Best reciever for around $300

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  1. BrianHo

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    Any help. I almost ordered the Sony DE885 until i read your reviews. I will be ordering tomorrow. I kind of wanted a 6.1 so i can expand my system later on.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. AaronJB

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    I still like my Panasonic SAHE100; the more powerful and feature-rich SAHE200 can be found at jandr.com for the remarkable (not to sound like an ad, but it's a very good price) price of $319. The SAHE100 can be found for around $250.

    Both are 6.1 systems.
     
  3. BrianHo

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    Well i just bought the SAHE200k from JandR.com. It even came with a free rear center channel, shipping and a DVD. I hope i made a good choice.
     
  4. BrianHo

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    One question though. It says 130 x 2 @ 6 Ohms, but my speakers are 8ohms. Will this hurt anything?

    Brian
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    no, 8ohm speakers will be easier for the amp to drive, but won't draw as much power, probably about 80% of what 6ohm speaker would draw. 8ohm speakers will also cause less distortion (THD) from the amp.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Matt Malto

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    Pioneer VSXD-912k. You get find it for $299 (retail is $399) at www.etronics.com. Probably one of the better receivers out there under $500.
     
  7. BrianHo

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    Does the Panny have channel presets? Crutchfield says yes, but i read that it didn't earlier.

    Brian
     
  8. RobWil

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    Check out the thread in this forum where you can get the kenwood 6070 for $269 shipped from ecost. I don't see how you could even come close to that for $300.

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    Looks like they add some handling charges after further review. Some good deals though.
     

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