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Hey guys,

For Fathers Day, me and my brother are planning on getting my dad a new receiver for his media center. His old one cuts out the right channel occasionally and the am/fm radio is broken on it. So I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a ~$350 receiver that we could get him.

The only things he really needs is:
  • AM/FM radio
  • audio inputs for CD/Phono/cassette/aux
  • analog inputs for dvd/tv
  • hdmi for future endeavors

The amount of speaker outputs (5.1 or 7.1) isn't important right now because he only has the two speakers right now.
Thanks in advance guys! biggrin.gif
post #2 of 7
Yamaha and Denon have been pumping out quite a few good AV models over the last few years. Other companies have had a couple good budget models as well, but those two stand out at the moment.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=receiver#/ref=sr_hi_eb?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A1266092011%2Cn%3A3213035011&ie=UTF8&qid=1370616679
post #3 of 7
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Thanks! I'll take a look at what they have to offer.
post #4 of 7
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I was looking at the Onkyo TX-NR616 mainly due to the number of component inputs it offers. Thats the problem with a lot of old audio devices...

Here's a link:
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370912897&sr=8-2&keywords=onkyo+av+receiver#productPromotions

What are your guys thoughts on Onkyo as a brand, or on this receiver if you have experience with it?
post #5 of 7
I own an Onkyo 603. I purchased my Onkyo 808 here: http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=brand&id=Onkyo

Onkyo's are great for analog inputs and digital inputs. I also have a Denon 791. Most Denon recievers won't have the inputs you need.
    
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post #6 of 7
I have the Onkyo TX-NR609 (2011model ) and I love it. It does everything I need it to do. I think I paid around 350 or so.
The TX-NR616 replaced the 609 and has a few more features and allows you to grow into your system.
You can use it in stereo mode and upgrade to 5.1 or 7.2 later.
I use the wireless feature and UWF-1 wireless adapter for internet radio and the android app as a remote.
I use it mostly for music and 7.2 pc gaming and have never had a problem with it.
I would say its definitely a step or two above an entry level receiver.thumb.gif
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Thanks guys!
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