Onkyo TXSR 501

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  1. Jeff Will.

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    Will this receiver give me enough power for the Energy Take 5.2 system with the S8.2 sub?? I`m new to the game, and see the Onkyo receiver on sale at Ecost. Seems like it has received good reviews!! I`m using my system for music, movies, and playstation games. Thanx for any help that might be out there
     
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    How large is your room?

    Please include the floor to cieling measurment.
     
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    My room is 24 x 24 with a 3' kneewall. It`s a FROG CEILING HEIGHT IS 8'
     
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    Post in this section when you're seeking information about a specific receiver. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level. Thanks!
     
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    Pretty big room, I would try to go with a little more power probably.

    I don't think you'll hit reference levels with it, or if you do, I think it will be straining some.

    I am a new recent big fan of the SR-501 too, but I think your just over the safe level of margin for your room size with that particular reciever.
     
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    WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD ALTERNATE WITH A LITTLE MORE POWER AND NOT TOO MUCH MOR MONEY?
     
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    Pioneer VSX912k
    Panasonic SA200HE
    Onkyo 601
    Denon 1803
    many, many, many others...
     
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    How about the Marantz 5400? There's a thread discussing the fact that I put out it's rated power - and then some during recent testing.

    While you can find it for about $450 from on-line vendors, you have to be careful because they might not be "authorized" to sell the product via Marantz.

    Given the limited budget, I'd give the nod to the Pioneer 912. Quite a feature-packed receiver for only $380 - from Best Buy, or less from on-line vendors.
     
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    Depends how loud you like to play it doesn't it?

    That amp is underpowered for sure. That said, Onkyos are modestly rated. But if I were you I'd step up to the 600 or 700 series.
     

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