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post #1 of 3 Old 01-19-2013, 06:42 AM - Thread Starter
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So I'm finally venturing into HT after running some DIY Dayton/Morel 3-ways for many, many years with an old Arcam integrated. I have learned a TON over the last month from the forums regarding HT. Cut to the chase now...thoughts on pre pro under $1700 for 5.1 system. Would really like to stay under $1200, but am allowing some cushion for sale prices and so forth. Prefer new, but wouldn't be against refurb or open box item.

Leaning towards Marantz AV7005, but would appreciate any other ideas. It'll be mated with...

5 Klipsch RB-81s
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Thanks for any help!
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I was leaning on the Marantz because of the price new. I liked the looks of it and it had everything I needed (lots of HDMI) but my reading led me to a used Integra 80.2. The biggest factor was Audessy XT32 calibration which many people prefer over the lesser version in the Marantz. I think I would have been fine going either route because I have never used any correction through an AVR or pre/pro before. I don't think you would be unhappy with the Marantz.

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Thanks. The 80.2 looks pretty sweet.
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