HK AVR 525 vs. HK AVR 330

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Willy_P, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Willy_P

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    Anyone know which is the better choice for Movies and Video Games?

    I'm new to all this and don't see all that much difference. The 525 seems better, but the 330 is newer... Oh, and the 525 has HDCD decoding and the 330 does not...I'm not even sure that's important though.... Both can be found for around $600.

    My ultimate goal is to have great sound for games an movies, without spending more than $600.
     
  2. SeanV

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    The 525 can actually be found for around $500 (not including shipping).
     
  3. Willy_P

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    > The 525 can actually be found for around $500 (not including shipping).

    I just found that myself, but the dealer it's with isn't listed as an approved dealer on the Harman site...should I worry about that?
     
  4. ChrisLazarko

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    The 525 is a better deal, the 330 is newer which makes it more expensive as with any new thing out there... just a way to make profit.

    As for being authorized... I would personally buy from an authorized dealer.
     
  5. Willy_P

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    thanks chris. turns out they are authorized and my new system is now on it's way!
     
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    So you ended up getting the 525? It's a very nice piece...
     
  7. Willy_P

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    yup, I got the 525 for $515 with shipping. I can't wait now! My room isn't really big enough for 7.1, but I'm already figuring out how to squeeze in the extra speakers. How much of a difference does 7.1 make over 5.1? Is it worth trying to squeeze them in?
     
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    Where did you find the 525 at that price?
     
  9. Willy_P

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    outpost.com had it last night. looks like it's gone now.
     

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