reciever around 450-500

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  1. Matthew BW

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    I need some suggestions on a receiver in the 450 to 500 price range. I currently have a kenwood vr-507 receiver and ever since getting my wharfedal diamond 8.1's I have noticed that they do not sound very good with this receiver. The sound is very harsh. The kenwood is rated at 100 X 5. I am not sure if it is because these speakers are 6 ohm speakers and they only have 86 db efficiency for the mains and 88 for the center. I am looking at possibly one of the HK receivers but the only thing that concerns me is there power output. I am looking for a warm sounding receiver.
     
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    check out:
    pioneer vsx 811
    panasonic sa-he200
    the h&k you mentioned
    denon 2802
     
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    check out:
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    the h&k you mentioned
    denon 2802
     
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    Also Marantz SR5200, Onkyo SR700.

    H/K's power ratings seem low, but they tend to be accurate, so you should not have a problem with power from and H/K. The 507 I'm sure, does not meet it's power rating. An H/K with the same, and probably even lower power rating will deliver more power than this particular Kenwood.

    If you are more interested in music, H/K and Marantz are the way to go in this price range, IMO.

    See if you can get another receiver on loan from a local dealer to make sure it is the receiver that is causing the harshness. It may not be the receiver alone causing this.
     

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