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Onkyo TX-SR605 vs Yamaha RX-V663

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goose

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Folks,

I did go through the forum on comments about importing receviers from the US and their compatibility with our 220v 50Hz power. Got some real valuable inputs there and have now decided to get one from the US which brings me to the subject question.

I've done some basic comparison between the the SR605 and the V663 but unable to decide which one? Both same to be almost neck-neck on features with the 663 only slightly better.

Would really appreciate any inputs here,

thanks
 

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...Both same to be almost neck-neck on features with the 663 only slightly better...

I believe you have an answer there!

Reviews/suggestions/opinions can only help you so much. End of the day, if you like it, nothing else matters.

Regarding the 605 and 663, the Onkyo is a much applauded model and has proved its metal. Having said that, the new line of Yamaha AVRs look really impressive. I have only read it online, yet to demo one. But yes, like you mentioned, they look damn impressive. I'll give it a shot just because of the Burr-Brown DACs on all the channels! Not to forget the USB convenience it offers as well.

Best Regards.
 

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I own (in US) an SR-605 and it doesnt support PAL. Are you planning to use a NTSC-PAL converter? Or do you have an NTSC TV?

BTW, the performance is awesome.

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I plan to use a PAL TV, however the issue with NTSC-PAL exists irrespective of the Onkyo or Yamaha? Guess that's the case if you buy the receiver from the US?

Not sure when cnet would review the RX-V663? They've rated the SR605 top notch (editor's choice I guess?)

I've printed the 663's owner's manual and will do a detailed comparison of the specs with the Onkyo's.

In the meanwhile will keep watching this space.

thanks ppl

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Thats mostly true. You can buy receivers online in the US that work with 220V and PAL, but I didnt find any Onkyos.

I plan to use a PAL TV, however the issue with NTSC-PAL exists irrespective of the Onkyo or Yamaha? Guess that's the case if you buy the receiver from the US?
G
 

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Folks,

I did go through the forum on comments about importing receviers from the US and their compatibility with our 220v 50Hz power. Got some real valuable inputs there and have now decided to get one from the US which brings me to the subject question.

I've done some basic comparison between the the SR605 and the V663 but unable to decide which one? Both same to be almost neck-neck on features with the 663 only slightly better.

Would really appreciate any inputs here,

thanks

Well for video opt.Onk605 (606) is best as 663 cant upscale.
For features & aud ,663 is best.
 

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haven't heard this particular Yamaha, nor this particular Onkyo.....but Yamaha's doing some good stuff with their new AVRs.....they're very musical.....i've heard the little brother...the 463 i think.....and it's very good....doubt you'd go wrong with either.....but my gut feel is that the Yam will be better...
 

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Onkyo has had some issues with getting too hot as well as HDMI synching. This is esp. since they both support the newer audio formats over HDMI. Yamaha is probably a better bet given their history of AVRs performance. Also as Psychotropic mentioned, they are focusing on the music signature lately and its comparable to other players in the market.

Why don't you go and audition and get a feel for them. If the new audio formats is not important another player in the mix worth looking is Denon AVR-1907
 

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Does anyone know abt Onkyo 706 capabilities?

I am surprised you did not go to Onkyo's website. At a high level,

the 706 has the same video processing as the 806.

Other diff between 706 and 806 (to give you an idea of where 706 stands up to its big brother)

4 HDMI vs. 5 for 806
130 watts/ch versus the 706's 100 watts
THX Select2 processing mode vs. Ultra 2 for the 806
independant crossover for each channel for 806 (the 706 is "limited" to 4 crossover groups)
a detachable cord for 806.

Hope this helps.


-------------------- website dump

Amplifier Section

Power Output -
Front L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Center 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz, 0.08%,
2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround Back L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Dynamic Power 240 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
210 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
120 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) 0.08% (Rated power)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (Phone MM)
Output Level and Impedance 200 mV/470 ohms
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
Tone Control 10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 4 ohms16 ohms or 6 ohms16 ohms


Video Section

Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance -
Video 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component and S-Video Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
0.28 Vp-p/75 ohms (S-Video C)
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response 5 Hz50 MHz (-3 dB)


Tuner Section

Tuning Frequency Range -
FM 87.5 MHz107.9 MHz
AM 530 kHz1,710 kHz
FM/AM Preset Memory 40 stations


General

Power Supply AC 120 V-, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 5.9 A
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 6 7/8" x 14 13/16"
(435 x 174 x 377 mm)
Weight 26.9 lbs. (12.2 kg)
 

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I am surprised you did not go to Onkyo's website. At a high level,

the 706 has the same video processing as the 806.

Other diff between 706 and 806 (to give you an idea of where 706 stands up to its big brother)

4 HDMI vs. 5 for 806
130 watts/ch versus the 706's 100 watts
THX Select2 processing mode vs. Ultra 2 for the 806
independant crossover for each channel for 806 (the 706 is "limited" to 4 crossover groups)
a detachable cord for 806.

Hope this helps.


-------------------- website dump

Amplifier Section

Power Output -
Front L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Center 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz, 0.08%,
2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround Back L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Dynamic Power 240 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
210 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
120 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) 0.08% (Rated power)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (Phone MM)
Output Level and Impedance 200 mV/470 ohms
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
Tone Control 10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 4 ohms16 ohms or 6 ohms16 ohms


Video Section

Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance -
Video 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component and S-Video Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
0.28 Vp-p/75 ohms (S-Video C)
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response 5 Hz50 MHz (-3 dB)


Tuner Section

Tuning Frequency Range -
FM 87.5 MHz107.9 MHz
AM 530 kHz1,710 kHz
FM/AM Preset Memory 40 stations


General

Power Supply AC 120 V-, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 5.9 A
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 6 7/8" x 14 13/16"
(435 x 174 x 377 mm)
Weight 26.9 lbs. (12.2 kg)

Thanks, but I just wanted to know if anyone tried it before?
Many people get either 606 or higher than 706.

Secondly will it be good for music too?(Cirrus DAC inside)
Comparison chart tells506, 606 also has cirrus DACs,but not so good for music.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/downloads/catalogs/pdf/2008-2009_general_ex_4.pdf
 
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