5 and a half year old thread! Is that a new record?
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Good thing I did my own audition when choosing between the Yamaha a1020 and Onkyo 818 and didn't blindly follow the WHF group test verdict...To my ears and in my system the Onkyo won hands down.The Yamaha was just too polite and laid back for my tastes requiring too much sound and DSP tweaking to get the balance right.The Onkyo has a punchy exciting sound and for me Audyssey worked wonders in my system,requiring NO further tweaking to get it sounding 'right'.I don't see how the Onkyos punchy balance can be a bad thing for movies.Didnt quite experience what the WHF reviewers saw in the Yamaha but Im sure there are many out there happy with it though.
Indeed - that deserves at least 4 stars for stupidity.
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That's like my Denon AVR, though admittedly I bought it without even seeing a review and I find it outshines my old Onkyo '905 in almost every way. After owning it a few months, I saw the review pop up here offering 4 stars.
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