$600 receiver for new NHTs?

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  1. Phuong

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    I'm planning on buying the new NHT SB1s (the new SuperZeros) and running them SMALL in my HT setup. Any suggestions on receivers in the $600 or less range that would mate well? The SuperZeros had soft-dome tweeters, while the SB1s have aluminum tweeters. Will that supposedly increased treble clarity clash with receivers possessing a "harsh" or "bright" tonal quality?
     
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    I don't own one but I hear plenty of people recommending the Outlaw receiver (www.outlawaudio.com) which is only $499 right now. It can only be purchased online but at least one person whose judgement I trust implicitly has said he loves the Outlaw.
     
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    see my thread "less bright"
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    I'd pop the extra cash for the SB2, as bass response is dramatically improved. I didn't find the new tweeters to be that harsh at all when paired with a Denon 3802.
    Someone mentioned that during longer periods of listening, that listening "fatigue" may occur with the aluminum tweeters though.
    I'm not a Paradigm rep, but for just a little more than the SB1s you can get a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors, which sound better than even the SB2s, IMO (and still list for a little less than the SB2s)
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    [Edited last by John Garcia on August 08, 2001 at 02:36 PM]
     

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