QUOTE(fx20 @ Mar 15 2016, 09:40 PM)
Have you considered EMotiva XMC-1?
I have actually and they're a good candidate as a pre/pro. Of course that means I'll be needing more than a single XPA-5 to complete an Atmos/DTSX setup. It's all about price at the end though.
I'm sure a Yamaha 3060 + Emotiva XPA5 (or 3) would be cheaper than a pre/pro + multi-amp setup, yet the sound quality difference wouldn't be significant. Different in signature yes.
QUOTE(ccschua @ Mar 16 2016, 02:00 PM)
i am new to receivers.
I am planning to get 1 unit of A850 at RM 3700. will use it to drive a pair of Dynaudio Focus 140. not sure if A850 has enough juice to drive this 4ohm 86dB speakers.
was considering A1050 if not for the price difference. after will use it mostly for stereo plus mid for movies, with future upgrade to satellites.
also considering V479 but reasearch shows A850 adventage uses better components rite and newer.
Should be adequate. If you were going to do pure stereo, wouldn't have suggest a receiver. Better to go for an integrated amp instead, but since your plan is to go surround then yeah, the A850 fits the bill as long as you understand that DTSX would not be an inclusion.
If you don't have enough power in the future, you can always get an extra amp for your fronts since the A850 has pre-outs.
The A550, 579, 479 and 379 shares the same power supply (360w IINM).
The 679, 779, A750 and A850 shares near identical power supply, with the A850 only having a 400w IINM.
Despite being called an Aventage, the A750 and A850 does not share many of the components found on the A1050, 2050 and 3050. The A850 is basically the top of the line no corners cut (interms of design within the category) for the mid-range market, everything else below it is trickled down with components and features.This post has been edited by SSJBen: Mar 16 2016, 02:51 PM