Choosing entry reciever

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  1. Jordan_C

    Jordan_C Auditioning

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    I'm building a budget living room system(poor college student), and I'm having trouble deciding on a reciever.
    So far I'm thinking the Panasonic SA-XR25 or maybe the pioneer VSX-D812K. Any other recommendations that compete with these two in that price range($200-300)?

    And since I've already started a topic on that and speakers relate to it, any recommendations on speakers? I was thinking of going all Paradigm. CC-170, atoms, and the PDR-10.

    I know this won't be the greatest thing ever, but I need something that will atleast perform.
     
  2. Paul S

    Paul S Stunt Coordinator

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    Receiver recommendation:

    PANASONIC SA-HE200 Home Theater Receiver, price $299.00 at J&R. 130 watts a channel times 6 and all the bells and whistles you could hope for. A highly underated receiver, and probably one of the best buys you'll find anywhere.
     
  3. David G Greene

    David G Greene Stunt Coordinator

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    Panasonic SA-XR25 is very nice I hear.
     
  4. Shaun Graham

    Shaun Graham Agent

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    Just to throw another one out there, the Harman/Kardon AVR-125 can be found refurbished for $230 shipped at soundcity.com. It's authorized retailer too so it will carry the same 2 yr warranty as if it was new. I have the 225, which is basically the same unit except for OSD and an extra (insignificant) 10 watts per channel, and it works great.
     
  5. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    How about the Yamaha 5630? $200 or less in many places.
     
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    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    I love these with my Yamaha - loads of punch. Then i changed to a Marantz (4400) sounded a little less punchy but more refined. Maybe Yamaha if more movies and Marantz if more music.
     

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