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So I've finally purchase my speaker and now just looking for receiver to complete the setup.

I have around $500 left to spend, I have been shopping around and I am told Onkyo has a smoother sound than Denon so have been looking at their range.

The 818 is now available for $700.. I would be maybe willing to stretch to that as I am a relative newbie and from what I've read audyssey xt32 would help get the best out of my system?

I like the number of hdmi I inputs, as at the moment I need 4 and will be adding in future. Also I need at least 2 optical inputs for my PC and Blu ray, although maybe the hdmi cable can handle that from my Bluray?

I'm open to suggestions. I'm crap at budgeting, I generally start by thinking I can do with a cheaper item then find myself being convinced by brands such as THX certified, Audyssey Xt32 etc.

My speakers are 6ohm if that matters. I have read that 8ohm receivers will handle this fine.

Any help or recommendations is greatly appreciated.
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I think Denon sounds great myself. You could get a Denon X2000 - and I'd use HDMI from your Blu Ray player for sure. Or an Onkyo. Give me a call to discuss receivers if you want.
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Would you prefer the x2000 simply for the sound? It's the same price point although I have heard Denon is more trusted with their quality than Onkyo.

Onkyo seems loaded with stuff, maybe that's the trade off between Denon and Onkyo.. Quality or quality?
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Hopefully not since all these receivers sound the same without processing. Remember, he's an audio salesman. Yes Denon has a better reliability record than Onkyo.
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Thanks. I have decided to buy a cheaper AVR and put more money towards my sub.

I'm thinking the refurbished Denon 2312cl for $450 looks good?
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I may be a " salesman ", but I have my own home theater, and have owned Denon receivers since at least 2002. I personally have never had a problem with a Denon that I've owned. That's all - just expressing my experience for what its worth - we sell Onkyo and others though too.

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Thanks. I have decided to buy a cheaper AVR and put more money towards my sub.

I'm thinking the refurbished Denon 2312cl for $450 looks good?

The 2312CI can be had for $50 less shipped here.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR2312CI/DENON-AVR-2312CI-7.2-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver/1.html
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Ah thanks you are right. I was looking at the 'you save' amount.

Is the Denon 3311 worth an extra $80 against the 2312? It seems like a more powerful amp but looses some features. Which one would be more worth my money?
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Depends what you're trying to accomplish. And its more like $100 more since you have to pay for shipping on that model....


What features do you need?
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Or throw a wrench in the works and consider this one.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/YAMRXA830BL/YAMAHA-RX-A830-7.2-Channel-Network-AV-Receiver/1.html

Here's a rating on some to consider also. The Yamaha was their favorite. Good comparison chart on AVR'S.


http://www.audioholics.com/how-to-shop/best-midrange-receiver-2013
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Or throw a wrench in the works and consider this one.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/YAMRXA830BL/YAMAHA-RX-A830-7.2-Channel-Network-AV-Receiver/1.html

Here's a rating on some to consider also. The Yamaha was their favorite. Good comparison chart on AVR'S.


http://www.audioholics.com/how-to-shop/best-midrange-receiver-2013

+1 on Yamaha. I'm a recent 'convert'. I bought the HTR-7065 which is the A820 more or less. I got talked out of it by a nephew so I now have an RX-V3900. Both AVRs are easy to use and have excellent sound quality. I don't use it for 2 channel since I have an HK990 that is IMO awesome.
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+1 on Yamaha. I'm a recent 'convert'. I bought the HTR-7065 which is the A820 more or less. I got talked out of it by a nephew so I now have an RX-V3900. Both AVRs are easy to use and have excellent sound quality. I don't use it for 2 channel since I have an HK990 that is IMO awesome.

I knew I would finally convert someone over to a Yamaha. Always loved the Yamaha's although at this time I am using a H/K 7550HD and loving it. Have a Yamaha A3000 that my son is using right now. Probably have to steal it from him to get it back. My next AVR is a NAD. That T758 is calling my name. Glad your liking that 990.
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Almost went with Yamaha. But Audyssey and DSX swayed the decision for me.

Just pulled the trigger on a Denon 2313ci for $400.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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You're welcome, enjoy that AVR.
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