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Which bang for the $$ 2.0 electronics stack? ~$350 budget

  • HK 3490 (convienent and solid stereo receiver)

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Budget for this person is $350 ish.


Source would be one or two devices (5 disc DVD changer, MacBook Pro) so one Optical, one S/PDIF.


Looking for bang for the 2.0 audio buck.
 

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Get an AVR, not a stereo receiver, if you want S/PDIF, IMO.

Stereo receivers have S/PDIF...
 

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Some do, some don't.
The one listed does...
 

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ok. I looked at the 3490 and saw no mention of DD or DTS decoding. I would not assume just because it has S/PDIF that it decodes all DVD audio.
 

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I would actually recommend an AVR also, just for the extra features. Mainly room correction. You can get a new Denon, Pioneer or Onkyo AVR in that range with great room EQ.
 

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I would actually recommend an AVR also, just for the extra features. Mainly room correction. You can get a new Denon, Pioneer or Onkyo AVR in that range with great room EQ.
+ That. Craigslist was mentioned along with checking out BB for a closeout.


I picked up a Denon 4308Ci for $410 just a week or so ago.


The two things going for the SRC/A500 is a good S/N ratio and plenty of headroom on the amp compared to most AVR/Stereo receivers. The 70's are an easy speaker to drive.
 
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