I went with the B&K AVR-507.

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  1. greggor

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    Some of you may remember I was in the market for a new receiver to replace my aging sony 777ES and contemplated several flag ship models. At one point I actually ordered the Denon 5803A, but ultimately cancelled my order with the assumption I could do better for my money.... Boy I'm glad I did. Have any of you had the pleasure of hearing the B&K 507? This thing sounded amazing in comparison to the Denon. The sound seemed warmer with my paradigm reference speakers while offering a more defined sound stage.

    I also very seriously considered separates but they just weren't a viable option for me right now due to some space limitations that cannot be overcome. I know separates are really the way to go and I fully intend to add an external amp in a few years once I get back to living in the states, but for now as far as bang for the buck goes this B&K is quite incredible.


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    I'm confident you will be very satisfied for a very long time......
     
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    Thats the plan. I still want to go with separates, but for now I couldn't be happier.


    -Greg
     
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    You won't be sorry, that is a very good receiver, and much better then the Denon.

    Mike
     
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    did you get a good deal on it?
    where did you buy it from?
     
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    I think I got a great deal. I paid $2395.00 from an authorized dealer out of Utah. My only real complaint about the B&K is that it lacks some of the many great features of several other flagship receivers out there.

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    Greg,

    Sounds like you made a great purchase. Plus, it appears it has paired well with your Paradigm speakers.

    Enjoy your new sounds.
     
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    Great job, Greg. I'm running the same thing as you, AVR507 with Paradigm Ref in a 7.1 configuration. Love the sound, but need to send the sucker in to have firmware updated. Supposedly B&K is supposed to announce some upgrade stuff at CEDIA this week. Rumored to be part of the upgrade are multiple notch filters and some word on DVI/HDMI switching capability. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the press release, but nothing so far.

    I too am disappointed with the lack of several features that even low end stuff now has including audio delay and auto-calibration. We won't be seeing the calibration stuff til 2006 from my understanding though.

    Enjoy the purchase. I snagged my unit out of Utah as well... before the $1000 price drop, so mine ran $2600 I think.

    Later,
    Jeff
     

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