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why are some h/k's 220 and some 225?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   andre-k

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Posted June 30 2003 - 01:39 PM

whats the difference between a Harmon Kardon 220 and a 225, same goes for the h/k 320 and 325. Are the lower numbers simply older models?

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted June 30 2003 - 02:19 PM

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Are the lower numbers simply older models?

You got it, buddy!
The 225/325 are this years models and the 220/320 are last years.
The 220 (5x45), 225 (5x55)and 320 (5x55)are 5 channel receivers whereas the 325 (7x50)is a 7 channel receiver.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   andre-k

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Posted June 30 2003 - 04:13 PM

thanks for the quick response. WHy are the h/k's rated so low in wattage, I find it hard to pay between 5 and 8 hundred bucks for a reciever that says 55x6 etc. The onkyos always outnumber the h/k when comparing the recievres in the same price range.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted July 01 2003 - 02:02 AM

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The onkyos always outnumber the h/k when comparing the recievres in the same price range.


Ignore the numbers.

With H/K you are getting more, not less, quality amplification for your $. As has been discussed around here a number of times, manufacturers differ in the ways in which they rate the wattage of their amps. H/K and NAD are perhaps most conservative in terms of their receivers' wattage ratings.

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted July 01 2003 - 06:16 AM

Having owned both H/K and Onkyo I would tend to agree that H/K tend to be more truthful than most other brands. I think when you look at an H/K at 5x55 vs an Onkyo at 5x80 they are probably a little closer than it appears.
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