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Interested in purchasing the best receiver under $1500 for my Rockets. Any suggestions?

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Pioneer 56TXi
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You also may want to wait for the new Yamaha RX-V4600 that should be out sometime this June, if you are interested in having things like HDMI switching and also i-Link. And yes MSRP is supposed to be a nickle shy of $1900.00, but it should be available at "street prices", for very close to the amount you are looking to spend.


http://www.audioholics.com/news/pres...ahaRXV4600.php
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Another option is Marantz SR8500. It has DVI switching; not HDMI; but should get you buy if you're just looking to switch two HDMI video sources (with adaptors to DVI). As far as features and build quality, from all I've read, I'd give it a lot of consideration.

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How about the EMO UL from AV123? If not, how about a Denon 3805?


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I second the sr8500, I've been very impressed.

I think it would be generally more useful if everyone new to these forums is reminded that they are constantly being marketed to and pitched by people who post their affiliations and many others who do not. This is all part of marketing and advertising and you, the consumer, are the targets.
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Another to consider: NAD T763
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How about the EMO UL from AV123? If not, how about a Denon 3805?
I second the above two suggestions... :)
Of course if you want all the whistles and bells of a receiver, you could get the EMO UL amp and a Pioneer 1014 or 1015 receiver. That way you would have high current power with all the whistles and bells that would spank any $1500 receiver. I bet you could get that pair for about $1200 and still have money left for other goodies. ;)
I bought the Denon 3805 and an Oultaw 770 amp. I think I will be pretty happy for a while. :)

Edit: I just noticed outlaw has B-stock 7100's available for $825.00. The 7100 is a 7X100 watt amp. You could pair that amp with a Pioneer 1014/1015 and have another $1500 receiver killer. Just a thought. :)

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I second the Integra 6.5, I have it and love it. When purchasing I compared it to many other receivers and fell in love with it sound and features.
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weren't the integra amplifiers originally from Radio Shack or is my memory messed up?
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weren't the integra amplifiers originally from Radio Shack or is my memory messed up?
I think you are mixing up Integra receivers with something else, nothing this good can be bought at Radio Shack. :eek:
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You also may want to wait for the new Yamaha RX-V4600 that should be out sometime this June, if you are interested in having things like HDMI switching and also i-Link. And yes MSRP is supposed to be a nickle shy of $1900.00, but it should be available at "street prices", for very close to the amount you are looking to spend.


http://www.audioholics.com/news/pres...ahaRXV4600.php
I definitely second a Yamaha Rx.....the Rx-V4600 will be a beast! will compete with the 2x or 3x the cost 4806.

if you cant wait, I recommend you check out the Rx-V2500....you will be impressed.


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Here is the link for the EMO UL separates that I mentioned a few posts earlier. :)

I really urge you to check them out.
I just bought a Den0n 3805 and after hearing it under high load conditions, it didn't seem to be able to handle demanding sound tracks, Blue Man Group. I ended up getting an Outlaw 770 amp to power the 3805. But had I known the 3805 was not able to push my speakers... I would have bought the EMO UL's. ;)

http://www.**********/products_produc...s&product=30.1

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What speakers do you have Craig? It says "venturi speakers" in your profile. Are these the BIC venturi speakers?
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Denon 3805!! Very solid receiver for around 1000 gerr!!

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I just bought an Arcam AVR300 and I absolutely love the sound coming out of these babies, especially for music. I saw a used one on E-bay for less than $1500. Other options would be the NAD 763, Arcam 250, or the Rotel 1056 for about your price range.

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That way you would have high current power with all the whistles and bells that would spank any $1500 receiver. ...........I bought the Denon 3805 and an Oultaw 770 amp. I think I will be pretty happy for a while
Really?

Seeking a speaker recomendation? Compare for yourself or be swayed by others who hear differantly, or by marketing, or just save time and get the cheapest , nicest looking, or smallest.
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I ended up getting an Outlaw 770 amp to power the 3805. But had I known the 3805 was not able to push my speakers... I would have bought the EMO UL's.
Maybe so... But that UL would likely not drive the speakers even near as well as the 770 you did get, and you also got a full 200wpc x 7 and not just 125wpc x 6 with it's "creative" 6th channel "split" option of 2x50wpc. So in the end, you still may be a lot better off with what you did buy. Or at least as far as the power amp goes, you are better off.
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Here is the link for the EMO UL separates that I mentioned a few posts earlier. :)

I really urge you to check them out.
I just bought a Den0n 3805 and after hearing it under high load conditions, it didn't seem to be able to handle demanding sound tracks, Blue Man Group. I ended up getting an Outlaw 770 amp to power the 3805. But had I known the 3805 was not able to push my speakers... I would have bought the EMO UL's. ;)

http://www.**********/products_produc...s&product=30.1

Craig
At 599 for a 6 x 125 is one of the best amp deals I have come across.How much was the outlaw 770.?
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At 599 for a 6 x 125 is one of the best amp deals I have come across.
The cheapest one is not always necessarily a deal to everyone. It's a deal only if 125 watts x 6 is worth it to you, for many people it is not if they need or want a full amount of power to 7 channels. And then even the slightly higher priced Outlaw 7100 with 100 watts x 7 may be a better deal. And neither one is a deal, if you need more power than 100-125 watts can provide.
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Radio Shack used to carry the Optimus line of A/V equipment, Realistic before that. Optimus was my first foray into home theater.
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A few, but not all. Of the Optimus and RCA branded receivers and CD players from Radio Shack, underneath were actually relabeled Pioneer products.
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