6.1 receiver advice

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  1. STLMIKE

    STLMIKE Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking at entry 6.1 models from Marantz, HK, and Sony ES. Advice, pros, and cons would be appreciated...

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Mike
    You might want to check out the Kenwood 6070. List $600, authorized mail order $440. This unit was tested in the November issue of Sound & Vision and put out 92 watts per channel with all 6 channels driven simultaneously. I've had one for a couple months, and at $440 it can't be beat. Sound quality is first rate.
     
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    Just curious,

    Is the Pioneer 811, a highly recommended around here, a possibilty? Mine has served me quie well and the 6.1 sound is great.

    Just a thought..

    Alfer
     
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    The 6070 is THX select and has 7.1 channel pre-outs for use with separate amplification. I was doubtful if this would be good enough, and I have been very pleasantly surprised that Kenwood can make a THX 6.1 that can do 92 watts into 6 channels simultaneously, and still make money at a $440 delivered price.
     

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