High power 5.1 reciever?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by MikeArcher, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. MikeArcher

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    I'm very new to home audio/home theater so I was hoping you guys could help me out. I'm in the market for a new reciever, well a new used reciever I suppose. It will be used to push some B&W 602's or 603's in stereo for the time being, with aspirations to make a surround system. I was thinking 5.1 because I can't see myself being able to afford more speakers than 6 in the forseeable future, and I thought with an older 5.1 I'd be able to get more power per channel for my money. I'm not against 7.1 or 6.1 at all, that is just my reasoning for 5.1.

    I've been told Yamaha makes good recievers but I'm very open to suggestion. My budget is around $3-$400 and it doesn't have to be very fancy, just enough to use with dvds and cds. I do want the highest power output, at least in stereo, that I can get for the money, but that's pretty much my main and only concern. What models should I be looking for? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. Chad B

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    I'd check out a Harman/Kardon 7000. It's a true 5.1 powerhouse, and I think you might be able to get a used one for around $450 or so. Maybe a little over budget, but you might be able to get an extra good deal somewhere.
     
  3. Chad B

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    Whoops, I was a little off on the price. Alot of the closed auctions on eBay are close to $500. But it really is one of the most powerful 5.1 receivers. Sound & Vision tested one a while back, and after reading the review I wanted one.
     

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