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Hi guys,

I have a $1000 budget for a new reciever and am looking for the best bang for the buck in this price range. I'm looking to run a 7.1 system am looking for the most I can get with this budget. I am a total newbie and appreciate all your help, input, and advice.
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What speakers are you going to be using with this AVR?
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As usual you will get everyones favorite brand so I will pitch mine at this point the SC-71 for your budget . http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Elite+Receivers/SC-71
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Hi guys,

I have a $1000 budget for a new reciever and am looking for the best bang for the buck in this price range. I'm looking to run a 7.1 system am looking for the most I can get with this budget. I am a total newbie and appreciate all your help, input, and advice.

Do you have speakers yet?

What is your total budget for speakers, sub and receiver?

How big is your room?

What will you be listening to?
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I don't have anything yet. speaker budget is 2k. so total is 3k for system. Viewing will be 75 percent sports. 25 percent movies. Viewing will be 10-11 feet away. I will measure the room.
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Room is 20 feet long. 15 feet wide
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No need to spend $1000 on an AVR for sports and movies. You can get a very nice 7.1 network AVR for about $600 and put the rest of the money towards speakers.

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My vote is do denon avr x3000. In my experience, the audyssey room correction blows the pants off of the offering from Yamaha and pioneer.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115393R

This is an excellent avr. This is an open box deal but every so often they will have them new at this price.

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I actally may only need 5.1 since its just sports and movies from some recent advice
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I actally may only need 5.1 since its just sports and movies from some recent advice
Its a big room ( is it open to other rooms ) and if you chose speakers that dip down in impedance and play it fairly loud you might find those cheaper AVR's lacking.
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Its a big room and if you chose speakers that dip down in impedance and play it fairly loud you might find those cheaper AVR's lacking.
Just because its 5.1 doesnt mean its lower quality or lacking power.
And while I wouldnt consider that a big room, but its not small either. I would prefer a 7.1 especially if he easily has the budget to do it.

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I actally may only need 5.1 since its just sports and movies from some recent advice
5.1 will be ok but 7.1 will do a better job of filling the room and its easily obtainable with your budget.

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Yeah the room is actually open to another room. do I'm guessing 7.1 is the best anyway.
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http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/core/view_BigProduct.cfm?pid=1539&sc=27

Something like this would serve you very well. And you can get another pair of speakers for front heights or back surrounds and still be under budget. If you offer them $1100 they will probably take it. This will also bring you in enough under budget to get another sub. You will be better off to get 2 subs in a room that size.

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Yeah the room is actually open to another room. do I'm guessing 7.1 is the best anyway.
Agreed. And another good reason for 2 subs.

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http://www.amazon.com/America-FH-65B-Bookshelf-Speakers-6-5IN/dp/B002ISTP8K/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375584746&sr=1-10&keywords=bic+acoustech

These will work great for front heights or back surrounds with that set. So that would bring you in at less than $1400 for all the speakers except a second sub. And believe me these speakers rock and dont need a lot of wattage.

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No need to spend $1000 on an AVR for sports and movies. You can get a very nice 7.1 network AVR for about $600 and put the rest of the money towards speakers.

+1

More money towards speakers and sub.

A $1K AVR doesn't seem like it is needed.
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Speakers and subs are definitely a higher priority, but to answer the original question, I like Emotiva or Outlaw separates in the $1K range.
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What would 2 awesome subs to get. I've been recommended dayton audio subs
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Ive been researching yamaha, denon, and pioneer elite in this 6-7 hundred dollar price range and found some nice ones. any recommend ones?
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What would 2 awesome subs to get. I've been recommended dayton audio subs
You dont need and cant get 2 awesome subs on your budget. Higher end subs start at $1000. 2 of those Bic PL200s that come with that set will be just fine. You dont want to get 7 cheap speakers just so that you can get better subs.
btw Dayton makes some decent subs but none of them are awesome.

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Ive been researching yamaha, denon, and pioneer elite in this 6-7 hundred dollar price range and found some nice ones. any recommend ones?
Is there a Best Buy near you?

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Yes there is one near
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It would be worth your while to go there or call them and ask what they have on clearance. Every store is different. You can also do it online. I was going to do it for you but I dont know where you live. Last week some people were getting $1000 receivers for $500-$600 on clearance at their local BB. They also match most online prices now.

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zip is 43465. could you check and see if u see anything worthwhile? I appreciate it
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It would really be best to go to the BB because they dont always post clearance stuff on the website. It usually sells pretty quickly so they dont need to.
They also have open box stuff that they will wheel and deal on.

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ok i will do that. if i order the speaker set u mention what kind of power do I want to look for in a reciever to get the most out of them. I'm not looking to rock the roof off the house or anything but I do enjoy being able to crank it up every now and then
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ok i will do that. if i order the speaker set u mention what kind of power do I want to look for in a reciever to get the most out of them. I'm not looking to rock the roof off the house or anything but I do enjoy being able to crank it up every now and then
That set has a high sensitivity rating. Any decent receiver will suffice. There is potential there though to be honest. Down the road you may want to get a cheap 2 channel amp to drive the front pl89s. You could rattle the windows if you want. But the amp is not necessary.
That being said, wattage ratings for avr can be misleading and difficult to understand. When you get one picked out you should probably post it to see whats up.

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What are some good amps for this system?
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