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  1. MtotheIKEo

    MtotheIKEo Air Suspension is ok

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    Im looking for a new receiver for my front room and am on a limited budget. I would like DOLBY/DTS and something with some upgradeability included. The max I can spend is $300, which I am hoping is enough for a decent receiver. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Look into Pioneer or Yamaha receivers. They both have pretty nice receivers for that price range.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    get a refurbed harman kardon from their website
     
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    paul9luap Boiler Up

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    I have a HK AVR125 that's about 1 year old. It has the city advantage plan from circuit city, so it has another 2 years on their extended warranty. It's in perfect shape. PM or e-mail if interested.
     
  5. MtotheIKEo

    MtotheIKEo Air Suspension is ok

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    How much? Id like more wattage but if the price is right...
     
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    PM sent.

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    I'm at work the rest of the day, so i might not be able to get back to you until tomorrow.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    make sure you know what you need in the receiver..

    the 125 is very basic but very nice.

    the wattage ratings on the harman's are very underrated... dont let those low numbers fool you...

    they rate them at all frequencies while other brands just crank them all the way up at one frequency.

    i got hte avr-320-Z.


    http://www.harmanaudio.com/search_browse/default.asp?sp=S&cat=REC&market=HOM
     
  8. LSD

    LSD knowledge is good OT Supporter

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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    You can get a Onkyo TXSR601 or a refurbed Denon 1804 from ecost for under $300 :dunno:
     
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    Actually Harman measures using all channels driven IIRC rather than one channel at a time like other manufacturers. Measuring at different frequencies wouldnt cause that large of a change in output power.

    In other words, any decent amp's power output should remain linear with frequency.

    Other companies rate each channel individually, where the effects of the power supply being bogged down wont show as large of losses as they want. Thats the reason the low end recievers seem to put out the same power as the ones costing $1k plus. It's just that the expensive receievers rate their output power more accurately.
     
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    unrealii professor of plant biology

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