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Arcam FMJ AVR 850 – is it just an expensive receiver?
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Payton
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November 9, 2017 - 8:37 am
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I’ve read a review for the Arcam FMJ AVR 850 that stated this model is one of the best Arcam has to offer but it seems to have frugal specs. It only has 7 channels of amplification (which is way too little for such an expensive unit) and the user interface looks outdated.

Do you think it’s worth $6000?

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What you’ve said is true but the sound is absolutely insane. Yes, it’s expensive (especially for a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos design) but on the other hand once you see what the Dirac Live room calibration can do, you may change your mind. Bottom line: it’s very expensive but it’s also worth it if you can afford it and want something really special sound wise.

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I just think it’s way too expensive no matter how nice the sound is. A Denon AVR-X4300H seems better and is 5 times cheaper.

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That Denon is cool and I also think the Yamaha RX-A860 av receiver is a very good choice and an inexpensive one at that. At just $700 this should be enough for most people. The user interface is not the best but it still works great on movies and music.

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