- Aug 10, 2019
Hi. I just made a slight upgrade on my av receiver. I used to own the 606 but because of the price drop I was tempted to get the 806 by part exchanging the 606. Now, the question is am I happy with the result? Well I guess I am indeed happy but not hugely so. Why? It's because I found the 806 to be bright sounding (especially in stereo) which I really don't like. Perhaps this is because the 806 has exceeded my speaker's recommended power output. The 806 has180 wpc output whereas my speakers has only 150 watts pmpo. I reckon the 606 sounded better (warmer) because it is within the recommended power output. The 606 has only 140 wpc. This is only my own analysis. I maybe wrong as to why my system suddenly became bright after the upgrade. IMO the 606 is the perfect match for my speaker system. But I remain hopeful it will get better as time goes by. Perhaps by doing some tweaking or double checking my cables for connections. At any rate, given the 806's added features and dynamics (e.i., THX, Multi Equalizer, Pre-Outs, etc.) I still consider it as a worthy upgrade for the money. But before I go, can somebody give their own opinion as to why my system became "bright" after my upgrade? Cheers!