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#359034 - 11/21/11 10:47 AM Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ????
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Looking to try to pick up a decent 7.1 or 7.2 receiver with all of the Black Friday deals going on. I stumbled across this one. I am also looking for something with Audyssey MultEQ XT, and this has it. I need 4 Ohm capability, its there too.

Reviews seem really good.
Cost is about $500-$600 depending on if I buy from B&H (which has the lower price, but none in stock) or Amazon.

I know that it comes down to personal preference, and maybe this isn't a stellar deal, but it seems pretty darn good and at a price that my wife will still freak out over, but better than a $900 receiver.

I've been a big fan of Pioneer Elite for years, but thought that I would look at Onkyo and Denon for the next go around.
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#359036 - 11/21/11 11:11 AM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: nickbuol]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
That's the receiver I got last summer. Here's the link to my thread about it.

I like it. The Audyssey has made a noticeable improvement in my HT sound overall.

Caveat: I am using it as a prepro via the analog preouts to my Outlaw Audio 7125 amp, so I cannot vouch for the power supply/output, though I have no doubt it'd be fine to power my M80 system.
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#359038 - 11/21/11 11:16 AM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hey Nick I don't have any opinion on that specific receiver, but my mom has had an older generation 5.1 Onkyo for years and it has worked flawlessly stuffed in a poorly ventilated wall cabinet. Granted it's not pushed very hard as she is in a condo and does not crank it up, but years of no troubles speaks well in my books.

However for selfish reasons I want you to buy the Onkyo so I can get a first hand account of difference between Pio Elite and the Onkyo. wink
I also like and own the Pio Elite, but am aware of some of it's limitations. I am curious how the 2 would compare so I can be better educated for my future upgrades. Let us know what you decide.

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#359055 - 11/21/11 03:37 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: cb919]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
I was also toying with the Denon AVR-2112CI. It is 7.1 instead of 7.2 (yes, I plan on having a 2nd sub, so control over each via Audyssey would be helpful), and 90 watts instead of 100, but that isn't a big deal.

Decisions....
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#359056 - 11/21/11 03:43 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: nickbuol]
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you need Mult XT 32 man...
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#359057 - 11/21/11 04:22 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: SirQuack]
nickbuol Offline
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The ones mentioned above are both MultEQ XT ... Not sure that the XT32 is worth it.

I believe that the XT32 will handle 2 subs better than the XT (something about the XT "pinging" both subs separately, but then the XT32 also "pings" them together) ,but I want to pay a few hundred, not thousand, for a receiver...

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#359061 - 11/21/11 05:25 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: nickbuol]
SirQuack Offline
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yep, also I am limited to 8 measurements, with 32 you can take more around the seating area, resulting with even better bass response in the room, better resolution as well. But what your looking at isn't shabby, works for me.
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#359062 - 11/21/11 05:38 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1237
Loc: Quebec, Canada
included in my receiver is Audyssey multEQ; calibration through 6 measurements maximum.

result? the best sound i ever had.
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#359063 - 11/21/11 05:45 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Considering when I was first looking at Audyssey vs MCACC a few years back, the best you could get was MultEQ, the XT is a lot nicer.
MultEQ XT32 - MultEQ XT - MultEQ - 2EQ
Filter Res : Satellites - 512x - 16x - 2x - 0x
Filter Res : Subwoofer - 512x - 128x - 128x - N/A
Number of Measurements Pos - 8 - 8 - 6 - 3
Low Freq Correction - Yes - Yes - Yes - N/A
X-Over, Polarity, Delays, Levels - Yes - Yes - Yes - Yes

So definitely more filter resolution as you go up, and I can take a measurement from each of the 8 seat locations.

Considering my MCACC was just a little better than the 2EQ, this will be a big jump.
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#359066 - 11/21/11 08:01 PM Re: Any thoughts on Onkyo HT-RC370 ???? [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 575
Loc: New York
When looking at older equipment, try to find out if Audyssey settings can be applied to HD codecs (bitstream) Marantz 8002 and below could apply Audyssey, but not if you were using bitstream. The units lacked the horsepower to process it.
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