5.1 under $200?

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  1. Jedd

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    My friend is building a small HT system, the total budget is under $600. So as I figured out about $400-450 should go into the speakers (NSP1 + sony sub I think) and $150-200 into the amplification. Can you recommend a receiver(don't really need a radio [​IMG]) at this price point? He doesn't care about all modern features, just a 5.1 and some clean power, that's all I'm looking for.
     
  2. Len Cheong

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    The Technics sada 10n(black) or 10k(champaigne finish) should do the trick. This can be had for $199 brand new. Check the positive reviews out. You could probably get a host of other receivers (used) at that price. For $50 more you could add 6.1 capability with the Pioneer VSXd850s.
     
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    If your friend's room isn't too large, you also might be able to shave some of the bucks off that speaker budget if you look at one of the surround systems usually designed for personal computer systems. I understand Klipsch makes a pretty good one and I think it's less than $400.
     
  4. Bill Will

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    Also check out the lower priced Kenwood Receivers can't remember the model numbers right now though[​IMG]
     
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    I would look for used gear, because in the $200 range, the choices really are not going to be that great. Honestly.

    I picked up TWO used Marantz SR4000s, one for $200, the other for $150 (gave one as a gift). This is better than anything you will get new for that price, hands down.
     
  7. Ted Kim

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    I would suggest a HTIB system, such as from Kenwood. They have had good reviews from Home Theater magazine and probably will fit the bill. The latest issue has several on review. Personally, I favor separates but at that price its so hard to squeeze everything in.
     
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  9. Bill Will

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    www.jandr.com
    Panasonic SA-HE9 149.99
    Technics DA-DA15K 199.99
    Technics SA-DA20N 259.99
    www.etronics.com
    Technics SA-DX750 149.99
    Panasonic SA-HE70 169.99 (Coming Soon)
    Also just to point out the new JVC RX-6020 which can be had for around $179 has Dolby Pro-logic II in it.
    If I was you I would wait until all the new receiver's are out especially seeing that JVC's cheapest model has now added Dolby PRO-Logic II into the mix. Maybe the cheapest Kenwood's will now have the PRO II & then that's what I would get.
    I don't know if the new Panasonic's have PRO-LOGIC II or not because the specs said coming soon.
     
  10. Ted Kim

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    I just got a circular from JandR with the HK AVR 120 for $299. It's got Dolby Prologic II as well. That would be my choice if you could stretch/reallocate the $$$ in the budget.
     
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    Also, the Pioneer entry level 5.1 receiver - the D510 - can easily be had for
     
  12. Norman L

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    Check out the

    Yamaha: New 430 or the OnykO 500

    Both are in the $200- $300 and are fine makers with 2002 technology
     

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