Thoughts on HK avr130

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  1. Michael_Cho

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    Am going to get a setup with 3 dues and 2 micros. DO not see myself upgrading speakers / going 6.1 anytime in the foreseeable future. Using just for home theater/music listening (don't need a/b switching, although I'm not sure what that means, I don't think I need it). Was wondering, does it make sense spending more than $300 (going price) on a receiver? It seems like I would just get options / functionality that I wouldn't be able to take advantage of. Please advise. thx

    mike
     
  2. Dan DRC

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    The avr 130 is an excellent basic 5.1 unit. In a small room it would do a very nice job. It has the smooth HK sound for music and very capable 5.1 perfomance. I wasnt sure what type of speakers you were using from you descriptions. If you can get this one for around 300 I'd say go for it. I am sure you wont be disapointed. I think they did a review on it over at audioholics.
     
  3. Michael_Cho

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    sorry, to clarify, speakers are anthony gallos. Other than the ability to go 6 or 7 channels, or to fill a larger type room; is there anything that shelling out more for an amp will get you (keeping in mind speakers aren't top-end)
     
  4. Dan DRC

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    I dont think you will gain that much more in a small room set up. I like Yamaha stuff quite a bit, you might check and see what they have to offer in that price range. If you can pick up the HK 130 at around 300 I think it is one of the best in that price range. I like the fact it has an adj crossover and the logic 7 mode. The amp section is typical HK, smooth and underrated.
     
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    yeah it will sound pretty good in 5.1;you seriously won't be disappointed
     
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    jandr.com had it for $280. One thing I couldn't make out on the pics is does it have preouts. That would be a plus in case you want to get a separate amp in the future.
     
  7. Michael_Cho

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    Thanks to everyone who replied. i went ahead and picked up the receiver at jandr. Assume that at the point that I actually understand the benefit of getting the seperate amp, it'll probably be time to replace the whole shebang.

    thanks again.
     
  8. Dan DRC

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    The HK 130 does not have preouts. You cannot add an amp to it.
     

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