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An AVR would provide bass management which is important since you plan to use a subwoofer. Integrated amps sometimes have subwoofer inputs but usually no bass management. There are a few integrated amps that do but they are not within a $500 budget (Outlaw RR2150, $699). The Denon 1713 is $449 and features Audyssey MultEQ XT. The current Yamaha receivers are on sale to make way for the new models. For example, the Yamaha RX-V673 is currently $375 on Amazon.
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