Do the same scales also suggest that you only weigh 64Kg?That isn't the official weight because I couldn't actually find that listed in the specs but according to my bathroom scales it's 17kg.
The best solution for this is to use a mid range AVR for movie sources, and use an integrated stereo hi fi amplifier for music sources. If you get one with HT bypass, it can also be used as a power amp for the AVR.I've had my present AV amp for around twelve years now and one of my main concerns was the quality of the two channel hi-fi sound as this is very important to me.
They do but since Pioneer/Onkyo aren't prepared to send us samples for review, I'm not prepared to recommend them.In referring to the alternatives you probably should have pointed out for sake of completeness that pioneer and onkyo both sell 11 channel receivers at less than £2k
Yes it does get warm, as you'd expect, but not excessively so. However I would always recommend ensuring there is plenty of ventilation around the receiver. If you do that then there's nothing worry about.Thank you for your review, Steve.
From reading the Forums, I notice that two queries frequently appear for real world usage:
1. The dimensions of the unit i.e whether it will fit into an existing cabinet/stand.
2. How hot it runs - usually in relation to point 1.
You answered the first query in your review but not the second. Any observations? I presume it runs warm being as it's crammed full of components and you did make reference to it being run loud for long periods. I suppose as long as there's adequate ventilation/air circulation and nothing stacked on top everything should be fine?
Assuming you don't need the new features or the additional amplification, then I'd stick with the SR7010, it's a great receiver and I doubt you'd notice any difference.Hi Steve,
Great review thanks.
One of the obvious questions is if you have the SR-7010 and are pretty happy with it. But you find yourself salivating at the SR-8012, then is the SR-8012 a significant jump in performance? Or is it just more features and channels of amplification?
I'm tempted. But at the same time I'm wondering if that's just AV greed and whether it will make much of a difference on the day to day compared to the already excellent SR-7010.
You can't, it's £2,699, although the almost identical Denon AVR-X6400H is £1,999.
These high-quality amplifier stages are designed to enhance performance via carefully selected audiophile components including Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) used in a current feedback topology. These pass the signal to the power stages, which deliver a claimed 205W per a channel to drive a full 7.1.4-channel home cinema setup without the need for additional external amplifiers. The SR8012 also uses Marantz sound-tuning throughout, drawing on experience with the company's two-channel amplifiers, including a copper-plated chassis and a centrally mounted, shielded toroidal transformer with high-current main power supply capacitors.
Thanks for the advice and I accept your comment about cost effectiveness, but it's also a matter of space. I have two five tier equipment racks next to each other in our lounge full up with various hi-fi and AV components including my Thorens TD125 MK2 turntable plus my 7.1 speaker setup and our Panny 50" VT30 plasma.... But the other main thing is that I also have a wifey to appease. So if I do replace my AVCA11XV, and depending on the reviews on this forthcoming "Denon" AV behemoth, it will have to be by necessity with another one box solution, but thanks anyway.The best solution for this is to use a mid range AVR for movie sources, and use an integrated stereo hi fi amplifier for music sources. If you get one with HT bypass, it can also be used as a power amp for the AVR.
This would give you the best possible solution, and may well work out more cost effective than buying a top of the range AVR.
they drop in price pretty quick,my 7011 was 1500 got it for 899.00Great AVR. I'd love one of these. Only problem is the price. Seems to have been huge price increases in last 2-3 years. Wasn't the 7009 (or 7010 I can't remember which) available for less than a £1000 two years ago? Big jump up to £2600 for an extra two height channels.