New memberUsername: Rmihai
Post Number: 2 Registered: 02-2004
Yamaha - HTR5460
Friday, February 06, 2004 - 05:25 GMT Denon - AVR683 Sony - STRDE985S Yamaha - RXV540 Pioneer - VSXD912K Denon - AVR1603 Yamaha - RX596 Panasonic - SAXR10 Yamaha - HTR5660 Onkyo - TXSR501S
Silver MemberUsername: Edison
Post Number: 346 Registered: 12-2003
Panasonic sa-xr45 ! Can be had for $300 on the web. Some audiophiles are replacing their multi thousand pre/power with this. Sounds clean, smooth, with a great bass.
Friday, February 06, 2004 - 07:37 GMT Looks slim and nice too.
Bronze MemberUsername: E1kad2
Post Number: 12 Registered: 12-2003
No contest. Get the Yamaha. Best for movies.
Friday, February 06, 2004 - 09:09 GMT
Harmon Kardon 230 ($385)
Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 05:27 GMT Yamaha 5660 ($330) Both on sale @ Vanns.com (free ship / no tax)
The Panasonic SA-XR45- no contest!! ~$300.00 online (check J&R Music).
Monday, February 09, 2004 - 20:24 GMT
Bronze MemberUsername: Stone
Post Number: 29 Registered: 12-2003
I do not know about the others listed, but I sold some equipment and am using the HK230 as a "betweener" rig. It is quite nice for the price.
Monday, February 09, 2004 - 20:53 GMT 6.1 surround, a lot of other features and generally a sound that leans toward the warm side. I think one call sells them for a better price than listed above. Side note: Ugly remote
See also Marantz SR-4400 for US$325 online.
Monday, February 09, 2004 - 21:06 GMT (See my "Used vs New" thread)
i would try the yamaha rx-v440 the onkyo tx-sr501 the marantz sr-4400. these three receivers are to die for!!!! Especially the Marantz!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 05:45 GMT