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    Default yamaha or pioneer receiver ?

    which one should i get? not using an amp just going with the receiver so want one with enough power for my polk speakers. 7.1 surround sound. RTI a7 or a9's, csi a6, fxi a6, and rti a1

    Yamaha Rx A3010bl - AVENTAGE Network AV Home Theater Receiver 1350-Watt / 9.2 Channel / RX-A3010BL
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    Pioneer Elite sc 57 - Elite 1260W 9.2-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver

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    Denon AVR 4311 Cl -1260W 9.2-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver
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    Denon AVR 4311 Cl for the simple fact that room correction seems to be the main differentiation between audio. They all sound excellent when your down to 3 choices like these but since your only using its processor the Denon has xt32 combined with a dedicated preamp mode.

    Everyone's choices here be similar to "Goldilocks and the three bears" with the Pioneer being just right and the Yamaha too hot (bright) and the Denon too cold (laid back ) If its preamp only then throw an Anthem mrx3oo with arc room correction into the mix

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    In my experience Yamaha has always excelled in it's HT performance but has always been lacking when used for serious 2-channel listening. I don't know if this monster is any different or not, but based on past experience (I've owned a few of each brand) the Denon and Pioneer were always way better for music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Denon AVR 4311 Cl for the simple fact that room correction seems to be the main differentiation between audio. They all sound excellent when your down to 3 choices like these but since your only using its processor the Denon has xt32 combined with a dedicated preamp mode.

    Everyone's choices here be similar to "Goldilocks and the three bears" with the Pioneer being just right and the Yamaha too hot (bright) and the Denon too cold (laid back ) If its preamp only then throw an Anthem mrx3oo with arc room correction into the mix
    Did you read what he wrote?? NOT going with an amp, just a receiver...
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : MFW-15 (RIP): Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 : Adcom GFA-7500 : PS3 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @120"
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    I like the SC-57 with those speakers , I think it's the best match. The Yamaha is a strong choice and also has a good solid sound quality. My least favorite out of your bunch is the Denon due to lack of dynamic range and noisy sound quality. It has a lot of nice features but that doesn't make up for dynamics or sound quality. Many do enjoy the Denon sound so don't count it out if it's something you like.
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