Originally Posted by buzzy_
mickyd98, don't assume that just because someone has posted a comment, that they've actually read your post, or thought about your needs. Much of the time, the comments here are what the person posting would buy, for their own needs and budget, or what was discussed the last time a question sorta like this came up.
In particular, this forum is flooded with "Raise your budget and get a _______" posts with no explanation of why that meets the needs of the person who asked the question, or even what the benefit might be (if any).
Since I'm the only one who suggested upping his budget, I would assume you are talking about me but either are (a) too shy to respond directly, (b) feel inarticulate at the moment, or (c) speaking generalizations when you have no direct feedback to offer on the recommendation.
Your first assumption would be wrong if you'd read the thread carefully. My first post in the thread indicated that I was aware of his needs. Plus, the difference in budget is not dramatic, especially considering the speakers he is going with come in significantly under his budget for that. But it's up to him to decide.
Now, the OP did mention an integrated amp. Since quality integrated amps that people would normally recommend to go along with the RC-10s are way outside his budget range, one alternative is 2 channel stereo receivers. In fact, we don't even know from his post whether or not he is interested in AVRs at all.
Granted, the HK receivers and that Onkyo are very highly recommended in general on the 2 channel audio forum on AVS. However, you would be wrong in your assumptions again. I tested the HK 3390 against 2 AVRs in the $175 to $250 range, as well as against an older HK AVR and vintage Denon integrate amp (devices I own) with RC-10s (I'm listening to the RC-10s and the HK 3390 right now) before purchasing the 3390. As for the Onkyo TX-8050, there is another user on this forum whose opinion I greatly respect who has commented on it very positively repeatedly.
Finally, with any purchasing recommendation here on AVS, there comes the assumption from most posters that the OP will do their due diligence on research. I'm sure mickyd98 would read up on those receivers and ask questions if he was interested, and of course he is under no obligation to consider them at all. It's free advice here. Take it or leave it. Although advice like yours is even less helpful