Sony STR-DA7ES or Yamaha RX-V2500?

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    Looking at 2 older AV receivers, don't want a newer one. A Sony STR-DA7es and a Yamaha RX-V2500. Which would you chhose as the better AV receiver?
     
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    Looking at the specs for the two, they seem pretty much identical, so there's not a bad decision to be made there.
    The Yamaha quotes a very low standby power of 500mW, the Sony doesn't quote standby power, so that may have a bearing. The Sony has a 4 ohm switch, which may be useful if your loudspeakers are of low impedance, but they don't rate the output at other than 8 ohms, so whether the 4 ohm switch reduces the power supply volts or what is not clear.

    If I were in your position, I'd buy on cosmetic appearance (a clean, undamaged unit is likely to have been well treated) and price. If you're buying used from a dealer, then warranty from the dealer may be important. These receivers are very complicated and repairs can be expensive.

    S.
     
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    Based on looks, it would be the Sony, the Yamaha had a 4 ohm setting also, you change it in the setup menu, the Sony has a switch. I'm leaning towards the Sony, the Sony is 45 pounds, the Yamaha is 34 pounds, the Sony retailed for $2500 when new, the Yamaha retailed for $1100. Both are in perfect condition, and the Sony is only $20 bucks more.
     
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    I agree, for only $20 difference you might as well go for the Sony.

    Weight isn't bad criterion to judge these thing on!
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    Someone told me to get the Yamaha because it's THX certified, I told him, THX means nothing, Sony can't THX certify their receivers because it would be a conflict of interest with Lucasfilm, because Sony owns its own production and mastering studios.
     
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