Anyone have any experience with this receiver? I''m making my first home theater and this is what was recommended.
The Yamaha RX-V750 is fairly new so I doubt many folks have one yet. However, there are quite a few posters on this forum who own Yamaha and they�re very satisfied with them. Looks like Yamaha�s added several features from the RX-V1400/2400 series, including 7.1 capabilities with Zone II and YPAO. From a feature perspective this receiver has a lot to offer. I would also take a look at the RX-V650 since the 750, in my opinion, doesn�t add much over the 650 for the extra $100 in price.
A couple of other 7.1 Zone II receivers to consider in this price range are the Denon AVR-2803 and the Harman Kardon AVR-330 or 430. These have an MSRP a bit over the RX-V750, but you can probably get a good deal them.
Do you already have speakers or will that also be part of the package. If so, it would be good to know your total budget. Most of us will advise that speakers are by far the most important part of the system, so this is where a decent amount of your budget should go.
My only reservations about Yamaha is they tend to over-rate their watts per channel just a little more than I would like. Plus, I would prefer they take the cost for all of those enhancement modes and put it somewhere else. Not meant to be a slam or anything since I think this model has quite a bit to offer for the price. In fact, I�ve been considering the Denon AVR-1804 or 2803 for a bedroom system but I think I�ll give the new Yamaha RX-V650 a serious look.
My speakers are Jamo A330. I have a center speaker, 5 speakers and a subwoofer. I hate to sound naive but would this system benefit from a 7.1 receiver(as suggested) or since I have 5 speakers + 1 center, is a 6.1 more than enough?
Looks like Yamaha�s added several features from the RX-V1400/2400 series, including 7.1 capabilities with Zone II and YPAO.
While the HTR-5760, RX-V650 and RX-V750 do feature YPAO, they don't have the parametric EQ like the RX-V1400/2400 have. To get the parametric EQ, you'd have to go with the HTR-5790.
I have the HTR-5760 receiver which is on-par with the RX-V650. I think it's a great receiver - easy to use and sounds great. [IMG]'/idealbb/images/smilies/1.gif'[/IMG]
Does the 5760 have zone 2 capability?
Yes, the HTR-5760 can output to zone 2 via the "B" selection for the front speakers. It was very simple to operate in this aspect.