B&K ref30 v. B&K AVR307

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Mike Mitrook, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Mike Mitrook

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    I have the opportunity to purchase either a B&K ref30 (open box) and/or a B&K AVR 307 (new in box) from a B&M at a great price. Does anyone know if there is any difference on the processor end of the ref30 v. the AVR307? I know the ref50 and 5 series AVR are out of my price range.

    I'm a long time Rotel and NAD fan/user but I've been thinking about making a change (always liked the B&K product as well. The main reason for upgrading is to have a system in the family room that's easier for the rest of the family to use (instead of the daisy-chained mutilple prepros and amps and receiver (for second zone) I'm currently running). My wonderful wife has also agreed to a dedicated HT in the new house (will be done next month).

    Looking forward to your thoughts, comments & suggestions.
    Mike
     
  2. Donnie Eldridge

    Donnie Eldridge Supporting Actor

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    This may help you make a decision and is something to think about depending of the deal you are getting.

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  3. Mike Mitrook

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    Thanks for the info Donnie. So is the AVR307 worth $1700 plus the $500 to $800 for the upgrade? The ref30 would be $1200. A great deal less than the ref50 or the AVR507.
     
  4. Donnie Eldridge

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    Personally I would go for the Ref. 30, but that's because I prefer separates. You'd also wind up with essentially a Reference 50 minus balanced inputs if you should have it upgraded. However, your still going to need amplification which will add to the cost.
     

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