Good sounding cheap receiver?

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  1. Ryan Hawke

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    I am looking for an in expensive no frills receiver that can deliver good sound. My only requirements are DD/dts 5.1. I would like to have DPL2, but I don't expect it. I will buy new or used, doesn't really matter to me. I'm basically looking for a well built receiver that can put decent power out. Maybe an older Onkyo, Denon, or HK? I don't know model numbers of good old ones, so those would help. I would like it to have a good built in DAC because I plan on using it for music too. My speakers are fairly inefficient, so a somewhat powerful amp would be nice. I'd like to keep the price around $350. I won't be buying this RIGHT now, so specific ads will not be needed, I just need a general idea. Thanks for all replies!

    --Ryan
     
  2. Craig Ball

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    Ryan, you could pick up a H/K 320 for that price new!! and I'd say thats a GREAT reciever, DD, DTS-ES, Logic7 DPL2 and much much more. Do a search for it.

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  3. Steve-sas

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    Denon 1802/882 can be had for $375 - $400 delivered from several sources.
     
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    You could find a Yamaha RXV620 for that price. This receiver will have more power and features than its Denon/onkyo/marantz competitors at this price point.
     
  5. Paul Clarke

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    The Denon 1802 and Yammy 620 are the best quality buys now in that price range. You cannot touch the H/K 320 for $350...Hell you can barely touch the 310...but I did. [​IMG]
    Also the Marantz 4200 is floating around out there but it has no 5.1 inputs...but does have 5.1 pre-outs. Go figure.
     
  6. Jeff Hipps

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    At the risk of sounding like a commercial, the Sherwood RD-7106 should still be available at Fry's for about half of your budget.

    Jeff
     
  7. BrianKM

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    Onkyo 600 from J&R (when it comes out in a month or so).
     
  8. Jason Wilcox

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    i second the yamaha rx-v620/630...should be plenty of power for ya
     
  9. Ryan Hawke

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    Thanks for all the replies! I'm definitely going to look into the Yamaha a little more, although (kind of arbitrary) I don't like the look of the panel that hangs down in the middle. I'll have to see one in person to verify those feelings though [​IMG] I will also have to look into the Denon a little more, it sounds like a possibility. I know this sounds dumb, but I don't normally like buying the "bottom of the line" product from any company, so I'll have to do some serious investigating. The Onkyo sounds like a possibility (I do have time on my side), but I don't really care for the looks of them (I like the Denons though). I would love to see the HK 320 at that price, but I don't think thats going to happen, unless I get a job at Best Buy this summer or something (thinking...). I don't know of anywhere that would have the Sherwood in question, so I don't know about that one. I want something that is built well enough to deliver me years and years of service, like the Marantz 2325 I am using which my dad has had since the '70s. Thanks again for all the comments, keep them coming!
    --Ryan
     
  10. Chip E

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    The Onkyo 595 is a good receiver for under $400.00 from J&R. I have a friend who has one with JBL bookshelf's and it sounds pretty darn good in his HT.
     

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