Could you please help me to decide between Yamaha RX A3010 for 929 £ and Onkyo 818 ( open box, display model for 720 £ ).
Speakers: Mezzo 6 , B&W HTM 62 central,
mezzo 1 surround, sub woofer and surround back from KEF KHT1005.2
I used to have Yamaha RX V1065, I liked the surround processing, but the dialog was not very clear.
Is it really worth it to spend extra 200 £ for Yamaha, it might sounds too bright with my current speakers. My room dimension: 4.2 x 2.63 m
I have listened to Onkyo 818, it was ok, but there is not a chance to have demo of Yamaha in my town.
If Onkyo is better choice, should I buy new one for 800£ or display model which was used during my demo and guy in shop used damaged HDMI cable to connect Onkyo with player but it sounded fine despite of damaged HDMI cable.