Good $600 receiver

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  1. Greg->G

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    Hi,

    I'm helping my brother shop for a new 7.1 receiver. He has $600 to spend (fairly hard cap, maybe add a bit for tax, but not much). What are the best options? He's going to be more comfortable buying something new than used, although buying a "last year's model" would probably be ok. Things like auto-calibration would be great, but I'm not sure if that can be had for so cheap (it couldn't when I bought my receiver a few years ago, but I haven't kept up with things too closely).
     
  2. Kwang Suh

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    The current Yamahas seem to be a really great deal. Some of them even come with the auto calibration mic.

    If your brother can hold out just a few more weeks, the new Yamahas and Marantzs are coming out. The Marantz 4500 looks to be super sweet at a great price: http://www.audioholics.com/cedia/ced...antzsr4500.php
     
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    I would think you could get the Marantz SR5500 for around $600? That's what the 5400 was listed at, did the raise the price a bunch?
     
  4. Kwang Suh

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    Yeah, that 5500 is awesome as well. I'm getting upgrade-itis!
     
  5. DanJV

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    I'm using a Pioneer 1014 which you can get for around $400 in my 2nd HT room. Really nice piece....THX Select, MCACC, DPL IIx. You might want to give that a look and put the extra dollars in your pocket.
     
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    You can get the Yammy 5790 for $500 or the 5760 for $400. Both are excellent receivers.
     
  7. Kwang Suh

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    Remember, new Yammys coming out soon. Gotta hold off, gotta hold off.
     

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