Help with receiver decision

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kiel, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Jeff Kiel

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    I currently have a Yamaha 595a (with DD & DTS) that I am looking to upgrade (it is a disease you know...). I will be using it with all inwalls from HTD (AL80s), a level 3 center, and an Energy 10" sub.

    I have "narrowed" it down to a few choices, with the big question being where/when is the extra money really worth it:

    1) Yamaha HTR-5550 (5.1) $300
    2) Yamaha HTR-5560 (6.1) $400
    3) Kenwood VR6060 $400 (I think)
    4) Pioneer VSX-D811s $400
    5) HK AVR520 ~$500
    6) HK AVR525 ~$650

    As you can see, I have a broad range of prices. The reason is that if the higher price is warranted (ie I will get that much more enjoyment/service/quality/etc. out of it) I am willing to go there. I also realize that the upgrade will only get me a few newer formats, which is why I am thinking a larger jump. Also, I am open to any other ideas.

    BTW, we are about 50/50 DVD&TV/Music

    Thanks!
    Jeff
     
  2. Jeff Kiel

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    Bump...I know you guys have some opinions [​IMG]
     
  3. MikeRP

    MikeRP Supporting Actor

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    of those - the 525 no doubt.
     
  4. CurtisC

    CurtisC Second Unit

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    Of those the 525 no doubt,but the denon 3802 is now the old model and I saw it somewhere for about $700 new.This would take you to a new catagory,110x7,one of the best deals in avr's imho
     
  5. Paul_Fisher

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    I would also go with the H/K 525 hands down.
     
  6. Jeff Kiel

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    Thanks for the opinions so far. I am very interested in the 525 for it's many features. The big question is will I feel the step up from my 595a? It seems the Yamaha HTR-5560 step isn't much more than a step sideways, but the 525 seems like a step up. Thoughts?
     
  7. Jeff Kiel

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    Well, I pulled the trigger yesterday, J&R was willing to do $680 delivered via FedEx Ground. Hopefully it will be here on Friday.
     
  8. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Jeff:

    You made a great choice, compared with the other options you listed.
     

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