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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Donnie R, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Donnie R

    Donnie R Agent

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    Can someone help me choose a nice reciever for under $600 that has at least 6.1 capabilities and at least 3 or 4 optical inputs. I have searched for so long and I cannot narrow down to what i feel are the best ones. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Donnie
     
  2. Lee M T

    Lee M T Second Unit

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    My problem was finding a quality receiver with 6.1 preamps, comp video ins/outs and 3-4 optical inputs, and keeping it below $500. Pioneer and Kenwood seemed to be the only choice at first, but I finally ran across the Yamaha RX-V640. It's $499, but I chewed Tweeter down $60.

    It has everything you need: 2 component video ins and one out, 6.1 channel inputs for DVD-A or SACD, 6.1 channel preamps, 3 optical inputs on back, 1 optical input on front, and one coaxial input on back. Tons of other goodies as well. Since you're price range is up to $600, you could step up to the RX-V740 which adds 5 watts more per channel, a slightly better remote, and on-screen-display.

    I am very happy with my RX-V640. It was a vast improvment over my old Pioneer.
     
  3. Donnie R

    Donnie R Agent

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    thanks for the help Lee. I was also looking for some of the same features. How does everyone think the Sony STR-DA2ES stacks up to the yamaha Lee mentioned.

    thanks again
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Don't get the DE line from sony. Only ES.

    There are lots of solid recievers out there for $600 or less, from Denon, HK, Marantz, Onkyo/Integra, Pioneer Elite, Sony ES, Yamaha, Outlaw, etc. etc.

    I have the Marantz 5300, should be under 600, awesome unit, and has all the functions i need, with very solid sound quality to boot.
     

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