Best reciever for under $1000

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  1. Andrew Lin

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    I was looking around at recievers and I had decided on the HK AVR520, however I would just like to know what other recievers that are in the same price range that would give me more bang for the buck. Thanks!
     
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    I general prefer denon and the 3802 seems to be a popular choice in the $1000 range.

    DTS ES, DDEX, DPLII - all of the essentials and I believe it has more power. A friend of mine that works at a MAJOR HK retail chain says that there are a lot of quality issues with HK and a general complaint is lack of power for the price. However, he like its preamp section for being very smooth, but wouldn't really purchase one unless getting a lower priced HK with sub/sat system.

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  3. Tom-K

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    Try the Newcastle R-963 loaded with features and from what I hear, sounds awesome. Might be able to pick up on ebay for $1,000.
     
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    You might also want to look at the Sony ES line, they have just drop the prices on them and the 5ES could be had for less than a grand.
     
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    I'd throw in the 797. It's THX certified, and has THX Surroudn EX processing which can be a significant bonus, as well as its 24bit/192khz DACs for all channels. It also has 6 powered channels, one more than the 520, but of course can be used in 5.1, and will sound very good doing it.
     
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    i second the 3802
     
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    For mostly music or HT?
    For music, I would not hesitate to recommend Marantz. SR6200 and 7200. Plenty of features, good amps, and excellent sound. Arguably the best sound under $1k.
    I auditioned the 3802, and chose the 6200 over it. See this post
    I liked the 3802, but Marantz sounds better to me and I am very pleased with it.
    I was also impressed with the Onkyo TX-DS595, though it is discontinued and will soon be replaced by the 600. I would give the 600 a listen also. If you need a receiver sooner, you should still be able to find stores that carry the 595 or might have open box or demo units.
     
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    I saw a Pioneer Elite VSX-47TX( that right 47, not 37 ) on ebay go for just over $900.
     
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    When I went shopping for a new receiver I wanted a great 2 channel amp combinded with very good HT performance for under a grand. I found the Nakamichi AV10 for around $800. It has amazing power for a receiver, in fact probably the best powered non-separate. It doesn't have a bunch of wiz bang DSPs, but I never use that stuff anyway. The one thing I do miss, however, is 6-channel inputs for DVD-A.
    Plus it looks really clean. Great receiver and I recommend it.
    http://www.nakamichi.com/home/AVRECVRS/AV10.HTM
     
  10. Evan M.

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    i would 3rd the 3802 and throw in the yamaha rx-v2200. the 3802 has a great warm sound, has the 7 amps and good power. plus it is built like a tank. i am getting the rx-v2200. i think it has a great dynamic sound for music and sounds amazing for ht. plus i think yamaha has one of the best reliability histories. the newer yamahas do not sound nearly as bright as the older ones. either one would be a great receiver, it just comes down to personal preference.
     

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