A reciever to match the SBS-01 5.1

Alex Stittle

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Alex Stittle
Hey everyone,

Im looking for a reciever to pair with a 5.1 SBS-01 set of speakers from SVS as well as the PB12-NSD.

I know barely anything about recievers but I've heard good things about Denon so I took at look at a couple of those. The problem of course, is that I have no idea what Im looking for.

I would take a look at Onkyo equipment but here in Canada that stuff is hard to find.

Can anyone fill me in on what I should be looking for in a reciever or perhaps make some suggestions?

My budget is around $500. For a price comparison, in Canada the Denon AVR-1506 goes for $490 off their site.

Oh also, should I be waiting for the release of HDMI 1.3? I realize there is a lot heat regarding this, and that the initial recievers will be quite expensive, but I don't plan on upgrading for awhile yet and I am already waiting for 1.3 televisions.

Thanks for any help!
 

Alex Stittle

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After browsing some other posts and reading up on everything I've decided I will hold off for a year or so
I just hope my will power will hold up for that long!
 

Garrett Lundy

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Personally I would wait to buy a new AVR (I'm waiting myself right now). If you have the SBS system already, I'd just buy a $100 reciever at the local electronic discount store, and use that until the AVR with the features you really want come on the market.

NOTE: AVRs with HDMI 1.3 and Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD will probably be limited to the flagship and $1000+ models until after Xmas 2007.
 

Paul_Dunlop

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Just a note - the MSRP listed on the denon.ca site seems to be about $100.00 or more than what retailers actually charge

The 1907 I was looking at was $599.00 at the store (no sale, brand new unit)
MSRP $770.00

The 2307ci that I bought was $799.00 - MSRP - $1010

The Denon ipod dock was $30.00 - not the MSRP - $165.00

not sure what the deal is, but if you were turned off buying a new AVR because you thought you would need to buy low - maybe you will change your mind

You should be able to pick up a 1707

Check out East Hamilton Radio and Bay Bloor Radio - both sell Denon AVR's
 

DorianBryant

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Why wait? In a year something else wil just come along. There is no such thing as future proof. Get something that sounds good and enjoy...
 

Rolando

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Yup, don't wait unless money is an issue. In which case do wait because rent, food and debt should pass before a luxury item.

However if you are waiting the next best thing, trust me you will never buy or ever be happy wishing you waited more.

Get a Pioneer. Have owner at least 3 Elite receivers and 3 Pioneer receivers and none have ever dissapointed.

Good price, good sound and plenty of inputs. Nothing more annoying than not enough inputs.
 

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