What's a good/powerful Stereo Reciever?

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  1. Jeffrey Noel

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    I'm looking for a good 2-channel stereo receiver for my computer. I will be using this to push two Aura bookshelf speakers. They are 6 ohm so I would like the receiver to be pretty powerful or even have preouts for the 2 channels. An added bonus would be if it has a subwoofer preout!
    Any suggestions or recommendations? It does not have to be a new model either!
    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Earl Simpson

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    JVC//

    JVC RX-8010VBK

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  3. Philip Hamm

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    Earl,

    I think Jeffery has no interest in 5.1. 5.1 including all the additional switching circuitry, audio circuitry, and amps, does nothing for stereo if that's all you want.

    Jeffery,

    I use a Harman Kardon HK3270 in my office/studio and it's a fantastic stereo receiver. It has pre outs and post ins if you want to add an external amp you're golden. I've been very happy with mine, highly recommended.
     
  4. Chris Fondoklis

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    HK also has the 3370(70 watts) and 3470(100 watts) models.

    J&R has them for $249 and @299. Denon also makes the

    DRA395 (80 watts). I have seen this for $349 but you can probably get is cheaper if you hunt around.

    All of these have sub outs.
     
  5. Earl Simpson

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    ok
     
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    I had a JVC rx-7010vbk and it was great as a stereo receiver. When I started using it as a surround receiver I noticed all its weaknesses. Apparently (from what I have read) the center and surround channels are made poorly compared to the mains. I didn't put up with it for very long until I sold it on ebay and about a Denon 1802.
     
  7. Earl Simpson

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    Steve is on target. Thats why mine is in the bedroom( 5.1 is not up to par with the big boys). But a great stereo rcvr. See this link for 8010 back connections. The 7010 does not have component inputs. The 6010 is the bare necessities.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...10V&display=XL
     
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    Another vote here for the HK3370 and 3470. Outstanding units for the price.
     
  10. Jeffrey Noel

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    Thanks guys! I'll definitely check out the HK receivers. Are there any other recommendations that are ONLY two channel stereo? This will not be an elaborate set up, it's just to play my mp3s through my computer!

    Thanks again!
     
  11. Saurav

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    I would recommend getting a stereo integrated amp and a tuner. You can get vintage 70's tuners for $25 - $50 which would sound as good as (if not better than) the tuner in any budget receiver. Also, there are many more 2-channel integrateds to choose from than receivers, and well-respected manufacturers like NAD and Rotel have products in this price range.
     
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    Also consider the Onkyo TX8211. OneCall has an open box for $139 w/1yr warranty parts and labor.

    Rated 50 watts at 8 Ohms, probably 75 watts or so at 6 Ohms.

    Looks like a decent buy.
     
  13. Jeffrey Noel

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    Saurav, can you recommend/tell me where to find the NAD and Rotel Integrateds?

    TIA
     
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