Does anyone have experience running Klipsch speakers through this amp, or any similar Yamaha amps? I am planning to eventually pull the trigger on a pair of Heresy IIIs, and want to understand if this will mate well with them.
The Heresy III's are VERY efficient (99 dB). You could drive them with just about anything. I'd couple them to a tube amp (and probably listen to some vinyl). I don't think of them as AV system speakers. But to each his own.....
I too get A720 but open box for $325. I am thinking for selling it and buying Onkyo NR509 from Amazon. I am listening to Music in 2.1 setup. Is it worth it or stick to A720?
Dunno man, depends on your needs. A720 is the best receiver I ever had. Onkyo products have issues with overheating, HDMI board going bad etc. Having said that, I bought NR509 from Amazon to replace my aging SR605 with the network receiver.
Got the 473 from Fry's a few days ago for $250 but I think this is worth the $50 extra since I plan to wire up a set of speakers on the patio. The zone b will pay for itself. I don't game so only hdmi stuff I have is DVR, blu ray and htpc. As for pandora or satellite radio... I don't pay extra for sirius outside of the car and if I want to listen to pandora, I'll AirPlay it through my phone or iPad. Don't need wireless either as I can hook it up to the Ethernet port on my DVR.
How would you use AirPlay of the receiver by connecting it to ethernet port of your DVR (assuming it is Wifi), unless your DVR supports AirPlay. I'm curious as I've a BluRay player which is Wifi and XBox which is Wifi and would like to use that functionality to connect this AVR to network, if that is an option, but I seriouly doubt that should work unless someone has it working.
An HDMI switcher is fine as a temporary fix until you can upgrade your AVR. But I can't imagine why anyone with 5 or more HDMI devices would "upgrade" to a receiver that only has 4 inputs. That's just madness. lol
I was referring to a situation if the upgraded yamaha receivers have the same specs as the 573 (except for the number of hdmi ports), it would make sense to spend $10 instead of $100-200 more.
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