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Originally Posted by olisko
I need advice on buying receiver for my first home cinema project. I have Dali zensor7 front speakers with 12"subwoofer also Dali zensor surround and center speakers. I will be using 5.1 or 5.2 surround (maybe 7,2 in future). I was thinking about these receivers: Denon AVR X1600H, X2600H, X3600H and X4500H. I'm not so familiar with watts and Ohms... So not sure what to buy. Very often I listen to stereo music with my NADc368 amplifier. Also now is a deal on Marantz SR6013. So what to choose in order to get nice surround sound and stereo? Talking about price Marantz is in the middle (discount at this time) between X2600H and X3600H.
The SR6013 features audyssey XT32, dual sub eq, pre-outs (necessary to keep using your NAD), Loads of features, room for future expansion and can be had for a reasonable price if you shop around. Denon X3500H also has pre-outs and audyssey XT32, but can't be expanded beyond 5.2.2/7.2. The X3500H is currently on clearance at most places. Marantz is said to have the edge musically while Denon fo HT. Both will perform quite well in a mixed use application.
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