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Looking for new 4k AVR
« on: May 11, 2022, 11:27:38 AM »
Hi gents

I'd appreciate some advice.
1) where would be a good place in CT to purchase a new AVR. good pricing and service being a priority.
2) what would you recommend preferably under R10k? Requirements
   - 4k to match my Optima uhd38 and Xbox One X
   - 7.1

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Craig

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 12:01:05 PM »
For a new 4K 7.1 AVR you will battle to get anything below R10k.
If I just look at entry level models that satisfy your requirements:

Denon AVR-X 1700 = R15,690
Marantz NR1711 = R22,690
Yamaha RX- V6A = R20,990

You may be able to get a Pioneer VSX-1131 for just over R10k if you can find one. https://www.hifiinstallations.co.za/Pioneer-VSX-1131
Typically any receiver below R10k will limit you to 5.1.

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 02:53:16 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Ouch! That's more than I have to spend unfortunately.  :angrywife: I guess I'll have to settle for 5.1 or look second hand.

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2022, 09:28:15 AM »
I have just resigned myself to running 4k source directly to projector with an optical cable running to amp. Cannot fork out the money new equipment these days...

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 12:27:22 PM »
That's where I am as well but I hate the inefficiency. Means a single source as well. Or swapping hdmi cables each time.  :sd:


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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 12:36:33 PM »
I've been playing with one of these:
https://www.takealot.com/lenkeng-hdmi2-0-audio-extractor-with-arc-and-hdmi-bypass/PLID68908988

It does work but unfortunately not consistently. It splits out the 4k video and optical out. Sounds works perfectly via my old avr and 4k video out to my projector. But for some reason it doesn't always send through 4k.  On restart I have to disconnect everything, reconnect and then all is well again.  :walled: Until the next time I start up....

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2022, 01:09:45 PM »
I wouldn't buy one new, i would look for a nice 1 or 2 year old Used one from a known member on the forum.

IE 3 years ago i bought top spec Yamaha AVR 3060 model for 30 odd thousand 2 years later its worth half the money.
it can do Everything 4K 60FPS atmos you name it.

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2022, 02:43:15 PM »
I wouldn't buy one new, i would look for a nice 1 or 2 year old Used one from a known member on the forum.

IE 3 years ago i bought top spec Yamaha AVR 3060 model for 30 odd thousand 2 years later its worth half the money.
it can do Everything 4K 60FPS atmos you name it.

Agreed - second user is the way to go here!

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Re: Looking for new 4k AVR
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 10:20:02 AM »
I thanks for the advice everyone.  :thumbs: I think I'm going to get an optical cable as recommended by Dustin, hide the cable best I can. This gives me time while I keep an eye out for a 2nd hand 4k avr at a price I can afford.