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New AV Receiver Choices?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Jon Balmer

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Posted December 06 2004 - 05:36 AM

Hi all, I currently have the Marantz SR7000 and am looking to move to a receiver with componenet switching and better bass management. Can someone give me some suggestions of receivers that will have the newer conveniences but will also match or better the sound quality of the SR7000 for under $1000? Thanks in advance.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Keni



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Posted December 06 2004 - 10:55 AM

Greetings Joe, Have you checked out the Yamaha RX-V2500? I recently picked this one up and have been very happy with it, so far. There is a really thorough review over at the Audioholics web site. I'd post the link but I'm not at fifteen posts yet. Anyhow if you google RX-V2500, it should be the first or second link. Hope that helps. Regards, Keni

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Chris_Liberti


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Posted December 06 2004 - 11:22 AM

Some of the new Marantz are up to par, particularly the AVR-7500. Also check out the Harman Kardon AVR-7200 which can be found used or refurbished for a good price or the soon to be released AVR-635. All of these should give a nice warm and musical sound

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted December 06 2004 - 11:28 AM

I think you may want to do a search on the 7000; it may not be so simple to match its sound. It's a fine receiver, but I can understand wanting to upgrade for newer formats, etc... I currently own an SR8300 and I am very pleased with it, and it can be found used for below $1K.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   DanJV



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Posted December 07 2004 - 07:59 AM

Another vote for the newer MArantz SR7500, or refurbed SR8400. Another good choice would be the Pioneer Elite 56 TXi.

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