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Hey guys I'm in need of some insight as too a new receiver for my home. I've come into some used klipsch F2's from my uncle that he no longer needs. I plan on adding surround channels and a sub as well as a center channel. My question is which 500$ or under receiver should I pair with. I really like the marantz slim line receivers.. but will it push the f2's as well as the other channels. Much appreciated guys.
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The Harman-Kardon AVR 1700 is currently available from Amazon for only $299.

That is a very good receiver at an outstanding price; that's what I recommend!
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Appreciate the recommendation.
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I'd take the Sony STR-1040. Sony has really stepped their game up on that receiver this year getting a great review from Sound & Vision
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/sony-str-dn1040-av-receiver

For $500 under their isn't a new receiver that can touch it in terms of features.

CNET said it sounded just like their Denon AVR-1913 of last year which they said was the best sounding for under $500 the previous year
http://reviews.cnet.com/av-receivers/sony-str-dn1040/4505-6466_7-35734383.html

Audioholics liked it:
http://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/sony-str-dn1040-receiver-review
One issue with the HK AVR will be the power. They have been overstating them on other receivers so they are likely to be doing the same on their budget model.
Example: Harman/Kardon AVR 3700
Specs say 7x 125watts but they only test it with 2 speakers.
Test bench results:
2 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 151.1 watts(0.1% THD) 170.2 watts(1.0% THD)
5 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 37.2 watts(0.1% THD) 40.6 watts(1.0% THD)
7 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 27.9 watts(0.1% THD) 33.8 watts(1.0% THD)

They might be right with 2 channels only but when running in surround sound there is a huge drop in power
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Again thanks for the input. I had a pioneer 1020 k which died last year and it left a sour taste in my mouth for pioneer..
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