Without getting in to what's not or has already been said on Yamaha RX-A1080 on any website this is just my take on what I have noticed so far with this AVR. 1st. I'll say this Yes, Denon's 3600 measured better than the RX-A1080 facts back that up over on another credible website. I say this as I would not like to see a flame war or gaslighting over Denon or Yamaha both are very good AVR's. One just happen's to spec out better in area's. Facts are fact right HA/HT fellows. Much has been said and posted up on the two manufacturers of some fine gear the two have put out pass and present. My take on Yamaha's RX-A1080, 1st,
Yamaha's #1, AI" I use it and well I like what it does and it does what Yamaha says it will do. I watched Monster Hunter on 4K Blu-Ray in 5.1 it was my best experience todate in home HT audio. Now two reasons I wanted this flagship line AVR. #2, the HI-Res mode for music use, picked up two new LP's 180 V. to test run them out, mode on and off. Yes it does do what Yamaha says it does. Yeah I know some of you audio gurus are gonna say, but your not using the analog your using processing "digital up converting" and you would be right. I love HI-Res music when using my CD player and Streaming and now
I have Hi-Res for TT. Hi-Res mode will stay on for both source's. Long story short was the money spent on this AVR as to what I had before or anything else I have had? Yes it is money well spent. If I could compare the RX-A1080 to what I have had in the past it is close to a NAD Pre-Pro Processor I had. Close in Performance and sound quality. Not saying A1080 would best that NAD, after all that AV pre-pro was 3K before tax back in 2012. YPAO, PEQ worked really good for my use, good enough for me to leave it where it set my setup at. I ended up leaving it set to Pattern 1. Pattern 2 bumped up the lowend a little to much for me on LCR about the same for the surrounds.
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