The difference is the HTR specifications are set a 1 Khz and the RX-V are 20 hz to 20Khz. That is a bit bigger standard.eljay said:Yamaha receivers. The HTRs are box-store models, while the RX-Vs are "boutique" store models. The former are essentially identical to the latter, but less expensive.
Not from what I can see on the Yamaha site. I checked, as an example, the brochure for the HTR-5760. The RMS output power is listed for both:Mole said:The difference is the HTR specifications are set a 1 Khz and the RX-V are 20 hz to 20Khz.
The RX-V line and the HTR line are produced in the same Yamaha factory using the same high quality parts throughout. The RX-V and equivalent HTR models have the same warranty periods, the same manufacturer's suggested retail price, the same features, and the same remote control units.
The amplifiers in the HTR and RX-V units are identical but rated differently to comply with the accepted measurement standards of their respective channels of distribution. Both ratings are FTC approved and are designed to handle the dynamics of today's audio and video sources. The RX-V line has the power amplifiers rated from 20-20000 Hz. The HTR line has the power amplifiers rated at 1000 Hz. Both lines can reproduce the full frequency response of 20-20000 Hz.
To me, that is the ONLY reason to buy it from a specialised boutique store...and it is a valid one....Certainly not because of performance of the unit itself as I think that the only difference between the two lines is a marketing/marketshare motivation....nothing to do with performance or quality....Mole said:but the boutique stores will probably still get my business because of the better customer service, better warranty experience and because both the wife and I think, the RX-V’s are prettier. [/font]