I need to replace my stereo receiver and I'm looking for recommendations on an afforadable replacement. I don't need the best quality, but would like to get the best that I can afford right now.
I assume that my current receiver (Kenwood VR-606) is broken since the sound fades in and out from the two speakers. Since the system is 8 years old, I assume that it either cannot be fixed or is not worth fixing (for what it will cost)
*I am very uninformed about stereo systems (and new technology in general) and this is my first forum posting, so let me know if there's more info I should add.
Budget: $300 (New-not refurbished)
Use: TV/DVD and music
Location: Condo living room; approx. 12'x20'x12'
What I'm playing: Radio, HD TV, DVD player, Iphone (considering getting Apple TV), Netflix, Uverse.
Speakers: (2) 8 year old Polk R15 bookshelves ceiling mounted.
What I'm currently considering buying:
1. Onkyo TX SR308. I am having trouble finding it new, but can get a refurbished one from an authorized dealer on ebay for $140. There are other used ones out there. I think new is around $300.
2. Yamaha HTR-6240 $270 on ebay
3. Yamaha RX-V465 $280 on amazon
4. Sony str-dh810 $290 on Amazon
Any comments on these models or recommendations for others?