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#1 of 8 Storer50

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Posted March 24 2012 - 04:37 PM

Starting to put a budget home theater together. I think I have picked out my speakers (Thanks to Martino) Energy Take 5.1 Classic - $399.00 http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B001202C44 Martino recommended this receiver DENON AVR-1312 5.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html The problem is that I need to find a receiver with more connection options. I need at least 3 composite cable connections, 2 component connections, and at least 4 hdmi ports. Network capability would be nice as well. I am rather limited in my budget, as I want to spend 600 or less. This is going in a small room for now as I build the theater. Does anyone have recommendations? Thanks

#2 of 8 JohnRice

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Posted March 25 2012 - 03:46 AM

Do you really have nine components to connect? I have to wonder if that is really true. Also, network capabilities is an extremely vague term. Anyway, you may have to go refurb. Accessories4less.com has Marantz SR6005 and SR5006 in refurb in the price range. Personally, I'd go 6005 between the two.

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The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.


#3 of 8 Al.Anderson

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Posted March 25 2012 - 03:56 AM

The Yamaha 671 provides the desired connections and network capabilities (internet radio, connection to PC/NAS) for approximately $550 new. I had trouble with the Marantz 1602 reliably connecting to my NAS. The Yamaha has not given me any problems.

#4 of 8 Storer50

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Posted March 25 2012 - 04:05 AM

Do you really have nine components to connect? I have to wonder if that is really true. Also, network capabilities is an extremely vague term. Anyway, you may have to go refurb. Accessories4less.com has Marantz SR6005 and SR5006 in refurb in the price range. Personally, I'd go 6005 between the two.

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#5 of 8 JohnRice

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Posted March 25 2012 - 04:09 AM

I can't attest to network capabilities or reliability on any receivers. I use AppleTVs and leave it at that.

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The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.


#6 of 8 gene c

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Posted March 25 2012 - 06:42 AM

Marantz is a better receiver but the Pioneer 1121 probably has everything you need (or maybe not :confused: ) and is $449 new at Newegg.com. $399 last weekend I think. http://www.pioneerel...ingle Sheet.pdf Check Ac4l.com for more refurbished Denons (2312) and Onkyo's (709). http://www.accessori...eceivers/1.html
"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.
 
 

 


#7 of 8 Storer50

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Posted March 25 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have decided to open up the wallett a bit more, found this receiver http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html and start it as a 5.1 until I move it into a larger room.

#8 of 8 gene c

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Posted March 25 2012 - 11:00 PM

That receiver needs better speakers than those little Take Classics. This stuff can add up in a hurry if you're not carefull.
"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.