Decisions-Decisions on an Entry Level Receiver

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Hank A, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Hank A

    Hank A Auditioning

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    I believe I have narrowed down the choice between two units: The Harman-Karden AVR-225 and the Yamaha RX-V630. I have quite a fixed situation, as I have five in-ceiling speakers, so there is little chance the mid rear will ever be used. I currently have an old Pioneer VSX-5900S, which not only is limited to Dolby Pro Logic, but does not possess a subwoofer output capability. Both candidate receivers appear to fit the utilization needs, but I am certainly not an expert in the current state of Home theater.

    I am also posting a question in the speaker-subwoofer section.
    Thanks for the advice,

    Hank
     
  2. Doug Brewster

    Doug Brewster Second Unit

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    Personally, I have an HK prejudice. Some people hate HK. It would depend on your preference. HK tends to have more power (though they are rated lower) and they tend to be prefered for music. If home theater is your main interest, then the Yamaha would probably fit better.

    Have you heard them both? Try that first. You can hear the HK at Circuit City. Entry level Yamaha should also be easy to find, try Best Buy. Any reason you wouldn't consider a Denon?

    Doug
     
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    Brian_Tho Stunt Coordinator

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