Which sub $500 receiver for HT

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  1. mark butera

    mark butera Auditioning

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    I need to get a receiver and would like to spend less then $500. I will use this for HT only.

    Considering:

    Outlaw 1050

    Denon 1802

    Marantz 5200

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

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    They're all fine receivers. I don't believe the Outlaw has DPLII so I'd eliminate it for that reason. [You may as well purchase a unit that features the most current processing.] Next I'd suggest buying on what your music/HT percentage may be. If you'll listen to more music that HT or around 50/50, I'd go with the Marantz. If more movies than go with the Denon.

    Most important though is what the receivers sound like to you. You'll have to trust others on the Outlaw but most cities will have Denon and Marantz dealers. Listen for yourself and pick what you think sounds best.
     
  3. Angelo_Petralba

    Angelo_Petralba Second Unit

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    Dont forget the new Onkyo 600. It is coming out in 2 days. Circuit City around here had it in their warehouse and ready to ship! the price is 499.00

    Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital EX DTS & DTS-ES Decoders

    not bad for this price range. (DPL II-DD-EX & DTS-ES)..WOW.

    my .02 cents.
     
  4. chung

    chung Stunt Coordinator

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    The HK AVR320 is another good choice. Preamp outputs.
     

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