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going to buy a reciever this week..need advice

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by London Lawson, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. London Lawson

    London Lawson Well-Known Member

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    ok first thing...i am not real serious or hardcore into ht. i just like something decent and dont want to spend much. i have a yamaha im currently look at buying from best buy unless someone here can point me in a better direction.
    yamaha htr 5750

    i want at least 6.1 and it will be used for watching tv, movies and xbox. i would have one dvd player hooked up, xbox, hdtv. i dont need anything real expensive and im not real picky on details. i had an aiwa home theater in the box and was pleased with that so that should give u an idea of how easily impressed i am. i dont really wanna spend over 400-500. i will use the speakers that came with my aiwa reciever until i upgrade

    so if i could get a few recommendations on some recievers and the best/cheapest place online or offline to get i would appreciate it
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Well-Known Member

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    London,

    After owning the HTR-5760 for the past 5 months, I think you might want to take a look at this model, too. The 5760 has pre-outs, which means that in the event you decide you want more power down the road, you would be able to connect a separate amp to it. Also, the 5760 has YPAO, where the included microphone will work in conjunction with the receiver to set your speaker distances and output levels.

    The HTR-5750 is lacking in the features that I described. I think you'll be pretty impressed with the new Yamaha receivers compared to your older Aiwa gear. Yamaha gives you quite a few bells and whistles with their products and the prices are not too bad either.
     
  3. JackS

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    LL- Check out One Call and J&R. Both authorised for all they sell. Spend in the upper limits of your budget and I think you can get a very nice receiver. For HT they all work well so in your case maybe shopping for discounted/close-out prices might be a good idea. Good luck
     
  4. London Lawson

    London Lawson Well-Known Member

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    best price and where?

    are those websites?? and i could spend more if u guys think it would be absolutely worth it. i will want something that will last me 4-5 years
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

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    London,

    The HTR-5760 is $399 (including free shipping) from J&R. J&R is an authorized vendor, so you will get the warranty coverage.

    The 5760 has all the latest features, so it should last you for the next 4 or 5 years.

    J&R's Web Site
     
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    ^^^DP
     
  8. London Lawson

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    will i be able to tell a difference with just the reciever with my old speakers? and what kind of speakers would u guys recommend?
     
  9. SeanV

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    London,

    Many people think that speakers are the cornerstone of your HT setup. a lower quality receiver and nice speakers will almost always sound better than lower quality speakers and a nice receiver. For receivers, if you have a tight budget you might want to look into refurbished gear.

    Accesories for Less offers refurbished Marantz (with full factory warranties):
    SR6300 for 429.99 (last years model)
    SR5400 for 439.99

    One Call has Harman Kardon among others:
    AVR230 for 379 (new)
    AVR330 for 499 (new)

    But like I said earlier if you don't have decent speakers you will really be missing out. For suggestions on speakers try the Speaker Forum.
    Hope this helps
     
  10. London Lawson

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    would u recommend one of those two over the yamaha reciever?
     
  11. SeanV

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    LL,
    I don't know if I'd recommend one over the other. I was just trying to give you as many options a possible. I think they're all decent receivers for the the prices.
     
  12. London Lawson

    London Lawson Well-Known Member

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    well m clueless about hom,e audio
     
  13. Bob Elliott

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    London,

    Where do you live? I work with a guy named London Lawson.
     
  14. London Lawson

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    london and lawson are the names of my two boys. oh and im from arkansas
     

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