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Hello,


I was in search for a Harman Kardon avr3650 or 7550hd or Elite SC-35 and was offered by a friend of mine a hand-me-down B&K avr507.


Strictly speaking of sound quality, how would you order these? Is the B&K going to be that much better than the elite and the HK?


My sound preference tends to lean toward warm and airy


Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by ANPre /forum/post/20853457


My sound preference tends to lean toward warm and airy

Do your current loudspeakers and room acoustics lend a "warm and airy" sound? Properly functioning modern components will add/subtract next to nothing from objective sound quality.


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The B&K is a very different animal from the Elite or HK.


The b&K is a better quality product in my opinion, however, it is also very outdated and does not have many of the features of newer and new AVRs.
 

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Thank you for your opinion. In my listening tests done back when I purchased the DTR7 , I felt the same way. I only purchased the DTR7 because I found a super deal on it. I now regret that.


I wasn't sure if Harman Kardon and / or Elite models of today can compete with the sound quality of the older B&K ( I have since moved and higher end audio equipment is non existent in my area - so I can not do listening tests without a 5+ hour drive)


Judging by your comments, the B&K is still the way to go as far as sound quality, am I right? I remember back in 05, there was a definite difference in "presence" between B&K and Elite / Harman / Onkyo / Denon.


The other features sure are nice, but I can live without them as my music comes first - then the movies.
 
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