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I am looking for a nice, solid, receiver for my set-up. I currently have a super cheap sony that says its putting 100wX5 but I doubt it. I have nice stand up floor speakers that are capable of around 200w. However, to get a legit receiver with that much wattage is way too much money for me.


This is what I'm looking for in a receiver:


At least 2 HDMI inputs (Dont really care if is 1.3a or whatever)

Maybe a few componant inputs but not necessary.

TRUE 100 WATTS+ TO MY 5 SOURROUND SPEAKERS

Somewhere around 150w would be nice

Pre-outs incase I did want to get a seperate amp.

I will not ever run a 7.1 set-up, so I dont need that!!


Im not looking to spendover $1000. I'd like to keep it around $500. What are some options?
 

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5.1 models tend to only be the lowest end AVRs these days.


But the good news is a 7.1 AVR works fine in 5.1 and gives a little extra power not powering the extra channels.


Since you want power. Some of your best deals are going to be like with a Marantz SR800x series. Very musical AVR's, your music sources will take on a new life for sure.
 

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I still want something that will have surround sound capability. Not just 5 ch. stereo.


I'll check that one out though.
 

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They are all full audio processors these days and a fair amount of them are full video processors too. I think the SR8001's did not have any real video processing.
 

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You want a nice 7.1/2 receiver. Try Pioneer , Denon, Onkyo, and Yamaha, All good stuff. I perfer Onkyo. Check NEWEGG or JR for some good prices. You could try the Onkyo 607, or 707. Really good stuff here.
 

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That Marantz receiver may be above your budget. It is however an excellent one. Look at accessories4less for a refurb 7001 or 7002. It will do what you want also. Also consider the 6003 or even a 5003, either of these may fit your budget.
 

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He wants power...
I normally don't suggest the sr800x's but in independent tests they sure can dish out the watts!!

I am somewhat biased, my SR7001 has been pure gold for me in a dedicated theater for more than 4 years now, I have no plans to change it.
 

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I see what you are saying, but that 8000 series is problably above his budget. There's no doubt it has the power but so does your 7001 and that one may fit his budget. He may be able to get a refurbed 7002 for his budget, but I don't see a 8001 or 8002 in his future with the money he wants to spend. Glad you like your 7001, wish we had someone in our area that sold Marantz. I would have liked to have been able to listen to one before I purchased my 876.
 

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Just an additional note... I run external amps off my 7001. But I like it loud and clean for sure. My room is sound proofed and sound treated, the room was actually was a decently professional recording studio in it's former life.
 

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I was just in the same boat. I opted to try & find a new older Yamaha AVR instead of buying a new tech receiver. It's 7.1 but I only have 5 speakers too. And I found 1 local to me. RX-V4600. $500.

I have watched several Blu ray's & a bunch of music & it going to work great for me.
 

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The Pioneer Elite series cought my eye, on of the lower end versions of course.


Or is there another brand were I can get more performance?
 

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Originally Posted by tgaffner1 /forum/post/18215060


Does the Marantz 8002 have pre-outs? Would I need to bother with getting another amp?

Yes it has pre outs. Do you need another amp? Don't know.


The Pioneer ICE receiver looks very interesting and its not 2-3 years old like the Marantz.
 

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Is the general consensus these days that you should buy a 7.1 receiver even if you're currently only considering a 5.1 setup?
 

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Is the general consensus these days that you should buy a 7.1 receiver even if you're currently only considering a 5.1 setup?

Don't think its so much a concensus as it is hard to find one that isn't. Whenever you move to a higher tier AVR from anyone its almost impossible to find a 5.1 setup. Besides it doesn't matter if you go out and buy a 7./7.2 or even one of 11.2 AVR's, it can still be used as a 5.1 setup. Right now Yamaha is clearing out their flagship Z11 for bargains and its a 11.2 AVR and I doubt a lot of the buyers are going to actually use 11.2 channels.
 

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No. One output and three or more in. Some high line receivers have two out I think, for a second zone.



Also look at Onkyo and Yamaha also. Both right in your range. The Yamaha 675, I think, has Burr-Brown dacs...for under 500.00.
 

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Lol, now I know what seth green was talking about in italian job.


Iv got it narrowed down to these:


1. Yamaha RX-V3900

2. Onkyo TX-NR3007

3. Denon AVR-4310CI


Go big or go home
 
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