Upgrade Time- Help Me Choose

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Mark Hudzinski, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Mark Hudzinski

    Mark Hudzinski Auditioning

    Jul 22, 2003
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    I'm going to be upgrading the receiver soon, and am going to have to choose between the following receivers, all of which I can get within my budget range.

    1. Sony STR-DA4ES

    2. Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX

    3. Yamaha RX-V2300

    4. Harmon Kardon AVR525

    5. Onkyo TX-SR800

    I'm currently leaning toward the Pioneer Elite because of the MCACC to calibrate for a poorly shaped room. However, I'm open to multiple opinions and just hoping to get some points of view that I may not have considered yet. They will be hooking up through Boston Acoustics Reference speakers.

    Thanks In Advance.[​IMG]
  2. MarkMaximus

    MarkMaximus Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 5, 2003
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    I have my AVR525 driving 2 JBL S312's, 2 JBL S26's and a S-Center. It has abosolutely no problem driving the speakers and I have no complaints as to the sound. I also plan on getting a pair of S-38's and completing the system with 7 speakers. The HK525 is a very capable receiver, and has all the features that you would want including bass management, EZSet (if you don't want to budge for a RS SPL), learning remote (I love it.. don't have all that clutter of 8 remotes to deal with). I have hooked up a PS2, Xbox, TV, DVD player, VCR, all work great, pretty easy to use, the remote is lighted... blahbalhbalhba I really like it!

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