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I'm looking for a receiver for my ps3, 360, cable box, ps2. Narrowed it down to 2.

Pioneer VSX-821-K - $249

Denon AVR-1612 - $349

I do like the look of the Denon a lot, and it has AudysseyEQ, which the Pioneer does not. However, the Pioneer has component inputs which I think could be really handy, and is $100 bucks cheaper.

Which one?
Edited by Twitchie - 2/22/12 at 1:10pm
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post #2 of 6
Well ask yourself how much you want Auddessy EQ biggrin.gif
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Pioneer does have it's own room eq called MCACC. IMO, I'd say Audyssey is better than Pioneer's room eq. You can also get a low level Marantz (NR1402) for about $400. And I would get a TX-NR509 over a 821K. What about the TX-NR609? Has Audyssey DSX for about 30-40 bucks more.

Also, the 1612 is pretty much the same as the 1611, and the 591, except that the 591 is 5.1 with rear surround preouts.

Is there any reason you wouldn't want a Yamaha or Onkyo equivalent?
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If you don't have a problem with refurbs look here, and not just for Denon.smile.gif

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=brand&id=DENON
    
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The Marantz 1402 is probably the most honestly rated in the "category" and would be my pick.
     
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Onkyo TX-NR509 has Audyssey and component inputs. $189 refurbed or around $250 for new.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR509/Onkyo-TX-NR509-5.1-Channel-3-D-Ready-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html
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