Good budget reciever to match with Axiom's

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  1. myles mckiernan

    myles mckiernan Auditioning

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    Any suggestions on a good budget receiver ($300) to match up with Axiom M3's and vp100 center for 5.1 set up?
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    I would look at the Pioneer VSX-D811S. It has a great reputation around here, and can be found as low as $300 shipped online through yahoo shopping. It supports all of the current sound formats, including DTS-ES, DD-EX, DPLII, and NEO:6. It's also very future-proof, offering 7.1 speaker setup options, 7 channel inputs and full pre-outs. In my opinion, it's the best receiver for under $500. Other notables are the Denon 1803 and the Panasonic HE200, but i doubt you could find either of those for $300. Either way, the D811S is a real winner.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. myles mckiernan

    myles mckiernan Auditioning

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    Thanks- I was considering either the Panasonic HE100 or the Harmon Kardon AVR125. The panasonic has more features, more power, and is about $50 cheaper online but I wasn't sure of its sound quality (I think it has 196/24 DACs if that matters) and how it might match up with my speakers. On the other hand, the H/K has a good reputation and good sound quality and enough of the features that I need...

    Can anyone steer me in the right direction here?
     
  4. DanielN

    DanielN Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Pioneer 811 with M1's, VP50, and QS2's and I couldnt be happier.
     
  5. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    I second Pioneer as the best receiver under $300,

    But I would consider savin a little more and get DENON 1803 or maybe check the clearences of Harman Kardon AVR320 or AVR520.

    Hope this helps,
    Pablo
     
  6. Dennis Sanders

    Dennis Sanders Auditioning

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    I just bought the HK 125 and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is outstanding for both music and movies, and there is more than enough power to shake the walls. I know the pioneers are a popular choice, but I love the 125.
     
  7. Ron Reda

    Ron Reda Cinematographer

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    I second the Denon 1803. I think that Denons mate quite well with Axioms.
     
  8. Marc H

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    Axioms sound best on any of the high current type of receivers but I do really like the combination of Axiom and Harman Kardon best.
     
  9. AaronJB

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    Very happy with the Panasonic SAHE100, myself. Great features, wonderful sound quality.
     
  10. Lyden

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    i say pioneer, but what ever you're ears like is the only really good opinion.. [​IMG]
     

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