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What Receiver Works Best With a Pioneer SP-PK22BS


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#1 of 17 SLWRDE

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:00 AM

So I just bought the Pioneer SP-PK22BS http://www.pioneerel...kages/SP-PK22BS I am wondering what receiver should I get with this.The main things the system will be used for is watching TV/ Movies, and playing XBOX 360. Maybe even used with the Ipad or Ipod That's really about it. The wife and I are tired of trying to watch TV and we can barely hear anything without the volume level up to the 40 or 50 mark. And no we are not deaf the TV speakers just suck. LOL I was looking at the Onkyo's, Denon's, Yamaha, and Pioneer receivers. I am trying not to spend anymore than $400.00 if this helps. I have done a lot of research on here, but with so many to choose from I just thought I would ask the experts and see what all of you think is best. Thanks everyone for your time and hope to get some good feedback on what choice to make. On a side note I am not sure about the room size because we are fixing to move into a new place and I am not sure of the dimensions.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:22 AM

Do you live near a Frys? http://www.frys.com/product/7372554 $199 is an amazing deal for that.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:22 AM

If you want to stay all pioneer: http://www.amazon.co...ioneer receiver Or if you like Onkyo: http://www.amazon.co...=Onkyo receiver Both of these would work well. The Onkyo has a better eq, and would be more durable at the 6 ohm rating of the Andrew's.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:26 AM

Do you live near a Frys? http://www.frys.com/product/7372554 $199 is an amazing deal for that.

That is a great deal, but........http://www.avsforum.com/t/1429194/the-new-harman-kardon-avr1700 Lots of issues with it.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:35 AM

That is a great deal, but........http://www.avsforum.com/t/1429194/the-new-harman-kardon-avr1700 Lots of issues with it.

It looks like the issues were worked out, if you take a look at the last page of the thread. I was about to suggest the 1122 as well, but not the 616. It has A LOT of HDMI problems apparently that haven't been worked out.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 09:59 AM

My only real complaint about Onkyo receivers is you have to get to the 818 to get a good version of Audyssey (and the 818 has MultEQ XT32). The lower models only have 2EQ. Denon gets you MultEQ with the 1613. The Pioneer 1122 has the Advanced version of MCACC. I'm not sure if Audyssey is better than MCACC or anything else since I don't care for any of them. But Advanced MCACC gives you 6 EQ presets which also memorize individual speaker volumes. Now that I like. You lose quite a bit when you drop down to the 1022 which is/was $249 at Newegg.com. Here's the Product Sheet for the 1122. Items in BOLD are upgrades over the 1022. http://www.pioneerel...ingle Sheet.pdf H/K has the 3600 for $399 and the 2600 for $299 as refurb's on their ebay store. 2 year warranty (I know, you'll probably need it too). I bet just about any receiver would work O.K. with those Pioneer speakers for most listeners, even at 6 ohms and 85-88 db spl. I can't imagine Pioneer would release entry level speakers that shouldn't be used with an entry level receiver. But, more power is always a good thing. We often recommend factory refurbished receivers from ac4l.com. They come with a one year factory waaranty and a 3 or 5 year third-party extended warranty is only $35 and $50. 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.
 
 

 


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Posted January 27 2013 - 11:40 AM

There isn't a Fry's around here where I live. There is a Best Buy and a HH Gregg.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 12:06 PM

BB will price compare

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Posted January 27 2013 - 01:36 PM

I will stop by there tomorrow and check it out. I guess my main concern is trying to find the right receiver that will last me awhile with great quality and resources to upgrade if I wanted to without braking the bank.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 01:42 PM

http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html http://www.accessori...3D-Ready/1.html Try these. Best Buy won't match online prices.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 01:48 PM

The "right AVR" is the one with the connections you need and the speaker layout you want. Do you want 5.1, 7.1 or 5.1+ height/width? Want networking/Apple/Droid support? Need any composite/component inputs? Need toslink or digital coax? Need/want 2nd/3rd zone? Want pre-preouts?

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Posted January 27 2013 - 02:06 PM

I know I am going to feel out of place, but Schan what does that all mean. I know what 5.1 and 7.1 mean, but the other stuff is a foreign language. I really do appreciate your help though. I am just looking for a receiver that will let me have a nice quality sound that is of good quality and that will last me for a while. I would love to have a system that when I am watching a movie, a football game, or playing games on the XBOX will have a great effect. I am sorry if I sound out of place. I am very new to this stuff and that's why I am asking all of you. Again thank you for all of your help in leading me in the right direction.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 02:16 PM

Height/width is Audyssey DSX, DPL IIz and Yamaha Presence. Pioneer also has height/width, but I think theirs is their own version...like Yamaha Presence. Otherwise...what else was confusing? I listed a bunch of stuff...If you understand "Apple support" or "Droid support" I don't need to explain those...nor do I have to if you don't have any Apple devices or a Droid phone. We all started somewhere. And the "sonic difference" between a $250 and a $650 AVR is negligible...at best. In a "blind listen" most people can't tell the difference between two different AVR manufacturers.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 02:43 PM

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR2311CI/DENON-AVR-2311CI-7.2-3D-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html http://www.accessori...3D-Ready/1.html Try these. Best Buy won't match online prices.

Best buy has price matched Fry's numerous times for me. Guess it depends on who you talk to at BB.

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Posted January 27 2013 - 02:51 PM

Best buy has price matched Fry's numerous times for me. Guess it depends on who you talk to at BB.

I wonder if BB will only price match if the competitor has a local store as well.
"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 January 27 2013 - 03:13 PM

BB will price match as long as the price is legit. Source of said price is irrelevant. I had them price match an online price from Direct Buy on a deep freeze. I've also had them price match an open-box item with a open-box price warehouse deal on Amazon.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 05:36 AM

So I took the Pioneer SP-PK22BS back to BB and got the Pioneer Elite VSX-42 Receiver and the Pioneer SP-PK52FS speaker system. Wow this thing is nice. Very easy to hook up and the sound quality is nice. I like that BB does price matching. Got the receiver for $380 and the SP-PK52FS for $450.00 and I still have 30 days to price match.




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