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Originally Posted by Danieljohnwilson
Hey AVS Forum, long time lurker, infrequent poster,
I'm a big fan of the the forum, as you guys helped me convince LG to replace the panel on my OLED65C6P. They did and I've been enjoying it ever since.
I've read a ton of the posts about crazy expensive receivers and pushing for pre-amp/amp combos. Is there a sub $700 option that will save me having to upgrade again in 5 years?
I'm looking for a replacement for my H/K 245AVR. It's served me well for 15 years, but is choking on new standards and looking to make the big leap to the next standard.
I'm currently running:
- The LG 65" OLED mentioned above
- LG UBK90 DVD Player
- Harmon/Kardon 245 AVR
- Infiniti Beta towers
- Infiniti Beta center
- Cambridge Soundworks S300 rears
- SVS P2000 subwoofer
I have 5 various Sonos devices scattered around the house, but it's not essential that this receiver connect to them. I'm really looking for an AV receiver the will handle the new formats (atmost etc). The TV has Dolby Vision and I love it; I'd like to take advantage (be prepared for) of Atmos etc.
If there are sticky posts that I have missed, please direct me to them.
Most modern AVR's in your price range will have the features and connectivity you need. Yamaha is renowned for long term reliability. Denon & Marantz have excellent room correction. Onkyo has had HDMI board issues in the past and Pioneer have good amps, buy their UI isn't exactly user friendly. You can save a lot of money by buying previous year models or refurbished units from A4L.
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Bedroom: Kef Q100 ,JBL Loft 20, Bic F-12, Denon AVR-S710W, PS3, 32" Insigna LED.