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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by dan scorpio, May 30, 2003.
what should i buy a pioneer 912 or a harmon kardon 325? what is a better receiver?
Both are pretty solid choices in this price range. They are way ahead of past $300 offerings, but have a few quirks. Some have found that the Pioneer has a shutdown issue. Some have found that the HK has digital sound dropout issues. Search this forum for such postings and determine what the + and -s are for each before you pull the trigger. Good Luck, Dennis
I was between the two as well, and went with the 325. Ive had it a few months and love it. I like having 7.1 instead of 6.1 with the pioneer, plus having less THD and better sound quality (IMO). I give it a vote.
I would agree with Marcel--the H/K is a much better receiver IMHO. The design is better (higher current capability) and they use better parts. I have demo'ed the 325 against much more expensive competition, head to head, and I thought it sounded better in many face-offs.
I am *very* impressed with the Pioneer 912. I'm planning to use it in an upcoming column as an example of outstanding value for a receiver in the $300 range. Have not had any shutdown issues, BTW. Cheers
Dan: How large is the room? I demoed a 325 at home a few weeks ago and found its power somewhat unimpressive in a 20x20ft space. It was loud enough, but it seemed to lack oomph. Just a thought.
I just setup a Pioneer vsx-d912k this afternoon in a bedroom system. I have to say my initial thoughts are it sounds pretty darn good. I wanted to get a receiver that could switch HDTV sources and it also had to have all the latest sound formats. The Pioneer seemed to fill that requirement well at the $300.00 street price.
thanks guys i think i will get the 912, but does anyone know where they sell it (besides world of sound and vision) i am in mississauga, area or toronto........