Upgrading a Yamaha RX-A2010 to a RX-A3010... yay or nay??
Hi everyone,I'm currently using a Yamaha RX-A2010 to power a 5.1 setup which consists of a pair of Focal 816W SE (fronts), the CC800W SE as well and at the back the 806V. Although the RX-A2010 is pretty good I find it a notch or two more laidback than ideal, more apparently so when playing music in stereo modes, to a point that I have the treble at +4.5 and with some material I still don't find the sound as open, attacking and fast as I'd like. The 816W SE in particular are definitely not as clinical and trebly as I thought they were. Certainly nowhere near speakers like the Monitor Audio, more precisely the BX range which I had before. Another thing that would be useful is a receiver with a superior subwoofer eq which would save me from having to buy a separate sub eq to do the job. I had a Marantz SR7005 for a brief moment which was a terrible mismatch for my speakers as it was way too warm and laidback, much more so than the Yamaha, but it did a tremendous job with the sub equalization. It really heightened the sub output while removing the very unwanted boominess. Having said that, I have the opportunity of getting a RX-A3010 for an extra £300 approx. on the top of what I'd be getting for the 2010. I know that there are some members here in the forum here who had or still have both units and I was wondering if you think it would make a worthwhile difference taking into account the points I mentioned above or if I should look at other brands with a different signature sound, like the Pioneer for example. In that case I would probably go for the LX85 or something along those lines>Thanks in advance and have a nice weekend