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Thread: Looking for a Replacement for Onkyo TX-SR806 Purchasing US

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    Jan 2013

    Default Looking for a Replacement for Onkyo TX-SR806 Purchasing US

    I am looking for a replacement AV Receiver for my Onkyo TX-SR806 which is in an open living room in my townhouse. The entire setup occupies a 9-foot wide by 12-foot deep area. See the rest of my set up below. I am currently running a 5.1 set up, with the way my ceiling is constructed, and the room is laid out, I don't know that I could pull off the ceiling speakers for 5.1.2.

    I really like the looks of the Anthem MRX 540 receiver and I hear amazing things about their room calibration. I have always sworn by the Audyessy Room Calibration. Other receivers I am considering are the Denon & Denon AVR-X3700H Marantz SR6015. Any input would be appreciated.

    LG 55-Inch 4K OLED TV - OLED55C7P
    OPPO UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
    Onkyo TX-SR806
    3x Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE
    2x Ascend Acoustics HTM-200 SE
    SVS PB-1000 Subwoofer

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    May 2015
    Houston, Texas

    Default Re: Looking for a Replacement for Onkyo TX-SR806 Purchasing US

    I currently run an Anthem MRX720 as processor. Sound is excellent. Anthem Genesis (room correction) does a pretty good job. That said, I don't use it for music - seems to take some dynamics away on the high end. I've never used Audyessy so can't compare, although posts by others in various formats generally rank Dirac 1st, Anthem 2nd, Audyessy 3rd.

    You should check the threads on AVS regarding the new units. Some users are having various issues, mainly with the new Genesis for the x40/AVM70/90 units. The new Genesis is actually just a beta. It is my understanding that Anthem has instructed their dealers to tell customers not to run the beta. However, some are with mixed results (seems ok for some, not for others).

    That said, I think Anthem will get it sorted in a reasonable time frame. If I were to upgrade (don't think I will anytime soon as the 720 works fine for my needs and nothing in the new models that is a must have for me), I'd wait a month or two to Anthem to work through the issues. Too old and not as patient to be a beta tester anymore :-).

    The Denon unit you mentioned seems well liked from what I've read. My impression is users who've compared the Denon and Marantz tend to prefer the Denon over Marantz (although same company).

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