Onkyo 1008 and above or try different direction like NAD or Denon?

Thanks.

Maybe try one of the higher end Yamaha receivers? 2067 and 3067 are fairly cheap at the moment, and are reasonably feature rich.
 

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