Which receiver should I step up to ????

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  1. Joseph_March

    Joseph_March Extra

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    Im a newbie to the forum so this is my 1st post =)


    I had just gotten an early gift of Pinnacle quantum satellite speaker system ...

    Im lookin to buying the best all-around receiver possible. I dont want to spend anymore than $2000 ..


    Please help me choose the best receiver for the money. Should i step up to a 7.1 ????



    >>So many receivers to choose from, So little time
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Denon 4803 would have my vote. Several on here got the 3803 for like $649 new, that is a steal of a deal for sure.

    I expect to have my 4802 for a looooong time.
     
  3. ChrisAG

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    Sorry, but there is no "Best" [​IMG]

    Every brand brings something unique to the table. What you need to decide is which one has the features you want, at the price you are willing to pay. And you MUST be willing to audition the sound. At the segment of the market you are considering, dealers will often let you take a demo unit home for a few days.

    If you want my vote, it would be a Marantz unit... I prefer their sound over most others.
     
  4. Dave Shepard

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    The Denon 3803 $648.06 at (6TH AVE.com) I have also seen them have the Denon 4803 open box for $1295, and the 5803 open box for alittle over $2000, all at 6TH AVE. For being new to HT I have and would recomend the 3803. If you do want the 3803 order the 3802 and you will get the 3803 in it's place that's what I and so many others have done. Just remember to take your time setting up any reciever you get.


    Good Luck

    Dave
     
  5. Gabriel_Lam

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    With that kind of money, have you ever considered going to separates?
     
  6. ChrisHeflen

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    For that money I agree with Gabriel.

    Check out the seperates from Outlaw and Rotel.
     
  7. Ernest Yee

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    Seriously - $2000 can get you that Outlaw 950 / 770 Combo

    $2000 will also get you a used Rotel 1066 + 1075.
     
  8. George Caronan

    George Caronan Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello Joseph. I had Denons [3801, 3802, 5800] before and loved their sound as well as capabilities. I've now stepped up to separates and never looked back. The difference is quite immediate. I agree with Gabriel, Chris and Ernest advising you looking into that option with your budget. Separates are advantageous in that the components are isolated from one another where the processing is not subjected to the electromagnetic fields of being in the same chassis as the amps not to mention them sharing the power source. This translates to better audio quality due to a much, much lower noise floor and cross-talk to a nil. Outlaw is a very reputable company with their products garnering good reviews. Rotels are nice too. Both would be excellent choices. New dilemna for you, huh? [​IMG] 7.1 you ask? Most definitely! Good luck.
     
  9. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    $2k,

    on the pre/pro/power amp, you are looking at

    adcom
    outlaw
    rotel
    nad

    i would go with the rotel just because they have the most upgradeability...

    could go with a 1055 receiver, and a 1075 amp, that should be right around $2k...

    personally i wouldnt spend $2k on a receiver...but thats me...i would spend that or more on separates

    Rich
     
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