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Hi guys,

This is my first time and I have no prior practical experience with any of the receivers, so here I am out asking you. I have around $700 to spend, and need to power my def tech bundle consisting of 2 BP8060ST, one center 8040, and 2 surrounds 8040s.
What do you guys recommend for such a system ? I am slight tight on budget, so $700 is pretty much the max I can shell out right now (given that this system already put a $2000 hole in my pocket)

Thanks much!

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Guys, any suggestions ?
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do u care if new or refurbished/used? I would check with accesories4less.Good deals to be had,especially with ur budget.I prefer marantz FWIW.
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How would you rate Pioneer SC-1222-K for driving the def techs?
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How would you rate Pioneer SC-1222-K for driving the def techs?

It uses the new D3 amps and is 4 ohm stable. IMO it would rock those DTs. Seems a great buy at $600.

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I have an Onkyo 709 receiver and just got the same speaker bundle you did a few hours ago. Have not yet hooked up the new speakers but checked with others regarding the adequacy of the receiver which cost me less than $700 at crutchfield and was told it should be fine. Will let you know how it all soundes when I get things set up over the next few days.
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I'd give the Denon 2113CI (or 2112CI on clearance) a go. Those are fairly efficient speakers so won't require much power at all.

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Okies, so SC-1222k for $600 vs AVR-2313CI for $650 : Which one should I go for?
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Both are comparable, but the 2313CI can EQ the sub.

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In case you are still out there looking at this thread - I have set up my new def tech speaker bundle with my onkyo 709 receiver and I am in heaven! The music sounds awesome and the movies are incredible. The bass from the powered subs in the 8060 towers is very well-defined and I need to put their volume well below midline to keep the windows from breaking. I could not be happier with my system. Hope you are as well, whichever way you go...
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Hi Doctor, thanks for the update. I went ahead with AVR2313CI, and I am rocking as well. In fact, my neighbours already came once complaining that their side wall was shaking when I was hearing at around 1/3rd but full bass.

Only thing I am thinking about lately a bit is, if Mythos STS was a better bundle buy, as Joe@Definitive recommended that here : http://www.avsforum.com/t/625807/definitive-owners-thread/27420#post_22608107

It might be personal preference and I cannot comment on that without actually listening STSs, but overall, I am more than satisfied with BPs.
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I want to jump on this 8060st speaker deal. And crutchfield will upgrade to the 8060hd center for $200.

I want the buy the onkyo 616 but that might not be enough reciver. I'm willing to go with the onkyo 818 if it makes a substantial difference in sound quality. Features are not important. But I plan on owning this reciver for a long time. I want the most for my money.

Will the 616 be adequate should I spring for the 818?
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