A good receiver for $500.00 dollars or less.

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  1. Tony-M

    Tony-M Auditioning

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    What is a good THX receiver for $500.00 dollars or less? If, there is a receiver that’s better than a THX for that price please let me know.

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  2. FeisalK

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    man, do some price scanning via the net for the Yamaha 5890, killer AVR, I have bought them around that price point.
     
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    There are receivers at that price point that are THX Select, but in most cases, it should not be used as a deciding factor when looking in this price range because there are few that are at $500.
     
  5. Tony-M

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    I have looked, but have made a decision. I respect the advice that is given on this forum and wanted to hear what others have to say.
     
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    Sorry my second message should of read

    I have looked, but have not made a decision. . I respect the advice that is given on this forum and wanted to hear what others have to say.
     
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    Pioneer 1015Tx
     
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    Buy one or a couple from a place that has a good return policy, then keep the one that you like.

    I am going to be trying out the Panasonic XR55 here soon.
     
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    I was set on getting either a yamaha 5890 or a pioneer 1015 but then I listened the harman kardon's at the local circuit city and the yamaha and pioneer were blown away. Now the one thing that I did not like was the prices of the harman kardons so I bought a refurb off of harman audio and it great. I love it, my old yamaha 5740 does not not hold a candle to the hk avr 330 ($297.00) I now have. I would have liked to get the avr630 but I could not swing the extra cash. I think the avr630 is around $497.00 on the harman audio web site and it will smoke most all of the receivers in that price range.
     
  11. jim.vaccaro

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    I was previously set on a Pioneer 1015TX...but after reading the AVS thread on the Panny XR55, I'm definitely going to audition one of these. THe XR70 might be a bit more future proof though, as it is packing an HDMI port.
     
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    jim, but XR70 is 6.1 and the LFE x-over is fixed at 100Hz (so much for future proofing heh)

    would love to hear your impressions, when you got - either one. I'm on a XR25 and itching to trade up LOL
     
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    6.1 doesn't bother me, but 100hz fixed crossover? Even my cheapo, old JVC 6000VBK has 80, 100, and 120hz crossover selection. Odd.
     
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    yeh.. the XR55 is the first of them thats got a variable xover, and speaker binding posts for all channels (instead of just the front L/R)

    i gather the analog input has also improved over the older XRs
     
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    In my humble opinion, THX should not be a deciding factor when purchasing a reciever.
     
  16. Tony-M

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    Since THX should not be the deciding factor then what should I decide on. I have a old Onkyo 838 Req Cinema, which is another version of THX but, I can't find Req anywhere. My present system’s sound just cuts off and on while playing (T. V. or DVD’s) so I'm getting desperate to buy another receiver.

    I am open to suggestions?
     

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