Receiver Help Please

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by mikeToy, May 29, 2006.

  1. mikeToy

    mikeToy Auditioning

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    looking for a receiver for my home theater in the 300- 325 range and i have narrowed it down to these 4
    - what do you think would be the best bang for the buck - I have Polk Audio Speakers all the way around

    Receivers are as follows

    Yamaha HTR S5940
    Pioneer VSX 816S
    Onkyo TX SR 504
    Sony STDG600

    Most are 75 WPC to 110 WPS Does that make a big difference

    Any Help would be greatly appreciated

    Also Have a Samsung 61in DLP that I am hooking it up to so does the SOny with the video up Have an edge on the rest of them

    Mike
     
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    gene c Producer

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    Of those four I would go with the Onkyo first and the Yamaha second.
     
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    I would put the Panasonic XR55 into the mix, or the new XR57 with HDMI
     
  4. Tom Donaghue

    Tom Donaghue Stunt Coordinator

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    I would also consider a Denon AVR-1706/686 as well as a Harman Kardon AVR240 (can be found here at OneCall. Both of these are decent entry level receivers with plenty of features. I'd put these either slightly above the ones you've listed w/the Onkyo possibly on par w/these two.

    Another option you may want to consider is a refurbished model from several places such as uBid, eCost, direct from Harman Audio or Onkyo as well. Yet another option if you're willing would be to purchase used from some places such as the 'Hardware For Sale' section here, some of the other HT forums or even from AudiogoN. Buying used or refurbished will give you the best bang for your buck and quite often, the refurbished equipment comes with a 90 day to a full manufacturer's warranty... -TD
     

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