New the the forum, need reciever suggestions.

Mr Tibbs

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Hello all!! I'm new to the forum here and semi new to HT. This looks like the place to be concerning HT!

A little background: I am 29 yrs old and currently living in an apartment with my girlfriend. I currently own an older Onkyo HT system that I pruchased from CC years ago. Also with the audio system I have an older Sony DVD player (with a built in DTS decoder) and a 32" sony TV. I am really into car audio, but now that it looks like I might be settling down I'm gearing up to build my own HT system.

The questions I have deal with audio only for now. As of now I am more than happy with the video side of things. My tv looks great (to me anyways) and I am more than happy with the dvd player. Also, just for giggles I have a modded xbox that is hooked up to the Onkyo reciever and sounds pretty good.

Anyone have any suggestions for a reciever? I'm about 90% positive I want a 5.1 reciever. As of now I just see no reason to go to 6.1 or even 7.1. Is this an ignorant way of thinking? I would use the reciever for about 70% movies and 30% music. I don't need a really fancy, top of the line, all the bells and whistles model. I would be more than happy with a slightly used older model with some nice features that I would actually use. I'm more after a great sounding reciever than the top of the line model with stuff I will just never use. So, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for the help. I hope to be a part of this forum for a long time. I think I'll start reading everything I can here and see what I can learn. There seems to be a lot of useful info here!!
 

timZa

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If you go with 6.1 0r 7.1 you can still use 5.1. i was in the same boat, wanted an upgrade from my Onkyo focus on sound. i bought a 7.1 but i will never use it because i don't have the space for speaker layout. i was looking at older Denon, B&k, Nad, 2-5 years old. go on ebay and look for the flagship receivers from these manuf that are 2-5 years old, then look at there review rating on audio review or similar. Denon 5800 is a good model so is the B&K AVR 307 OR 202. hope this helps in some way, good luck!~
 

Mr Tibbs

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Around $400. Maybe more depending on time, I probobly won't buy for a little while.
 

mackie

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I'd buy the receiver that has the features you want in that price range. IMO most receivers in that range will sound and perform similarly. I like Yamaha and Denon. It'll be hard to find a boutique brand like Rotel in that range.
 

Mr Tibbs

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A lot of people are pointing me in the direction of the Onkyo TX-SR674 or the TX-SR604. Any one have any opinions on these recievers?
 

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