Help with finding a reciever for first HT

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  1. Michael Wilcox

    Michael Wilcox Auditioning

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    Hi, I'm currently putting together my first home theater and am not sure which receiver to go with. The receiver will be powering Definitive Tech. BP10s in the front, a CLR 1000 and 2 BP2Xs in the rear. The room is relatively small, 15 X 10. The system will be used mainly for DVDs and digital cable. I'd like to find a receiver with Pro Logic II as I watch a lot of 2 channel sources from the cable. I'm looking to spend $400-600. Thanks in advance.

    Mike
     
  2. NickSo

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    For a first HT, with Pro-Logic 2, i would recommend the Kenwood line, either the 509 or 510 would be good for your situation. Both have DPL2 decoding, as well as Circle Surround 5.1 and the basic DD/DTS. Both have IR/RF backlit remotes, and the VR510 is THX Select certified.
    Kenwood VR-510
    Kenwood VR-509
    Both are well within your price range in MSRP.
    (509 is $400-$500, 510 is $600-$700 MSRP)
     
  3. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    I would say to try and do with a Denon or Onkyo, that is a good set of speakers which deserve better power than a $400 receiver, try to go for a brae minimum of $600 and if you can $700. Denon 1802 or 2802 have good power and the Onkyo 696 will give you good warm sound. I feel that Yamaha also has some good offerings, but I would get an Onkyo or Denon.
     
  4. Albert M

    Albert M Stunt Coordinator

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    I would get the new Kenwood VR-6070 this spring. The VR-6070 also features THX Select and DTS-ES audio certification. It will be equipped also with DD, DTS, DPL2, DD Surround EX and the new Circle Surround 2. It will have 8 channel preouts. Retail is $600.
     

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