Help noob out selecting reciever

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I have just about got my small home theater planned out and ready to order. I am looking for a good reciever under $300. It is my plan to buy the nanosat 5.1 system. Other audio sources will come from a high end computer and from the cable box. I would like something compatible with 7.1 so i have the ability to upgrade if i choose to do so. Is there any other information you need to help me out?

Powered Subwoofer Output: 75 Watts Continuous, 300 Watts Dynamic Peak
5 Satellite Speakers Included
System Type: Magnetically Shielded Omnipolar Satellite
Frequency Response: 110Hz-20kHz, +/-3dB
Nanosat Tweeter: 3/4" (19mm) Pure Titanium Hybrid
Nanosat Woofer: 2 3/4" (70mm) Titanium Deposit Polypropylene Cone With Butyl Surround
Subwoofer: Front-Ported, Down-Firing Powered 8" Subwoofer With Ribbed Elliptical Surround
Crossover Point: 2.7kHz
Room Efficiency: 87dB
Impedance: 8-Ohm Nominal, 4-Ohm Minimum
Recommended Amplifier Power: 10 To 100 Watts RMS/Channel
Inputs: High Quality 5-Way Binding Posts
Mounting Options: Unlimited (Mounting Hardware Included)
Voice Coil Diameter: 1"
Maximum Driver Excursion: 1.49" Peak-to-Peak
Subwoofer Frequency Response: 30-120 Hz (30 - 120Hx @ +/-3dB)
Subwoofer Inputs: Low Level, Stereo High Level (Speaker Level)

I looked briefly and found that the pioneer VSX-516-K/S may work? But id rather ask you guys first. let me know thanks!
 

Nick:G

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For around $300, there are a few options...

1) Denon AVR-1507 ([email protected] ohms, powered 2nd zone capable)
2) Yamaha HTR-5840 ([email protected] ohms
3) Onkyo TX-SR504 ([email protected] ohms)

These are all good models with reasonable features for the price. I'm sure there's one's I'm forgetting, but it's a thought to ponder. In this price range, I've always been partial to Denon.
 

Nick:G

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They're all pretty similar feature-wise. The Denon is a unique in that it allows for a powered 2nd zone if you don't end up doing a 7.1 system (and it looks like you're not). Useful for patio speakers...
 

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