Harman Kardon AVR 525 impressions?

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  1. ChrisYK

    ChrisYK Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any?

    I just picked up a brand new one for really cheap on eBay and am wondering whether or not I should keep it or sell it for the profit margin.

    I am in the middle of putting together my home theater right now so I don't exactly have the best testing environment. I am also moving into a new house in May/June with a larger, more open living space (where the home theater equipment is going to be set up).

    Sony KP-57WS510
    Panasonic XP30 DVD player
    Speakers: Crap x 5.1 (will upgrade later this year)
     
  2. Greg Thomas

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    If you sell it, what will you get instead? Keep it and get your speaker purchase and see how it sounds in your new home.

    I have the 325 and its great.
     
  3. Chris Sherman

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    I would have bought the 525 if One Call had any at the time, instead I bought the 325 and love it. If the 525 is better I'd like to hear it. I'd keep it if you got it cheap . As the previous poster said what else would you get if you sell it.
     
  4. ChrisYK

    ChrisYK Stunt Coordinator

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    My original budget had been for around $300 and I was considering the AVR 325 which I have seen for around $325 refurbished from Harman Audio on eBay.

    I guess my question boils down to: is a brand-new 525 (from an unauthorized dealer) worth the extra $80 I have paid in this case when compared to the 325?
     
  5. Daryn D

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    Keep the 525 if you got a deal and spend more on speakers! My 320 at 65watts is more than enough power.
     
  6. Greg Thomas

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    You get a backlit remote, bass management for the 6 channel inputs like DVD-Audio and SACD plus more power for $80. Keep the 525.
     

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