Replacing my Pioneer VSX-D814 receiver, help please!

IgorZ

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Hi there, any suggestion on upgrading my current receiver a Pioneer VSX-D814.
My speaker set up is as follow:
Main: Monitor Audio Bronze B4
Rears:MA Bronze B2
Center: MA Bronze Centre
Sub: Infinty Beta SW-10

I'm looking for a receiver wich will make the speakers sound more warm, yet detailed, also i would like an receiver wich would make my speaker setup sound detailed, even at low listening volume's.

A second hand receiver is an option.
The budget is around €400- €500.
These ar the ones i'm considering:

Marantz: SR-7400 / SR-5500 / SR-5600 / SR-5400 or SR-5400 OSE.
NAD: T753 / T753v2 / T743v2
Onkyo: TX-Sr703 / TX-sr702 / Tx-sr801
Harman Kardon: AVR 435/ AVR 335

Any suggestions/ listening experience.

Greetz
Igor
 

howaboutthat41

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Those are all terrific names -- I especially like the better equipment from Marantz ( I looked into the 7000 series stuff in the past, but I am sure it is all good) and Harman Kardon. Incidentally, Pioneer Elite (accent on the Elite part) makes some great equipment, in case you wished to stay with that brand, although I am partial to my Harman Kardon AVR 635. Both Harman Kardon and Marantz avoid the "bright" effects produced by some amplifier/receiver brands, and would satisfy your desire for relatively warm (and accurate) sound. Harman Kardon AVR equipment puts out far, far more power than the wattage statements would suggest.
 

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