H/K AVR135 VS Yamaha HTR-5850SL VS KENWOOD VR-9060 VS PIONEER VSX-815-S ?

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  1. Vlad_O

    Vlad_O Auditioning

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    I'm going to buy receiver for my Infinity speakers.
    Basically, my price range: $300-$350.
    70%-music, 30%-mivie.

    These are 4 new receivers, which just came out:

    1.DENON 6.1 AVR845S
    2.YAMAHA 6.1 HTR-5850SL
    3.PIONEER 7.1 VSX-815-S
    4.KENWOOD VR-9060-S

    5.HARMAN/KARDON AVR135

    If my my preference is music, what is the best choice?

    Thanks,
    Vlad
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins HW Reviewer
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    If you order online you can get the Pioneer 1014TX for as low as $370 shipped. For the minimal budget increase it offers a large upgrade in features, build quality, true power, and sound quality over the units you've mentioned. Do a search on pricegrabber to see what you find. J&R and Onecall also have it around $380 shipped and they are about the most reputable online dealers around. Depending on where in NY you are you might be able to get it at that price in store at J&R.
     
  3. Ralph B

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    I would go with the HK if component inputs is not priority for you.

    you could think about the Onkyo TX-SR602 also. I got my refurb from J&R for $285 shipped!!!
     

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