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My receiever is dead, need a good new one!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Borbakov, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. Mike Borbakov

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    here's my story. i bought a pioneer sx-780 receiver, i had one when i was a kid and i loved it. i still love it now, but today i woke up and turned it on and it's officially dead. i can probably get it fixed, BUT the thing is it's time to get a new reliable one. the thing is, ive heard $300 dollar sony receivers and a cheap JVC one and they're nothing compared to my pioneer. this thing gets clean loud power and it's all analog. that's basically what i want now from a new receiver, but i want it to be under 300 bucks. im thinking about denon, marantz, and maybe harmon kardon? im not sure what's better than what, and i live in a little hick town so its hard to go to places where i can go listen to them.
    im going to use this receiver for music only, nothing else. so i dont need any of that dolby 5.1 digital crap or anything. i just want a 2 channel receiver that will give my speakers the power they need to sound their best. and i want a good warm sounding receiver. i dont want something that sounds all digital and fake, thats kinda like what the JVC was like for me. i WOULD like something that has a DIRECT function on it though. my dad's new pioneer has one and i think it's pretty cool (the function at least), even though his set up sucks. so please tell me what u guys think i'd be happy with. AND if it's really worth it i could stretch the price to 350, BUT that's pushing it.
    thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    and your requirements are? maybe room size and speaker efficiencies and the level at which you play music might shed a bit more light on things
     
  3. Mike Borbakov

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    im a 17 year old kid. my room is SMALL. i have JBL S26 bookshelves, their effiency is around 89db. i could tell too compared to my other speakers that got nice and loud with that crappy JVC, and when i hooked these up to it they were barely moving. so i probably need a good 100-150 watts before i'll be satisfied. AND i just hooked up my like 5 year old sony receiver and i might be content with it for now. i dont know yet, i need to give it some more listening time. what do u think i should do? would a good denon or marantz receiver make a big difference? would they change my sq very much? i dont wanna spend 300 bucks if it's not gonna make a big difference. let me know what u guys think.
     
  4. Mike Borbakov

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    what about onkyo? i hear about them a lot too.
    i just want to know if a new receiver will make a difference compared to my sony one i got now. i like my cds to sound as warm and rich as possible, but im on a budget so i can only get so close. also, it needs a lot of inputs. i like to have my my vcr, my cd player, my tape deck, my turntable, and my eq all used in the same receiver. lol yeah, thats a lotta stuff. but i'd be willing to ditch the eq, i dont need it, i just have it so i can see the spectrun analyzer and use it for bad recordings. and i could use inputs of another receiver and run them into tape monitors of another so its not really a problem. please tell me what i should do, if i should keep the sony and buy something else or if i should replace the sony with something better.
     
  5. John.J

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    I would personally recommend Denon Dra665 or Hk3470 or 3370 receivers.I have Denon dra775rds which I love.Check this out but don't bid more then $110 and shipping is around 30http://www.ubid.com/actn/opn/getpage...tionId=5168828
    Good luck, check out audioreview.com for reviews
     
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    Check out Marantz new line of receivers. The SR-X200 (4200, 5200, 6200, and 7200 specifically). I think your looking in the right direction if you want clean power by thinking about Denon, Marantz, and H/K. Give a listen yourself. I like Marantz warm, detailed sound a lot.
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  7. Mike Borbakov

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    well right now i only have 85 bucks. so unless something is on ebay for REALLY cheap im not gonna be able to buy anything yet.
    BUT thanks for the help already.
    do u guys know any online stores i could buy any pof these from? AND also i want somehting with a good phono on it, my sony's phono SUCKS. feeback like crazy and not very much fidelity out of it. and what are the retail prices for the ones that u guys mentioned? i probably wont pay retail, but i want to get an idea of what models i should be looking into that are into my price range. keep the suggestions coming!
     
  8. Chu Gai

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    that's a tight budget for sure. with those efficiencies, i can't envision a reason for 100-150 wpc but to each their own. take a look at the electronics section ofwww.pricewatch.com and possibly some local electronic stores in your area may be dying to get rid of something that hasn't moved in a couple of years. walk in with cash. good luck
     
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