Look at Onkyo and Yamaha and Pioneer in this price range. All of them are the best quality you're going to get at this price. You can't go wrong with these 3. I just purchased the Pioneer VSX-516 for $199 and I'm very happy with it.
|Originally Posted by Russdawg|
For the money your not going to beat this. They are built like a tank, a five year old could run the setup menu and it sounds pretty darn good.
|Originally Posted by Elguapo123|
The only thing to beware of with the Onkyo is if you ever want to upgrade to larger speakers you wish you had more power.
|Originally Posted by G-star|
he makes a good point. you might be able to find a refurbished onkyo 602 for about $250, which has more power, features, and pre-outs (i think) so you could add a separate amp down the road if you wish. that said, i still think the 503 is a nice receiver.
|Originally Posted by mconstant|
I am sorry I am new to this. What is a pre-out and how would it make things better for me?