Recommendation for a Receiver 4k

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  1. DVDHack

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    I’m looking for a recommendation for a home theatre receiver (tuner isn’t really required) that does 4K. I’m looking for something that sounds good for music, the surround sound requirement is nice but I listen to much more music than I watch movies.

    I currently have a Yamaha RX-V683 and I’m not real happy with how it sounds.
     
  2. Holdenkicks

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    Marantz SR5013 street price about $1500 with a haggle
    or if big budget then go up to Anthem MRX720 (might get it down to about $3300).

    I can do sharp pricing on both of these just PM me.
     
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    How does the MRX520 compare, I’ll never use the 7 channels in here anyway and I dont need the extra power. Are they the same in every other way? I can’t find a review on the 5 channel.

    Never mind found some info.
     
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  4. Holdenkicks

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    You always need the extra power :p Well for floor standing/larger speakers it can be justified.
     
  5. deluxe

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    Cambridge Audio CXR200. Fantastic sound in stereo or surround ~3k

    Edit- can't go wrong with Anthem as holden mentioned, Arcam worth a listen too
     
  6. Holdenkicks

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    Anthem is the go. Cambridge quit all av receivers over a year ago, can’t buy new any more.
     
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    Another vote for Anthem. If music is your priority and you don't want to go the way of separate AV/HiFi components, then Anthem all the way.
     
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  10. deluxe

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    Yes you can, there's still stock kicking around
     
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    Not all places advertising them as in Stock will actually have stock but even if they did you have to ask yourself why is the store still stuck with the product over a year after it was discontinued? When oppo exited the bluray player market people snapped up remaining stock at full RRP because it was a great product and now it sells for above rrp used on ebay. The same did not happen with Cambridge cxr

    If anyone still has stock it is related to the fact that most new cxr units we sold were returned with serious faults within months of purchase.

    Surely the fact camrvdidge exited the av receiver market altogether screams “stay away”?.
     
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  12. deluxe

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    The Oppo was unopposed in its category; that's not a reasonable comparison with the CXR which is in a heavily contested segment. My guess is they didn't want to compete in a low yield market and preferred to push their other products i.e. stereo amps, receivers, dacs etc. Not a deal breaker for me to stay away.

    I can't speak to your claim of "most new cxr units we sold were returned with serious faults within months of purchase" but I find it surprising given the build quality of their units in the past. The examples I've listened to certainly had no issues
     
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    Super happy with our RXV-2085. Tripple HDMI out if that's your think. Sounds great/ Can be had for around $1600.
     
  14. Hi-end Head

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    I've owned both Oppo, and Cambridge players [ still have a few Oppo"s] The Cambridge was really a clone of the oppo, and used a considerable number of components,relative to both
    The big problem was the cambridge player was not an Oppo, and did not attract the same number of sales targets. It was thought that when Oppo withdrew there players Cambridge
    would take there place. That did not happen.
    Your average buyer, did not have use for ether cambridge or oppo, and simply settled for a low budget player, so again limiting the market. It was simply un'viable to set-up dealerships and sales promotions for a product with limited sales returns. Oppo on the other hand, simply wanted to concentrate on there phone sales with huge numbers going to the asian markets.

    As for Oppo sales, If you still have a new 200 series model in it's unopened box expect to get twice and sometimes three times the retail price, without waiting long. 4 thousand dollars is not an uncommon price.

    As for Cambridge players consistently failing / braking down / etc, I find that very hard to believe. I think it's more a case off high priced products not getting the sales the cheaper / budget models get.
    Australia is a very small buying market, so manufacturers simply steer clear of mid range, and high range products in favour of there budget models.
     
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    Consider upgrading your TV to one with HDMI ARC and skipping the need for 4K support in a receiver all together :).
     

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