Sound & Vision Reviewer's Choice Awards: RECEIVERS

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  1. Bill Will

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    Anthem AVM-20 $ 3,400
    Denon AVR-5803 $ 4,300
    Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX $ 4,200
    Panasonic SA-HE100 $ 300
    Looks like S&V chickened out & din't pick any middle to upper middle priced receiver's[​IMG]
     
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    hahahha yes its either you get a peice of shit receiver or you have to put your house on lease!
     
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    The AVM-20 is not a receiver.
     
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    And the Panny 100 is not a "piece of shit" receiver.
     
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    And these threads trouble me!
    Try to remember Sound & Vision's core demographic: newcomers and casual readers. Hence the annual appearances of articles about buying speakers or receivers or DVD players or calibrating your display, etc.
    You're supposed to buy the magazine for the relatively good DVD reviews and for the columns by David Ranada (check out what he says about the new DVD of A Hard Day's Night—provocative). [​IMG]
     
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    And also remember that they only test a small, small fraction of what's out there. It is surprising that the middle ground isn't more represented though.
     
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    I gotta say I enjoy reading S&V although I too wish that had more reviews of middle of the road products because this the market I usually shop. After having a Denon 4800 die 2 months out of warranty on me, I kinda leery of laying out serious dough on high end items.
     
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    They just reviewed the Nad T752 receiver,which has some interesting features and performed rather well on the usuall tests for receivers.
    For $899.00 it' looks to be a winner.
    I was surprised that they didn't include it on their list[same issue].
     
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    Isn't Sound and Vision the same mag that featured an "I hate letterbox" article?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, Josh, it was an opinion piece from two years ago by the technical editor I believe.

    Lee: I don't "hate" the high-end magazines geared toward the home theater crowd. In fact, my absolute favorite home theater-related magazines are The Perfect Vision and Widescreen Review. Then SGHT.

    Instead, I take vigorous exception to the high-end audio orthodoxy as preached by The Absolute Sound and Stereophile.
     

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