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Old December 13th, 2008, 6:16 AM
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Need help on which receiver?

Just ordered the Ventriloquist VT-12, took advantage of the 10% discount on the VTF-1's and got that to along with this my first real (with sub) home audio system. VERY EXCITED ! Use will be mostly movies than music. Need assistance with what receiver to go along with this, have been looking at Onkyo, 606, 706 but have seen some heat issues and my system will be in a cabinet? My price range is in the $500 to $700. Room is 15 by 20 with 10 foot ceiling. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 4:07 PM
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http://www.shoponkyo.com/detail.cfm?..._id=1&detail=2

http://www.shoponkyo.com/detail.cfm?...il=1&ext_war=1
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Old December 14th, 2008, 6:35 AM
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Look at the Yamaha 663, it has pre-outs, HDMI, HD Codecs from etailor 6ave, tell them you are an AVRFORUM member for a great price.

If you are set on the Onk 606 or 706, I would choose the 706. 606 has no pre outs and a reduce version of Audyssey
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+1 on the above suggestions!
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Old December 15th, 2008, 3:54 AM
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Thanks for the assistance, I am now looking hard at the pioneer 1018, with a great price at amazon matched a BB. Any thoughts of this receiver?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 4:44 AM
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Onkyo offers more value for the money...
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Old December 15th, 2008, 7:11 AM
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Onkyo offers more value for the money...
Just your own opinion?

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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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FWIW, I recently purchased the Onkyo 706 and am quite happy with it although it is kind of bewildering with so many choices in settings. This is the 3rd Onkyo I have owned, beginning with one back in 1994. I've never had any problems with them and they worked as good the last day I used them as the first day, which is why I stick with that brand. Amazon has some crazy good prices on them right now!
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But you have to admit that they have very good prices vs watts, Bill...
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Old January 14th, 2009, 3:13 PM
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I bought the Yamaha RX- V663 from J&R Audio for $399 over the summer that included free shipping. It's a fantastic unit for the price...even at $499 which I believe is the current price. I also have a old Onkyo upstairs that is probably about 20 years old and I've never had an issue with it. I just think that for the money the V663 has my vote. If you really want to kill another $200 the Onkyo 806 would be an excellent choice.

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I think Onkyos generally run hot, I know my 805 does in the back right corner. The 805 does have a built-in fan that kicks in at certain temperatures but I'm not sure about other models. Its always good to have adequate ventilation or if need be forced cooling with any amp/receiver.
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Nothing but good things to say about my Pioneer elite vsx-03txh. And this thing is cool as a cucumber no matter how loud I play it.

Its also worth noting, Hsu uses Pioneer in their demo room, or so I have heard.
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