Upgrading my receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by migito, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. migito

    migito Auditioning

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    I have a Panasonic receiver that came with a HTIB. I have since upgraded my 3 front speakers to Polk RTi6 and CSi5 & my subs to Polk PSW404.

    I was contemplating on upgrading my receiver to a denon 2805 or Onkyo SR702. Will I hear a noticeable improvement in sound quality if I upgrade (movies and music)? I don't really mind the extra features. I'm more particular about the sound quality and would like to know if its worth the investment.

    By the way, I don't have access to stores that have demo units (ie. best buy, etc...) so I can't try before I buy.
     
  2. JackS

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    If your Panasonic has a set of pre-outs, try connecting an outboard amp. Since your receiver is an HTIB, you may not have this connection available in which case (IMO), you should upgrade to a receiver that does.
    Your next upgrade after the receiver should probably be an amp.
    One step at a time is the norm for upgrades since your opinion may be much different a year from now. Good luck
     
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    Also, if you are looking to upgrade for sound qualtiy, make sure to look at Harman Kardon receivers. They are known for their sound quality.
     
  4. migito

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    Thank you very much. I think I will purchase an entry level receiver with pre-out and invest in a separate stereo amp.
     

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