Looking for a budget reciever

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  1. NickGei

    NickGei Auditioning

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    I am in the market for a good budget reciever. My top contender right now is a refurbished Onkyo TX-SR502. My only real requirements are 2 component video inputs and an under $300 price tag. I will only be using stereo speakers so surround isn't a necessity. Obviously, sound quality is the most important feature.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Drew_W

    Drew_W Screenwriter

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    Stereo only receivers (or integrated amps) usually don't have video switching of any sort...which is good for purity in the audio signal.
     
  3. Kwang Suh

    Kwang Suh Supporting Actor

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    There's a ton of choices out there. Check out some of the Yamahas or Pioneers.
     
  4. DorianBryant

    DorianBryant Screenwriter

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    For that price, go digital. You can get the the Panasonic SA-XR50 for about $240 delivered and it does switching and has all digital sound. I have an Onkyo stereo receiver. Nice receiver but the Panny will sound better-better detail, imaging, clarity, etc.
     
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    I'm very happy with the Yamaha htr-5740 new $270 shipped.
     
  6. Hank VT

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    For $300, go to ecost.com and get a Denon refurb.

    I have the 502. It's pretty nice.
     
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    Sami Kallio Screenwriter

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    H/K AVR130 for $280 at jandr.com is another possibility.
     
  8. Kwang Suh

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    Yeah, that XR50 is the steal of the century. Great features, incredible price.
     

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