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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by John Doh, Sep 21, 2003.
Looking for one with great HT sound for my new HT, thanks!
How about the Kenwood VR-7070 ?? - Silver - THX "select" certified - 100 watts x 6 channels Price range: $311 - $450 (as reflected from vendors @ Yahoo! Shopping)
I forgot to mention that the receiver I have been eye-balling for a while is the Kenwood VR-7080. However, on the suggestion of another poster, I was wanting to know any other alternatives for that amount of cash. Thanks!
There are Panasonics, Kenwoods and Pioneers in silver in that price range, but a new one that looks nice is Sony STR-DA1000ES A/V Receiver $449
Would you say that this Sony is better than the Kenwood VR-7080? The Kenwood has the THX certification, is that a big deal or a even a great feature to have? Thanks!
Well if you don't need it RIGHT away wait until the new Harman/Kardon AVR-xx0 recievers come out. I think the Harman/Kardon AVR-230 will be exactly what you are looking for. Awesome power, clean, clear, nice features, nice face plate. Everything you could ask for. http://www.harmankardon.com/product_...%20230&sType=C It is a 6 channel recievers, 50 watts per channel (Harman rates it's power much better than alot of other manufacturers), as well as alot of inputs/outputs on the back, as well as pre-outs incase you ever want to hook up an amp!
The HK 230 does look like a mighty fine receiver and it includes component video switching.
and has more punch per watt than the "other" receivers.
So would you rate this new AVR-235 from HK better than the Kenwood VR-7080 and the Sony mentioned above? Does this HK offer the same feature/modes (or the ones that really matter) as the other two? Thanks.
IMO you couldn't find a better reciever at this price range then this baby. Unfortunatly it hasn't hit the market but from the last year model (225) it seems like this one will be just as good as if not better, and it includes pre-outs so if you ever want more power just add an amp! Also, I think Logic7 which is features on HK and Lexicon recievers is much better than Dolby PLII... From my ears it sounds like it seperates them better but that's just me. When this reciever hits market I would definantly give it a whirl because I think it will just be awesome. Unless you don't mind black the AVR-225 is always available!
All my components are black except for three mono amps and the silver cabinet of my WS TV. I think I would have preferred all black but will admit that black and silver do look alright together. I'm used to it now and all is fine. Adding the possibility of a black receiver to your final choice may not be a bad idea.
i know it may be stretching your budget a little but onecall.com has the HK525 on sale for $611!!! CC has this receiver for $1000. this thing has balls the size of circus ballons!! worth the extra cabbage if you can come up with it. this thing would stomp the Sony or the Kenwood as far as the amp is concerned, but it should have the features your looking for also.
i walked into one the other day and the sticker said $999. maybe CC online you can get it cheaper but walking into a store you will pay 1K. still an awsome receiver.
Dale, Even the CC stores have them on the shelves for $799. If you saw $999 - the tag hadn't been changed, but their system should reflect $799. Additionally, you can buy the AVR-525 on-line and arrange for store pickup a few minutes later.