Need a 2nd Receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jimbo Ca, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Jimbo Ca

    Jimbo Ca Auditioning

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    I am in the process of building a house. I will be putting my main HT system which consist of H/K 630, Paradigm Atoms (front and rear), Paradigm CC-170 and HSU STF-2, in a Home Theater Room. Now I am looking for an affordable receiver for the den (17' x 14'). The only features I really need is 5.1 and a Zone 2 (what H/K calls it). Anyone have any suggestions as to what type and where the best place to look is?

    Thanks
     
  2. RyanJE

    RyanJE Second Unit

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    Ill sell you a sony str-de595 for 100$ Has 3 year BB warranty.
     
  3. Christian M

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    You could look into an Onkyo or Denon. I've got an onk nr-801, and while not a $300-$500 receiver, it does sound very nice and the 'lower end' onks sound much the same with hardly a difference. Look at a sr-602. It has DD, DTS/ES and all the usual suspects as well as zone 2. Denon also has their 1905 (I think that's what it is) that is pretty much the same. I like both companies. OR... you could just get a less expensive HK that has zone 2 since you're probably used to how it sounds/works. No offense to RyanJE but I have learned (and heard) that non-ES sony models are not really worth much.

    Check out jr.com, vanns, onecall.... again, all the usual suspects.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. RyanJE

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    Your right their not. But its not bad for 100 with the BB warranty. Id say its probably worth 70$ by itself. Depending on the speakers your using its not bad. It all depends what someone considers a 2nd throw together system worth.
     
  5. John Simmons

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    I also have the Onkyo nr-801. I love it. I got it recently for about 800 bucks where it seems it usually goes for around 1000. Here is where i go it:
    amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000EZ1KU/olympusdigita-20
     

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