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going to buy a reciever this week..need advice


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:19 PM

ok first thing...i am not real serious or hardcore into ht. i just like something decent and dont want to spend much. i have a yamaha im currently look at buying from best buy unless someone here can point me in a better direction. yamaha htr 5750 i want at least 6.1 and it will be used for watching tv, movies and xbox. i would have one dvd player hooked up, xbox, hdtv. i dont need anything real expensive and im not real picky on details. i had an aiwa home theater in the box and was pleased with that so that should give u an idea of how easily impressed i am. i dont really wanna spend over 400-500. i will use the speakers that came with my aiwa reciever until i upgrade so if i could get a few recommendations on some recievers and the best/cheapest place online or offline to get i would appreciate it

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:35 PM

London, After owning the HTR-5760 for the past 5 months, I think you might want to take a look at this model, too. The 5760 has pre-outs, which means that in the event you decide you want more power down the road, you would be able to connect a separate amp to it. Also, the 5760 has YPAO, where the included microphone will work in conjunction with the receiver to set your speaker distances and output levels. The HTR-5750 is lacking in the features that I described. I think you'll be pretty impressed with the new Yamaha receivers compared to your older Aiwa gear. Yamaha gives you quite a few bells and whistles with their products and the prices are not too bad either.
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   JackS

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:37 PM

LL- Check out One Call and J&R. Both authorised for all they sell. Spend in the upper limits of your budget and I think you can get a very nice receiver. For HT they all work well so in your case maybe shopping for discounted/close-out prices might be a good idea. Good luck

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:37 PM

best price and where? are those websites?? and i could spend more if u guys think it would be absolutely worth it. i will want something that will last me 4-5 years

#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:44 PM

London,

The HTR-5760 is $399 (including free shipping) from J&R. J&R is an authorized vendor, so you will get the warranty coverage.

The 5760 has all the latest features, so it should last you for the next 4 or 5 years.

J&R's Web Site
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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:44 PM

LL- www.One Call.com and
www.J&R Music.com

#7 of 14 OFFLINE   JackS

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Posted September 03 2004 - 03:52 PM

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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 06 2004 - 01:46 PM

will i be able to tell a difference with just the reciever with my old speakers? and what kind of speakers would u guys recommend?

#9 of 14 OFFLINE   SeanV

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Posted September 07 2004 - 01:32 AM

London,

Many people think that speakers are the cornerstone of your HT setup. a lower quality receiver and nice speakers will almost always sound better than lower quality speakers and a nice receiver. For receivers, if you have a tight budget you might want to look into refurbished gear.

Accesories for Less offers refurbished Marantz (with full factory warranties):
SR6300 for 429.99 (last years model)
SR5400 for 439.99

One Call has Harman Kardon among others:
AVR230 for 379 (new)
AVR330 for 499 (new)

But like I said earlier if you don't have decent speakers you will really be missing out. For suggestions on speakers try the Speaker Forum.
Hope this helps
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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 07 2004 - 03:21 AM

would u recommend one of those two over the yamaha reciever?

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   SeanV

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Posted September 07 2004 - 05:38 AM

LL, I don't know if I'd recommend one over the other. I was just trying to give you as many options a possible. I think they're all decent receivers for the the prices.
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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 07 2004 - 07:18 AM

well m clueless about hom,e audio

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Bob Elliott

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Posted September 07 2004 - 08:13 AM

London, Where do you live? I work with a guy named London Lawson.

#14 of 14 OFFLINE   London Lawson

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Posted September 07 2004 - 10:08 AM

london and lawson are the names of my two boys. oh and im from arkansas




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