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Hey guys, I would like to know what would be the best receiver for under $400 bucks? I would really like to get something quality. 5.1 or 7.1 does not matter to me because Ill only be using 2 floor standers and a sub.

I am looking at the Denon AVR 1911 which is 7.1 and the Denon AVR 1612 which is 5.1. From what I can see, the only difference is watts and 7.1 vs 5.1. Could a expert help me out and tell me any other difference they might see? is 75 watts per channel enough? the 1911 is only 50 more dollars...for 90x7
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post #2 of 24
Try and also look at some ONKYO receivers as well. A lot of my friends who are in to hifi recommend them! Have a look at Onkyo TX-SR608 and the Onkyo HT-RC260.

The advantage they have over the DENON is they both have 6 1.4 HDMI inputs. I believe the DENON doesn't have that many HDMI inputs.

My two cents...
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Judging by the weight the Onkyo likely has a larger amplifier section.
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I would buy this refurbished marantz sr5004. It's 350 shipped and has a 1 year warranty since a4l is an authorized dealer.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by astrallite View Post
Judging by the weight the Onkyo likely has a larger amplifier section.
It is getting harder and harder to judge quality just by weight.
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Quote:
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I would buy this refurbished marantz sr5004. It's 350 shipped and has a 1 year warranty since a4l is an authorized dealer.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
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Idk if Onkyo is a solid brand though.. I have heard quality control is horrid.
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post #8 of 24
and i can tell you their qc is not horrid.

unless you see an actual study with real numbers, there's no way to know.
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post #9 of 24
There was a problem with their xx7 series receivers where the HDMI board would fry the receiver; there was a recall and Onkyo was shipping replacement boards for free. Might be what he's alluding to.
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post #10 of 24
Yeah, but as long as the problem is resolved, it's all good. There was also an inadequate cooling issue with the xx5 or xx6 series, but I've not heard anything like that in regards to the xx8 or the new xx9 series.
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