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I usually purchase what my calibrater Jeff from Accucal recommends. That being I have the Yamaha 3070. I sell both Denon and Yamaha, but I purchase based on his recommendations. YPAO and xt32 are both include cheap mics and are so so for calibration. The 3080 is a great deal.
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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.

Agreed...not sure why some people want to push these Yamaha models down to the level of the Denon X4500

Is its just all about channels..then there is a Pioneer/Onkyo product that delivers 9.2 for about a $499 street price
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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.
For home theater I'd go with Denon, for music listening Yamaha. Another nod for Denon is that they have excellent customer service. Over the years I've had hdmi problems with Onkyo, Yamaha and Denon. Onkyo and Yamaha were of no help but Denon customer service did fix a problem. I sent a 4250 avr (old flagship) to Denon for repair, they couldn't fix it and they sent me an x7200 avr (current flagship at the time). I think customer service gets overlooked. All manufacturers will have some duds, especially with electronics. I stick with companies that treat their customers well and fix any problems that may come up. Just something to think about when spending alot of money.
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Yes it can, 5.x.4 out of the box, or 7.x.4 if you add a 2 channel amp. Meaning, this can decode 11 channels of audio but only has amplification built in for 9.
This is 9.2. So it can work out of the box with 5.2.4 right?
Which speakers in the setup would be connected to the external amp in 7.2.4 setup? Can u elaborate about this setup a bit more?

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Denon has Auro 3d if you care about it.
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Well that's subjective and some believe that your speakers produce the sound your hear.
So if your concerned about the quality of your sound, look at speakers before your look at your receiver, it has much less to do with it.
I agree, start with a good quality sounding front left/right pair of speakers and also a good sounding pro amp to drive them. Electronics/technology always changes but the speakers and amp will sound good for many years no matter what electronics you have upstream driving them.
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Can these handle 4 or 6 ohm speakers. Specs are always 8ohm and receivers usually not the best amps
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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.
My Denon 4308 is still going strong 12 years later. I just broke one of the binding posts off and need to fix it. I also have the 3070 from December sale for $999 and my 4308 blows it away. Granted no Atmos with it but it's hard to beat.
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Sorry out of context massage. Any one has a recommendation on a good but not very expensive 2 or 4 channels external Amp to go with this Yamaha ?
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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.
Yes Adorama
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I just got a Pioneer Elite 303 for $399 new on amazon. It looks pretty similar spec wise. 9.2 (5.1.4) is certainly the way to go. My whole setup is less than just this receiver and sounds amazing to my ears. Better than the fancier set ups at Best Buy due to their terrible speaker placement in the demo rooms.
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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
i just went through new models from both brands and while the room correction was not a huge difference i definitely gave the nod to the yamaha for both music and home theater. the XT32 was a lot less user friendly (not an issue for me), but for folks that are not familiar with how to tweak / modify settings that may be another advantage for the yamaha. XT32 gave a lot of incorrect readings that required manual correction by the user. one other major factor is the room itself. does it need a lot of room correction? refelction points, speaker placement, furnishings / surfaces. if not then the user will see even less of an impact between systems.
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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.
they are different product lines built on different internal chassis. also the warranty difference. yamaha has been doing this 2 levels of products for a long time and it is very hard for consumers to know all the smaller differences between the product lines which are not visible just by looking at specs. ask yourself if a similar product line is $200 less (That's significant about 20-25% of the product price), where have they cut corners to get that savings. while it may not in places you can see, it may be in places that can be heard. only a direct A/B listening test will answer that question and it is pretty much impossible as the cut price model is really only sold by one vendor and is not mass marketed at most retailers. i have worked for companies that do this in response to specific retailer requests (Costco and walmart do this a lot) and the manufacturer has to make quality concessions in order to meet the price point required by the merchant.


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This is 9.2. So it can work out of the box with 5.2.4 right?
Which speakers in the setup would be connected to the external amp in 7.2.4 setup? Can u elaborate about this setup a bit more?

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the L/C/R (Front speakers) shoulder the bulk of the load (in home theater) and should be connected to the highest quality / most powerful amp in your system. next are the rears (which have more importance in surround music vs home theater) and then heights/ceiling having the lowest amount of signal to reproduce. so depending on the number of amp channels available in each AVR or external amp will determine which speakers get connected to each individual amp.


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I agree, start with a good quality sounding front left/right pair of speakers and also a good sounding pro amp to drive them. Electronics/technology always changes but the speakers and amp will sound good for many years no matter what electronics you have upstream driving them.
great advice. building a system is a project that takes years. sadly you see a lot of entry level people buying bundles which are far from ideal and then they end up spending even more when they need to upgrade due to dissatisfaction with what they bought. not their fault as they don't know better (unless they are reading threads like this). start with some very good basics, amplifiers and front speakers (those will have the most overall impact) then add other equipment as your budget allows.it is not a race, take your time, do it right and you will be happier in the end.
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Can these handle 4 or 6 ohm speakers. Specs are always 8ohm and receivers usually not the best amps
trying to run one or several pairs of low impedance speakers in a home theater setup with just about any AVR is going to give way less than optimal results. they are just not designed for that kind of punishment. i don't think any of the mass market brands give all channels driven specs, for a good reason. people use the impedance switch for this reason, which has more to do with protecting the amp than anything. audiophile websites will even tell you to leave it set at 8 ohms as lower impedance settings limit the current available to the amp.
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Sorry out of context massage. Any one has a recommendation on a good but not very expensive 2 or 4 channels external Amp to go with this Yamaha ?
the best bets for entry level external amps are Emotiva or Outlaw (They have some good B-stock deals)
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i just went through new models from both brands and while the room correction was not a huge difference i definitely gave the nod to the yamaha for both music and home theater. the XT32 was a lot less user friendly (not an issue for me), but for folks that are not familiar with how to tweak / modify settings that may be another advantage for the yamaha. XT32 gave a lot of incorrect readings that required manual correction by the user.
I dont disagree with you
Despite what some say are "head and shoulders" differences in the way these mass market receivers sound...Having owned them all, I dont think so
I will throw the Pioneer class D units in the mix also

There are definite "nuances" to each of them... some a little better power, some a little better home theater performance, some a little better performance with music

Bottom line....you will not be getting major performance differences for anywhere close to the cost of the mass market units

The NAD unit comes to mind but its more than double the price
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I dont disagree with you
Despite what some say are "head and shoulders" differences in the way these mass market receivers sound...Having owned them all, I dont think so
I will throw the Pioneer class D units in the mix also

There are definite "nuances" to each of them... some a little better power, some a little better home theater performance, some a little better performance with music

Bottom line....you will not be getting major performance differences for anywhere close to the cost of the mass market units

The NAD unit comes to mind but its more than double the price
agreed. unless you are stepping up to something like the NAD or Anthem the difference will not be huge. the other consideration is the user. how good are their ears at picking out differences? most people are probably not as good as they think at discerning small differences. the preference factor or penchant for a specific brand will likely override any small differences.
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Who the hell needs 9.2 unless your have your own media room? I which case I'm jealous.

Yamaha FTW in my book, always.
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