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Old June 21st, 2007, 6:25 PM
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Question Advice on upgrading receiver needed.

It's been a while since I posted. My system is a home theater with Ventriloquist/VTF-3R, entry Pioneer receiver, and front projector. My wife and I mostly (and frequently) use the system to watch DVDs, but have a lot of VHS we don't want to get rid of and want to watch. I have a multi-band parametric equalizer in the subwoofer path to smooth out the room bumps, but have always had a problem with a hole in the 100Hz region (mismatch between sub and receiver crossovers) that causes a lot of distortion in that region. Also, my receiver has an inadequate inventory of video features.

I'm considering a receiver upgrade. I'd like to have the following features, as well as the usual:

- Ability to plug in a VHS source and upconvert to the component input of my projector and also drive the regular audio/video input of my TV, without having to swap cables around.

- Built-in parametric equalizer in the subwoofer path.

- ~80Hz crossover instead of 100Hz.

Does anyone have any experience/recommendations on such critters?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 6:43 AM
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Onkyo is the best value for the price with its new line!!!

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It's been a while since I posted. My system is a home theater with Ventriloquist/VTF-3R, entry Pioneer receiver, and front projector. My wife and I mostly (and frequently) use the system to watch DVDs, but have a lot of VHS we don't want to get rid of and want to watch. I have a multi-band parametric equalizer in the subwoofer path to smooth out the room bumps, but have always had a problem with a hole in the 100Hz region (mismatch between sub and receiver crossovers) that causes a lot of distortion in that region. Also, my receiver has an inadequate inventory of video features.

I'm considering a receiver upgrade. I'd like to have the following features, as well as the usual:

- Ability to plug in a VHS source and upconvert to the component input of my projector and also drive the regular audio/video input of my TV, without having to swap cables around.

- Built-in parametric equalizer in the subwoofer path.

- ~80Hz crossover instead of 100Hz.

Does anyone have any experience/recommendations on such critters?
Yes, in the $500 range buy the TX-SR605
in the $1000 range buy the awesome TX-SR805
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 3:22 PM
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cacihome wrote: "Yes, in the $500 range buy the TX-SR605
in the $1000 range buy the awesome TX-SR805."

Thanks much. I ordered the TX-SR805. Just what I was looking for.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 12:26 PM
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I picked up the Onkyo 603 and run it with the VT-12, it totally improved the sound of the system from the old Sony receiver I had...picked it up used for cheap and its 7.1 (or 5.1 + Zone 2)
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