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    Default yamaha 3800 or onkyo 905

    I am not sure which one to got with. Any advice would be great> thanks

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    I would recommend the Onkyo.
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    What type of loudspeakers do you intend to run with the receiver? If you intend to run 4 ohm speakers, or multiple sets of speakers on your mains, a high current amp might work out better.
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    Have also considered Denon, HK, Outlaw and Panasonic Elite? If you have then I like Onkyo over Yammi.

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    I am running Polk LSI C LSI 25 LSI 9. I am not considering anything but Onkyo or Yamaha. It seems that both are close except the Onkyo can get firm updates.

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    I would select the Onkyo given the choice of those two units.
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    Can't speak to the 905, but I'm running the Onkyo 705, and it's freakin' phenomenal. Audyssey MultEQ XT has been a godsend, giving me the best sound I have ever heard in my room and letting me take my ART-351 EQ that I was using to flatten subwoofer response out of the signal chain.

    I say roll with the Onkyo.

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    I'm running the Onkyo 702, and it's a wonderful receiver.
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    For those speakers I would not get either. I would go for a NAD T785 which has HDMI switching in 1.3 and sounds fantastic.
    You can also check out Rotel rsx1058 which only has 1.1 HDMI switching but sounds fantastic. Your Blue or HD player will have to send the audio over PCM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    For those speakers I would not get either. I would go for a NAD T785 which has HDMI switching in 1.3 and sounds fantastic.
    You can also check out Rotel rsx1058 which only has 1.1 HDMI switching but sounds fantastic. Your Blue or HD player will have to send the audio over PCM.

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    Unfortunately, the Yamaha sonically crushes the Rotel, and has a better feature set. I've done it, it wasn't even close. No idea on the NAD, but it's a nice receiver to be sure.

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    We like the Onk over the Yammi, have never cared for the yammi sound. We've owned an excellent Onk, & we've owned an Integra (which is like Onk Elite), both great pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jparker82 View Post
    I am running Polk LSI C LSI 25 LSI 9. I am not considering anything but Onkyo or Yamaha. It seems that both are close except the Onkyo can get firm updates.
    If you run those off an AVR you'll never get to hear just how good those speakers really are. 5 speakers, all 4ohm. thats a big load for the built in amp. For the that money you could get a Emotiva setup and be safe with better sound.
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