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Can anyone recommend an AVR or amp for me?

Hey everyone,

I have a pair of JBL 530 - and a 520 center - I was wondering if anyone knew a budget amp or AVR I could buy that won't break the bank but is powerful enough to drive these speakers???

Thank you all,

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I have a Denon x4400h and can recommend as a good budget 9 channel AVR with a good mix of features and performance. If you don’t need 9 channels, there are tons of good options from a budget perspective.
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what is your budget? something like a Denon S740 for ~200 from A4L would work... or stepping up to the x4400 would do very well, too.

but if the difference between those 2 is a sub or not, go with the smaller/cheaper unit and get the sub. The 530's are great sounding speakers. But you will benefit from adding a sub.

lots of people here will advise you to spend 400 - 500 for a hsu, rythmik, PSA sub... can't go wrong, but even a 130 polk ( not in the same league as the others) will add to your overall enjoyment.

here's a 149 Amazon refurb on a ML dynamo: https://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-D...ateway&sr=8-16

BIC, Klipsch, yamaha in the 200 -250 range...

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what is your budget? something like a Denon S740 for ~200 from A4L would work... or stepping up to the x4400 would do very well, too.

but if the difference between those 2 is a sub or not, go with the smaller/cheaper unit and get the sub. The 530's are great sounding speakers. But you will benefit from adding a sub.

lots of people here will advise you to spend 400 - 500 for a hsu, rythmik, PSA sub... can't go wrong, but even a 130 polk ( not in the same league as the others) will add to your overall enjoyment.

here's a 149 Amazon refurb on a ML dynamo: https://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-D...ateway&sr=8-16

BIC, Klipsch, yamaha in the 200 -250 range...

rock on...
Thank you very much for your replies!!

are there no 3.1 channel receivers? or only 5.1 , 7.1 ect
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Thank you very much for your replies!!

are there no 3.1 channel receivers? or only 5.1 , 7.1 ect
there are not any 3.1 receivers as far as I know. AVRs can be 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 etc... jsut get a 5.x and don't worry about not using the other channels - you can grow into them!

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Any receiver can drive any set of speakers at a reasonable volume.
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Hey everyone,

I have a pair of JBL 530 - and a 520 center - I was wondering if anyone knew a budget amp or AVR I could buy that won't break the bank but is powerful enough to drive these speakers???

Thank you all,

Icy
How loud does it need to get?
How much can you spend?
Do you have a sub?

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How loud does it need to get?
How much can you spend?
Do you have a sub?
Thinking $300 - What do you think of a used Denon x1500H for $250??? - no sub yet, but may get one soon
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TBH you might be better off looking at a used AVR through classified here or other sites. You can probably pick up a Marantz SR5013 for $400 or so if you are willing to wait. A little more wattage than the Denon and it also has pre-outs in case you ever want to get an amp.
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Thinking $300 - What do you think of a used Denon x1500H for $250??? - no sub yet, but may get one soon
A Denon X1500 would be a very good option. You get good room correction, decent power and lots of features.

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