Stereo vs Surround Receiver vs Used Yamaha HTR 5250

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  1. Ten_Smith

    Ten_Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    I've budgeted $300 to get a new receiver, and focused mainly on Stereo receivers (Yamaha, Onkyo, Denon) for 2 reasons.

    1) Surround receivers in this price range tend to be missing S-video ins and outs.

    2) An assumption that Stereo Receivers available at this price will out-perform Surround Receivers available at this price.

    Currently I have 2 speakers, and use the stereo mostly for music. I'd like to start working on a home theater set up in a year or so. In Receivers, the quality of sound is what's most important to me.

    In general should I go Stereo or Surround at this price point?

    I've found a reputable local dealer that has a used Yamaha HTR 5250 for $299, should I get that instead of a new receiver? I'm leaning toward this solution.
     
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    I've budgeted $300 to get a new receiver, and focused mainly on Stereo receivers (Yamaha, Onkyo, Denon) for 2 reasons.

    1) Surround receivers in this price range tend to be missing S-video ins and outs.

    2) An assumption that Stereo Receivers available at this price will out-perform Surround Receivers available at this price.

    Currently I have 2 speakers, and use the stereo mostly for music. I'd like to start working on a home theater set up in a year or so. In Receivers, the quality of sound is what's most important to me.

    In general should I go Stereo or Surround at this price point?

    I've found a reputable local dealer that has a used Yamaha HTR 5250 for $299, should I get that instead of a new receiver? I'm leaning toward this solution.

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    Go surround, get that yammy. Its just a no brainer, a stereo receiver is just a thing of the past, its tantamount to asking wether to buy a horse carrige or an automobile.
     
  3. Kevin Alexander

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    Don't think....Go and get the 5250 now!!! I have it and it's incredible. It has everything you're looking for including s-video switching.
     

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