Thinking about buying a receiver

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  1. JoeyR

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    Ok Im thinking about buying a receiver, what do I need to look for guys and also when is an amplifier needed?

    I know this is a vague question but looking for where to start, been looking at the yamahas and pioneers at Best Buy
     
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    A receiver IS an amplifier. And a tuner, and a Pre-amp. So you get it all.

    At best buy, you get a good spread of entry level stuff. Go with what looks good. If you get it home and hate it, return it for another.

    Beyond sound, today's stuff is also about user-friendliness. Remote works with your other stuff? Programmable? Pre-amp outs for future power amp?

    If it were me, Yamaha.

    - CM
     
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    What receiver do you have now?

    I recently upgraded from a 3-year old entry level kenwood to a new mid-entry level (The RX-V450, aka HTR5740)second from the lowest end) yamaha, and the difference was just astounding.

    YOu might also want to check out the digital amps from panasonic, they've been gettin some good reviews...
     
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    I'd also recommend Onkyo. Their some sweet deals out there.

    How much are you willing to spend?

    Things to look for:
    1. Decodes DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Prologic II, 6.1 surround
    2. Make sure it has s-video swithcing
    3. You'll need multiple digital audio connections specifically for your DVD player, CD Player, possibly the cable box.
    4. Depending how large the room is you'll need to make sure you have enough wattage to power your speakers, 75-100 watts per channel.

    That's all I can think of. Good luck.
     
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    well, let's see...hmm...one that has lotsa moola that's a good start...[​IMG]
     
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    I dont have a receiver now, building my system at this time

    looking at either the Pioneer 1014 or Yamaha 5760
     

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