I am looking to upgrade my receiver from my 10+ year old cheap sony. I have a budget of around $300. I know, not much to work with but i see several options for around that price that get good reviews. My general question is: should i get a cheap new receiver or a used receiver that was expensive when it came out.(be "expensive" i mean around $600).
More specifically, i am looking at the Yamaha RX-V371 new for 250 or the Onkyo Tx-Sr602 (on craigslist for 200) there is also an Onkyo 707 for sale on craigslist but its a little out of my price range.
So, what do you recommend?