Questions about the HK 235 .

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Matthew_Mel, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Matthew_Mel

    Matthew_Mel Auditioning

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    I've decided to finally upgrade my home theatre after 5 years of some very bad Sony items. The receiver that i think i've decided on is the HK 235, from the reviews on here and hearing it at the local Circuit city i'm pretty impressed. But i need a few answers before i take the plunge: Beware some of these questions are probably pretty stupid but i figure i'll ask for peace of mind.

    Is the HK 235 powerful enough to run the speaker set up i'm looking at:
    Fronts: paradigm Focus
    Center: paradigm cc270
    Sub: Dayton 12"
    Rears: Old HK speakers avs 10

    If this doesn't seem right for me, what receiver fits my speakers for around $300.

    I was looking at the onkyo 602 as well but i kinda liked the Hk better.

    Or if there is no problem just let me know i'm making a good choice. I just don't want to realize a few months down road that my receiver can't handle my speakers.

    thanks for any info that you can give.
     
  2. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    If all your prior experience is with Sony gear, then prepare to be floored, even by the AVR 135. I was considering the 235, but then I stepped up to the AVR 335, which is like a 235 with more power and second zone capability. Just the step up in quality of the amps is enough to justify the upgrade from Sony to H/K. But the HK menu system is a lot easier and more flexible, and I don't think that Sony has any room optimization stuff like the H/K. Just overall a quality piece of gear.
     
  3. TommyWMedford

    TommyWMedford Stunt Coordinator

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    The 235 should be more than enough for your needs. It's a very good receiver, and not just for the money. I used to own the 330, and I currently own the 430, and both are simply amazing.
     

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