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Need help choosing a Receiver....Denon AVR590 or Sony STR-DN1000?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   SQMonte

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Posted March 01 2010 - 02:00 PM

My speakers are Insignia NS-B2111. I'm currently running them with the Onkyo receiver in my sig and need to upgrade since that receiver is going in my room. I have it narrowed down to the two listed below, which would be the better choice?

Denon AVR590




Sony STR DN-1000



My TV, Vizio VF552XVT, is trimmed in the piano black finish, DVD player, Vizio VBR-110, is also finished in piano black. In that regard, the Sony would match up lovely. But my main fear is that the Denon is a better sounding unit. If that's the case, I'd get the Denon over the Sony, but if the difference is negligible then I'd get the one that looks better, the Sony.

Let me know what you guys think about these units and which one I should go with. I'd like to place my order this evening if possible.


T.V. - Vizio VF551XVT                             Cable - Comcast/Motorola DCX3400
A/V Receiver - Sony STR-DN1000            BluRay - Vizio VBR110
Speakers - Main - Insignia NS-B2111     Center Ch. - Onkyo SKC-540C
Sub - Sony SA-W3000

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted March 01 2010 - 03:17 PM

While the Sony ES series can hold it's own the standard series is usually not the first recommended around here. Not that Sony is all that bad. It's just that other brands, like Denon, are thought to be a little bit better. I'd get the Denon.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#3 of 6 OFFLINE   SQMonte

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Posted March 01 2010 - 04:01 PM

Might anyone have another suggestion on a receiver I could get for $320 or less that's better than the above listed units?

T.V. - Vizio VF551XVT                             Cable - Comcast/Motorola DCX3400
A/V Receiver - Sony STR-DN1000            BluRay - Vizio VBR110
Speakers - Main - Insignia NS-B2111     Center Ch. - Onkyo SKC-540C
Sub - Sony SA-W3000

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted March 01 2010 - 11:02 PM

I don't know about better but the Yamaha 465, Pioneer 919 and Onkyo 507 are other low price options. But the Denon 590 (and the identicle 1610) is very good for that price.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted March 06 2010 - 05:36 PM

Well, I ended up going with the Sony.....I hope I don't regret it

T.V. - Vizio VF551XVT                             Cable - Comcast/Motorola DCX3400
A/V Receiver - Sony STR-DN1000            BluRay - Vizio VBR110
Speakers - Main - Insignia NS-B2111     Center Ch. - Onkyo SKC-540C
Sub - Sony SA-W3000

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Posted March 14 2010 - 06:14 AM

I got the Sony up and running Thursday night, absolutely love it! Many more features than the Onkyo it replaced, easy to setup and sounds as good as it looks. Very happy with the upgrade!

T.V. - Vizio VF551XVT                             Cable - Comcast/Motorola DCX3400
A/V Receiver - Sony STR-DN1000            BluRay - Vizio VBR110
Speakers - Main - Insignia NS-B2111     Center Ch. - Onkyo SKC-540C
Sub - Sony SA-W3000