Choosing the right AVR

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by internaut, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. internaut

    internaut Auditioning

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    Hi guys,

    I am presently trying to put together my first hometheater system. I am looking for the state of the art AVRs to work with Jamo/KEF 5-spkr system with per spkr wattage of around 90W @ 8 ohms. I have identified and am evaluating the Denon AVR2807 vs. the Marantz SR4001/5001.

    The AVRs should be preferrably forward-compatible with the new HD technology. Will HDMI switching and upconversion available in Denon AVR2807future-proof my system[​IMG] ? Clearly the Marantz SR4001/5001 does not support upconversion - is that an issue[​IMG] ? Should I consider any other factors while getting together an HD-ready hometheater?

    Alternately, is there any option for standard hometheaters to be upgraded to HD-ready technology tomorrow without trashing the present day AVRs? This will save me a lot of cost besides saving me from hazards of "bleeding-edge" technology.

    Thanks and look forward to some candid suggestions/inputs,

    [​IMG] Cheers[​IMG]
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

    Alon Goldberg Screenwriter

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    Hi Parag, the AVR-2807 is not capable of HDMI upconversion, only HDMI switching. This is still an excellent choice for your new receiver.

    Also, ignore the wattage ratings, they are literally pulled out of thin air.. I'd be surprised if either model is capable of more than 65 wpc, all channels driven. This is more than enough to drive your Jamo/KEF speakers. [​IMG]

    If you're looking for a receiver that can be upgraded in the future via software, I would take a look at the Outlaw 1070.
     
  3. Seth=L

    Seth=L Screenwriter

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    I second the Outlaw, only thing is instead of HDMI it has DVI switching. Note that the Outlaw power ratings aren't pulled out of thin air, and is probably underated to boot.
     

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