Who Make the Best $500 HT Receiver

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  1. Dave Linthicum

    Dave Linthicum Auditioning

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    I’ve been lurking here for some time, and while I’m sure the $1000 on up prices for the higher-end receivers are justified. However, in looking to set up second HT in the house I would hoping to find a great HT receiver for about $500.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jon_Skiffington

    Jon_Skiffington Auditioning

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    I picked up a refurbed Harman Kardon AVR 525 off of ebay last week from Harman direct for $500, including shipping and a 2 year warranty. I think it was the best value for the money that I could have possibly found.

    Jon
     
  3. Matthew-K

    Matthew-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I will add my two cents in for the Harmon Kardon AVR 325. I picked up a brand new one for 475$ at onecall. Awesome receiver.
     
  4. Heath_E

    Heath_E Stunt Coordinator

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    If you don't mind refurbs, definitely check out the H/Ks at Harman Audio's Ebay store. As Jon said, you can get a 525 for $500, or a 325 for about $375. These represent excellent values, even if you buy new.
     
  5. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    I also agree with the Harman/Kardon. Denon and Onkyo are also nice around that price range, and I think 6ave is having a sale on the Denon's.
     
  6. JohnPop

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    lol, 6ave is having a little more than a sale on the Denon 3803

    $648! for a receiver that most places is selling for $999

    That is what I am getting from another source for about the same price [​IMG]
     
  7. Dave Linthicum

    Dave Linthicum Auditioning

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    Where are you getting the Denon?
     
  8. JohnPop

    JohnPop Stunt Coordinator

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    www.av123.com

    Not allowed to tell the exact price, buts its a little higher than 6ave [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris Sherman

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    I pick the HK 230. It has everything you could want feature wise and sounds awesome.
     

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