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Originally Posted by Vikram Iyengar
I did find the NAD T 758 V3 AVR on Crutchfield that is in my $1500 budget but the Marantz SR6013 is $899
NAD make pretty good amps and their AVR's are well regarded for good SQ, but having Dirac live is their big selling point. Dirac followed by ARC (exclusive to Anthem) are said to be the best available room correction on the market and both can be customized. On the more budget friendly side I think Audyssey XT32 does a pretty nice job and the remote app now lets you customize. Once you get into the mid-level units (X3500 and up or SR 5013 and up) you start falling on to units with robust power supplies and respectable audio components. Denon and Marantz have yearly cycles so most previous year models can be had at 40-50% discount or can be purchased as refurbs at significant discount. NAD and Anthem are rarely if ever on sale and the discount isn't that big if and when they do, but they do make good quality stuff.
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Last edited by pase22; 11-09-2019 at 03:00 AM.