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Can someone help me with a question,i am debating on the Yamaha RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X4500H. I want the better of the two for home theater Blu-ray/4K UHD more than i do for music. Anyone care to chime in for which would be more suitable for a 7.1.2 set up for what i am asking that has either or both receivers? I will be using 2 powered subs with front directional atmos speakers on top of the main L/R fronts speakers. I Also am using a LG OLED OLED65E9PUA for viewing with a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and have plans for a future 4K projector,have no plans to use for gaming as i already have a curved PC set up.
They're both very good receivers that should work just fine for you. It comes down to personal preference. You're question is the equivalent of saying I'm looking for a new truck, should I buy Ford or Chevy? You'll have fans of each. Denon will give you a little more features at a lower price. Yamaha prices don't drop the same but they have better resale value and probably the most reliable receiver out there. If you can get one significantly cheaper than the other, I'd go with that.
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Don't trust denon I've had for 1 year and all the hdmi ports don't work. Yamaha use high quality parts. Denon are cheaply made.
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Can someone help me with a question,i am debating on the Yamaha RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X4500H. I want the better of the two for home theater Blu-ray/4K UHD more than i do for music. Anyone care to chime in for which would be more suitable for a 7.1.2 set up for what i am asking that has either or both receivers? I will be using 2 powered subs with front directional atmos speakers on top of the main L/R fronts speakers. I Also am using a LG OLED OLED65E9PUA for viewing with a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and have plans for a future 4K projector,have no plans to use for gaming as i already have a curved PC set up.
Well your going to get a lot of opposing opinions on that question but ultimately only you would know how each performs for you.
Feature wise they are very similar other than RC(XT32 vs YPAO) . You will get a lot of opposing opinions on that, put my vote for XT32.
The 4500 runs hotter so if it's enclosed or no fan it can be an issue.
You should be able to get the 4500 for much less than $1250.
Hope that helps
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They're both very good receivers that should work just fine for you. It comes down to personal preference. You're question is the equivalent of saying I'm looking for a new truck, should I buy Ford or Chevy? You'll have fans of each. Denon will give you a little more features at a lower price. Yamaha prices don't drop the same but they have better resale value and probably the most reliable receiver out there. If you can get one significantly cheaper than the other, I'd go with that.
One thing that a lot of reviews and people who comment on forums are not aware of is the X4500h's ability to use the Denon Audyssey multi eq App for ios and android that lets you customize the target curve of the room correction. This really makes a lot of difference if you know how to use it and have the patience to do so.
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Midrange receivers with midrange sound.
yes there are better AVRs, but not in this price range. you would likely need to spend closer to $2K to get something really better. NAD T777 V3 with Dirac comes to mind. The problem with AVRs in general is that they try to be all things to all people (Pre-amp, amp, processor, AV switcher) and this makes them a huge compromise. Step up to separates and see what a difference it makes (Yes more expensive, but worth it in general). With separate each item focuses on doing one thing and doing it well. Also the internal components used in separates such as DAC, power supplies, transformers, etc. are much higher quality components. I know people like the one box solution an AVR presents, but it comes at the huge expense of performance.
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Can someone help me with a question,i am debating on the Yamaha RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X4500H. I want the better of the two for home theater Blu-ray/4K UHD more than i do for music. Anyone care to chime in for which would be more suitable for a 7.1.2 set up for what i am asking that has either or both receivers? I will be using 2 powered subs with front directional atmos speakers on top of the main L/R fronts speakers. I Also am using a LG OLED OLED65E9PUA for viewing with a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and have plans for a future 4K projector,have no plans to use for gaming as i already have a curved PC set up.
the yamaha is the better choice, i just sold myX6500H (model up from the 4500) and it was a disappointment. it sounded ok, not great. i spent 2 months tweaking all the settings and re-calibrating it many times with no significant improvement. the yamaha is much more musical, has more immediacy / punch. the denon was just too laid back and flat (Neutral is good, flat is bad). the audssey was also crap. it would constantly identify speakers as out of phase (after the fact i have researched this and it turns out this is a common problem with it when using full range speakers - mine are KEF Reference 4 and 105/3). it was very inaccurate in speaker distance measuring. distances were 2-3 feet off and required manual correction every time i used the calibration software. i have had no such issues with the yamaha software.
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One thing that a lot of reviews and people who comment on forums are not aware of is the X4500h's ability to use the Denon Audyssey multi eq App for ios and android that lets you customize the target curve of the room correction. This really makes a lot of difference if you know how to use it and have the patience to do so.
there are 2 apps. the basic one turns your phone into a remote. the other is a premium app that you have to pay for (kind of cheesy since people will spending $1,400 for an X4500. i think the premium app (Which was a waste of my money since i sold the unit) is going to be more than most "casual" users will be able to handle on their own.

this is also not really a great price for these as adorama has had these at this price (almost every month) since march. this vendor happens to be one SD promotes on this site a lot, so not as slick of a deal as you might be led to believe by the site.
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Can someone help me with a question,i am debating on the Yamaha RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X4500H. I want the better of the two for home theater Blu-ray/4K UHD more than i do for music. Anyone care to chime in for which would be more suitable for a 7.1.2 set up for what i am asking that has either or both receivers? I will be using 2 powered subs with front directional atmos speakers on top of the main L/R fronts speakers. I Also am using a LG OLED OLED65E9PUA for viewing with a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and have plans for a future 4K projector,have no plans to use for gaming as i already have a curved PC set up.
The Yamaha A3080 is actually more comparable to the Denon X6500
Since you said you were more home theater than music oriented you might like the Denon's room correction better
If you mix included listening to music often I would say get the Yamaha

Neither one of those..IMO....is going to be some huge difference from the other
You are going to have to spend a lot more money for that type of step
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I recently picked up the Polk LSiM707/706c combo to switch out my family room Polk RTi8/CSi3 setup. I currently have an Onkyo NR-TX626 receiver and the new Polks seems grossly under-powered.

