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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Paul-D, Oct 14, 2004.
I was wondering what people's opinios are on the best A/V receiver for under $1k? and why?
Denon 3805, Pioneer 54tx or 56txi........
Im also on the lookout for similar priced reciever.. how do Marantz 8400 or Onkyo 901 fare against the Denon and Pioneer??
Harman Kardon AVR-8000 for $890 refurb from harmanaudio.c**
Used HK AVR 7300.
I agree with the H/K suggestions. I have an AVR630 and I love it.
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.
sr7400 , vsx54tx, rxv2500,
You should check out Outlaw as well. They have some very nice equipment.
I'd definitely be looking at the H/K 635 when it arrives in stores in a couple of weeks.
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...
The HK dpr2005 is just under $1k from OneCall.
Shouldn't speakers and listening preferences be a subject for what reciever??
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.
What would you think about the JVC RX-DP15B for under $700?