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Old 11-14-2007   #19
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Yes, Onkyo does seem right now, in different price ranges, to have the best combo of power and all the latest HDMI inputs, outputs, and connections. Onkyo has been around for a while. It was one of the first companies I sold at the retail level, along with Pioneer, Sansui, JVC, Technics, and at the time, low level Sherwood receivers.

Pioneer did a lot of advertising, and all the consumers knew them and their name. But, after checking out Onkyo on my own, I was always impressed by the build quality and simple lay out. So when possible, that is what I tried to sell. This is going back a while!!!!!!!!!!! When Technic SL1200 turntables ruled the deejay tables!!
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Andrew & Jerry's posts caught my attention so I wanted to see if they (or others) could weigh in on my question:

Should I upgrade to Onkyo 805, to Emotivia/Outlaw, or keep what I have? My primary objective is audio (2ch and multi-channel) with very limited movie watching.

Current: Yamaha RX-V659 but using NAD 370 to drive Front L/R (Paradigm Studio 100s)

Here are the options I'm considering:

1. Onkyo TX-SR805
- Adds HDMI input (for multi-channel audio source from Oppo and HD players)
- Purchased during recent sales following Black Friday (nice price)

2. Keep Yamaha R-V659 but use multi-channel Emotivia or Outlaw AMP
- Use NAD for different room

3. Go with separate pre-processor and an Emotivia / Outlaw multi-channel AMP
- Most expensive but I've always been a 'separates' oriented person
- But only interested if total cost < $2K and more than 1.5x improvement over Onkyo 805

4. Keep what I have (Yamaha V659 + NAD 370)
- Is the Onkyo 805 a significant upgrade or perhaps a downgrade vs. NAD 370?
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Well, if you already own the Onkyo, I say stick with that. It should sonically out perform the Yamaha. Pairing an Outlaw amp to the 805 isn't a bad choice, but I would live with the 805 for a while before you decide if you need dedicated power. Before purchasing any other amps throw your NAD back into the mix and see how you like that. I truly think the 805 is a killer unit, one you're not bound to be unhappy with.
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Thanks for the insight.

To clarify: at this point, I don't "own" the Onkyo 805 (or put differently, I have until 30 days after Christmas to return it).

So I'm still curious what I would need to "step up to" in the world of separates in order to outperform (not just match) the 805.

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Why is it that you think you need more power? The Paradigm`s are not power hungry speakers. Fairly efficient when compared to some others. Or is it that you want to play your music and movies loudly?
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