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post #1 of 9 Old 02-07-2012, 09:33 PM - Thread Starter
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OK. Going shopping on Friday for a new AVR. I have it narrowed down to four. I just want to know which one will give me the least amount of fits for three years.

Denon AVR-1612
Onkyo TX-NR509
Pioneer VSX-821
Yamaha RX-V471

They have all I want (for now) on paper. I have no use for "7.1" right now.

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Sounds good!
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Out of those I'd take the Denon 1612.

Better room calibration software (Audyssey Multi EQ) than the other 3.

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I would go with the Denon 1612 of the AVR's listed as well. If you could bump the budget a bit I would go with the Onkyo tx-nr609. It has a much stronger amp and THX certification to boot. It's really one of the best values out there.
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another vote for the Denon AVR-1612
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Denon 1612
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I see where this is going! LOL! One deal breaker here I did not disclose. As much as I like Denon products, I can get the Onkyo or the Pioneer for less than half of what the Denon goes for. BUT. If the quality is worth the difference, I will get the Denon.

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The Denon is the only one of the lot that can EQ the sub. It can be had at a discount at some authorized resellers to include AV Science, Electronics Expo, and J&R, but you must "call" them to get their best price.

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IMO the Denon is hands down the best of the bunch even at twice the price but then I like having my subs EQ'ed. Buy it refurbished - that'll take some of the price difference off.

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Then Denon it is!

Sounds good!
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