Best receiver in $600 price range

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  1. Alex_Santos

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    I plan on using it for 80% ht and 20%music. I purchased a Marantz sr6200 for 490 but was wondering if there was anything better in the next price range. Thanks.
     
  2. RichardH

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    Denon 2802 is around $600 delivered from some online places. From what I've heard, it's pretty solid.
     
  3. Kyle_Y

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    Or an Onkyo 696, or Yamaha HTR-5490 if you can get it cheap. Also, the Denon 2802 as mentioned is a very good one.
     
  4. Brian O

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    HK 520 would be worth looking into also. Great stereo music detail.
     
  5. Alex_Santos

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    I would like the receiver to have at least 6.1 and be DTS ES discrete and matrix and whatever other new options there are. Definately discrete though. No chip amps.
     
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    avr2802. definetely.
     
  7. Len Cheong

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    Pioneer VSX d850s for $250 - has Dolby EX/ DTS ES and 6 amps. Wait a year and newer models will have DPL2 at this price.
     
  8. Alex_Santos

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    Anyone else?
     
  9. Ryan_Thomas

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    I just bought the 2802 for $552 shipped, but they just raised there price last week. I am waiting for i to arrive now.It was the only amp i could find that didn't need to use the preouts to make 6.1 sound for htis price. THe pioneer vsx-810s and 850s are NOT DTS ES Discrete, they only do DTS ES MATRIX. They just announced the 811s which will do discrete and DPL2 and it will retail for 475 new. But it doesnt come out till april. I still think the denon 2802 is the better buy anyways I would search around for it and you could also check Ubid.com.
     
  10. Alex_Santos

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    Anyone have Marantz or other brands that I have not listed?
     
  11. Patrick R. Sklenar

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    Alex,
    I can't believe that no one mentioned the Outlaw 1050. it can be had for $499 new, or $449 B-Stock (with full new product warrenty!). It can do 6.1 with all DD 5.1 digital and 5.1 analog sources, and with DTS 5.1 analog sources. Due to memory limitations of the processor, it can't extract 6.1 DTS from the digital inputs. The single biggest complaint that many folks have with it is the lack of DPL2. However, I've had a 1050 for nearly two years now and havne't missed that capability in the slightest. It's really a top notch unit and well worth checking out.
    It's available directly from Outlaw Audio (http://www.outlawaudio.com/) and comes with a 30 day money back, satisfaction guarentee so you can evaluate it in the comfort of your own home and with your own speakers and other electronics.
    Highly recommended.
     
  12. Alex_Santos

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    I think that Id like to have dplII. No sense in buying an old receiver when the one im going to buy will be old in a matter of months anyways.
     
  13. David John

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    Yamaha RX-V1200 $650 delivered.

    Excellent quality and sound.

    DD-EX, DPL-2 and DTS-ES (all flavors), plus 6 channels of amplification.

    I am very happy with it.

    The price is great and so is the sound!
     
  14. Alex_Santos

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    So theres Yamaha and Denon. Is there anyone else?
     
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    bump
     
  16. Alex_Santos

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    Come on, no one else has an opinion?
     
  17. Bill Will

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    I would wait until April when most of the new receivers will be out. That way you can compare the new with the old & maybe pickup last years models at a cleanout price. If you need one now I would go with the Yamaha or Pioneer.
     
  18. Marshall Alsup

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    Dude, take everyones advice.... The Denon 2802 is an awesome reciever. Alas, I dont own one, but my friend does and I must say, its the shit!

    -Marshall
     
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    Yamaha RX-V1200. Denon is good stuff, but for HT the Yammie is the head of the class.
     
  20. Beau B

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    I just got the Harman Kardon AVR 520 for Christmas and I love it. I got lucky and only paid $550.00 shipped from a guy on E-Bay. If I could get this receiver for the price your looking for it would be hands down the answer to your prayers.

    Beau
     

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