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post #1 of 6 Old 10-07-2013, 06:49 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi all.

I'm looking for suggestions for an AVR under $500 to recommend to a friend. I understand "best" is dependent on the actual application so I'm looking for suggestions here.

I have no idea what the current best $500 offerings are and/or the quirks or problems associated with any new models.

Any suggestions?
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I have been very satisfied with my Denon AVR-X1000. It is one of the cheapest models to include the Audussey XT variant. You can get it for under 500 dollars (I paid 445 euros).

I have to say that I'm no expert in audio equipment, just a music enthusiast.
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If you have a Frys near you, in-store only through Thurs the 10th. Denon AVR-E400, reg $599, is on sale for $299.
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If you have a Frys near you, in-store only through Thurs the 10th. Denon AVR-E400, reg $599, is on sale for $299.

Just picked one up. Thanks for the heads up.
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If there is no Frys, nearby, another option is either the Denon X1000 as pasisti suggested or if you want 7.1 with capability to do Zone 2 with an external amp, the X2000, both of which use the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT and come with a 3 year warranty (vice 2 year on the E400).
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Thanks guys I ended up recommending the AVR-X2000, AVR-2313CI, AVR-3312CI, and the Marantz SR5007 all of which are avail refurbd for less than $500 street price.
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