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Well I currently have the Pioneer SC-1323-K sitting in a box in my living room. I got it on sale on Amazon for $599. but wasn't that impressed with the sound when compared to my Onkyo 805 so I'm thinking of sending it back.

Do you think the SVS PB12NSD being a sealed subwoofer would be better than the SVS PB1000?
The P(ported)B12NSD is a great deal for $599, that or the Rythmik LVR12. SVS is pretty much a risk free endeavor. 45 day trial return shipping if you don't like it is built into the price.

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The P(ported)B12NSD is a great deal for $599, that or the Rythmik LVR12. SVS is pretty much a risk free endeavor. 45 day trial return shipping if you don't like it is built into the price.

Where exactly would one find that at? I only see the SB12-NSD on their website for that price?
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Where exactly would one find that at? I only see the SB12-NSD on their website for that price?
Probably the outlet section. They may be out of stock or possibly sold out. U might need to call.

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Bottom line.
Every major AVR brand is losing $ and with the mature markets of North America and Europe being saturated, they simply can't change so frequently..


Just my $0.05.... 👍😉

So how much longer do you figure they'll keep losing money before at least one of them throws in the towel? Who's the weakest and therefore most likely to give in first?
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There are good offerings from NAD, Cambridge, Marantz and Denon in this price range. I lean NAD for SQ instead of bells and whistles. I have always respected Onkyo / Integra but a local dealer has been fighting them on HDMI board issues.

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For much better sound quality than Onkyo, I suggest you look into NAD or Cambridge Audio receivers.

As for 130 watts per channel, that is for two channels only, with a resistive load. That is deceptive and misleading, to say the least!

With speakers connected to all channels, the power available will be MUCH lower for each channel, and the distortion will be much higher.

A resistor is an easy load to drive; a speaker is not!

That is why cheaper receivers have more distortion than better-designed ones.

I wouldn't recommend ANY Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha or Sony AVR to anyone who cares 2 cents about sound quality.


Would you recommend a Harman Kardon?. I previously owned a yamaha and a pioneer and I find my HK 2700 is so much better.
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Would you recommend a Harman Kardon?. I previously owned a yamaha and a pioneer and I find my HK 2700 is so much better.

I am also curious how the new HK fares against the others. Their new integrated looks to be very well built. My old HK integrated was very good. Not quite as good as my NAD though......

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I love my Harman Kardon 2700. The nice sound is most likely due to the DAC's used,Logic 7, and Dolby Volume. It just works. No room correction needed, ez set/eq actually messes up the sound. Did every thing manually, tape measure, radio shack SPL meter, set all speakers as small. cross over for FL/R and surrounds at 60 HZ, Center at 80 Hz, sub at 60 Hz. Sounds excellent, Prefer it over the pioneer vsx-1120 I had before with the same speakers, 4 JBL 530, 1 520C, 1 Sub 550P.
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Onkyo has just released two new receivers, TX-NR535 and TX-NR636. They have a pretty impressive feature set, with many elements of HDMI 2.0, plus integrated Bluetooth and WiFi among others. They seem to be what the OP is looking for.
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There are good offerings from NAD, Cambridge, Marantz and Denon in this price range. I lean NAD for SQ instead of bells and whistles. I have always respected Onkyo / Integra but a local dealer has been fighting them on HDMI board issues.

I couldn't agree more but would also add the Emotiva 8100 to the top of the list. In my master bedroom I just replaced a Denon 2312 with an Emotiva 8100 that now sells for only $499. Nothing in this price range is close as far as sound quality and it has a much better GUI than my Denon. I would say it is the equal of the NAD t758 at half the price.
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There are good offerings from NAD, Cambridge, Marantz and Denon in this price range. I lean NAD for SQ instead of bells and whistles. I have always respected Onkyo / Integra but a local dealer has been fighting them on HDMI board issues.

I couldn't agree more but would also add the Emotiva 8100 to the top of the list. In my master bedroom I just replaced a Denon 2312 with an Emotiva 8100 that now sells for only $499. I was never happy with how my Denon sounded but I was shocked at how much better the Emotiva was when I hooked it up. It sounds much closer to my much more expensive components on my main system than I expected. IMO, nothing in this price range is close( I also own a Yamaha for the kids game room that is only 2 years old) as far as sound quality and it has a much better GUI than my Denon. I would say it is at least the equal of the NAD t758 at half the price, and I've been a huge NAD fan since the 1980's.
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Bottom line.
Every major AVR brand is losing $ and with the mature markets of North America and Europe being saturated, they simply can't change so frequently..


Just my $0.05.... ������������


So how much longer do you figure they'll keep losing money before at least one of them throws in the towel? Who's the weakest and therefore most likely to give in first?
News items this spring suggested that Yamaha is looking at their exit strategy, for example.

I don't think that the speed of exit is necessarily based only on financial strength. Ability to adapt rapidly to a changing business climate also relates.

IMO there is quite a bit of handwriting on the wall. For example, the trend towards personal/portable audio is already pervasive and is probably irreversible.
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