I keep going back and forth on this decision. I have two
great old amps B&K AVR 507 and Onkyo TX-NR905 which I equally love -
perhaps the slight edge to the onkyo b/c it is easier to use for the whole
family. We recently moved and my systems needs have changed so i am combining
my two systems into 1.
I currently have:
TV LG OLED 65c7, 5 B&W - CDM 1NTs, 2 Paradigm ADP-470v3, Paradigm PW-2100,
Monitor Audio Radius R720 Sub, Aperion 533-VAC center, 1 B&W M1, Vienna
Acoustics Bach Grands. I know I know- a quilt of audio equip.
My plan. Sell the CDM-1NTs. My fronts will be the Vienna Bach Grands that i
love. I also think these get low enough so I can lose both subs. The Aperion
533 VAC will be the center and the surrounds will be the Paradigm ADP 470v3
(though I may opt to have 2 CDM 1s as surrounds depending on how i can set up
Now what AVR? I listen mostly to music, but would not consider myself an
audiophile in the least – lets say 75/25 in favor of music. They are both old
and 4k upscaling will not happen from the receiver but my TV may be able to
pull it off. I read another forum where if fed a 1080p signal the LG c7 does a
good job at upscaling to 4k. The B&K does not have hdmi so the sound would
be limited to an optical connection. Also the B&K does not have Audyssey
Multieq XT that the Onkyo has. I have read that this is revolutionary to sound.
I am torn b/c the B&K is such a fantastic amp and now I will be driving
4ohm Viennas. Can the Onkyo even come close? Do I keep the B&K or the Onkyo
or scrap both for something new(ish)? I can’t afford a new receiver that well
come close to the performance of the two in my possession.
Also I dont want to have to turn on the receiver to watch TV. If all my
hdmi signals are going through the Onkyo does it have to be on to watch basic
Thanks in advance for any help you can lend.