I found two Pioneer Elite SC-63 receivers for $550 at Best Buy, they are open box but include everything and appear in perfect condition. I was planning on getting an Onkyo 626 or a Sony 840 but for a $100 more I can get the SC-63 which appears to be in a different league from the other two, what does everyone think? I think it may be a little overkill for my Monitor 70, Monitor 60, CS2, undecided sub setup but that just seems like a really good price to me?
+1 - the Pioneer is much better than those other two. Onkyo has had issues that haven't gone away and Sony is... well I'll be nice and just say the Sony isn't going to impress anyone once they've owned a good AVR.
Emotiva XSP-1 - 2x Emotiva UPA-1 - Salk Song Towers - Oppo 103 - Marantz 42TT
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What are good receivers around the $500 range? Looking to power either two Polk Monitor 70s or Polk RTI a5s with matching centers and surrounds for each one. I can send music from my phone with chromecast so not to worried about that but just looking for great sound quality and good power. Thanks
Panasonic 60VT60 (cal by DNice)
Denon 5200 w/ Outlaw 2200 Amps (3)
Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s F/R & Horizon w/ RAAL Center; Sierra 1s Surrounds; DefTech PM1000s Fronts & Top Middle w/ PSB S5 Rear Surrounds; PSA v1800 & SVS PC12+ Subs
Oppo 103; Onkyo HD-DVD; Apple TV & Roku/Fire Sticks