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Pioneer 524K vs Pioneer 823?

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Looking at these receivers at the moment which can be seen here:

524 - http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Cate...59&sku=VSX524K

823 - http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Cate...455&sku=VSX823

Does anyone have an opinion on either? Or maybe another receiver altogether that is around the $300 range?

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Dont get either, I have had many issues with pioneer and their customer support is the pits. Get a Yamaha or denon. 675,677 or x2000, e400 x1000.
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Dont get either, I have had many issues with pioneer and their customer support is the pits. Get a Yamaha or denon. 675,677 or x2000, e400 x1000.
Thanks for the heads up!

What about these?

Yamaha RX-V377 -http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Category/Details.aspx?categoryId=143&productId=23562&sku=RX V377

Denon AVRE200 - http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...b43793491den02

Denon AVR-1513 - http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...7ec597bb73en02

Denon AVR-S500BT - http://www.crutchfield.ca/Denon_AVR_...033avs500b.htm

There is also these which are a little out of my budget but I may be able to make it work if it is seriously worth it:

Denon AVR-E300 - http://www.crutchfield.ca/Denon_AVR_...033avre300.htm

Denon AVR-X1000 - http://www.crutchfield.ca/Denon_AVR_...033avx1000.htm

Any of those seem worth it? Just doesn't appear to many options here in Canda. Also, if you think I would be better waiting a little longer for some new deals, I will do that as well.

Thanks for the help!
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I would go with the x1000 out of the ones you picked, its the newest and will give you the most features for the money. Its really what features do you need out of the receiver, then justify costs.
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I would go with the x1000 out of the ones you picked, its the newest and will give you the most features for the money. Its really what features do you need out of the receiver, then justify costs.
I need something that will play a few devices (tv box, ps4, wii u, etc.) with good quality. Not much of an audiophile, just need a good piece of equipment that will perform well and isn't too expensive.

What features in particular does the x1000 offer that others don't?

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Give JD smooth at AVS forums a call, he is the man and can explain everything for you. Theirs also posts about the comparison between receivers. To be honest I dont know a ton about the x1000, more so about the x2000 I dont own eithr I have the x4000. The x1000 has enough hdmi inputs for all of your devices and has a second zone for music. Its 5.1 so if you have 7.1 setup you would need another receiver. This thread goes over the differences between then The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ

Specs I pulled form amazon.com


Delivers 5.1 channels of powerful sound (175 Watts) to provide high power and wide dynamic range with low distortion for a superb surround sound listening experience
Features Audyssey Silver - with Audyssey MultEQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, and Audyssey Dynamic EQ to enhance the performance of any home theater system
Extensive networking with AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify, & Sirius XM.
Simple & easy setup with Denon Setup Assistant - on-screen graphical display with clear text and icons so you can easily make adjustments and settings during setup
6 HDMI inputs (5 rear + 1 front) & 1 output. Built-in USB port supports digital music playback and charging from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or other USB device


also check out your local bestbuys for Open box deals. They come with full warrenty and if it doesnt work when you get it home you can return it. I found some great deals near me and they are willing to barter with you if you offer them a price. I got my x4000 for 800 floor model

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