Please help me choose a simple 2channel bedroom reciever

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  1. court-jester

    court-jester I love dykes

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    this will be used strictly for audio, i have it narrowed down to the following, which would you pick?

    yamaha rx-397


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    ToP-ART Technology 	
    RMS Output Power 	50W x 2
    XM Satellite Radio Ready 	
    Pure Direct Switch 	•
    Switchable CD Direct Amplification 	
    Super Audio CD/DVD Audio Ready w/Extended Frequency Response 	•
    THD 	[0.04%]
    Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A) 	150
    Continuously Variable Loudness Control 	•
    Rec Out Selector 	
    Remote Controllable Master Volume Control 	Motor-driven
    40-Station Preset Tuning 	•
    Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler 	
    Zone 2 Output 	
    Zone Remote Control 	
    IR Ports 	•
    12V Trigger Output 	
    Product Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight (lbs.) 	17-1/8” x 5-3/4” x 12-1/8” / 14.1
    Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight (lbs.) 	21" x 9" x 14-1/2" / 17.4
    
     
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  2. dew

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    i only see one?
     
  3. court-jester

    court-jester I love dykes

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    or the onkyo tx-8222


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       	» 	50 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
       	» 	4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
       	» 	compatible with Onkyo's DS-A2 iPod dock
       	» 	6 audio inputs (including phono)
       	» 	40 AM/FM presets with station naming
       	» 	direct access tuning
       	» 	three front-panel display brightness settings (dim, dark, normal)
       	» 	rotary bass, treble, and balance controls
       	» 	remote control
       	» 	headphone jack
       	» 	front-panel switching for two pairs of main speakers
       	» 	banana-plug compatible binding post speaker connectors
       	» 	anti-resonant aluminum front panel
       	» 	high-current, low-impedance amplifier design
       	» 	oversized power transformer, filter capacitors, and heat sink
       	» 	sleep timer
       	» 	17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 13-11/16"D
    
     
  4. court-jester

    court-jester I love dykes

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    youre too damm fast son ;)
     
  5. dew

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    :rofl:what are the prices?
     
  6. SilverJettaGLX

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    consider offerrings from Marantz, NAD, Outlaw, etc
     
  7. VladTemplar

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    Neither

    Outlaw Audio RR2150
    http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/rr2150.html

    I own one and I fucking love it. Outlaw is one of the best producers of amps and processors out there in my opinion. The build quality is in a tier almost by itself.
     
  8. Ronin

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    :hsugh:
    i have some outlaw amps and theyre not THAT good :mamoru:

    although their stuff is pretty good, and for stereo receivers the outlaw one is highly regarded in its price bracket and more
     
  9. VladTemplar

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    In terms of how they design them and build them they're pretty much the best ones you can get for the money.

    Edit: Yes, I fucking love my RR2150. It's probably oen of the best stereo receivers I've ever listened to.
     
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    court-jester I love dykes

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    vlad that shit is expensive, i cant afford it for just a bedroom unit
     
  11. VladTemplar

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    Here's how I view electronics.

    Why would I throw down $300 on a shitty piece of equipment when I could save a bit longer and get a good piece of equipment that's better made, is of superior quality, and I will all around be happier with.

    The question I see here is whether you're looking for a cheap throw away receiver that you just toss in the bin when you move and don't want to mess with it. Or whether you're looking for something you'll keep with you and has the build quality to last you for quite possibly the rest of your life.

    I can think of a lot of uses for a top quality stereo receiver and I have a feeling that I'm pretty much always going to want a stereo around that plays music with reasonably high-fidelity. Thus I made an investment in a quality piece of equipment.
     
  12. JRock10

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    why not just get a small decent bookshelf system or something? i'm just curious as to why the big receiver vs. something simple


    maybe a tivoli system?
     
  13. Ronin

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    tivolis seem pretty cool, and im pretty sure u can get a basic one and expand it in the future with tivoli add ons (cd player extra speakers etc)
     
  14. mcginnis88

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    To be the only one here to actualy answer your question, if I had to choose between the two I would buy the Onkyo
     
  15. TFunkadelic

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    I own a tivoli system (the stereo setup + cd player) and it's pretty slick, and sounds decent.

    I'd take the Yamaha between the two....but only because I like the way it looks better (and the interface/remote on the Onkyo dvd player I have blows).
     
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    +1 for yamaha. i demoed a tivoli at (gasp) target. it sounded really good for what it is. plus it's very compact and clean looking
     
  17. Zeromancer

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    I'm rocking out a vintage realistics 2 channel receiver in my living room hooked up to a set of Cambridge Sound works Model 6's. Sounds good for the budget downstairs.

    In my room, I'm using a Yamaha RX-V1. I'm Yamaha biased so I would go with it if I was you.
     
  18. court-jester

    court-jester I love dykes

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    ok fuck it, im going with this setup:


    tannoy mercury f3's
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    yamaha ax497 amp
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    this is good quality from my perspective but yet not overly expensive...thanks for all the input from everyone...
     
  19. midnite

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    Pioneer, Marantz, Sansui, Technics etc recievers from the 70's are also good ways to go. Quality surpasses alot of modern recievers and you can find them on craigslist and ebay for pretty cheap
     
  20. Ronin

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    and with no warranty or idea of how its been treated :hsugh:
     
  21. TFunkadelic

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    word. I've got a few vintage receivers andf they all work great. Lack of warranty is far less of a concern when you're only spending $10-20...
     
  22. Ronin

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    i was thinking of the ones that are a couple hundred

    if i had a bunch of extra money id consider getting some vintage equipment and making a little display or something
     
  23. midnite

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    thats why you gotta check them out. Plus they were all built when companies actually cared about quality, not how many peices of shit they could turn out at once :mamoru: Hence why they last so long
     
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    Why not just buy a small amp?

    audiosource amp one is an excellent amp for the price, plenty of power too.
     

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