Need a $400 receiver with phono input?

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  1. Rob White

    Rob White Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking to replace a 20 year-old living room receiver (Onkyo TX-38). Here are my thoughts:

    •budget of $300-400
    •want to be able to use my turntable (haven't in a long time, but you never know when)
    •am I crazy about wanting a phono input?
    •does the phono input really narrow my choices these days?

    Thanks in advance for any help,
    Rob
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Are you looking for a stereo or home theater receiver?

    If stereo, why not Onkyo's TX-8511....100 watts/channel, phono input, video switching, smooth sound, low impedence capability, remote control, available for under $250.00....
     
  3. Rob White

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    Yes, eventually I would like to add a home theater speaker system. I was thinking about doing receiver and 5.1 speaker system at the same time, but first I thought I'd see how the receiver does at simulating home theater with the four speakers I have.

    Make sense?

    Rob
     
  4. Steve_L

    Steve_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Rob, don't worry about the Phono Input, you can buy an off-board phono pre-amp.

    I bought one here for my Pioneer 1014 from these folks.
    http://www.audioreplay.net/index.html

    Just use one of the multiple aux inputs on the back, front ended by an outboard phono stage.

    Take a look at the Pioneer VSX-1014TX-K YOu can get them for stupid money at BB or online and they are a Elite 52 with minor features left out.

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...etailComponent

    Real good deal. There is now a 1015, which is a slightly upgraded model that gives you a few extra features.
     

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