what to look for in a good receiver?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AdrianM, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. AdrianM

    AdrianM Auditioning

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm looking for an AV receiver and a set of speakers. I'd like to know what features should I look for in a receiver (like what THD, inputs/outputs, sound features, etc). Thanks.
     
  2. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    this should be posted in the beginner forum.

    - pay attention to the wattage of each channel. if your speakers are, say, 80 watt and the receiver could only deliver 40 watt...the speakers wont sing.

    - the pre-amp. without this you cant add amplifier.

    - dolby prologic II !!!

    - remote control

    - 7.1 channel, discreet, not matrix for the center rear channels

    - input / output. the more expensive, the more inputs. like, 3 pairs of component video input, 4 optical input instead of 2 on cheaper models...etc etc
     
  3. AdrianM

    AdrianM Auditioning

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    Thanks felix. Can I get that for around $600-700?
     
  4. Scott Yuri

    Scott Yuri Stunt Coordinator

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    All those things are nice, but it depends more on what you need. You can get a very fine receiver for $600-700. What kind of system do have or invision, size of room, listening volumes, music, movies to music ratio. With some more info, you'll get some more informative feed back
     

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