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Old 03-18-07, 07:42 AM
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These new receivers are FAT

Well, I'm sure there have always been larger receivers out there (the better ones, yeah?), but in my search for a new pup with HDMI features it seems most of them are well over 6'' in heighth. The shelves for my components can't fit anything taller than 5 7/8''. Can't adjust either (glass shelves... bought the thing cheap as a floor model a few years ago).

If you know of a good mid-priced receiver that is skinny, lay it on me! Or else I think I'll saw an inch into the bottom of one of the supports (1/5 of the support) to fit a new receiver. Ugly, but only seen by laying on the ground.
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Old 03-18-07, 07:55 AM
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Isn't the JVC HDMI model like only 4" or so?
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Old 03-18-07, 08:45 AM
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I'll have to check the JVC model again. At Amazon it says it's 6'' exactly, but it sure looks thinner in the photo.
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Old 03-18-07, 08:54 AM
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Crutchfield lists the JVC RX-D412B at under four inches. That looks right (Amazon listed the specs wrong I think). I hate the idea of choosing a model based on it's size, but I'll have to look into this more. I was leaning towards the Onkyo 604.

edit: Eh, the JVC doesn't seem that appealing to me.

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Old 03-18-07, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
Crutchfield lists the JVC RX-D412B at under four inches. That looks right (Amazon listed the specs wrong I think). I hate the idea of choosing a model based on it's size, but I'll have to look into this more. I was leaning towards the Onkyo 604.

edit: Eh, the JVC doesn't seem that appealing to me.
Me neither, and you are right, you shouldn't be choosing a model based on size.
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Old 03-18-07, 02:04 PM
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My shortest one is over 7". Oh wait, receiver. Yeah, that too.
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Old 03-19-07, 08:12 AM
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my expensive component rack ($600, 2 years ago) only supports 25lbs per shelf (glass shelves).

my new yamaha is almost 40lbs.

i had to sit it on the bottom shelf (wood). now all of my cables are the wrong length and i either have to use a remote or kneel on the floor.
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