Receiver recommendations pls?

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  1. Eric Samonte

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    I've been leaning on the Onkyo 696 for a while but am now thinking of maybe going 6.1 in the near future and the 696 doesn't cut it. Are there others to look into at the price range of mabe $1000? I'd like 6.1 discreet..if possible.
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  2. Dave Morton

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    You'd probably be happy with the Denon 3802. It has all the current bells and whistles.
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  3. Eric Samonte

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  5. Jon Shea

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    I just picked up the Marantz SR-7200 for $749 from Cambridge Soundworks. Very pleased so far. I upgraded from an (ugh) Sony STR-DE845.
    It's 6.1, too.
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    Eric,
    For the price range indicated, you should review the Denon 3802 and the Onkyo 797 (which will be out in September). The Onkyo is the replacement piece for the 787. The 797 will add DTS-ES discrete, along with a small power upgrade. Also, since the Onkyo is THX Select certified, it supports the "official" THX-SX sound mode (Phantom Menace anyone?). I would heavily consider the type of speakers to be used with either model, as it made a huge difference in my selection of the Onkyo over the Denon with my speaker setup.
    Good Luck and happy reviewing! [​IMG]
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    3802 is discrete, and a nice piece. I believe the 2802 also has discrete.
    I have the Marantz SR6200 (paid $599), and I am extremely pleased with it. It has a powered 6th channel, however it is a matrixed channel, as is the 7200. Both are 105w X 6, and will decode ES/EX, but only have the output to one channel (you would have to add external amplification with 2 channels to get 2 rears). I listened to mine with the 6th channel hooked up, and I did notice a fair amount of difference, though only on EX/ES material.
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