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Offline detox

Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:15:22 PM »
Hi guys and gals.

So, I'm no guru in the AV world but I know quality sound...As above, I currently have the Yamaha which serves the purpose but have been pitched a very good deal for the Denon. The main differences I note is the Yamaha has more power but no HDMI vs the Denon, which has less power but has HDMI.

I would appreciate some insight as to which unit to go with please and why?

Thanks.

Offline Neil

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
why do you want the denon - for the hdmi?  You dont need to have hdmi - other ways to connect up your audio goodies
HT FRONT 7.1 - Yamaha767, b&w302, AE Compact 1, yamaha satellites.
ZONE2 - Polk tsx110b
HT Bedroom 6.1- Onkyo 700e, SONY SS-CN3 Centre, Boston 23csii Fronts, yamaha satellites.

Offline Ju_dy@RT

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 12:26:08 PM »
+1... unless you don't have enough hdmi inputs on your tv, the yamaha would effectively do the same job as the Denon. More so if you have some movies tucked on a hardrive somewhere that you want to watch through the tv anyway.

Why? Because if you run a toslink from the tv  to the amp (MAKE SURE YOUR TVHAS TOSLINK OUT) you will get 5.1 (what the denon is also ganna give you). Then you just plug everthing into your tv. 

AND - the yamaha has a B zone, which is always handy

BUT BUT BUT.... who said the yamaha is stronger? I think it might be the other way around?

Yamaha  - 1 kHz, 0.9% (Higher)  THD, 6 Ω ................................................... 100 W (see : https://www.manualslib.com/manual/197414/Yamaha-Rx-V461.html?page=78)

Denon - 1 kHz, with 0.7 % (lower) THD, 6 Ω, ....................................... 110W (from the manual here - https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avr1312)

« Last Edit: June 14, 2018, 12:28:09 PM by Ju_dy@RT »

Offline detox

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 02:31:51 PM »
Hi Guys,

Excuse the delay since posing my Q...Thanks for the comments, I have chosen to stay with my faithful Yamaha.

I guess ill hang on until i can find a "DECENT" upgrade AVR or my dream separates.

 :2thumbs:

Offline Neil

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
HT FRONT 7.1 - Yamaha767, b&w302, AE Compact 1, yamaha satellites.
ZONE2 - Polk tsx110b
HT Bedroom 6.1- Onkyo 700e, SONY SS-CN3 Centre, Boston 23csii Fronts, yamaha satellites.

Offline Trompie67

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 12:58:39 PM »
here is another option

http://www.audiotronic.co.za/product/onkyo-tx-sr608/

Would not go near any onkyo product. Why buy a brand that has had known & well documented issues with hdmi boards?

Once bitten, twice shy......

Although, they do make good looking (and effective) door stoppers.  >:D
*Insert profound or witty phrase here*

Offline Neil

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 01:09:07 PM »
Well if you buy it from them at least they will fix it should it break

I hear you - i agree fully i will never buy an AVR by onkyo, this hdmi issue i believe knocked the brand BIG time, i believe both audiotronic and onkyo reputation has gone down the toilet in this country, onkyo's reputation worldwide has also gone for a ball of  :cr@p:

Its sad really because they have made such good products since this issue and yes these things do happen - maybe it was handled badly i dont know, but they did have a repair program out for this exact problem - but still there were major issues and maybe some trust broken i dont know.

If something like this happens, own up and create a fix - they created a fix but maybe some issues with owning up in the first place - i dont know - something big went down and it wasnt good.

Anyway i was just suggesting an option - a few good products at discounted prices, just thought you might be interested  :thumbs:
HT FRONT 7.1 - Yamaha767, b&w302, AE Compact 1, yamaha satellites.
ZONE2 - Polk tsx110b
HT Bedroom 6.1- Onkyo 700e, SONY SS-CN3 Centre, Boston 23csii Fronts, yamaha satellites.

Offline Trompie67

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 01:13:13 PM »
^^^ Yup. Seems Ford took lessons from Onkyo!  :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

*Insert profound or witty phrase here*

Offline Neil

Re: Advice: Yamaha RXV 461 vs Denon AVR 1312
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 01:26:06 PM »
yip  :cr@p: situation to be in i'm afraid...
HT FRONT 7.1 - Yamaha767, b&w302, AE Compact 1, yamaha satellites.
ZONE2 - Polk tsx110b
HT Bedroom 6.1- Onkyo 700e, SONY SS-CN3 Centre, Boston 23csii Fronts, yamaha satellites.