New AVR Candidates

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Louisp, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Louisp

    Louisp Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm buying a new AVR and have narrowed the field down to the following units. If you care to, let me know which AVR you most recommend.

    NOTE:
    The AVR will power Infinity Alphas and process audio from a Denon DVD 2200 and Hughes HD Directv Receiver.

    The room size is 16x17x8.

    CANDIDATES:
    Denon AVR 3805
    Denon AVR 2805
    Yamaha AVR RXV2400
    Harman Kardon AVR 630

    Thanks,
    Louis
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    In all seriousness, you might want to pull the Denon 2805 off the list and consider the Pioneer Elite 54TX in that position. Plus, Yamaha now has the RX-V2500 out on the shelves and H/K's new AVR-635 - with room and setup EQ will be on the shelves within a few weeks.
     
  3. Louisp

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    Wayne,

    following your suggestion of the Pioneer, HK 635, HK 630, Yamaha 2500 and Denon 3803/2803 which would you recommend AFTER considering these factors.

    I can buy an open box Denon 3803 for $799, a Denon 2803 for $588, an open box HK 630 for $681. The Pioneer would be at retail less $150. The Yamaha would cost $680.
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Louis,

    Since you will be driving Infinity Alpha speakers, you might consider either the H/K or even one of the receivers from Onkyo. I remember hearing the Alphas being driven at Circuit City by those two makes of receivers - and the sounds were quite pleasing.

    I'm sure Pioneer would do a great job, too. I'm a fan of Yamaha, but would consider pairing that receiver with other speakers instead.
     
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    You should also consider the Pioneer 56TXi if its in your budget.

    Kevin
     
  6. Perry Jonkheer

    Perry Jonkheer Second Unit

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    $800 for an open box 3803 is a rip off. I bought mine brand new 1 year ago this month from a B&M store here locally for $650. I must say it's a wonderful receiver at this price point as well... I'm sure you could get one for about $600 now.
     

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