Nad, Marantz, Elite, etc.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Chris Elm, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Chris Elm

    Chris Elm Stunt Coordinator

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    I need help picking out a receiver.

    I want it primarily for music. The speakers it will be driving: Klipsch RF3II mains, SS-1 surrounds, and an SVS 2231 PCi.
    I am looking at the Pioneer 45TX, the Marantz sr7200?, the NAD t752, and possibly the HK avr 525.
    Preferably 6 channels
    Any comments on the above? Which would be a nice match for the Klipsch?

    TIA
     
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  3. Bobby T

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    I have the Klipsch RF3-II series with a Denon 3802 and they sound great. The best thing you can do is go do some listening auditions to see which sounds best to you.
     
  4. LeeG

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    I can only tell you I use the T752 for music and movies.

    It is a very powerful receiver and, to my ears, delivers a balanced, full response--no mid peaks and full deep bottom on my Polk 10's, all without breaking a sweat. I use it for all ranges of music--modern classical, like John Adams, vocals, like Laurie Anderson, and ultra deep techno, like Massive Attack. I like how it looks and I like the user interface as much as anyone can like a modern user interface, since it's more a question of lesser evil.

    Specs are honest--80 watts is 80 watts continuous, all frequencies. The set is not optimized for a phony high spec at 1000 Hz.
     
  5. Marc H

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    I'd lean toward the H/K or NAD if you had to get really picky about things.
     
  6. Chris Elm

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    Do HK products tend to be conservative in the power ratings?

    Also, does anyone know if the HK is SACD/ DVD-a ready?

    How big of a difference would 192kHz/24bit D/A Converters make as opposed to 96/24?


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  7. Yousaf

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    Chris:

    "Do HK products tend to be conservative in the power ratings?"

    Yes. I think just about all of their receivers exceed their specs, and are rated full bandwidth with all channels driven.
     

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