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  • Cheapest used or new Onkyo receiver with XT 32

    Title says it all. Looking to upgrade. Willing to give Onkyo one last chance before I move on to Pioneer Elite. The audyssey XT on my Onkyo 1006 is terrible in my opinion. It supresses the front soundstage while blowing up the signal to the surrounds.

    I'm wondering if XT 32 has fixed this. If so, I am willing to give it a try. Any suggestions guys?
    I came, I saw, I purchased.

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    Well DD I'm thinking of replacing my almost 4 year old basic run of the mill Yamaha RX-V663 that has the crappy old YPAO room correction in it with the new just recently released 2012 ONkyo TX-NR818. It's been out about 2 weeks now, but it's gotten rave reviews and some are referring to it as being a high and AVR for mid range price. 9.2 with XT32 and a ton of nice features overall. It's retailing for around $1050.00 or so. Vann's just had a sale for on it for a few days that just ended yesterday, where they were selling it for $900 shipped.

    Hopefully the price might drop a bit more under $900 in the next month or so as I am so tempted to buy the damn thing now that I have some money. :woo:

    Joerod from AVS just recently reviewed it. I respect his opinion as he seems to have tried out alot of equipment over the years and seems to know his stuff really well.

    http://hstrial-jrodriguez996.homeste...=1338941435891

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    • #3
      Originally posted by diamonddelts
      Title says it all. Looking to upgrade. Willing to give Onkyo one last chance before I move on to Pioneer Elite. The audyssey XT on my Onkyo 1006 is terrible in my opinion. It supresses the front soundstage while blowing up the signal to the surrounds.

      I'm wondering if XT 32 has fixed this. If so, I am willing to give it a try. Any suggestions guys?
      I've heard some say tilting the mic away from the fronts during calibration can reduce the supression effect in some cases. If you haven't tried it you may want to give it a go.

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      • #4
        Just an update. I said to hell with it and ordered the aforementioned Onkyo TX-NR818 a few days ago online.

        It's gonna replace my almost 4 year old cheap run of the mill basic Yamaha RX-V663 that I paid about $400 for.

        Can't wait. Multi EQXT32! :D

        Gonna power it with my 2 XPA-5's... 9 channel setup! :)

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        • #5
          TX-NR818 does not have SubEQ HT. I personally do not use it with my Denon, I get better results from Audyssey if all my subs are driven off of single output. FWIW

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          • #6
            Originally posted by boober
            Just an update. I said to hell with it and ordered the aforementioned Onkyo TX-NR818 a few days ago online.

            It's gonna replace my almost 4 year old cheap run of the mill basic Yamaha RX-V663 that I paid about $400 for.

            Can't wait. Multi EQXT32! :D

            Gonna power it with my 2 XPA-5's... 9 channel setup! :)
            Good luck with your purchase. I'm sure it will be a worthy upgrade. Anything has to be better than the boomy mess that is Audyssey XT.
            I came, I saw, I purchased.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by zheka
              TX-NR818 does not have SubEQ HT. I personally do not use it with my Denon, I get better results from Audyssey if all my subs are driven off of single output. FWIW
              That's true. But from what I've read about SubEQ it's something I can live without. I'm already getting excellent bass response in my room. I probably wouldn't see any benefit from it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by diamonddelts
                Good luck with your purchase. I'm sure it will be a worthy upgrade. Anything has to be better than the boomy mess that is Audyssey XT.
                Thanks DD! I feel like it'll be an excellent purchase for me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by boober
                  That's true. But from what I've read about SubEQ it's something I can live without. I'm already getting excellent bass response in my room. I probably wouldn't see any benefit from it.
                  I think you made a wise decission. I did not have the patience to wait for the 818 and ended up with the Denon.
                  I really like what XT32 does in my room. Huge improvement over basic MultEQ. If my experience is any indicator, you are in for very enjoyable ride

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                  • #10
                    Thanks zheka!

                    Damn electronics expo has been sitting on the order for the last 5 days. I called em up and *****ed at em again to ship the damn thing out already. What's the hold up! :mad:

                    Anyways, they said it will finally ship today so I will have to wait till Monday to get it. I coulda had the damn thing by the weekend if they hadn't of just sat on the order all week! :doh! 1:

                    Needless to say, I don't ever plan on buying from them again.

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