Suggestions For Best Reciever for $1,000 or under

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  1. MarshallSlate

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    right now i have a Yamaha HTR-5650, but i got enough money to buy one that cost at most $1,000...might push for $1,200 and i was wondering what everybody thinks would be the best reciever to get for that price that handles 6.2 or more.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    If you like Yamaha, how about the new RX-V3300? This is towards their high end and can be found for $800 + shipping on Ebay.
     
  3. CurtisC

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    Since you ask...the 7.1 Denon 3803,lotsa power and features,also very good stereo music,about $900.00.
     
  4. David Judah

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    Denon 3803, Pioneer 45TX, or the new 53TX

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  5. Mark Russ

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    I third (or at least second and a half) the 3803 recomendation. I'd also consider the Harman Kardon 7200 which is on sale at one call right now for just barely a little over $1000 shipped. The amps in the HK are definitely better than the Denon's, but the Denon arguably could possibly actually have a better pre/pro section (and you could always add an amp later on down the line).
     
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    I third the recommendation for the Denon 3803. However, you can get one Denon Factory B-stock from Dakmart. The ONLY ebay authorized seller (full Denon warranty) for $809. They are certified from Denon to work as BRAND NEW.

    You wont beat that deal anywhere.
     
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    I like my HK, after I heard everything at the store from around $300 to up to $800 I liked the HK the best, it sounded much cleaner than the Onkyo, Yamaha, Denon, and Sony.

    I like the HK the best, it is very clean sound and I like it.
     
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    Get the Rotel 1055. There's lots of Club Rotelers that switched from Denon to the better sounding Rotel. Here's one recent example
     
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    NAD T762.
     
  11. Mark Russ

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    I don't dispute for one second that the Rotel, HK, and NAD are better amps than Denon's in the 3803, thus they are all more "musical" as is. However, if he was eventually planning on adding an amp, I honestly don't think any of the others could touch the 3803 as a pre/pro. It simply has more processing power.
     
  12. Andrew Pratt

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    Mark I used to think the same thing until I tried replacing my denon receivers with Rotels.
     
  13. Mark Russ

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    Andrew,
    did you extensively audition the Rotel against the Denon head to head specifically as pre/pro vs pre/pro on a level playing field with identical sources, amps, speakers, wires, cables. etc?
     
  14. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    No not against the Rotel..I went from Denon to Sony pre amp to Rotel and each was a step up. For movies you might not notice as much but you should for music.
     
  15. Mark Russ

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    I have no doubts that the 2 channel preamp section of the Rotel is probably better than Denon's. However, at movies, I still say the 3803 would be better.
     
  16. Yogi

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    I fourth the 3803 recommendation. Clean neutral/warm sound. Gobs of power. Tons of processing features. For HT you will be hard pressed to do better than it for less than a grand.
     
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    I second the Rotel suggestion at this price point. It's very much worth looking into.
     

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