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Subject: Re: Why not Marantz? Date: 10/9/2012 8:19 PM
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Can anyone tell me the difference between Yamaha's RX and HTR lines? Seem pretty similar to me and I'm not finding anything obvious from searching. Third party reviewers seem to think they're about equivalent assuming you can figure out which HTR matches up with which RX-v. I'm looking at a Yamaha HTR-5063.

RM


The Yamaha line up is the RX-V (and RX-Z) series (more features, higher price) and that includes the new Aventage RX-A series (some features from the high end RX-V and RX-Z) series and costing slightly less) and the HTR (Home Theater Receiver) at the low end as to price and features. You’ll note on Yamaha’s web site many of the models are now discontinued as the company more centers on the Aventage line.

My view is Yamaha may drop the RX-Z (too expensive) and HTR series (too few features) in favor of Aventage. Already Yamaha has discontinued its flagship RX-Z11 ($5,500) and has not announced a replacement other than the RX-A3020 (11.2) at $2,200.

I'm hoping I'll come to a decision by the end of the week. I need to stop expanding the search though.

Research is half the fun. It took me a good six months deciding on the RX-Z11. Read all the review, talked with people, visited stores, had a ball.

Chatting with you has been (is) fun.

MichaelR
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