Pioneer vs. HK

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  1. Blake Bowden

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    I've narrowed my list of receivers to two. Which one would you prefer?
    Harmon Kardon AVR 7000
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    Pioneer VSX-37TX ELITE
    The Pioneer has a better feature set, but the HK has got pretty good marks too. Could someone elaborate more on "Logic 7"?
     
  2. Brent Cantrell

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    I love my VSX-39 so far, (minus my speaker problems, which I think are speaker related, not reciever), and I think it's pretty much the same unit as the 39. I've loved Pioneer in the past. I think it sounds great, (until I freak my speakers out). I went and heard a 39 through a set of Klipsch today, and it sounded great throught the volume spectrum, so I doubly think it's speakers. Anyway, go with the Pioneer.
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  3. Zacha R

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    A good place to ask about Logic 7 is www.smr-forums.com , at forum #3. Mention the HK model there, too.
     
  4. MarkO

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    Id go with the HK. IMO the HK has a superior amp section.
     
  5. Stan T

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    I love my Pioneer Elite 39TX receiver. I wasn't able to find anything that could beat it in sound.
    You might want to hold off until October. Pioneer Elite is releasing 2 new models, the VSX-47TX & VSX-49TX. They will be THX Ultra2 Certified. They will also have Dolby Prologic 2 & DTS ES Discrete. Both will have Dolby THX EX surround on them. So if you can hold off for a month the new Pioneer Elite receivers will definitely be worth it. From everything that I have read on the specs you won't need an extra amplifier to run the back channels for the EX & DTS ES Discrete.
    At this time the 2 new receivers will have about everything that is available.
     
  6. Pete Jennings

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    I've had an Elite model for almost two years and really like it, I wouldn't replace it with another brand receiver. The quality of build and sound are excellent. If I were to change it out I would begin the crossover to seperates and give my wife something really good to be pissed at!!!
    I have not heard the HK, I'm sure it is a good unit. Go with essential features, forget DSP's, and then LISTEN, your ears will tell you the rest!!! When you make your decision, don't second guess yourself - just enjoy!
    My $.02
    Pete
     
  7. Mike Voigt

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    What speakers are you pairing these with?
    I used to have a Harman/Kardon unit, and the mellowness of it was great. I switched to a Yamaha, and the mellowness went away, but was complemented by a crisper sound instead.
    Why, I have no idea.
    Both of these went through NHTs.
    Mike
     

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