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post #1 of 9
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I want a home theater receiver that I can hook up the following

5.1 speaker setup
4 HDMI sources
Ipod
At least one component input
SPDIF input

What do you all recommend?

I have been looking around and I don't know what I can get to serve my needs for as inexpensive as possible... not wanting to spend over $400
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post #2 of 9
newegg is got some open box receiver every now and then. so keep your eye open.
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Wow that is a sweet piece of equipment.
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post #5 of 9
If you can swing it get a Marantz. They are a bit more expensive, but use higher quality parts and have better amps.
Onkyo and yamaha are also good, if a step down IMO
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post #6 of 9
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Is pioneer a bad choice?
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post #7 of 9
not at all but the receiver i linked is more desirable to me than any $400 pioneer (mostly because of the preouts).
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post #8 of 9
I would also recommend a Marantz receiver, you can usually find some pretty decent deals on Amazon when they cycle in the new models.

Given it's OCN, have you considered using the iPod through the PC/HTPC rather than through a dock so that it bypasses the iPod's DAC? I believe most docks still use the iPods onboard DAC. Unless you're using a 4th or 5th gen iPod classic, using the DAC in the receiver will probably sound noticeably better.
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post #9 of 9
Marantz and Denon are both great companies. I believe Marantz is Denon's sister company.
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