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RaviK

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I am trying to decide between a used HK AVR 325 and AVR 525. Can somebody tell me some the important differences between them, apart from the power? I'm getting the 325 for $280 and the 525 for $425 (both used, but the 525 has about 6 months of warranty left). Any advice really appreciated.

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Ravi
 

RaviK

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Andrew,

In the "detailed comparision" section, they just compare 520 and 320 (even if you select the link from 325's product information page). Moreover, I would like to know if there is something I should know from an "end-user's perspective". In fact, lately I'm seeing so many quality related issues that I'm re-thinking about buying an HK at all! I'm planning to use them with the Rocket ELT speakers and prefer warm sound. Thought of getting a Denon, but looks like HK offers more value than a Denon (esp. they have pre-outs), in the same price range.

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Ravi
 

AndrewErickson

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All the manufacturers will have quality problems to some extent. I've had my AVR325 for about 9 months now and I've had nothing but good times. I bought it refurbished from www.onecall.com for $390. It has plenty of power to drive about any speaker. I can turn the volume up to very uncomfortable listening levels and have never heard any distortion.

I think you should get the 525 if it's only about $100 more and has a warranty left on it.
 

RaviK

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But then, why is it that I seem more of these posts only regarding HK? Good to know that your 325 runs without any issues, though. Yes, I am inclining towards the 525, unless I get a killer deal on a 325.
 

Jeremy Little

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Buying an HK used or from an unauthorized dealer is potentially going to sour your opinion of the company, especially if you have a problem. I bought mine from an authorized dealer and I have no complaints.
 

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Get an HK 430, 630, or 7200 instead, maybe via refurb direct from HK. Ebay seller ID harmanaudio.
 

RaviK

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I don't find a 430 from HK Direct on ebay and the 630s and 7200s are a little out of my price range. I once saw a good deal on a 525 on harman audio, but by the time I could research on them they were gone :angry:
 

RaviK

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Is it true that the 325 doesn't offer as much Bass Management functionalities as the 525? This might make my decision making process easier :D
 

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