Best receiver in $300 range - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 07:42 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 1
Best receiver in $300 range

Any advice for a receiver in the $300 range. I currently am purchasing a 5.1 system (various brands.) Any advice greatly appreciated.
Charles Wedwaldt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 07:52 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ClawAndTalon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA.
Posts: 1,314
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked: 491
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...-w/heos/1.html



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



"Most theories on audio and audio reproduction will be proven wrong only when the laws of physics change."
ClawAndTalon is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 12:26 PM
Senior Member
 
JMak00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 273 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClawAndTalon View Post
Why the 2500 rather than the 1600? Just curious. I had abandoned the idea of getting a 2500 or 2600.

Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
JMak00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 12:42 PM
Advanced Member
 
steveklein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMak00 View Post
Why the 2500 rather than the 1600? Just curious. I had abandoned the idea of getting a 2500 or 2600.

Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
https://www.zkelectronics.com/compar...vr-x1600h/usa/

That highlights the differences between the two receivers. Each individual's needs are a little different, so it is entirely possible the 1600 makes more sense for you than the 2500.
steveklein is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 02:07 PM
Senior Member
 
JMak00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 273 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveklein View Post
https://www.zkelectronics.com/compar...vr-x1600h/usa/

That highlights the differences between the two receivers. Each individual's needs are a little different, so it is entirely possible the 1600 makes more sense for you than the 2500.

I know, I've looked that up before. That poster's response was pretty definitive and I was wondering why. Their the same price at accessories 4 less.

Last edited by JMak00; 02-18-2020 at 02:37 PM.
JMak00 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 02:39 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ClawAndTalon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA.
Posts: 1,314
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked: 491
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMak00 View Post
I know, I've looked that up before. That poster's response was pretty definitive and I was wondering why. Their the same price at accessories 4 less.


Well I’d rather have the better model if the same cost.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



"Most theories on audio and audio reproduction will be proven wrong only when the laws of physics change."
ClawAndTalon is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Senior Member
 
JMak00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 273 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClawAndTalon View Post
Well I’d rather have the better model if the same cost.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

For sure...trying to figure out which is the better model, though.


Some important features that the 2500 has is 4k upscaling and 1080 upscaling; more HDMI inputs and 2 hdmi outpus; but I can't tell if it does eARC.
The 1600 has bluetooth headphone transmission (I like that) and for sure eARC, though does that really matter if you're connecting everything to the AVR?
JMak00 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-18-2020, 07:52 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bobknavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Posts: 5,397
Mentioned: 66 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2676 Post(s)
Liked: 1909
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMak00 View Post
For sure...trying to figure out which is the better model, though.


Some important features that the 2500 has is 4k upscaling and 1080 upscaling; more HDMI inputs and 2 hdmi outpus; but I can't tell if it does eARC.
The 1600 has bluetooth headphone transmission (I like that) and for sure eARC, though does that really matter if you're connecting everything to the AVR?
It appears that the 2500 has not received an eARC update. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-re...sts-1-8-a.html The 3500 and up, yes. The AVR-X2600H (2019 model) supports eARC out of the box, I believe.
bobknavs is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 03-31-2020, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 1
Thanks much for the suggestions and comments. I have upped the ante to $400. Does anyone have comments on the Denton X2600 versus the Yamaha RX-4780. Or is yet here anything else that I should be looking at at this price point. Thanks for any comments.
Charles Wedwaldt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off