Best A/V Reciever for under $1k

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  1. Paul-D

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    I was wondering what people's opinios are on the best A/V receiver for under $1k? and why?

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  2. ChadLB

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    Denon 3805, Pioneer 54tx or 56txi........
     
  3. Daman

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    Im also on the lookout for similar priced reciever.. how do Marantz 8400 or Onkyo 901 fare against the Denon and Pioneer??
     
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    Harman Kardon AVR-8000 for $890 refurb from harmanaudio.c**
     
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    Used HK AVR 7300. [​IMG]
     
  6. TonyWright

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    I agree with the H/K suggestions. I have an AVR630 and I love it.


    Tony
     
  7. Alex Prosak

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    When do you plan on purchasing? If not immediately, you might want to wait to learn more about this pre/pro and amp combo that will go for $1200 for the pair.
     
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    sr7400 , vsx54tx, rxv2500,
     
  9. TonyWright

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    You should check out Outlaw as well. They have some very nice equipment.


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  10. Greg Black

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    I'd definitely be looking at the H/K 635 when it arrives in stores in a couple of weeks.
     
  11. Lee Distad

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    My opinion lately is to go middle of the road, and look for two things:

    1) a decent digital processor, and

    2) pre-outs for all the surround channels.

    This gives you a clear upgrade path to add outboard power when you feel like you want more juice to drive your existing/future speakers.

    Generally speaking, between two models, like the AVR3805 and the AVR2805, the power differences hardly justify the price. Especially when you consider that processing changes every 2-3 years or sooner, it's easier to swallow upgrading your integrated every couple of years, rather than forking out $2K+ for a new straight processor. Amplification after all doesn't exactly become obsolete...
     
  12. James Phung

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    The HK dpr2005 is just under $1k from OneCall.
     
  13. BuddF

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    Shouldn't speakers and listening preferences be a subject for what reciever??
     
  14. AlanZ

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    I agree with Tony.....Outlaw had a very nice 6.1 receiver that I found noticeably better than a comparable Denon I upgraded from.....and they are just about to release their new model. I'm not sure on the time frame, but you may want to keep an eye out.....Outlaw is a strong option.
     
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    What would you think about the JVC RX-DP15B for under $700?
     

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