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Help! 350$ receiver???

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#1 of 7 Nuno Pereira

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Posted February 12 2004 - 01:09 PM

I´m searching for a receiver for a medium size room to be used with Infinity Oreus or KEF 2005 speakers.
I´m mostly concerned with music quality.
Budget is 350$

What do you think i should go for?

Here´s what i´ve seen so far:

Pioneer VSX-D812K

Yamaha RX V440
Yamaha RX-V540
Yamaha HTR-5660

Panasonic - SAHE100K
Panasonic SA-XR25EG

JVC RX-7030V

Sony STR-DB790

Denon AVR-684
Denon AVR-1604

Harman Kardon AVR130

Onkyo TX-SR501

#2 of 7 AaronJB


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Posted February 12 2004 - 10:14 PM

I'd go with the Panasonics, but you can get a refurbed SAHE200 from jandr.com for $199.
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#3 of 7 Johnny Ayala

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Posted February 13 2004 - 05:34 PM

Have you looked into the Sherwood line?
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#4 of 7 Drew_W



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Posted February 13 2004 - 05:58 PM



You'll be *VERY* pleased with it for music, especially at this price point.
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#5 of 7 ZachT



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Posted February 14 2004 - 04:59 PM

Get a v540. the 56** is last years models. The v*** are the new models. Or save up and get a v1400 off the net for 550 or around there. I had a v540 took it back for a denon 1804 and the yammie sounds better. I then took back the denon and got the yamaha v1400. Good reciever. You will be impressed.
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#6 of 7 Jeff&R



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Posted February 15 2004 - 02:16 AM

Movies ... Yamaha
Music ... Harmon Kardon

Vanns.com now has the HK AVR-230 for $375 w/free ship and no tax ; which will put you only $25 over budget.

#7 of 7 DanielKellmii


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Posted February 15 2004 - 02:37 AM

I have an Onkyo 510 from the HTiB. But I originally bought a Onkyo 501. I should have kept it. Whatever. It was not $350. It was a lot cheaper than that at BrandsMart in South Florida. I think it ended up being $288. Although, given a budget of $350 and the HK being available that is the way I would go.