AVR230 or AVR 325?

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  1. Dom P

    Dom P Stunt Coordinator

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    I've done alot of searches and decided to go with HK receiver. I was set on the AVR230, but there are sales on the last years AVR325 model that bring the price very close to the AVR230. Besides the looks(I happen to like the last years all black better), I can't figure out what improvements this years models have.

    For about the same price which should I buy 230 or 325? There is roughly $60 difference, which I'm willing to pay IF it's worth it.

    So which do you guys think I should buy and why? Thanks!
     
  2. JamesGL

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    The 325 is a 7.1 and the 230 is a 6.1 but both are 50wpch. If that is enough of a deal breaker for you, then go for the 325.
    Also, I think the 325 has 50 mhz bandwidth while the 230 has only 30 mhz, so if your TV has like, ONE comp video and you have a DVD player, etc, then the 325 might serve you better.

    I think ecost has the 325 for like $400 shipped, and the best price I think for the 230 is $370 shipped at J&R.
     
  3. Shiu

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    The 325 also seems to have better built quality. The X30 series does not seem to have as strong/rigid enclosure and are not as heavy neither. The 330 and 325 both have 7 channels but the 325 is heavier.
     
  4. Greg Thomas

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    The 325 is 12+ lbs heavier than the 230, mostly due to a larger power supply and the extra amp. Plus the 325 has 7.1, multi room function and a few other goodies not found on the 230.

    Since you also prefer the black of the 325, I think it's a no brainer for you.
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Does the AVR-230 also have the Dolby headphone feature - whereas the AVR-325 doesn't?
     
  6. Greg Thomas

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    Dolby headphone feature is only on the 430 and 630, not the 130, 230 and 330.
     
  7. Dom P

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    You guys have been a great help. Thank you very much.[​IMG]
     

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