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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha or Onkyo????
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Yammy alll the way....


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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha or Onkyo????
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:04 pm 
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LEAFS264 wrote:
Eli47 wrote:
I just love it when I see negative posts about venerable brands, be it Yamaha or Onkyo etc.., I have no doubt that these posts are mainly due to either ignorance or personal frustration about an issue that was not understood.


Onkyo and the word Venerable do not belong in the same sentence.

We are all not ignorant of the issue with Onkyo either. And its an issue that is clearly understood. I hope you can see what I did there.


Maybe you are not familiar with the definition of the term "Venerable".
I hope this helps "ven·er·a·ble
ˈven(ə)rəb(ə)l
adjective: venerable
accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character. "

I wonder if you can enlighten some of us, with your wisdom about Onkyo's issue?
As I've owned Onkyo and Yamaha equipment, among other "venerable" brands, I have not experienced any particular issues with Onkyo, that I haven't experienced with other brands, including Yamaha.
Please don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like Yamaha. It's my opinion that sonicaly the Onkyo will perform better with the speakers selected, than the Yamaha.
I would also agree with Teo Audio about refurbishing older equipment whenever possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Good choice OP. Better than any cheap new receiver. Can you hear any of the pots or switches while volume is loud? Might need some deoxit.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:03 pm 
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ae86 wrote:
Good choice OP. Better than any cheap new receiver. Can you hear any of the pots or switches while volume is loud? Might need some deoxit.



Thanks....I am a big vintage fan - you just need to look in our home to make that conclusion. :D

But for a few reasons I was considering the new route in this application.....but it just wasn't going to work out with my budget and that fact that I wanted a very strong tuner.

This is as close to new as I have ever seen a vintage receiver....not a single mark.
Every light, etc works.

It performs flawlessly....a slight difference in volume on the left side verses the right but negligible.

I may still have it gone through by a tech I know and trust who has worked on most of my vintage pieces for a thorough cleaning and inspection of maybe some potential issues down the road.

But for now....quiet, quiet!!

Thx


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Just thought I would conclude this by showing you the outcome....I tried a new Yamaha.
Just didn't cut it for me.....the tuner is pretty weak and we use the tuner a lot in this application.

So I went vintage and thanks :D to a friend (who had this sitting around) I have a very nice tuner and a lovely sounding amp. Very pleased!!

Pioneer SX-3700 receiver - please click on pic for larger image

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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha or Onkyo????
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Old Rusty wrote:
cat9 wrote:
Just thought I would conclude this by showing you the outcome....I tried a new Yamaha.
Just didn't cut it for me.....the tuner is pretty weak and we use the tuner a lot in this application.

So I went vintage and thanks :D to a friend (who had this sitting around) I have a very nice tuner and a lovely sounding amp. Very pleased!!

Pioneer SX-3700 receiver - please click on pic for larger image

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Dude! Sweet-a## Pioneer!
8)
Go Bombers!



Thanks OR!!

....Go Bombers indeed!!


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