Harman/Kardon AVR220 vs AVR210

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  1. Will Moir

    Will Moir Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I've been looking to get surround sound for a while know, and after much research I'm finally near reaching a decision. Right now I'm planning on getting the JBL NSP-1 speaker package and the H/K AVR220 or 210 reciever.

    I was at my local independant music store earlier today, and I managed to get some very decent prices on the equipment.

    JBL NSP-1 $325 ($300 at jandr.com w/ free shipping, but I'd prefer to support my local store)

    H/K AVR-210 $399

    The problem is that they have the AVR-210, not the AVR-220, and a jandr.com I could get the 220 for $399 also (plus shipping, though). Basically, if I get all the stuff through jandr it will be a little cheaper, and I'll have the newer model, but if I go through my local store I'll have the benefits of having bought locally, plus better karma (or something...)

    So far the only differences that I've seen between the AVR-210 and AVR-220 is that the 220 has 5 more watts per channel, and dolby pro-logic II. Although I'd like plII, both also have Logic7, which I've heard is comperable to plII, if not better, and it's not -that- important to me anyway.

    I have heard that the H/K *10 series had some reliability problems, and that the *20 series don't have these problems. Does anyone know if this is true? And if it is, how important is it?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Will
     
  2. Chris Eriksen

    Chris Eriksen Stunt Coordinator

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    Will,
    If you think you may add external amps at some time, go with the 210. The 210 has preamp outputs for all channels, while the newer 220 does not.
    I hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. Will Moir

    Will Moir Auditioning

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    Chris,

    Thanks, that definitely was helpful. I don't -think- that I'll need to use them, but it still is good to know that the 210 has some advantages over the 220 at least.

    Thanks again,

    -Will
     
  4. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    FWIW, I have the 110 and love it.

    Logic 7 is fantastic for plain old TV.

    40 x 5 is not a problem so far, even with hungry NHT's all around.

    I would like the option of the 6 ch outs, though.

    If you go with the local guy, he'll reward you for the business with good service if the 210 fails.

    For $249 you can get a refurb'ed 110 from Vanns.com.

    It's got it all, except DPLII and the 6 in / 6 out's.

    Good Luck!
     

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