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Features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound processing along with MusicCast wireless multiroom audio. Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplay. Network sources include: Spotify Connect, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet radio and vTuner.

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Amazon.com has Yamaha RX-V681BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast A/V Receiver w/ Bluetooth on sale for $299.95. Shipping is free.

https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-...=RX-V681BL
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I ditched my receiver for a firestick, me speakers sound so good now. It's a unique experience using mind over matter to create the sound.
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Great deal for a very reliable, great sounding 6 series AVR. If you don't care about add'l stuff 6 series adds, you can look for 3 or 5 series to save some bucks, and still get great sound.
If you want ultimate, look for 781 or RX-A Advantage series.
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Drastic? No.
But there are some significant differences that may sway you to 6xx from last year.

- Speaker calibration is more detailed with YPAO RSC in 6xx series than simple YPAO in 5xx series. Meaning better calibration of the speakers.
- 10 more watts per channel in 6xx. This may be insignificant, but both these receivers have no preouts to add external amps. So, if your speakers are not very efficient or you like them loud, every bit helps. I guess this leads to the next point.
- Manuals say 5xx are 6 ohm stable, and 6xx are 4 ohm stable. Which means if your speakers are prone to dip into 4 ohms, then 6xx will handle them better.
- 6xx weights more than 5xx. Which in general means beefier power supply, which means can handle greater load(read: speakers)
- More HDMI inputs in 6xx.
- Phono input in 6xx if you are planning on plugging an older turn table.

In terms of latest and greatest codecs and formats, both last years 681 and this years 583 support all major formats. If I were to buy between the two, I would definitely for with 681. Good luck with your decision.
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Great deal for a very reliable, great sounding 6 series AVR. If you don't care about add'l stuff 6 series adds, you can look for 3 or 5 series to save some bucks, and still get great sound.
If you want ultimate, look for 781 or RX-A Advantage series.
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Screw Onkyo. The HDMI board on my 7.2 receiver died and it became a paperweight. Never buy Onkyo.
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Good deal for what it is.
I wish they still made the rx-v6xx series with the pre-outs.
For people who want pre-outs, the next level up rx-v781 fits the bill. TSR-7810 is the costco equivalent of rx-v781 and still selling for $400. I bought the TSR-7810(getting delivered tomorrow) because I need the pre-outs to connect the external amplifier, else I would have definitely cancelled my costco order and got this one instead.
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How does this compare to Costco TSR 5830 for $305 after $25 coupon

https://m.costco.com/Yamaha-TSR-5...71633.html
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How does this compare to Costco TSR 5830 for $305 after $25 coupon

https://m.costco.com/Yamaha-TSR-5...71633.html
That costco link is for RX-V583 equivalent. Newer/this year's 5xx series. Thats lower than 6xx series.
Check the differences in yamaha site. There will be some but I'd go with the 6xx series of last year than 5xx series of this year, unless there is absolutely something that the last year's receiver is missing. I cant think of much difference at all other than the rated power, but didnt research in detail.
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That costco link is for RX-V583 equivalent. Newer/this year's 5xx series. Thats lower than 6xx series.
Check the differences in yamaha site. There will be some but I'd go with the 6xx series of last year than 5xx series of this year, unless there is absolutely something that the last year's receiver is missing. I cant think of much difference at all other than the rated power, but didnt research in detail.
Thanks, how is 6 series better than 5? Any drastic difference? Sorry newbie to receivers.
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These are legacy tech, invest in a firestick
I ditched my receiver for a firestick, me speakers sound so good now. It's a unique experience using mind over matter to create the sound.
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Check for Dolby Atmos & vision. Believe 5830 is compatible for DV waiting for firmware upgrade. For HDR TVs, better to have a receiver that can send the richer colors. Most receivers are Atmos compatible but you need a minimum of 7.1 to add the Atmos speakers
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Screw Onkyo. The HDMI board on my 7.2 receiver died and it became a paperweight. Never buy Onkyo.
Same. Had two Pioneers (Made by Onkyo) and one Onkyo fail, all three months after warranty expired. Never again.
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my Onkyo 5.1 receiver died, can I use the speakers if this is 7.1? my living room is small so not sure if getting additional speakers is worth it for this system.
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Darn it. Had Best Buy gift cards that I was trying to use on a new receiver, but they are still around $400+ for comparable (or lessor) Yamaha models. Guess I'll get this one, and use the GCs for something else.

In for one of these. Thanks OP!
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