Best 5.1 Receiver for Swan Speakers? ($500)

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  1. Greg Labate

    Greg Labate Stunt Coordinator

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    I've purchased the following 5.1 speaker system: Swan Diva 2.1s, C3, and R3s, with an SVS PB10-ISD sub.

    What receiver do you recommend for these speakers in the $500 range? It will be primarily for home theater. I'm looking for something that is also easy to set up and use for novices.

    Any comments about:

    Pioneer VSX1014TXK
    Yamaha HTR5760
    Marantz SR5400

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rob Kramer

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    How about last year's "$1000" model, which can now be had for $500.
     
  3. Mike Bassi

    Mike Bassi Stunt Coordinator

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    Try and find last years Marantz 7300. You might be able to find one for $600 if you don't mind spending the extra hundred, but boy will it be worth it.

    Mike
     
  4. Stephen Hopkins

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    I'm pretty sure I gave it a strong recomendation in your speaker thread, but I'll again say the 1014TX would be hard to beat under $500, or under $800 or so even. Unless you're willing to step up to the $800 + price range AND sacrifice some of the newer features (PLIIx, auto calibration & room eq, component upconversion) then I don't think the 1014TX can be beat. If you can afford the step up and want to sacrifice those features for a beast of a receiver then look at the HK 7200.
     
  5. Rob Kramer

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    I got my new 54TX Elite (+ shipping) for less than Stephen's "second" number. I still say get a new "old" receiver if money is an issue.
     

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