Pick My Receiver!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jeremy B., Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Jeremy B.

    Jeremy B. Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't seem to figure out which receiver is best for my needs. I am running a 46" Mitsu and two Klipsch RF-15 front towers. I am now looking to pick up a receiver, as I am slowly piecing everything together. I plan on going with the smallest of the Klipsch Reference center, and the two-way Klipsch rears (smallest Reference series there as well). The sub will more than likely be a 10" HSU if I can find one at my CompUSA. I will need component video switching for my dvd input and cable input, and would also like to have it for the PS2, but that is not a must. 80/20 movies to music in a carpeted 18 x 16 room, with very open walls on two sides. I have it narrowed down to the following:

    H/K AVR 130
    Denon 1603
    Denon 1604
    H/K AVR 230 - If I can find a cheaper refurbed unit

    Obviously price is the driving factor here, as I just don't have a lot of $$$ to drop on my setup right now. Hell, I might have to just go with the receiver and two towers for the next couple of months. before I can even buy my sub and center. Any input? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. PaulDA

    PaulDA Cinematographer

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    At this level, you really can't go wrong as the receivers at this price point are all pretty similar in power/performance. It really comes down to features, ergonomics, warranty, aesthetics. Hard for anyone else to choose in that case instead of you. It is daunting, though, with all the choices out there. I can tell you that I got several good years out of my Denon AVR-1600 (and it's still going strong at my brother-in-law's house), FWIW.
     
  3. Tingwe

    Tingwe Stunt Coordinator

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    HK 230 or refurb 330 [​IMG]
     
  4. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    you can pick your friends.

    you can pick your receiver.

    you can't pick your friend's receiver.
     

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