Looking for A/V Receiver Suggestions


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hyde+

Hi everyone,
I have STR-K840P, which came with 1 x SS-CNP2 and 4 x SS-MSP2 , plus a subwoofer.

The receiver is having some problems with its display, it was going very dim, and I think it finally gave out and it's permanently off now, other lights are still working, so I think it's time to get a new one with HDMI support (this one does not have HDMI) It's +12 years old.

According to specs:

Receiver and Subwoofer:

STR-K840P Receiver: 100 Watts x 5 (8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD)
Powered 8" Subwoofer: 100 Watts x 1 (6 ohms, 28-200Hz, 0.8% THD)



Satellites:


Sensitivity: 85 dB (1W/1M)

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Aergan

You should find the vast majority of receivers from Yamaha, Sony & Onkyo are compatible with your 8 ohm center and satellite speakers.

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+Mud W1ggle

You should find the vast majority of receivers from Yamaha, Sony & Onkyo are compatible with your 8 ohm center and satellite speakers.

 

Agreed if you want a second opinion

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hyde+

So I have to make sure it is 8ohm, right?

What would be the problem if I get an 6ohm receiver?

I was considering something like this, but then I realized it doesn't have Component in out, so I have to pass but would this be OK if I were to get it? It's 6 ohm.

http://m.store.sony.com/products/27-STRDN850

My 2nd choice is this, less than half the price, but no fancy functions,

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR313-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B0077V8930

Edit, scratch that last one, it doesn't seem to have 4K, this would be one in its place:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JXGUETO/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile

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So I have to make sure it is 8ohm, right?

What would be the problem if I get an 6ohm receiver?

I was considering something like this, but then I realized it doesn't have Component in out, so I have to pass but would this be OK if I were to get it? It's 6 ohm.

http://m.store.sony.com/products/27-STRDN850

My 2nd choice is this, less than half the price, but no fancy functions,

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR313-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B0077V8930

Edit, scratch that last one, it doesn't seem to have 4K, this would be one in its place:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JXGUETO/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile

 

6 Ohm might be OK,

 

I wouldn't go near a 4 Ohm unit though.

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xendrome

Is your sub-woofer hooked up directly to your current receiver and powered on it's own?

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xendrome

If you are going to ask a question, at least come back to check the answers, considering you have been on today, the 25th.

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hyde+

If going with sony, do this

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRZA1000ES-7-2-Channel-Receiver-Black/dp/B00RN96V04/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1427323911&sr=8-12&keywords=sony+es+receiver

 

It is a bit out of your budged (ok double) but the quality of the ES series is worth it if going for quality. 

 

I love that one, but yes, it's well beyond my budget.

 

 

 

That's a good looking one, thanks. For some reason I didn't see 626, but I had 636 in my list. The reviews of 636 wasn't very promising, but it had 3 connection (wifi/BT/ethernet) and I see 626 also has all connections, but it is not as future proof as 636 due to lack of HDMI 2.0.

 

Is your sub-woofer hooked up directly to your current receiver and powered on it's own?

 

Yes, it is hooked up to PreAmp on my receiver and powered individually by plugging directly to outlet.

If you are going to ask a question, at least come back to check the answers, considering you have been on today, the 25th.

 

I am sorry if I made you guys feel neglected, that was not my intention. I really appreciate each one of your responses.

 

Unfortunately Tapatalk registers every tap on notification as visit on my phone, I hadn't even seen the most recent two posts. Also, I've seen impetient OP's (including myself in some cases) who want to get answers but I never saw an impetient responder. I remember the days when forums took days and weeks to slowly progress. I guess things move faster now. I agree. It's just been 3 days. :)

 

Since we have a few audiophiles in this thread, I've been seeing something in these A/V receiver specs that makes me scratch my head. How come a receiver can list 3D and 4K Pass Through or Ready or Compatible in it's specs, but not have HDMI 2.0?

Another thing is that it seems HDCP 2.2 is a requirement for copy protected 4K content, (Onkyo TX-NR636 has that, btw) or is this just basically for possibility of the provider switching to HDCP 2.2 for their feeds and currently HDCP 2.2 is not required for regular 4K 3D content like Bluray or 4K gaming, etc? I am not planning to buy one with hdcp 2.2 anyway, but I think it's good to know.

 

As for specific devices, I was at Sony Store and I am eyeing STR-DH550 right now which is currently on sale for $216 and has pretty much everything essential, including ARC, except DHCP 2.2.

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The es also has 2.2.  I admit, I am not up to the date on all of the requirements for the latest technology trends (these change often, and I will generally only research when contemplating a replacement).  I am still utilizing a Sony STR-DA333ES...it sounds better than my newer cheap (3-400 range) onkyo receiver, but the newer receiver has the hdmi inputs...just the quality and the driving power isn't there.  Even with crappy speakers the sony sounds better than the onkyo...if you are going to spend money, put it into the receiver over the speakers.

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hyde+

I noticed even older Sony receivers like DH840 and 1040 were upgradable to HDMI 2.0 via firmware upgrade, that's nice to know, although those are long gone from circulation.

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remixedcat

stay away... FAR AWAY from onkyos! the DTS chip in them overheats and it causes other components to fail. they've had this issue since 2006 and they've done little to nothing to fix it. they are happy to RMA over and over, but won't fix it! a friend has one of thier recivers... a 350 dollar one and this is the 2nd time he has gotten it RMAed!

 

Best off getting a DENON or pioneer.

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