Who does the best sound for home theater?

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  1. Joe

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    Music aside, who does the best for HT sound for around $1500 (Reciever or Pre/pro)? Is it pretty much the same across the board for HT sound at this price?
     
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    You can get a used Lexicon MC-1 for $1600-1800 at audiogon or Ebay
     
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    It's somewhat subjective but for HT, I'd say yes. Most equipment at that price point ($1500) is going to be close in sound for HT.

    You'll find more differences in the features and ergonomics between equipment than you will in the sound.
    Keep in mind, there are always exceptions. Some receivers just don't sound as good as others.

    Your room, speakers and future plans should factor in also but for $1500, you may consider a $800 receiver and a separate used 5 channel amp.
     

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