JVC RX-8040B A/V Receivers

RX-8040B

  • 130 watts x 2 min. RMS, both channels driven into 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz with no more than 0.08% THD
  • 130 watts x 6 min. RMS, into 8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.8% THD
  • DVD Multichannel Audio Compatible
  • Texas Instruments 32/64-bit Floating-Point DSP
  • Virtual Surround Back: allows users to playback 6.1 channels without adding a surround back speaker
  • Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS NEO:6, DTS Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
  • Dolby Prologic IIx decoders built-in for theater quality surround from digital sources

User Reviews (1)

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jjrobert   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 28, 2005]
Strength:

Encodings, dual-zone/dual-source, per-source settings, RF remote, IR blaster

Weakness:

For the price, few. On a comparable Onkyo you would probably trade one of the JVC features for an auto-setup mic, but initial setup is pretty simple on the JVC and everyone tweaks the settings later anyway :-)

High marks for value! Not only do you get Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, and Pro Logic IIx, it comes with an RF remote and an IR re-transmitter, so you can control other components via RF, and the IR re-transmitter could save you the price of a Hot-Link Pro if you have trouble aiming your remote at some of your sensors. It's also dual-zone/dual-source. The second zone is amped, unless you have zone 1 in surround mode. But there are zone 2 pre-amp outputs as well as speaker outputs, so my old receiver is going to become the zone 2 amp. Plenty of power, and setup was fairly straightforward. My "upstairs" VCR is mono, but I've been impressed with what DPII has been able to do with even a mono recording from that VCR. My DVD seems to be "quieter" than the other components, but because the receiver keeps up with your settings per-source, I can have the DVD volume at 40 and it resets to 20 when I switch to the VCR.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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