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Been away a while - What's the best receiver for my $750?

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Tom Garvey

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Posted January 04 2002 - 10:14 PM

New or used what should I look at for $750? Thank in advance for any help!

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted January 04 2002 - 10:19 PM

Denon 3802 maybe Posted Image
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   balwinder



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Posted January 04 2002 - 11:02 PM

Tom, Sony ES series is great buy. Sony STR-DA3ES is very powerful... I just bought one. I can get you a great deal from someone I know. Retail price at electronic store is about $1000 but I can get it to you for about $780... let me know if you are interested to buy this great unit. - Balwinder

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Posted January 05 2002 - 12:26 AM

I would say a Denon 2802 is safely in your budger along with an Onkyo 696. If you can find a good deal over the net, or are willing to splurge, then an Onkyo 797 or Denon 3802. A Yamaha will also be a decent buy, but really, I would stick with either a Denon or Onkyo. I own a 797 and I really like it.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Chip E

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Posted January 05 2002 - 03:01 AM

"What's the best receiver for my $750?"

Hmmmm.... I'll say for that amount of money Integra DTR-6.2

Here's a good review - http://www.hometheat...._toc_main.html

Most company's have a higher end line. Sony has "ES" Onkyo has Integra (with the exception that Onkyo and Integra are completely seperate company's)

Click on receiver's in the table of contents/master index.
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Marc H

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Posted January 05 2002 - 08:05 AM

H/K AVR520 Can't beat the sound of the dual high current power supply design. The D/A convertors sound awesome too. They really put the sound quality first and foremost.
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Alexander

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Posted January 05 2002 - 11:08 AM

If I'm not mistaken Tom, you are/were the owner of an HK AVR80II. If so, and you love the HK sound, I second the recommendation for the HK AVR520. Among other things it does DPLII and Logic7, DTS-ES, MP3 decoding, preouts and main-ins on all channels, 7.1 inputs, and HK's well known over-achieving amplifier section. It's close to the perfect receiver - and in your price range.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Tom Garvey

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Posted January 05 2002 - 04:09 PM

Thanks for the replies.. Kevin.. pretty good memory. I still have the AVR80 and the Sony EP9ES. I think it's definitely time for a change. I will have to go out and listen to all the above mentioned receivers.. Thanks

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Tom Garvey

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Posted January 05 2002 - 04:12 PM

January 6th??? How do I fix the date & time??

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   MatthewJ S

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Posted January 05 2002 - 07:18 PM

all of the above are good ideas...i'll include one not yet mentioned: RXV1200 from Yamaha
that receiver sounds great demo'd through my computer speakers!

I bought the best ones, my buddy would never steer me wrong .He's not trying to make a commission off me and Cambridge Sound's factory direct pricing means that I got a great deal!

It must be a good deal all the people on the net...

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