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Yamaha's HTR vs RX-V series

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Does anyone know the difference between these two types of recievers. Secondly, looking to upgrade by buying a new Yamaha reciever. Presently have the Yamaha RX-870 model. I use it mainly for watching movies.

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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.
Mole said:
The difference is the HTR specifications are set a 1 Khz and the RX-V are 20 hz to 20Khz.
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:
- 8 ohms, 1KHz, 0.7% THD = 110W; and
- 8 ohms, 20Hz-20KHz, 0.06% THD = 95W.

The latter specs. and rating are what's on the site.
Mole, both specs. are for the HTR receiver as indicated on the brochure for that model. On Yamaha's site, however, the "20Hz-20KHz" specs. are used for both the HTR and RX-V lines of receivers, which allows for an "apples to apples" comparison. And, in this case, the apples are identical. :p
No problem! :D

Given that comparable RX-V and HTR models appear to have the same specs., I wonder whether Yamaha really does install higher-grade internals in the RX-Vs to make them superior to (and, therefore, worth any premium over) the HTRs, or whether the two lines are identical and the exclusive sale of RX-Vs through "boutique" stores is just a feel-good marketing ploy...
From Yamaha's U.S. site:
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.
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