While this response isn't directed to the 5803; I just thought I'd comment about "recs-in 2ch". I have an old Yamaha prologic rv-x 670.--- I just bought a used Integra 6.2. I also have "very hi-quality" separates.-- (HT using about 60 tubes)+ (Meridian) --Just to give some creditability to my point of reference.--- I started to use the old Yam. for 2ch only;its fm tuner and dss music stations. Just for casual listening while I'm on line or reading. Tubes wear and they heat and cost money. I'm using these old Infinity book-shelf speaks.Uppon first hooking this up a few mos. ago-- I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. You know, the purity and sweetness of the instruments, stops you .--- When the Integra came I just hooked it up the same way as the Yam.was hooked up. Surprised as hell---10years newer; with all this dig. input, vid. switching and the like; The Yam stompped it into the ground. The Int. is so dark un-musical. I had to turn the bass knob from "flat'12 to - 6. to keep the bass from overwhelming the presentation. i.e.The Integra has zero mid,treble air.--- My point; all the digital features indicate they lost track of the music.---- Just so you know--Yes,receivers differ. Hope you get some good input from an owner.
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