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A perfect AV Receiver to partner Monitor Audio Gold Surround system

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I'm just in the process of researching a new AV receiver after my 4 year old Onkyo TX-NR905 has given up the ghost. It was a great receiver but I felt I got the partnership with the speakers wrong. For movies it was near perfect but for music it was too bright, especially with guitar rock at LOUD volumes. After the failure of the Onkyo (Overheating I think) I'm reluctant to go their way again. The Pioneer SC-LX75 or 85 models reviews look good, but all the advice is to stay away from pairing with Bright speakers.

Does anyone have experience of the GS60's and gold series or have any thoughts on an AV receiver which is suited to bright speakers. Budget £1k to £2k.

 

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RE: A perfect AV Receiver to partner Monitor Audio

Which other models do you use? (Surrounds, centre etc).

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RE: A perfect AV Receiver to partner Monitor Audio Gold

I would look at Denon & Yamaha amps. They tend to pair well with bright speakers.

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RE: A perfect AV Receiver for Monitor Audio Gold Surround

Racingsnake13 wrote:

I'm just in the process of researching a new AV receiver after my 4 year old Onkyo TX-NR905 has given up the ghost. It was a great receiver but I felt I got the partnership with the speakers wrong. For movies it was near perfect but for music it was too bright, especially with guitar rock at LOUD volumes. After the failure of the Onkyo (Overheating I think) I'm reluctant to go their way again. The Pioneer SC-LX75 or 85 models reviews look good, but all the advice is to stay away from pairing with Bright speakers.

Does anyone have experience of the GS60's and gold series or have any thoughts on an AV receiver which is suited to bright speakers. Budget £1k to £2k.

 

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Hi Rs13

Yamaha's recently discontinued Aventage RX-A2010 or Aventage RX-A3010 AV receivers are worth a look particularly as the RX-A2010 and RX-A3010 are generally available around half their RRP. Fwiw, i've got clients who are happily using Yamaha AV amplification with Monitor Audio's Gold GS Series speakers. Alternatively Yamaha's new Aventage RX-A2020 and RX-A3020 AV receivers are also worth bearing in mind.

In my experience Yamaha AV amplification + Monitor Audio speakers form a great tonal match with music or movie soundtracks (time after time) rockin out

Btw, Anthem's MRX 700 AV receiver is also worth consideration Smile

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RE: A perfect AV Receiver for Monitor Audio Gold Surround

Hello Racingsnake13,

You might also look at the links about Yamaha receivers, especially the outgoing RX-A3010 (which is much discounted at the moment, only about £1,000, very well within your budget) that bigboss, Rick at Musicraft, David at Frank Harvey, I and others gave in the thread

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/av-receivers/replacement-yamaha-rx-v2600.