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Looking for a reciever....any advice

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   BradStoodley



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Posted March 05 2003 - 09:43 AM

Hi y'all ,

I'm just beginning, and am on a budget. I just bought Fluance AV-HTB speaker set. Now I'm looking for a decent (but inexpensive sub) and a reciever. Suggestions?? I'm looking for something in the 300-400 dollars Canadian range (I can upgrade later when I have more money). Thanks!

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted March 05 2003 - 02:40 PM


For the money, I still stand by the Pioneer 811. Great receiver for the money. Should be available for under $400 online.

Good luck!



#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Chris Clarno

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Posted March 05 2003 - 07:24 PM

I'll second the 811. Solid entry level unit. The Kenwood VR-6050 and VR-6060 are similar in value for dollar. these can be found for $300-500

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   SteveKNJ


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Posted March 06 2003 - 06:30 AM

I'll second the Kenwood 6050. Great receiver, tons of features. Confusing remote the only drawback I can see, but once you get used to it, it's fine Posted Image

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   DavidQc


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Posted March 06 2003 - 07:25 AM

I'm a home theater newbie.
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So far, I'm loving the Pioneer VSX-D811S.
Currently retails for $298 at Best Buy.

Through a friend, it came out to $150 for me.
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Great receiver.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Cagri


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Posted March 07 2003 - 02:15 AM

I have just added a Sony SA-WM 40 to my setup based on the reviews and reccommendations from the forum. Wow! It is incredible value for money. I have a large room, and it shakes the glasses. I haven't done the modifications, will be much better after doing them I guess. It just doesn't look good for my liking, but hid it under a coffee table and all OK now.
Too much debt...

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Cagri


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Posted March 08 2003 - 01:41 AM

By the way, Brad, I will have to disagree on Kenwood VR6050. I own a VR5050 which has identical amplification with 6050. Although it is a good entry level receiver, it lacks power and if you have a largish room you may not find it adequate. I sold my 5050 today and will buy a Denon 1603 tomorrow. Don't know how 6060 is, but stay away from 6050.
Too much debt...