Greetings all. First-time poster here. Background about me: I purchased a Harman Kardon AVR 1700 last year and was running a 2-channel setup with two Polk Monitor 75Ts. I recently decided to add some additional channels and my setup took shape as follows:
HK AVR 1700 +
Polk Monitor 75Ts;
Polk PSW 505 subwoofer;
Polk Monitor 45B bookshelves; and
Polk CS2 center channel.
I think that I may have pushed the AVR 1700 a bit too far with the upgraded setup as it died on me last week. I have a replacement being shipped to me but think now might be a good time to consider upgrading my receiver. Does anyone have suggestions on a sub $1,000 receiver to accommodate my current speaker setup?
Please and thank you.
I would go with a Yamaha. You can get deals on some closeout models, though the selection is getting less on them as they sell out.
For practical purposes, you should go with the cheapest Yamaha that has all of the features you require. That way, in the future, when they come out with some new feature or other that you will likely want, you will be replacing a relatively inexpensive receiver rather than an expensive one.
is 3 or 4 months away. Most of the 2012 models are sold out or overpriced. I'll save you $545 for now.
Check out the 773. Full preamp out. Remote control has 17 dedicated inputs. No bugs.
Reliable and full featured. Comes with wifi module. Except save another $100 and get it here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115377 $452 shipped.
Almost sold out at that price. Paid slightly more 9 months ago.
If you think your AVR is defective, refer to the Owner's manual and reset the microprocessor a few times in a row.
Thanks for all your replies. I was doing some research yesterday and came upon the Marantz SR 6007:
It's 2012s model, but that results in a pretty significant price drop. It seems to be a favored model for audiophiles. Anyone have thoughts on this model?