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User Review: T 765 A/V Surround Sound Receiver - Pleased With Expensive Purchase; Best Sound I've Ever Had; Minor Shortcomings

December 5, 2010

Products: T 765 A/V Surround Sound Receiver

Purchased this after my 10 year old Pioneer Elite analog A/V receiver blew during a thunderstorm, and I didn't feel like figuring out how to fix it. I needed to upgrade to HDMI anyway. Purchased from Crutchfield, because I like their web site, and even if I have to pay a bit more, I know the support is there. Without any Crutchfield assistance, I've attached my big screen Mitsubishi 82 inch rear projection TV, a Verizon FIOS receiver, an Apple TV, a Samsung BluRay player, a Panasonic DVD, and an older Pioneer 400 CD carousel changer (optical). I've maxed out all 4 HDMI inputs. Wish it had more HDMI inputs and less analog inputs. Currently I have everything outputed to two Acoustic Research Tower amplified speakers, each which contains a 300 watt sub-woofer. I have an Klipsch ICON center speaker. I had attached two Infinity bookshelf speakers I had in the house for rear surround, but one of these speakers had a known hum, so I took both off the system. Considering purchasing Klipsh Reference II surrounds. The Acoustic Research and Klipsh speakers are around 94 to 97 db sensitive, 8 ohms, so it takes hardly any power at all to play them very loud. Sound is the best I've ever had in any system owned. The remote is a bit funky to figure out, but I finally did. I programmed all of the inputs and outputs and other settings in a couple of hours, including naming the specific inputs. The manual could be writted a lot better, particularly the info about listening modes.

Robert E. Connors - Ashburn, VA

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