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A quality A/V Receiver without all the bells and whistles

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I'm looking for something that is quality without all the crap I dont need in hope of saving some money.

All I care about is blu-ray movie watching so my only requirements are HDMI (1.3v is fine) and all the lossless audio decoding. I dont need any Apple crap, or WiFi, or multi zone, or any of those extra features.

That being said I would like something with solid video and sound processing and decent output power.

What it is looking like is that I will be getting something in the 3-4 year old range that was either a flagship or right below flagship model.

I would like to keep my budget at or under $1000 is possible.

Any suggestions guys?
post #2 of 8
I had similar requirements, except I already had a good 5 ch amp. Ended up with an Anthem MRX300, only has 4 HDMI inputs, 1 output, no bells and whistles. There are some who've had problems with the series, as you will see if you go to the dedicated thread, but I've had no problems at all with mine.
post #3 of 8
I'm in the same boat looking for something that puts audio quality above tricks and tools used to bait consumers. Solid design, solid warranty and music quality above all else.

If you can live without room correction and need a plain box thumping system how about NAD ? With your budget, you could easily step up to a 757 as well. The store in my area has a "demo" 757 for $899 and that is local, so I'd guess you can find it lower by calling around.

I posted earlier on this as well, but I think that NAD has the poorest marketing around and a horrible retail channel. On the flip side, they don't give a flying flip about this as they are too busy perfecting their sound. Snobby? Yes. Overpriced? Maybe.
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Marantz sr8002
post #5 of 8
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That Marantz looks nice if I can find one for the right price.

I've also been looking at the Pioneer Elite SC-25.
post #6 of 8
should of asked first but new or used does it matter?
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I'm looking for something that is quality without all the crap I dont need in hope of saving some money.

All I care about is blu-ray movie watching so my only requirements are HDMI (1.3v is fine) and all the lossless audio decoding. I dont need any Apple crap, or WiFi, or multi zone, or any of those extra features.

That being said I would like something with solid video and sound processing and decent output power.

What it is looking like is that I will be getting something in the 3-4 year old range that was either a flagship or right below flagship model.

I would like to keep my budget at or under $1000 is possible.

Any suggestions guys?

One of the low end AVRs from Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, etc, would seem to fill the bill. Brand new less than $250 or so.
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