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Well, just something with a high SNR yet great audio quality. I don't need any features like iPod compatible.
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Let me rephrase that. A receiver with audiophile quality and a RMS at least above 100 watts. Something that can drive a pair of Denon AH-D2000s to their limit. Speakers can wait like I said earlier. I don't need any extra features such as iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility (Apple hater. Haters gotta hate). Dolby technologies are absolutely fine so they're an exception.
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post #43 of 47
Audiophile quality? lol. A quality receiver is a quality receiver...and the marantz I recommended is quality.

Don't concentrate on watts too much, either. The difference between 50 watts and 100 watts to a pair of 90/dB sensitive speakers from 5 feet away is only 3dB (and if you were listening that loud, you'd be getting hearing damage). Of course, you'll want decent power for headroom and peaks, and a crappy amplifier will not like speakers with large impedance dips or whatever, so you do need a quality piece of equipment.

In my experience, receiver manufacturers don't direct much attention towards the headphone outputs (not that they are crap or whatever)...but I dunno what the requirements of the D2000s are. You'd have to read the receiver manuals to find out what kind of specifications the headphone outputs have since those typically aren't on the regular spec pages online.
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post #44 of 47
I second the Marantz recommendation, as Marantz is a very reputable company. As for an "Audiophile receiver," don't play into that jazz, if a receiver is made well it will play as good as any other receiver honestly.
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Marantz is expensive. The only one I can afford is the 50w/channel one. I know that they're a reputable company but I'll get their stuff if their prices drop or once I earn enough money. After looking at Harman Kardon again, I'm thinking about dropping it. Even though I'll only need 2.0 in the future and this is really powerful overall, I think I don't need the overkill like you guys have explained. I think I might be going for Yamaha right now (HTR-4063). I'm still considering. I'll post here again if I have anymore questions.
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post #46 of 47
Um....the receiver I linked is less than $400 which is what you said you could spend
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post #47 of 47
Get the Marantz.
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