which receiver to choose

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  1. Oachalon

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    This is so hard to choose which receiver to choose from

    my choices are right now:

    yamaha rx-v1200

    onkyo tx-sr600

    denon avr-2802

    if someone can find me a denon avt 3802 or an onkyo tx-sr700 for about $550 then i will get those. Its a hard choice to make with the yamaha im worried about power. It was rated at what 50 watts. The onkyo im worried about getting pre outs or not. The denon i heard doesnt sound as good as the yamaha. Its such a hard choice. I want more power than my jvc rx-6000vbk. I also want clean power. If someone can find the sr700 or the 3802 for around 550 cant really be any higher maybe 560 ill snatch it up in a second. I was thinking about getting dcm 12s i dont have a lot of money to work with here. I am a 16 year old and this is for my room. I want a receiver that will power those speakers nicely. Thank you all for your help.
     
  2. Oachalon

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    right now my system is pretty cheap but sounds good for a 16 year old stereo. Well im not including my car stereo since i spent about 5000 on that. If this helps right now im running yamaha 8s in the front with a yamaha center and yamaha 6.5s for the rear and 2 klh 10 inch powered subs. Not that good compared to your guys stereos. Please help!
     
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    You also might want to look at Marantz models 5200 or 6200. I just ordered a 5200 for $400.
     
  4. Oachalon

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    does anyone else have any other options or opionions will be greatly appreciated
     
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  6. Oachalon

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    so you guys think i should get the denon 2802 im leaning towards it at this moment in time cause i think it might have the most power out of all them and i like the sound a lot better compared to my jvc but thats nothing to compare. Im not that technical yet ive had home audio for a while now but low end.
     
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    If you don't need the latest surround formats like Dolby ProLogic II, you might want to consider used equipment. Take a look at www.audiogon.com and see what is listed. You might find something nice in your price range. For instance, someone with positive feedback has a Yamaha RXv995 listed for $400 plus shipping. It supports DD5.1 and DTS and is rated at 100W per channel. I have this model myself and really like it.
    Also, visit your local electronics stores and see if they have any open box or demo equipment on sale that might fit your needs. Sometimes you can find some real bargins.
    Good luck with your purchase.
    -Keith
    P.S. I just noticed an Outlaw 1050 in the for sale section here. Seems like it might be a good deal. Check it out.
     
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    The only weakness with the Outlaw 1050 receiver is the inability to decode 6.1 matrix in DTS mode. Why they left that off, I have no idea.

    Dan
     
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    As Keith mentioned, if you don't want to spend too much, but you want decent power, your best bet might be used. I am thinking of selling my Yamaha RX-V2095. If you're interested, email me and I'll give you the details.
     
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    I'd suggest buying a cheap receiver and then saving your money up to replace your front speakers. Personally I like the Kenwoods -- they start at under $250 and are well made and loaded with features for the money.
     
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    keith ro why would i buy another cheap receiver if i already have a jvc 6000vbk. I want the new features of all the receivers and i think i made my choice of the denon 2802.
     
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    Oachalon,
    Since all my friends already call me the Yamaha poster boy I'll be predictable as usual and recommend the RX-V1200 over the 2802. The sound quality alone did it for me. I wasn't impressed with the 2802. The 3802 would be a much better option then the 2802 but if it falls outside your price range I'd consider the 1200 or the 2200. I personally own a 2200 and love it.
    You now have my opinion, use it wisely. [​IMG]
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    Oachalon,

    I was just wondering what you put in your car that cost you $5k?
     
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    i have 4 kicker solobaric L7 12s powered by 4 jbl 1200.1s. Each sub is in a ported enclosure. I then have a focal utopia component set up front powered by a zapco 200x2 amp and then i have Polk dx9 6x9s in the rear powered by a 100x2 pioneer premier amp. I have a phoenix gold crossover. A Pioneer Premier 930 is my head unit. Then wires upgraded alternator. So on
     
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    Oh yeah all stuffed into a 1996 cavalier
     
  17. Oachalon

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    about the yamaha rx-v2200. Is it even in my price range. Which is from 300-550. Find me a place online. Does anyone have any comments about the dcm 12s
     
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    if someone can find the rx-v2200 in that price range ill get it but if not im probably going with the denon
     
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    Have you considered the new Onkyo units?
     
  20. Mike Veroukis

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    Good luck getting the 2200 for anything less then $750us. If you found it at that price you should jump on it. The 1200 is a damn good deal for the money though. Regardless, you should atleast go listen to all these receivers listed and see which one sounds the best to you. In the end that's all that matters.

    - Mike
     

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