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post #1 of 13 Old 06-18-2011, 06:34 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm nowhere near an audiophile, but I do love and want good sound in my 22X12 living NYC living room. I'm looking for a receiver to replace old and now dead Denon DRA stereo receiver with easy connectivity to 3 y/o Samsung 40" LCD tv, IPod readiness and a bit of future-proofing.

I've been looking at Onkyo SR-TX309, Yamaha RX-V471, and Denon AVR 1612. I think the Onkyo 509 is more in the league with my Yamaha and Denon choices, but what's nice about the 309 is Ipod readiness at a ~$100 lower price point. thanks for any tips and input.
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Denon avr-591 the model previous to the avr1612 can be had for $250 on amazon and you will not be able to get a better receiver than that at that price.
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Thanks crazyrob. I have no problem with last year's models, but it looks like the 591 requires purchase of dock for mp3 connectivity, which i'm so trying to avoid.
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I am an Onkyo fan without a doubt but for the option that you listed maybe you might want to look into this as well...
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-10...453369&sr=1-14

Otherwise the 509 would work mas well

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Thanks crazyrob. I have no problem with last year's models, but it looks like the 591 requires purchase of dock for mp3 connectivity, which i'm so trying to avoid.

Denon AVR-1911 is a possibility with a USB hook up for iPod
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_033AV19...11.html?tp=179

It won CNET's test to be the best sounding midrange receiver...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017189-1.html
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Can I use the old speakers with the new AVRs till I'm ready to upgrade?

So its a Samsung 40" LCD HD TV, Panasonic Hard Drive DVR about 5 y/o, and Macbook Pro about a year old.

I would have loved to get a real cheap receiver for now, but I'm starting to covet new features like Ipod connection and internet radio. Does that probably put me in the $3-400 range at least?

Thanks again.
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Can I use the old speakers with the new AVRs till I'm ready to upgrade?

It depends on the speakers. If they are 6 or 8 ohms, then yes. If they're less than that, probably not.
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It depends on the speakers. If they are 6 or 8 ohms, then yes. If they're less than that, probably not.

Here http://stereonomono.blogspot.com/2010/08/b-dm-310.html it says impedence 8 ohms. Good? Thanks so much.
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Yes, you can use those speakers with the new AVR no problem. In fact you may like them... who knows.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...oneer-vsx1020k
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I was just leaning toward Pioneer 820. Great price on Amazon and even Best Buy. Do you happen to know what I lose from the 1020 on the 820. (head spinning . . . )
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With the 1020 you will get a few more features is all such as: Internet Radio, iPhone Remote App, 6 HDMi (.. as aposed to only 4HDMI's on the 820), 7.1 as to the 820 has 5.1, a better on-Screen Display or GUI as the 820 only has Text. If those features arnt a concern to you then the 820 will work just fine as it will save you a few dollars as well.
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I'm a huge fan of local radio, but even here in NY choices are limited, so internet radio has started to sound like a feature I'd use much. Though could you do access it by connnecting computer, and letting computer pull sound from web?

I'm a bit acronym shy - GUI - ___ ___ Interface? I'm guessing it's the kind of thing I may not miss without it, until i have it . .
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I'm a huge fan of local radio, but even here in NY choices are limited, so internet radio has started to sound like a feature I'd use much. Though could you do access it by connnecting computer, and letting computer pull sound from web?

I'm a bit acronym shy - GUI - ___ ___ Interface? I'm guessing it's the kind of thing I may not miss without it, until i have it . .

Graphical User Interface - "GUI"

IMO, you are correct, you don't "need' an a receiver that can pull internet radio on its own if you plan to hook a computer up to it anyway.

Of course by that same line of thought, you wouldn't need the iPod integration since you theoretically have the music on your computer.
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