HK avr 225 vs denon avr 1603

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  1. Casey N

    Casey N Auditioning

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    which one of these would be the best for me. it would be used for 50% music, 50% movies. i have kenwood 520 series speakers all round. please bear in mind that i am still in school so are there any other recievers for the same price range that would be better for me?

    thanks
     
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    JeffHunter Stunt Coordinator

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    Casey,

    I'm in the same situation as you (a student on a low budget). And I picked and picked, and picked the AVR225 from HK [​IMG] ... if you look at the bear features the HK far surpases those of the Denon 1603.

    Just to list a few ...
    The HK has more digital inputs than the Denon
    HK - On Screen Display
    HK - EsSet Technology (built in SPL for speaker vol. setting)
    HK - High Quality Speaker connection posts for all speakers, vs only on mains for the Denon.
    HK - blahg I can go on but I won't [​IMG]
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    The AVR125 goes for $180 shipped on a refurb unit. Just another cheaper option for you.

    Good luck!!!
     
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    GarAlb Stunt Coordinator

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    I purchased a an AVR-1603 last month at 6ave.com and they upgraded the unit to an AVR1604[​IMG]. I think they are going for $245.06 delivered right now. Brand new with factory warranty.
     
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    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    I have the AVR-225 and I love it, wouldn't get anything else, except another HK reciever. [​IMG]

    Also, if you are on a tight budget look at the AVR-125, it's about $50-75 less than the 225 and just lacks the few extra features.
     
  6. Casey N

    Casey N Auditioning

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    i have been looking around a bit and every place i have been to has said that H/K is shit unless you get the higher up models and they have been saying to get the Yamaha rx-v440 or rx-v540. do any of you guys agree with this.

    also, at the moment i am leaning towards the denon avr 1604
     

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