I'm looking to buy a good receiver for around $250-$350. I will likely upgrade speakers next year (thus I don't want a HTIB system). Any suggestions? The Harman Kardon AVR 125 or the Onkyo TX SR500 seem like possibilities. Also, the room is a smaller room if that makes a difference.
Depends on what bells and whistles you want.Extra channels for 6.1,or THX certified,or a RF remote for example cost extra.But you should be able to get a good reciever for that price.I have a panasonic SAHE 100 and I got it for 250 bucks.My room size is 12x15,and I have a powered sub,so the reciever doesn't work that hard.I haven't been able to make it distort,it gets too loud before that happens.