Best for under $350?

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  1. Chad_B

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    Looking for help in purchasing a receiver for a HT use. Want the most options, power etc. "Best bang for the buck"

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  2. Wayne Ernst

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    Denon AVR-1804 or H/K AVR-225.
     
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    What about H/K AVR 230? Better than the 225? Difference in money worth it?
     
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    If you can stretch your budget by $25.00 to $375.00 then yes the AVR 230 is worth the difference. It adds component switching, a sixth amplifier channel, pre outs for all channels and more power. If moneys tight and you don't need any of these extra's , you could probably find a new AVR 225 for $299 or less.
     
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    A lot of people are raving about the all-digital Panasonic SA-XR45, and many say it is the best sub $1,000 receiver out there (for digital sources). I love mine. [​IMG]

    You can check out a couple of 28-30 page threads about this receiver HERE and HERE. A number of people on those threads claim they put their money where their mouth is and gave up multi-thousand dollar separates for this thing.

    Of course, given the reviews, finding one can be a bit difficult, as everyone is sold out and Panasonic not being able to keep up with demand.
     

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