Digitial Receiver Recommendation: Best bang for the buck?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jonas Pearson, May 12, 2003.

  1. Jonas Pearson

    Jonas Pearson Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Marantz SR7200 that the On Screen Display has dissapeared on, so I'll be sending it off for service. I can't live without a digital receiver, I have my PC digitaly connected that I use as a jukebox for music, etc.

    I need a recommendaton for a cheap digital receiver capable of decoding a PCM signal from my PC that I can use in the interim, I can make it a gift for my girlfriend when I get the Marantz back.

    Can anyone recommend the best bang for the buck say up to $300?
     
  2. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    I think the new pioneers are pretty good, and the new

    Pioneer VSXD-912K A/V Receiver $290

    FEATURES
    Stereo: 110 Watts x 2
    Surround: 110 Watts x 6
    Auto MCACC w/ Microphone Speaker and Subwoofer detection
    Double Precision 48-Bit Motorola DSP
    DTS 96/24 Decoding
    DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding
    DTS NEO 6: Music & Cinema Surround Decoding
    Dolby Digital EX 6.1 Surround Decoding
    Pro-Logic II Music & Movie Surround Decoding
    96kHz/24-Bit Digital to Analog Conversion
    7 Advanced Surround Modes
    Expanded 5-D Theater
    Midnight Mode
    Virtual Surround Back
    DVD-Audio Ready
    7.1 Channel Inputs
    Pre-Amp Output ALL Channels 6.1
    5 Digital Inputs (2 optical/2 coaxial back, 1 optical front) / 1 Digital Out (optical)
    Inputs - 4 Audio/4 Audio/Video
    Independent A/B Speaker Switching
    Heavy Duty Banana Speaker Binding Posts
    Dual Surround Back Speaker Terminals for 7.1 Speaker Set-up
    Auto MCACC with Microphone Speaker & Subwoofer detection
    Advanced Quick Setup
    Front Panel Quick Set-Up w/ Jog Control
    Auto Signal Select
    30 Preset AM/FM Digital Tuner
    AM/FM Station Name Input
    Semi-Dot Matrix Display
    Front Panel Door
    Preprogrammed and Smart LCD Remote
    Aluminum Front Panel with Blue LED Indicator

    It seems to do a lot for so little $.

    Hope this helps,
    Pablo
     

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