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Recomendations for 6.1 receiver


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   baja

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Posted May 10 2003 - 04:33 AM

I need recomendations for a good 6.1 HT receiver to drive a NHT Evolution M6 set-up with Speakercraft Aim's for the surrounds and rears. Thanks in advance.

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Arup

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Posted May 10 2003 - 04:09 PM

Yamaha RXV-1300 and if you want absolute high end then go for Yamaha RX-Z1.

Awesome cinema DSP sound with very good music modes too. Build quality is par excellence.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Geoff L

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Posted May 11 2003 - 04:04 AM

Hi Baja

Not knowing if you have a price point to work with, but speaking to AV-Reveivers I'd concure with Arups Yammi choices.

Would definitly agree with Arup on the Yamaha models mentioned excellent units. You might look into Nad, B&W, & Rotels top line AV units. There are others, but the price points increase heavly.....

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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Dennis LM

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Posted May 12 2003 - 07:57 AM

In the $630 price range you can find a Sony STR-DA4ES on your doorstep. IMHO It runs very, crisp, clean 110W/ch power for 7 channels. It's very tweakable and has a decent interface to work with. I'm very pleased with mine even though I find many people like to bash Sony. The 5 year warranty is also hard to beat.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted May 12 2003 - 09:28 AM

I'd strongly second the Sony 4ES at that price. I used a Sony 333ES, same power and ajustability features but only 5.1 and lacking component switching and it was an excellent receiver.

If your budget can stretch to $850 (online from ETronics) consider the Pioneer VSX45TX. Very good processing, killer MCACC auto-calibration feature, plenty of power and very flexible and easy to use. Not recommended for 4 ohm speakers though.
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Jon_Welker

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Posted May 13 2003 - 02:22 AM

Baja,

It's good to see a fellow NHT owner. I recently purchased a Evolution setup as well consisting of T5 towers, M5 center, and some CS 8.3's for surrounds. I'm powering everything with a Pioneer Elite 45TX. As Steve mentioned the MCACC is the best thing since sliced bread, and the sound produced through the NHT's is phenomenal. It has no problems driving my T5's. Highly recommended. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
DJ_JonnyV