Newbie looking to buy his first receiver, need help!

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  1. John_Griff

    John_Griff Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys, I'm moving into my first home this weekend and I want to start to set up a home theater / surround sound. anyways, I just have this old receiver that was handed down to me and I'm looking to buy a receiver that I can "grow" into. I know having a few optical ports is wise, but can anyone tell me things I should look for and possibly a few suggestions of models or companies. (I know that Onkyo, H/K, and Marantz are pretty good companies) Any help would be appreciated fellas.

    If you are wondering, I will be hooking up some Klipsch speakers to it (speakers and sub will also come down the line, hence the "grow" into). THANKS!
     
  2. Chuck W

    Chuck W Auditioning

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    What is your price point?
     
  3. John_Griff

    John_Griff Stunt Coordinator

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    Sorry about that. I can go up to $1200. Would like to stay under $1000 if possible. However, I see this as a long term investment.
     
  4. ChadLB

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    Things to look for:

    PLII
    DD
    DTS
    What type of inputs do you need/want
    Pre-outs in case you want to add an external amp
    Seperate crossovers for each speaker
    On Screen Display(some people like that)
    Auto speaker setup(Pioneer offers it)
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

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    Many folks here have gotten a most excellent deal on a Denon 3803 at 6ave.

    H/K would make a little better match perhaps with your speakers.


    An H/K AVR-525 is a good high end receiver in your price range.
     
  6. John_Griff

    John_Griff Stunt Coordinator

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    I've heard the H/K AVR-525 mentioned before as a great receiver to buy, I'll put that down on my list of receivers to listen to. I'm looking to get at least 3-4 optical inputs on the next receiver I buy.
     
  7. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    I own a HK AVR-225 with a Klipsch setup and love it. I found the Yamaha to be a little too bright for Klipsch speakers but HK, Denon, and Onkyo all sounded good.

    I would recommend the HK AVR-225 if you're going to do just a basic 5 channel setup, or if you are looking to go to a 7-channel setup then the HK AVR-325 might be a better choice.
     

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