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Need a decent 5.1 receiver

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Spetznaz24



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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:36 PM

Hello all. I have an old 9 year old Kenwood 6.1 receiver that I want to replace. Was purchased at radioshack as part of a HTIB. I replaced the speakers with energy classic speakers and now want to replace the receiver. Receiver will be used with a PS3, Directv for movies and games. 


I am only looking for 5.1 . One feature i am looking for is the HDMI standby pass through


I have been recommended the  Denon AVR-300.  Those seem to be a little out of my price ranger.  They are about $350-400 online.  I have found out that  FRY's has them for  $200 regularly.  Unfortunately I am in the North East.  There are absolutely no decent instore deals at places like Best Buy.


I have also seen the Denon AVR-1613  for around $290  new or  $220 refurbished.   Does anybody have a guess as to when the E300 will begin to be sold at deep discounts ?


Is there a big difference between 1613 vs E300.


Also feel free to recommend any other decent receivers.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:01 PM

There is a guy on here selling a 1612. You might check on Denon's website to see if that one has it.All new entry-level AVR debut in March. Been that way for 30+ years. E300 Will be clearance then.The lowest Yamaha with it is the 475. Not sure if the 473 had it.

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