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Which A/V receiver for Klipsch Reference Series 7 speakers?


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#1 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 05 2003 - 05:57 AM

I would like to spend about $1,500 on an A/V receiver for my Klipsch Reference Series 7 speakers.

Which ones should I consider? Home theater is first priority.

#2 of 46 ChrisLazarko

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Posted September 05 2003 - 06:41 AM

Well if you want to spend about $1500 you can start to mix-match some components unless you just want to go straight for an AV reciever.

In that case I would like at Harman/Kardon's highest ends. I think there most expensive one they currently sell the AVR-7200 comes with ALOT of goodies, lots of power, and the MSRP on it is $1100, that is something I would take a look at.

There are also other choices like Yamaha, Denon, Onkyo, and Sony, but my person preference is HK.

By the way, nice speakers... wish I had the money for them babies.

#3 of 46 Bobby T

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Posted September 05 2003 - 06:55 AM

I would look at Denon, HK, and Marantz. I believe a Klipsch and Yamaha combo doesn't sound all that great. I have Denon with my Klipsch Reference speakers but you should listen for yourself if you can.
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#4 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 05 2003 - 06:57 AM

Thanks for the replies.

However, I will not be able to audition these A/V receivers at home, thus I must rely on your recommendations.

Secondly, the Harman Kardon Web site says the AVR 7200 is $1,999.

#5 of 46 Bobby T

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Posted September 05 2003 - 07:03 AM

The Denon 3803 lists for $1200 and the HK 525 for $999. Either one has plenty of power for Klipsch speakers and can probably be found for a lower price. Denon is staring to release thier new models also so the current models should be discounted.
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Posted September 05 2003 - 07:51 AM

What is the Marantz equivilent of the Denon AVR-3803?

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Posted September 05 2003 - 09:11 AM

I'd go for the Pioneer Elite 55TXi. It is the only receiver in the price range with an I-Link interface for the digital transmission of DVD-Audio and SACD. The retail is $1700 but I'm sure you could get it for $1500 maybe less. In addition to the I-Link(firewire, IEEE1394) interface, the receiver adds auto MCACC to help tame acoustically sub-par rooms. Great feature set for the price!!

Pioneer Elite 55TXi

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Posted September 05 2003 - 01:56 PM

I use Denon with my 7's,very happy.

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Posted September 05 2003 - 03:08 PM

I'm sorry I just took a quick glance at the 7200, I never really paid alot of attention to it's price but it's a very nice reciever, even if it's $100 more than I had mentioned. Sorry for the typo on price though.

Also I would definantly say the Klipsch speakers sound great on HK since it is a more neutral reciever.

#10 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 06 2003 - 12:41 AM

It's not $100 more, but $899 more!

#11 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 06 2003 - 12:42 AM

By the way, I don't think I can get those Pioneer models because I live in Dubai, UAE.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 12:47 AM

Yeah, I just called my Pioneer dealer and they don't have Elite products.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 12:51 AM

Okay, I just called my Harman Kardon dealer. They currently have the Harman Kardon AVR 5550 in stock for $1,334. I know this is not an American model, but do you know if this is the same as some American model but with a different model name?

http://international....nguage=ENGLISH

#14 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 06 2003 - 12:57 AM

Sorry for these multiple posts, but I also just called my Denon dealer. They have the Denon AVR-3803 for $1,164.

Would you prefer this or the Harman Kardon AVR 5550? They also have the Marantz SR7300 for slightly less than the Denon AVR-3803.

So, which one? Harman Kardon, Denon, or the Marantz?

Remember! I CANNOT audition these at home so I must rely heavily on your recommendations/comments/opinions.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 02:47 AM

Haris, If the Marantz SR-7300 is around the $1100 then I would see how much the Marantz SR-8300 would be. Plus the Marantz receivers come with a great remote. Also check out the Rotel RSX-1055, if you have an authorized dealer.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 03:00 AM

Another vote for the Denon 3803.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 03:43 AM

just got a HK7200 for $1060 delivered with an extended 2 year warranty....yes, it's from a factory authorized dealer. the sale ended 8/31, however, you should find similar deals elsewhere. if you want a receiver to PUSH your speakers then HK is what you want...HUGE current and FAT reserve from the 7200. i would put it up against ANY pioneer, denon, or yamaha receivers when comparing those two aspects.
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#18 of 46 Haris Ellahi

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Posted September 06 2003 - 03:49 AM

But the Harman Kardon AVR 7200 is not in stock here at the moment. It will be more than the AVR 5550 so it must be more than $1,500 here.

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Posted September 06 2003 - 03:51 AM

So, the final decision is between the following:

Denon AVR-3803
Marantz SR7300
Harman Kardon AVR 5550

By the way, does anyone know the American equivilent of the AVR 5550?

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Posted September 06 2003 - 05:37 AM

Anyone?

I need a relatively quick reply.