Since this setup will never be anything but 5.1 (HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP arrived Tuesday) I don't need the latest/greatest features but am more looking for better powered and external amps won't be possible.

Been thinking of grabbing the Yamaha RX-A2060 for $699:
https://www.accessories4less.com/...ver/1.html

Is this a good choice? Seems a 2 year old version of the 2080 and power seems the same. Any better choices?
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Anyone know how long this code is good for? I need to delay the shipping a bit.
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I recently picked up the Polk LSiM707/706c combo to switch out my family room Polk RTi8/CSi3 setup. I currently have an Onkyo NR-TX626 receiver and the new Polks seems grossly under-powered.

Since this setup will never be anything but 5.1 (HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP arrived Tuesday) I don't need the latest/greatest features but am more looking for better powered and external amps won't be possible.

Been thinking of grabbing the Yamaha RX-A2060 for $699:
https://www.accessories4less.com/...ver/1.html

Is this a good choice? Seems a 2 year old version of the 2080 and power seems the same. Any better choices?
I got the 2085 for 799 and love it for my 5.1
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I got the 2085 for 799 and love it for my 5.1
From where?
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From where?
I bet from Adorama. they run that deal sometimes. That is 2085, not the 2080. Supposedly they are the same thing other than warranty.
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Can someone help me with a question,i am debating on the Yamaha RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X4500H. I want the better of the two for home theater Blu-ray/4K UHD more than i do for music. Anyone care to chime in for which would be more suitable for a 7.1.2 set up for what i am asking that has either or both receivers? I will be using 2 powered subs with front directional atmos speakers on top of the main L/R fronts speakers. I Also am using a LG OLED OLED65E9PUA for viewing with a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and have plans for a future 4K projector,have no plans to use for gaming as i already have a curved PC set up.
I own an Aventage, i'd take the Denon with XT32 over YPAO since HT is your preferred use. Room correction is important and Yamaha does ok here, but not like the upper end Denon's can.

Music, Yamaha all day long. Yamahas have great amps. Japanese components and is hand assembled. The music experience is awesome.

Tuning dual subs with YPAO is a crappy experience.
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Well I would counter that I had the opposite experience between XT32 vs YPAO. I found that YPAO did poorly compared XT32 I did much more tweaking with YPAO and ultimately didn't cut it.
I also have full/reference speakers- mine are Monitor Audio GS 20/10, even my two pair(4) of in-ceiling speakers are their GS model.
RC is basically a starting point and usually you will have to do some type of tweaking because we all hear things differently and have different preferences.
That's why a better RC has a bit more importance to the "casual" user.
If all you want to do is run RC and call it good XT32 did much better than YPAO IMO.

Some people have complained on how Yamaha's sub out has a poor signal, I don't know if it was YPAO or Yamaha but I had a similar issue.
Can you get into a better RC of course but at a cost and effort.

I agree with db999md's comment of the advantages of the Audyssey's paid app ($20). Being able to customize the target curve, deselect your mid comps and save the results adds even much over YPAO and others in the same level.
Something the higher/better RC's do like Dirac.
Yes Dirac is much better but if your a "casual user" and this Audyssey app sounds to much "to handle on their own" just understand Dirac will be more complicated and the learning curve on it is steeper.
Are separates "better", depends on what you're talking about and situation. If you're talking spec wise, definitely.
If you're talking sound wise, there are way too many variables to take into consideration for a definitive answer and that answer will vary from person to person.
Much depends on the person and their set up IMO.
Take for instance the NAD T777 V3 gets mentioned a lot with this level receivers. It's a 7.2 which retails for around $2750, might find it new from a authorized dealer for less.
If you prefer Yamaha as many do their 7.2 would be the 1080, which retails for around $1199. It's not included on this sale but you can find it for less also.
Does the NAD sound $1500 better, that's completely subjective.
IMO the majority of speakers that are commonly debated in here probably not worth it.
Especially if you're in the budget range speakers, you are much better off applying that $2700 to upgrade to reference/full range speakers if your trying to improve your sound.

If you're a Yamaha fan and that's what you're after these are pretty good deals for either of these receivers IMO. If it isn't a great price or good deal, please point us to a better deal or price for them.
That would be very helpful for the community.
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Sorry but your opinion is just that.

Well you're right this is more on par with the 6500, just because you had a disappointing experience doesn't make the Yamaha a better receiver.

Like another poster said, this is Chevy vs Ford. Both Denon and Yamaha make good receivers, and this seems like a good deal, but it's certainly not "better", just different.
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I bet from Adorama. they run that deal sometimes. That is 2085, not the 2080. Supposedly they are the same thing other than warranty.
That is what they say..including a couple of people say that they have looked at the replacement parts for both units and that they are the very same

IMO...that makes the Yamaha 2085 for $799 a serious slick deal
I would not pay $200 for an extra year of warranty between those two
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