Originally Posted by kjonesversatech
Im sitting on the fence about pulling the trigger on a 520 , is it worth the extra scratch over less expensive but with more features etc ? I dont see myself needing more than 5.1 even down the road.
My original budget was 1000ish inc tax ,im in Canada so im spending more to begin with. I like the quality and performance of anthem and like to buy Canadian when i can , so if i dont go with the 520 I would probably get a Yamaha as ive heard that there pretty reliable. Right now i have a 4.1 with studio 20 v3 for fronts and titan v3 for rears and will probably be upgrading spakers in the next year or so. Any input would be helpful thanks
I had a denon with all the bells and whistles. I bought the 520 and it was a vast improvement in sound quality. I never used the bells and whistles from the Denon. The 520 is a solid 5.1 AVR. No wi-fi, no streaming, not a bunch of extra channels to worry about, just good sound. If I want features and streaming, I use a blu ray player for that, Oppo-203.
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