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  Reply # 1584355 1-Jul-2016 19:23
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I am sure that will be a good choice too mate - enjoy :)



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  Reply # 1584366 1-Jul-2016 19:45
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I am sure that will be a good choice too mate - enjoy :)


Thanks. Considering we're just coming to terms with paying for a leaky home reclad (move home tomorrow. Yay!), I'm lucky to be upgrading at all!

In fact it was because of the move back home that I was given budget to upgrade. When packing up the AV gear last night, one of the speakers spring clips broke. So if anyone is interested in a Pioneer VSX-517 with a broken, but possibly repairable, speaker input, make me an offer. Apart from that, it was working well.


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  Reply # 1587648 7-Jul-2016 14:23
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Received my Yamaha AV receiver yesterday, and it's absolutely magnificent!


I don't know if it was poor setup, poor receiver, or advances in technology, but my rear surround speakers (Wharfedale Crystals) sound like completely different beasts! They were being woefully under-utilised with my old receiver, apparently. They sound much louder, clear, and crisp, and I actually now prefer using a 5.1 setup when listening to my vinyl. Previously I used 2.1, as that sounded the best. In fact, I have some absolutely wicked prog metal drumming tickling my ears as I type this.


I initially thought I had a DOA unit, as I couldn't get sound to work with HDMI ARC enabled, but I suspect that may be a dodgy cable. I needed a pretty long one to reach from the TV inputs to the receiver, and only had one long enough. It's a really cheap one, and not all cables support ARC apparently. More discovery to be done there.

If this is an entry level receiver, I can't wait until I can afford the next level up. :-D

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